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Monday, September 3, 2012


We are trying to live and eat a little healthier. 
I know I posted a positively sinful Cinnamon Pecan Ice Cream last week, but all things in moderation. (Ok, I must confess I did eat a little more than a "moderate"bowl of ice cream) 
But that's another reason I need to be mindful of what I eat in a normal day.    Even though we are retired, we enjoy a quick little breakfast so we can get on with our day. 
 My sweet hubby has discovered yogurt and granola but as we stood in the grocery store aisle and read each package of granola, we were unable to find one without a zillion calories and fats.  So I searched and searched and then edited and edited and edited numerous granola recipes and this is the result. It is lower in fats and calories and quite yummy on a low fat yogurt.
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup dried banana chips
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2. Combine the oats, almonds, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Set aside.
3. Next, combine the apple juice, honey, and canola oil in a small saucepan, and cook over medium heat until the honey is dissolved. Add the vanilla and salt.
4. Drizzle the apple juice mixture over the oats, and mix until just moistened.
5. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray and spread the oat mixture evenly on the baking sheet.
6. Bake for 10 minutes. Stir well, and then bake an additional 5-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
7. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and stir in the dried banana chips. 8. Cool completely , then cover and store.
9. Great served over Yogurt
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  1. I have been wanting to make my own granola and this looks perfect!

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday!


  2. I've never seen apple juice in granola--I like that idea! Thank you for linking.

  3. Oh, My goodness! Your granola looks absolutely delicious!
    What a great recipe and treat!
    Thanks so much,

  4. I have always wanted to make granola Evelyn.Your recipe looks really delicious and simple enough for me :) Thanks so much for the recipe.

  5. Sounds pretty darn yummy! Thank you for sharing in the GRAND Social!

  6. Sounds delicious! Especially with the yogurt and maybe a few fresh berries? Yum!

  7. This sounds delish, and have been looking for a healthy granola. I just have to pick up the dried bananas. Thanks for the recipe and for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  8. I so need to try this - I know my kiddos would go nuts over this!

  9. Yum! I love granola!

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  10. Oh this look so good! Hope you are having a great weekend.
    Thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays.
    Come back soon!

  11. This must be the week of granola! I made granola, another blog friend made granola, the gal I got my recipe from made granola and so did you! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)



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