Homemade Fat Free Granola

In Appetizers on July 20, 2008 at 2:32 pm

This recipe would not be approved by my brother, who is not the “healthy food” kind of guy – you wont find him eating salads, or anything that looks kind of healthy.

In this granola recipe, there is no fat, but there is sugar, which is a must for the flavor. This in not low calorie recipe, but it is an excellent snack. It goes especially well with yogurt (low fat, just to make you feel good).

Ingredients/ adapted from Phyllis Glazer (makes about 6 cups):
3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds
1/2 cup chopped Brazil nuts
2 tablespoons light brown sugar

2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon dark molasses
1/2 cup hot water
A dash of cinnamon

1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 180 degrees c. line the oven baking tray with wax paper.

In a big bowl mix the oats, sesame, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almonds, brazil nuts, and the light brown sugar. Spread evenly on the tray and bake for 15 minutes.

In a little bowl mix the honey, molasses and hot water. Pour over all the ingredient in the baking tray, mix until everything blend, and bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Take out from the oven and let cool.
Add the dried cranberries and raisins. Mix well.

Keep in an airtight container, about 2-3 weeks.

  1. This may be a healthy version, which is great, but there has to be fat if you have walnuts and other seeds in the recipe.

  2. Hi Rebecca,
    I`m sorry if the title and the recipe itself are misleading, I just didnd think about the fat that exist in the nuts and seeds.
    I guess that my intenion was that there is no added fat (like oil and butter) like in other granola recipes.

  3. i would say that the granola is blended with a nice texture as well as appearance and seem to be delicious but what is somehow misleading is the name. i think that the name should have been reduced fat granola instead of free fat granola because the fat content has not been reduced to 100%.

  4. Thanks for this recipe!! When I was looking for a non-fat recipe, I was looking for something like this. I wanted to include nuts but not extra oils. I guess some people need things to be way more literal. I do realize(other readers) that the nuts add fat, but those are good fats that your body needs, as long as they’re not in excess. anyhow, thanks again!!

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