Wednesday, January 12, 2011

WW - Granola

After gaining 2 pounds during the 2 weeks of holidays, I am back on track!!  Went to my Weight Watchers' meeting yesterday and lost .6 pounds.  Have been drinking lots of water and have even been journaling what I eat 5 days a week (which is a big thing because I haven't journaled in a long time) for the last week.


No problem with the gym - have gone 4 times last week.

I love granola but I usually make it for Ben.  This time, I tried a WW recipe that I could have and count the points!!

It is delicious!
Will try it with apple juice next time and will add some almonds. Mmmmm!  Even Ben enjoyed it! ;)IMG_5599_modifié-1

Homemade Granola
(from Weight Watchers Website)
12 servings - 4 points per serving

3 cup(s) uncooked quick oats (used regular oats)

2 cup(s) ready-to-eat puffed rice cereal
6 Tbsp honey (used maple syrup)
1 tsp canola oil
1/4 cup(s) apple juice (used orange juice)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup(s) slivered almonds (used pecans)
1/4 cup(s) dried cranberries
1/4 cup(s) raisins

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix uncooked oats and puffed rice cereal together and spread on a non-stick baking sheet with sides; bake for 10 minutes, stirring once.

Meanwhile, mix honey, oil, apple juice, spices and vanilla together in a cup. When oats and puffed rice are done, spoon into a large bowl; set pan aside. Add almonds to cereal mixture and stir to combine. Pour honey-spice mixture over cereal mixture and mix thoroughly to distribute and coat completely; spread mixture back over pan.

Return pan to oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes more, stirring every few minutes. Remove from oven and spoon back into bowl. (Note: Be careful that granola doesn't burn - especially cereal along sides of pan.)

Stir raisins and cranberries into mixture; let cool. Store in an airtight container. Yields about a half cup per serving.




pakosta said...

looks delicious!!!
I need to lose 20lbs and I just dread "dieting" need to try ww again!

Janett said...

I lovelovelove granola! This looks yum, I'm totally going to try it. And hooray for making it to the gym so many times this week! That's awesome.

Cari said...

Great job getting back in the game. I went up 6 pounds over the holidays and have in the past two weeks lost 3 of them! I am more motivated again to lose the rest of this weight. I have pretty much maintained my weight for the past year and a half!

pat said...

Oh boy, does that sound delicious!!!

Nicki said...

This looks very tasty. I'm going to have to run this by my daughter and see if she would be interested - too much effort for just about anything these days if it is only for me.

--sme said...

Great shots...almost makes me want some granola! :)

Samantha said...

That looks yummy! I just went back to WW myself last week and am looking for great recipes like this!

Gypsy Girl(Brenda) said...

Yay for the weight loss and getting back on track. This looks so good.

Bobbi said...

That looks yummy, gonna have to try it! You are rocking on the gym, I wish I could be so dedicated.

Heather said...

I love granola--this recipe looks fabulous (and being healthier than most granola doesn't hurt, either!).