Granola is hgh in fat and calories...even the low fat versions are not the best choice ...try these.....
Baked Oatmeal Snack Bars
1.5 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts [or any nuts you like]
1/2 cup dried fruit (any you like – raisins, cranberries, dates, figs)
1/4 cup seeds (any you like – sunflower, pumpkin, flax, sesame)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1.25 cups skim milk
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350*
Mix dry ingredients.
Mix wet ingredients.
Pour wet into dry. Stir to combine.
Pour into a 9×9 baking dish either coated in cooking spray or lined with parchment.
Bake for 40 minutes.
Cut into 9 squares.
Makes 9 servings . Each bar is appx. 170 calories, 3 grams fiber and 5 grams protein. Cut into 12 squares reduces calories to about 125 calories per square
Whole grain oats contain seven B vitamins, vitamin E, and nine minerals, including iron and calcium. The quality and quantity of the protein in oats is far superior to that of wheat and most other grains. The soluable fiber is what gives it the gummy texture, and it helps lower cholesterol levels in the blood.