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Homemade Low-Fat Granola

homemade low-fat granola

Once you make your own homemade granola you'll never get store-bought again. There is just no comparison.

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  • 9Servings



  • 4 1/2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal, uncooked
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup raisins

To Serve:

  • 1 cup fat-free milk, per serving
  • Fresh berries (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Stir together oatmeal, almonds, cinnamon and salt, if desired, in a large bowl. 

3. In a separate bowl, whisk maple syrup, apple juice and vegetable oil. Pour over oatmeal mixture and stir to coat thoroughly.

4. Spread mixture in an even layer onto a 15x12-inch baking pan. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring twice during baking time.

5. Cool mixture in the pan before adding raisins. 

6. Store granola in an airtight container. 

To serve: Pour 1 cup of milk over a heaping 1/2 cup of granola. Top with fresh berries, if desired. Serving suggestion: Instead of milk, top 1 cup of fat-free yogurt with the granola.

Source: National Dairy Council

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