Granola...

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  1. Cherry_Pie

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    Hey Everyone,

    Been away from minimins for a while dealing with family stress, but now I'm BACK! ... And wanting to kick those pesky final 7lbs to get to my goal :)

    I recently went on a lovely weekend break, where the B&B served granola, which was YUMMY! Is it a good option for calorie counting? I get the impression it's quite high in cals, but it seems to have this "healthy" image about it - is that true? Is it really filling or something, so the high calorie amount is worth it?

    I already eat museli/porridge, but I like the crunchiness of granola.
     
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  3. Auburn

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    How strange, I was just saying the same about granola!

    I think, because its quite heavy, you don't get a lot for your calories, but I definitely class it as superior to other breakfast cereals! It is yummy...
     
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    It's lovely sprinkled over fresh fruit n yogurt!! It's only way I can have it or I get too greedy with it!!x
     
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    I think granola is really bad for you because it's oats and quite sweet. I think 50 grams is about 300 cals depending on the brand. I agree that it's delicious though.
     
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    I make my own fantastic granola and have it with activia pouring yoghurt. It contains nuts and raisans and comes it at around 280 cals for a complete and filling brekky. The recipe is from the channel 4 series cook yourself thin. :)
     
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    Do u av a link to it squeezy? Sounds fab :)
     
  8. Squeezyweezy

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    Crunchy Granola

    200g jumbo oats
    30g mixed seeds
    30g chopped nuts (I buy whole mixed nuts and chop myself)
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    100g runny honey
    60g dried fruit

    Preheat oven to 150 degrees
    Stir together oats, seeds and nuts in a large bowl.
    Mix the oil, honey and vanilla together in a jug. Pour honey mix over oats and mix until all coated in the honey and oil.
    Spread mixture over a large shhet cooking try.
    Bake for 10 to 15 mins then take out and mix dried fruit in.
    Bake for a further 15 mins.
    Remove from oven and leave to cool completley.
    It will go hard and crunchy when cooling.
    Stores for up to a month in an airtight container.

    Makes approx 450g
    183 cals per 50g serving.
    I have it with Strawberry activia pouring youghurt. 130g is 77 cals.
    260 cals altogether. Tasty and filling!! :)
     
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    Might have to try that, sounds really good & at least you know exactly what's in at as opposed to packaged cereals.

    Might add a bit cinnamon - had a nice cinnamon granola with yoghurt & fruit from marks and spencers.
     
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    Mmm I'm making this at weekend thanks :)
     
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    Sounds gooooooooood!! May have to make me some too x
     
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    Ooooh yummy!
     
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