Easy & Super Healthy Low Sugar Granola Recipe
A staple item in my diet that helped me lose weight from 101kg to an eventual 53kg in the space of a year and a half was granola.
However, nearly all the granola that you buy from the supermarket is high in calories with most of the macros pointing towards high sugar and/or high fat. During my weight loss journey, the number of calories mattered to me as well as cutting out as much sugar as possible.
With that in mind, I set out to make my own granola and over the months after that, I created numerous more versions to reduce the sugar and calorie count while increasing portion volume and flavours.
Paired with some fresh greek yoghurt and you can’t go wrong. It’s enjoyed in our house so much that my partner demands a fresh batch whenever we run out. He eats it mostly as a healthy mid-week dessert paired with greek yoghurt and frozen berries.
Sumear's Healthy Homemade Granola
My signature homemade cinnamon and maple granola that is low in sugar to help you have a healthy breakfast and lose weight.
Tools needed: Large bowl, small dish, non heavy base baking trays, baking paper, fork, spoon, spatula.
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Mix the oats and seeds in a large bowl. Mix with the fork.
Combine the salt and cinnamon into the small dish. Sprinkling some of the spice mixtures into the large bowl and mix well.
Pour a small portion of the maple syrup into the large bowl (I did about 50g). Mix the contents of the bowl.
Add more of your spices into the large bowl and again mix well.
Repeat the last two steps, mixing and combining the maple syrup and pieces into the large bowl until both ingredients are used.
Line the baking sheet in the tray(s) and add the mixture from the large bowl into the trays. Ensure it is in a semi-thin layer. Not too thick so that the bottom down not cook however thick enough to create some chunkiness to our granola.
Place the trays into the preheated oven for about 18 to 25 minutes (mine often done in 20mins; depends on how heavy bottom your tray is).
The edges will catch a bit, but this is okay (unless it goes black!).
Take the trays from the oven and leave the granola in the trays to cool and continue to crisp up.
Break the granola into decent sizes chunks and scatter all the Raisins into the tray.
Mix the granola and Raisins without breaking the granola clumps to finely (unless you prefer it that way).
Transfer to a mason jar or a suitable airtight container.
Don't want clumps? Mix the mixture within the tray halfway through the cooking process.