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Low Point Granola

Do you love granola but hate how high in points it is per serving? This Low Point Granola has all the flavor without all the high calories or points. This low point granola recipe is the perfect base recipe for a delicious cereal, snack or even as a topping to your favorite yogurt parfait.

Servings: Makes 24 (1/4 cup) servings

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According to Wikipedia, Granola is a breakfast food and snack food consisting of rolled oats, nuts, honey or other sweeteners such as brown sugar, and sometimes puffed rice, that is usually baked until it is crisp, toasted and golden brown. Granola, particularly if it includes flax seeds, is often used to improve digestion. Granola is often eaten in combination with yogurt, honey, fresh fruit (such as bananas, strawberries or blueberries), milk or other forms of cereal. It can be eaten as a cereal, as a snack, or added to yogurt, or as a topping for desserts. 

This Low Point Granola recipe is very versatile and can be used as a base. You may substitute the sliced almonds for your favorite add ins such as: chopped pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, cocoa powder, flax seeds, dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, etc.) or even some no sugar added chocolate chips. ( Be sure to sprinkle the chocolate chips after cooking to avoid melting. )

Old Fashioned Oats: help make the granola texture chewy and delicious.

 

What low point peanut or nut butter do you recommend?

Well, my two favorite whipped peanut butters Jif Whips and Peter Pan 1/3 less fat whipped have both been discontinued-but I have since found a few other brands that I LOVE!

This Better’n Peanut Butter Peanut Butter is only 100 calories, 3 smartpoints for 2 Tablespoons, 4 grams of protein, and is Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Palm Oil Free, and Kosher.

You can buy a 3-pack online on Amazon HERE.

 

You can get the American Dream Nut Butters online HERE.

Plus you’ll save 10% on your order of American Dream Nut Butter using discount code: pounddropper10

American Dream Nut Butter Point Values-Almond Butters: sp=smartpoints

  • Frosty Pebble-1 Tbsp-2pp / 2 Tbsp-5 pp
  • Sugar Pie Honey Chunk-1 Tbsp-2pp/ 2 Tbsp-5pp
  • Mint Chocolate Dream-1 Tbsp-2pp/ 2 Tbsp-5pp
  • Cinnamon Toasties– 1 Tbsp-2 pp/ 2 Tbsp-5pp 
  • Birthday Cake-1 Tbsp-2 pp/ 2 Tbsp-4pp
  • Confetti Cake Pop-1 Tbsp-2pp/ 2Tbso-4 pp
  • Vegan Cookie Batter-1 Tbsp-2 pp/ 2 Tbsp-4pp
  • Just Plain Nutty Almond Butter-1 Tbsp- 3pp/ 2 Tbsp-6 pp
     

American Dream Nut Butter PersonalPoint Values-Peanut Butters: sp=smartpoints

  • Chipwreaked- 1 Tbsp-2 pp/ 2 Tbsp-5 pp
  • Butter My Cup-1 Tbsp-2 pp/ 2 Tbsp-5 pp
  • Cookie Batter-1 Tbsp-2 pp/ 2 Tbsp-4 pp
  • Grandmas Peanut Butter Fudge-1 Tbsp-2 pp/ 2 Tbsp 4 pp
  • Breanne’s Blend Cookie Batter- 1 Tbsp-2pp/ 2 Tbsp- 3pp
  • Gimme S’more– 1 Tbsp-3 pp / 2 Tbsp-5 pp
  • White Chocolate Pretzel– 1 Tbsp-2 pp/ 2 Tbsp-4 pp
  • Monster Cookie– 1 Tbsp- 2pp / 2 Tbsp- 5 pp
  • Just Plain Nutty Peanut Butter-1 Tbsp-3 pp / 2 Tbsp-5 pp
  • Double Stuffed and Fluffed– 1 Tbsp-2 pp/ 2 Tbsp-5 pp

Egg White:

The key to getting this granola to cluster is using an egg white. The farming egg white is used as a binding agent and helps bind the old fashioned oats during the cooking process.

Nuts:

 Adding 5 Tbsp almonds nuts adds a little crunch to this granola. Nuts are among the healthiest foods you can eat. They have various impressive health benefits and can even help you lose weight. You may substitute the slivered or sliced almonds for your favorite kind of nut.

Honey/sugar free syrup/brown sugar substitute/vanilla or almond extract:

Honey is used to help create natural sweetness. Honey does contain sugar and can be quite high in points so I like to combine it with a sugar free syrup, extract, and brown sugar substitute which helps create a sweetness while keeping the points down. 

How do I make this low point granola?

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

In a large mixing bowl combine, oats, brown sugar substitute, almonds or nuts of your choice, cinnamon, and salt. Mix until well combined.

In a small, separate bowl, melt the Jif whips peanut butter or light butter in the microwave for 30 seconds then add honey, sugar free syrup, and vanilla together. Whisk until well combined.

In a separate bowl, using a hand beater, beat the egg white until it becomes foamy.

Pour the foamy egg into butter or peanut butter mixture.

Whisk until well combined. Drizzle mixture over the oat mixture. 

Stir until all the oats have been well combined.

Using a spatula spread it out in an even layer. 

Using the spatula pack it gently down.

Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and crispy. 

Let it cool before breaking into clumps.

Serve as a cereal, snack, on top of your favorite dessert,  

or on top of yogurt. 

 

Ingredients:

 Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine, oats, brown sugar substitute, almonds or nuts of your choice, cinnamon, and salt. Mix until well combined.
  3. In a small, separate bowl, melt the peanut butter or light butter in the microwave for 30 seconds then add honey, sugar free syrup, and vanilla together. Whisk until well combined. 
  4. In a separate bowl, using a hand beater, beat the egg white until it becomes foamy. 
  5. Pour the egg white into the peanut butter mixture. Whisk until well combined. Drizzle mixture over the oat mixture. Stir until all the oats have been well combined.
  6. Pour the granola mixture on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Using a spatula spread it out in an even layer. 
  8. Using the spatula pack it gently down.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and crispy. 
  10. Let it cool before breaking into clumps.
  11. Serve as a cereal, snack, on top of your favorite dessert or on top of a yogurt parfait. 

Makes 24 ( 1/4 cup ) servings

1-2 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

 *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan. 

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan. 

*The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Notes:

  1. This low point granola can last up to 2 weeks when stored in an airtight container at room temperature.  
Yield: 24

Low Point Granola

Low Point Granola

This Low Point Granola has all the flavor without all the high calories or points. This low point granola recipe is the perfect base recipe for a delicious cereal, snack or even as a topping to your favorite yogurt parfait.

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups old-fashioned or quick cooking oats ( I use Trader Joe's organic old-fashioned oats)
  • 5 Tbsp sliced or silvered almonds
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 5 Tbsp Better'n Peanut Butter Peanut Butter, American Dream Nut Butters or Land o' Lakes light butter made with canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp sugar free syrup ( I recommend Mrs. Butterworth’s sugar free syrup)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar substitute  ( I use Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener)
  • 1 egg white

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine, oats, brown sugar substitute, almonds or nuts of your choice, cinnamon, and salt. Mix until well combined.
  3. In a small, separate bowl, melt the peanut butter or light butter in the microwave for 30 seconds then add honey, sugar free syrup, and vanilla together. Whisk until well combined. 
  4. In a separate bowl, using a hand beater, beat the egg white until it becomes foamy. 
  5. Pour the egg white into the peanut butter mixture. Whisk until well combined. Drizzle mixture over the oat mixture. Stir until all the oats have been well combined.
  6. Pour the granola mixture on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Using a spatula spread it out in an even layer. 
  8. Using the spatula pack it gently down.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and crispy. 
  10. Let it cool before breaking into clumps.
  11. Serve as a cereal, snack, on top of your favorite dessert or on top of yogurt. 

Makes 24 ( 1/4 cup ) servings



Notes

  1. This low point granola can last up to 2 weeks when stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
  2. Smartpoints: GREEN: 2 SmartPoints for 1 serving or 5 SmartPoints for 2 servings BLUE:  2 SmartPoints for 1 serving or 5 SmartPoints for 2 servings PURPLE: 1 SmartPoints for 1 serving or 2 SmartPoints for 2 servings 

Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 75Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 1mgSodium 90mgCarbohydrates 11gNet Carbohydrates 9gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 2g

The point values and nutritional information is estimated and figured based off the brand of ingredients I used for the recipe using the WW app and can vary depending on ingredients used.

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Tuesday 30th of November 2021

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Lily

Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

Do you know if anything can be substituted for the sugar-free syrup?

Lindsay Kehl

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

Hi Lily

You can either omit the sugar free syrup all together, if you perfer or you can use honey or Agave nectar as a replacement.

Thanks so much

Peggy Thomas

Tuesday 9th of February 2021

Can powdered peanut butter be used and reconstituted with water?

Lindsay Kehl

Tuesday 9th of February 2021

Hi Peggy

I haven't tried doing that with this recipe- but you can give that a try!

Thanks

Rhona

Thursday 29th of October 2020

Can I substitute canola oil for the light butter and if so, how much canola oil? I have Smart Balance light olive oil spread but not light butter made with canola oil

Lindsay Kehl

Thursday 29th of October 2020

Hi Rhona

You'd want to use light butter or smart balance instead of oil. The light butter I use is made with canola oil-and isn't actually oil.

Hope that helps!

Thank you!

Johanna

Thursday 30th of July 2020

can you make this without the peanut butter?

Lindsay Kehl

Friday 31st of July 2020

Hi Johanna

Yes, you can omit the peanut butter. The PB is used as a binding agent and therefore would recommend using some light butter as a replacement.

Thank you!

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