I love the aroma of cinnamon and roasted oats scenting the house while the granola is in the oven. Granola can be high in calories, but I really lightened it up here. This recipe makes about 5 servings, with the serving size being 1/2 cup and only 203 calories. I add about 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk to mine for an additional 10 calories.
1-3/4 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon maple extract
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare one large baking sheets with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix oats, cranberries, almonds, sea salt and cinnamon.
Place oat mixture on large baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
In a small saucepan, heat brown sugar, honey, and water over medium heat. Heat for 3-4 until brown sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in maple flavoring. Pour over oat mixture on baking sheets. Stir to coat.
Bake granola in 350-degree oven for 10-12 minutes, stirring once after 5 minutes. Take cookie sheet out of oven and remove granola from pan immediately into a heat safe container (if you leave it on the cookie sheet it will stick to it). Cool completely.
Servings: About five 1/2 cup servings* Calories Per Serving: 203* Fat: 4.5 g * Carb: 37.6 g * Fiber: 3.9 g * Protein: 4.5 g * Sugar: 17.6 g * Sodium: 191 mg * Cholesterol: 0 mg