Saturday, October 16, 2010


Today was rainy and cold!  The wood burning cook stove is warming us nicely, though, with the added bonus of hot water for tea on demand.  I have been wanting to try a low fat recipe for granola that I found in "Cooking Light" magazine.  I love granola both as a snack in the car and as a breakfast cereal.  With only 270 calories per cup, I thought this recipe was spectacular!


4 cups regular oats

1/2 cup sliced almonds

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup honey

1/3 cup molasses

1/3 cup water

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Cooking spray

1 cup chopped pitted dates

1 cup raisins


Preheat oven to 325°.
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, and stir mixture well.
Combine honey, molasses, water, and oil in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; pour over oat mixture, stirring well to coat. Spoon mixture onto a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray; spread evenly. Bake at 325° for 40 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from oven; stir in dates and raisins. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe!