This granola recipe makes a very filling and delicious breakfast, especially because the main ingredient is oatmeal. It makes an excellent topping for plain, non-fat Greek Yogurt, along with some delicious berries.
This recipe is made without adding any honey or sugar, hence it gets the title “sugar-free.” Keep in mind that there are still natural amounts of sugars in some of the ingredients.
If you don’t have any dates at home you can always add 1/2 cup honey to the other ingredients.
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1 cup of water
- 4 cups rolled Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup wheat germ
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 2 cups shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup frozen apple juice concentrate
1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the dates and water. Stir the mixture until it forms a thick paste. Remove from heat and set aside.
2.) In a large bowl, mix together the oats, walnuts, raisins, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, and coconut. Spread out in a thin layer onto a baking sheet.
3.) Bake for 5 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly toasted. Transfer the mixture back into the bowl, and mix in the date paste, apple juice concentrate, and oil.
4.) Return to the baking sheet and bake for an additional 7 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until lightly browned. Granola will become more crispy as it cools. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 405 calories; 19 g fat; 53.3 g carbohydrates; 9.9 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 10 mg sodium.
NOTE: The nutrition facts may vary depending on the ingredients used in the recipe. The nutritional information is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified nutritional professional. Please contact your physician or medical professional with any questions and concerns about your specific dietary needs.