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Low-Fat Granola

Most granola is packed with lots of fat and little nutrition. This version has goodness in every bite and is low in fat. Serve with a dollop of plain yogurt and sliced fresh fruit for a healthy breakfast. The recipe can easily be doubled.

  • Yield: Makes 8 cups
Low-Fat Granola

Source: Martha Stewart Baby, Special Issue 2000


  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup flax seed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 5 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
  • 1/3 cup canola oil


  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees.with rack in center. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, wheat germ, flax seed, cinnamon, ginger, sunflower seeds, and walnuts. In a small bowl, combine molasses, oil, and 1/3 cup water, and pour over the oat mixture; stir until well coated. Spread evenly in two baking pans.

  2. Bake, stirring every 20 minutes or so for even cooking, until dry and lightly browned, about 45 minutes. Let granola cool to room temperature, then store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.

Reviews (7)

  • MintChocolateChick 22 Nov, 2011

    Sorry: Calories according to, which can also give you fat/fiber/nutrient contents. All of this stuff can be looked up online pretty easily.

  • MintChocolateChick 22 Nov, 2011

    4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats = 1200
    1 cup toasted wheat germ = 432
    1/2 cup flax seed = 750
    1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon = 10
    1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger = 10
    1 cup unsalted sunflower seeds = 841
    1 cup chopped walnuts = 800
    5 tablespoons blackstrap molasses = 235
    1/3 cup canola oil = 636

    Total calories for 8 cups = 4914
    Calories per 1/2 cup = 307

  • KathyH360 3 Sep, 2011

    I can't use any of the recipes until I can see the fat/fiber/carbs/protein.

  • ambermalone 24 Mar, 2009

    It is a little work but you can get these counts by entering the recipe into a couple of online programs, try "gourmet" recipe storage program (you'd need to google and download it, or, this is probably the easier choice and other health sites like the Mayo clinic have recipe nutrition calculators.

  • jmdhah 8 Aug, 2008

    I would llike to know the calorie, fat, protein, carb counts, etc. for this recipe, too.

  • Dawnie36 8 Jul, 2008

    I would also like the answer to Angeljack's question (1-1). Gwendoliny

  • angeljack 15 Feb, 2008

    I LOVE this recipe and have used in many times. My question is: what are the calorie , fat, protein, carb counts in this recipe per 1/4 cup serving. I put it on my yogurt all the time and am watching these counts to lose a few pounds.

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