Is your granola healthy?
Kind – 9 grams sugar
Nature’s Path – 10 grams sugar
Trader Joe’s – 4 grams sugar
The ingredients and serving size of the granola you eat have a major impact on the final nutrition facts. According to the USDA, 1 cup of homemade granola contains approximately 600 calories, 18 grams of protein, 29 grams of fat, 65 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of fiber and 24.5 grams of sugar. A cup of commercially prepared chocolate granola has about 440 calories, 11 grams of protein, 16.5 grams of fat, 69 grams of carbohydrates, 13.5 grams of fiber and 21 grams of sugar. However, the ingredients within granola can vary wildly.
Healthy and Sugar Free Granola Recipe –
- 2 cup – oats, dry
- 1/4 cup – cashews
- 1/4 cup – ALMONDS
- 1/4 cup – sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon – cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon – salt
- 3 large – egg white
- Preheat oven to 225 degrees F
- In large bowl, combine oats, nuts, seeds, cinnamon and salt.
- In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites into dry oat mixture. Stir gently until dry mixture is coated.
- Turn oat and egg white mixture onto a cookie sheet (lined with parchment paper or a silpat liner)
- Bake in pre-heated oven for 60 minutes, stirring every twenty minutes.
- Store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.
Makes 3 cups. 1/2 cup = Sugar 0g, Calories 315, Protein 14g, Fat 12g, Carb40g, Fiber 7g
Recipe from SuperHealthyKids.com
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