Monday, July 29, 2013

Gluten Free Quick & Easy Single Serving Granola

This recipe makes about 1 1/2 cups of granola at a time. It's fast to put together and bakes for about 8 minutes. Eat some up fresh baked or save some for later in a zip type sandwich bag. This granola packs a big 20 grams of protein for the entire recipe. Divide this recipe into 1/2 cup servings and each serving has over 6.5 grams of protein with 5.5 weight watcher points.

I've tried this recipe three different ways so far. With regular crunchy peanut butter, with sunflower seed butter, and with a low fat peanut butter product called, Better'n Peanut Butter. They were all good. Then I added in some allergy friendly semi-sweet chocolate chips, Enjoy Life brand, and some raisins. Of course any "add ins" are optional, just be aware the Weight watcher points increase.

*Note- if you use the product, Better'n Peanut Butter the fat content of the entire recipe is reduced by 14 grams, which might be important for some.  Note also that the protein is decreased to 4 grams. Weight watcher points are 4.5 using this product.

Gluten Free Quick & Easy Single Serving Granola                 1-3 servings
2 Tbsp Nut Butter (any flavor)
2 Tbsp honey, (agave, or pure maple syrup for vegan)FODMAP diets use pure maple syrup.
*Brown Rice Syrup is not recommended as a sweetener in this recipe.
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup old fashioned gluten free oats (use regular if gluten free isn't needed)
Handful of chopped nuts and raisins, optional

Preheat Oven to 325.  Spray a small baking sheet with a non stick spray.
In a medium size mixing bowl add nut butter and honey (or other sweetener). Microwave 20 seconds. Stir well.
Add cinnamon and vanilla, mix well.  Stir in oats. Add raisins or nuts if you like at this time as well.
Pour onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Toss a bit half way through the cooking.
Let sit for a few minutes or dig right in!

My husband likes to add his raisins after the baking process, but I like mine baked along with everything else. Add chocolate after granola has reached room temperature.


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