If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen this granola make a number of appearances in recent weeks. I am totally obsessed with it. I lovvvvve granola. So. Frickin’. Much. It’s one of those foods that I probably shouldn’t keep in the house because I will eat the entire box, but it’s just so darn delicious.
I feel the same way about cereal. So much love. But cereal isn’t typically loaded with calories (and sugar) like granola, so I usually end up eating it on a regular basis in my meals and snacks.
Long story short, I combined the best of both worlds with this recipe for Not-a-Million Calories Gluten-Free Maple Granola. This granola recipe is similar to the traditional granola that we all know and love, but Cheerios lighten-up the calorie count (only 140 calories per serving), and we keep that same great crunch. Maple extract adds flavor and a subtle sweetness without adding a ton of sugar. This granola recipe is also super simple to make. Just combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl and pop in the oven. It’s as easy as that!
- 1 cup Cheerios
- 1/2 cup gluten-free quick oats
- 2 tbsp sliced almonds
- 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tsp maple extract
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
- In a mixing bowl, combine Cheerios, oats, almonds, chia seeds, and cinnamon.
- In a smaller bowl, combine melted coconut oil, honey, and maple extract and then pour over Cheerio mixture. Stir until oil mixture fully coats cereal.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and then spread cereal mixture evenly on top.
- Bake for 25 minutes, or until cereal starts to brown lightly.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.
- Store in an airtight container.
Makes 4 servings
Macros: P 3 C 17 F 7