What's not to love about this Low Syn Chocolate Granola?
Since posting my Pumpkin Granola recipe, I have been loving coming up with other variations, as these granola's really feel like a treat when I sprinkle over some yoghurt and fresh fruit.
They are totally worth saving my healthy extra b choice and a few syns for.
Even my kids have been loving these granolas with yoghurt or fruit. I give them some in a little tub in their lunch boxes and they sprinkle it on their yoghurt for a crunchy treat.
If you make sure you use gluten free verified oats, then this recipe will also be gluten free,.
I use maple syrup to sweeten, I love the taste and because it is syrupy it works well with making the granola, you don't really want to use sugar or sweetener as it tends to burn and not taste very nice.
Make sure you really flatten it out into a thin layer on the baking tray when putting in the oven to bake, and when you take it out half way through, you need to use a wooden spoon to break up any really large clumps.
Then you can store this Low Syn Chocolate Granola in a lidded jar or similar. This recipe serves 3, so if you want it to serve more, I suggest doubling or even tripling up the recipe.
Extra Easy - HEb and 3 syns
Original - HEb and 3 syns
Green - HEb and 3 syns
WW Smart Points - 7
Gluten Free - use gluten-free oats
- 120g/4oz of oats - 3xHEb's
- 1 tbsp of semi sweet chocolate chips - 3.5 syns
- 1 level tbsp (5g) of unsweetened pure cocoa powder - 1 syn
- 50g/2oz of banana, mashed - 2.5 syns
- 1 tbs of maple syrup - 2 syns
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- spray oil
- Preheat oven to 180c or 350f (gas mark 4)
- Add the oat, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, maple syrup, banana and vanilla extract to a bowl and mix well to combine.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper
- Spread the oat mixture out of the tray in a very thin layer
- Spray over the top with spray oil
- Place in the oven and bake for 10 mins
- Remove from oven, break up any big clumps with a wooden spoon, spreading it all back out in a thin layer again
- Bake for another 10 mins
- Great sprinkled on yoghurt and served with fruit
Syn value of cocoa powder can vary from brand to brand. The three brands I use are 100% cocoa powder (not Dutch Processed) and are 1 tbs for 20 calories (1 syn).
You should always double check the syn values of items which are synned, as brands can differ.
Nutritional information is an estimate and is to be used for informational purposes only
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