Who doesn’t love granola?
Unfortunately, most granola that you purchase from the store are loaded with sugars and fat which is not healthy for you at all. Not to mention, it’s very addicting. I always find myself going back for more than one serving!
At Island Harvest, where I am completing my community rotation, the dietitian develops recipes for the food insecure population which uses ingredients that are affordable and healthy. The dietitian developed a microwave-recipe cook book since most food insecure individuals might not have access to appropriate cooking utensils and/or equipment, however a microwave is more readily accessible in most cases.
Since interning at Island Harvest, I have had my fair share of making the microwave granola recipe for several fairs. Today, I am going to share with you a single-serve granola recipe that is good for you, and ready in less than 5 minutes!
- 3 tbsp rolled oats (or quick-cooking)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 packet of stevia (or sweetener of preference)
- 1 tbsp honey (or maple syrup)
- 2 tsp water
- optional add-ins; raisins, nuts, seeds, etc.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, mix together all your ingredients.
- Microwave for 1 min, and stir.
- Microwave for an additional minute until oats are golden brown.
- Mix in dried fruit, nuts, seeds, etc. if desired.
- Let it stand for 2-3 minutes before breaking up into pieces.
Top it on your favorite yogurt, ice cream, oatmeal, etc!
Macros (excluding optional add-ins)
- Calories: 125 kcal
- Carbs: 30.6 g
- Protein: 2.1 g
- Fiber: 2.2 g
- Fat: 1 g
- Sugars: 17.4 g
- What’s your favorite healthy snack?
- What’s your favorite flavor of Siggi’s?