Skinny Granola Cups

Granola. We could seriously live off of this stuff. I’m pretty sure it was created by Angels. In other words, we are obsessed with it. It’s like a drug….you start eating a handful, and the delicious taste keeps you coming back for more (literally). Full disclosure: we are completely guilty of eating granola with a spoon right out of the bag, no care in the world for the serving size.

Yes, granola is a healthy and filling snack and a better option over sugary candy or sweets. But, it isn’t always ideal to eat an entire bag in one sitting. Don’t look at me like that…it happens! πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Also, some of the store bought versions you love are loaded with sugar, fat and are very heavy on the calories.

Therefore, this recipe hits all the high notes. It is homemade (so we know exactly what is in it!), tastes so much better than store bought Granola, low calorie, delicious, sugar free, gluten-free, vegan and paleo (if any of those are your thing), and delivered in a perfectly portioned amount!Β Hallelujah! πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Before we go into more detail, I want to make it clear that we are not claiming that these Skinny Granola Cups will cure any obsession you may have or share with us regarding granola. I am personally guilty of eating at least 2 or 3 cups for a mid-morning snack with some Greek yogurt and fruit. What these cups DO help with is overall calorie accountability, which is always helpful! But, seriously…it’s okay, because each cup is just under 150 calories so you can eat a couple without worry. Plus, the size and flavor of these beauties will bust hunger without a problem. They are filling and taste so good!

These Skinny Granola Cups are also great because you can customize them as much as you want, adding in other ingredients or subbing out others. We went with old-fashioned oats, unsweetened coconut flakes, chia seeds for some superfood power, cinnamon and of course sugar free mini chocolate chips. This is optional, but let’s be honest… is it? Anywho…your choice!

Mix the above together with some sugar free maple syrup and coconut oil, and you have a bowl of delicious granola ready to be pressed into muffin-sized cups and baked to perfection. The recipe is so easy and the entire process only takes about 20 minutes! Top with some Greek yogurt and fruit, or whatever toppings you prefer for a quick breakfast, snack or even a late night sweet cravings buster!

You’re welcome in advance. πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

What You Need

1-1/2 cups old fashioned oats

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut chips

2 Tbsp chia seeds

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup sugar free mini chocolate chips (optional)

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled

1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup (or you can use agave syrup)

Coconut oil nonstick spray (for muffin pan)

 

Step by Step

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with coconut oil spray and set aside.

3. Add all dry ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl and stir together until combined (except the chocolate chips).

4. Add the melted and cooled coconut oil and maple syrup to your dry ingredients and stir to combine.

5. Fold in your mini chocolate chips (optional) and mix until incorporated.

6. Evenly divide out your granola mixture (about 2-1/2 Tbsp each) across your 12-cup muffin pan.

7. Using a shot glass or the bottom of a spice bottle, press your granola mixture down into the muffin cup. Press each down flat in the middle on the bottom and edges, forming a cup shape.

8. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes, or until the top edges are browned.

9. Let your granola cups cool completely before gently removing them from the pan. Use a knife to gently loosen each cup by sliding in and around the edge of each cup if necessary.

10. Top with Greek yogurt and fruit, or any topping your prefer. Enjoy!

 

Nutritional Information (approximate): 148 calories per cup; 9 grams Fat; 15 grams Carbs; 2 grams Fiber; 2 grams Protein

 

Skinny Granola Cups

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Serves: 12 Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut chips
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar free mini chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup (or you can use agave syrup)
  • Coconut oil nonstick spray (for muffin pan)

Instructions

1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2

Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with coconut oil spray and set aside.

3

Add all dry ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl and stir together until combined (except the chocolate chips).

4

Add the melted and cooled coconut oil and maple syrup to your dry ingredients and stir to combine.

5

Fold in your mini chocolate chips (optional) and mix until incorporated.

6

Evenly divide out your granola mixture (about 2-1/2 Tbsp each) across your 12-cup muffin pan.

7

Using a shot glass or the bottom of a spice bottle, press your granola mixture down into the muffin cup. Press each down flat in the middle on the bottom and edges, forming a cup shape.

8

Bake for 10 - 15 minutes, or until the top edges are browned.

9

Let your granola cups cool completely before gently removing them from the pan. Use a knife to gently loosen each cup by sliding in and around the edge of each cup if necessary.Β 

10

Top with Greek yogurt and fruit, or any topping your prefer. Enjoy!

Notes

Store in an airtight container or ziploc bag up for up to a week. They store great in the refrigerator as well!

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