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THIS IS NOT 4 POINT FOR A CUP! I calculated with with honey, oil, nuts, Splenda 1/2 brown sugar and oats only, no raisins, etc. At 9 servings at 1/2 cup each, this calculates to 5.48 points, so a cup would be more like 11 points. Confused as to why the notes say 4 pts for a cup, but the recipe makes 12 servings, doesn't calculate. It's 2320 calories for the recipe I calculated - 1200 of them coming from the oats, 160 from the honey, 480 from the oil, 380 from the nuts and only 100 from the Splenda/sugar. Total fat is 106g, total fiber is 38. I'm so disappointed, I had planned to bring this in to my Weight Watchers group to share, and have made this several times for myself. BTW, I'd love to be proved wrong. This does taste delicious if you're not on a diet tho.
I also put this in the points calculator for weight watcehrs and it is 7 points a serving on the Points plus plan. I am looking for a recipe for granola that is less points. This one does sound good. I have not tried it.
It's a good recipe, but WAY off on the points. Putting this into the WW recipe builder--and noting that there are 7 cups of bulk items, so 7 one cup servings, the points value for one cup of this granola is 13. I love granola but I'm not going to use almost half my points on it.... even if you take out the cooking oil and use spray oil it only knocks it down to 11 points for a 1 cup serving. The recipe as-is at a half a cup is 6 points. That's fairly standard for any type of granola points.
I know nothing about ww, and calculating points, but what I can tell you is this is delicious granola. I omitted the salt, and added raisins and cranberries with a handful of coconut because I love coconut. I also used Mexican vanilla because I love the flavor. Kinda a pain to stir every 10 minutes, but worth it....might as well make a double batch.
I love this recipe, and have added many ingredients, but I decrease the salt a little and add an egg white to the recipe after the honey and oil mixture to help the granola clump together. Also letting it cool completely in the pan before breaking it out to put it in the container helps it to stay together better:)
Yummy! The only change I make is the ratio of honey to oil. I add a little more honey and a little less oil. This is perfect in my yogurt! I love that it's much lower in fat than store bought granola and I can add to it with other fun ingredients, like mini choc chips for a splurge!
This is really great granola! I used 1/4 cup peanut butter instead of the oil, and sunflower seeds instead of the almonds. I think the possible variations are endless. Thanks for sharing your recipe
This is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! I too was suspicious about the WW points values, but since I'm pregnant, figured it didn't matter enough to not give it a try. The flavors are amazing - it's better than any store bought granola I've ever had! In order to make it "clump" more, I added in a whipped egg white at the very end and let it cool completely before breaking it up. It worked like a charm and I have very nice sized chunks for snacking!
Redsie, this is AWESOME! It is perfect paired with plain yogurt (Homemade Yogurt) and drizzled with a little bit of honey...mmmm! This recipe is so easy, that there will be no excuse for me to buy store bought granola again! Also, I used Splenda brown sugar with great success (in case anyone was wondering about trying it). Thanks for the great recipe!
This is a very satisfying granola. Just sweet enough, without tasting like candy, and the hint of vanilla is wonderful. I really like the tart bite of the cranberry along with the sweetness of the other ingredients. I just wish it stuck together a little more, for ease of eating out of hand.