Low-Fat Honey Granola that’s also Oil-Free and Dairy-Free


Granola is one of the easiest things to bake, and it tastes so much better when it’s homemade. Not to mention, you can bake a big batch that’s much cheaper than store-bought and free of additives. I usually stick with my Basic Dairy-Free Granola Recipe, but this low-fat honey granola recipe was shared with us many years ago as a great oil-free option. Today, we’re giving it an updated.

This healthy recipe uses water instead of egg, butter, or other added fats, which lends a softer, toasted texture rather than a super-crisp bite. As is, the recipe is pretty darn allergy-friendly, but we’ve included tips to make it vegan and gluten-free, and it is easily nut-free. Skipping the nuts also makes it darn close to fat-free, if you’re looking for an even lighter granola.

Low-Fat Honey Granola Recipe that's also Oil-Free, Butter-Free, Dairy-Free, and Egg-Free. Plant-based with vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free options.

Special Diet Notes: Low-Fat Honey Granola

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally gluten-free, optionally nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, optionally vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

<br>Low-Fat Honey Granola (Dairy-Free, Oil-Free)
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As written, this recipe is nearly sodium-free. But if you are okay with salt, I always recommend add a big pinch, to boost the grain flavors..
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 servings
  • 2 cups rolled oats (certified gluten free, if needed)
  • 1 cup oat bran (certified gluten free, if needed)
  • 1 cup wheat flakes (can sub more rolled oats for gluten free)
  • ½ cup wheat germ or ground flaxseed (for gluten free)
  • ½ cup sliced or chopped almonds (sub sunflower seeds or more oats for nut-free)
  • ⅓ cup raisins
  • ⅓ cup chopped dried apple or prune
  • ⅓ cup honey (sub agave nectar or maple syrup for strictly vegan)
  • ⅓ cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat your oven to 300ºF and line a 13x9-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, oat bran, wheat flakes, wheat germ or flaxseed, almonds, raisins, and chopped dried fruit.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, water, and vanilla.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to thoroughly combine.
  5. Spread the granola out in your prepared baking dish.
  6. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 174 Fat: 4.1g Saturated fat: .5g Carbohydrates: 32.9g Sugar: 12.6g Sodium: 19mg Fiber: 4.4g Protein: 5.9g

Key Pantry Supplies: Low-Fat Honey Granola

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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