Almost-Fat-Free Granola


One of my favorite snacks with yogurt, milk, or ice cream. Very healthy and can be made diabetic-friendly.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
12 servings


  • 3 ½ cups rolled oats

  • ½ cup wheat germ

  • ½ cup oat bran

  • ½ cup almonds, chopped

  • ½ cup ground flaxseed

  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds (Optional)

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup maple syrup

  • 1 egg white

  • 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut

  • ½ cup dried cranberries (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment.

  2. Mix oats, wheat germ, oat bran, almonds, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, and salt together in a bowl. Beat maple syrup and egg white together in a separate bowl; pour into the oat mixture and stir to coat completely. Spread the mixture onto prepared baking sheets.

  3. Bake in preheated oven, rotating pans every 20 minutes, for 90 minutes. Increase heat to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) and continue baking until golden brown, about 30 minutes more.

  4. Transfer the oat mixture to a large bowl, add coconut and cranberries, and stir. Let granola cool to room temperature.


Cook's Note:

To make this diabetic friendly, substitute maple syrup with agave or sugar-free pancake syrup.

Adding other spices and maybe chocolate makes this a great holiday gift as well.

You can use whole flaxseed in place of the ground.

Wheat bran can replace the oat bran, if preferred.

Raisins can replace cranberries, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

314 Calories
14g Fat
43g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 314
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 350mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.