Simply Sweet Granola

This granola is cooked on the stove top so it comes together in a snap!  The end results belie the speed of the process though; this is perfectly crunchy and sweet.  Each 1/3 cup serving has ~200 calories.

Yields: 2/3 cup; Hands-on Time: 10 minutes

  • 2/3 cup raw oats
  • 4 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla soy milk
  1. Toast the oats in a skillet over medium heat.  2-4minutes, but use your nose and eyes to guide you.
  2. Remove oats to another container and lightly wipe any oat dust out of your pan.
  3. Add sugar and water to pan and allow to caramelize.  Do NOT stir, just lightly swirl the pan.  Cook just until a light brown color develops.
  4. Carefully stir soy milk into caramelized sugar.  Turn off the heat, and return toasted oats to pan.
  5. Using a wooden spatula, fold mixture together until well-combined.
  6. Spread onto a flat surface and allow to dry.

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3 thoughts on “Simply Sweet Granola

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  2. Sorry, but isn’t 4 tbsp of sugar 2-3 times the recommended daily intake for an adult… just for breakfast. As a registered dietician, I would have thought it might be more appropriate to find more healthy things, certainly not promote things that are actually quite harmful to the human body? I know the world’s diets have already gone crazy with regards to sugar, and the food processing companies are laughing all the way to the bank, but maybe you could work a little harder to try and steer everyone in a better direction, more beneficial to all.

    And don’t worry about the huge food processing lobby or their conniving and undue pressure, I figure they are probably sitting right now, where tobacco companies were in the early 70s… so where do you want to make your stand on this… smoking makes one look more glamorous?

    • Fyi – the recommendation for adult women is no more than 6 tsp (2 rablespoons) refined sugar per day. A (large) serving of this recipe has 2 Tbsp, not as healthy as plain oatmeal but also not “2-3 times the recommendation.”

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