When I joined Weight Watchers, someone told me to stay away from granola, because it was so high in calories. Well. I love homemade granola, and by trimming my recipe back just a bit on the fats and the extras like dried fruit, I can still enjoy it for breakfast! Here's the thing: granola fills you up. So I can eat 1/2 cup of granola with 1/2 cup skim milk, and have a banana on the side, and its a great, filling breakfast for 7 Weight Watchers Points+.
Preheat oven to 250 F.
Line two rimmed baking trays with parchment paper (very important to prevent sticking!)
In a large bowl, mix together your dry ingredients:
- 4 cups old-fashioned (rolled) oats
- 1 cup sliced almonds (or nut of your choice)
- 1 cup shredded coconut (yes, I use the sweetened kind)
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 1/2 T. vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
(Note: if you like dried fruit, etc in your granola, add it just before storing)
Serving: 1/2 cup, 6 Weight Watchers points+
Tomorrows tidbit: Eggs for dinner!