Low-Fat Cinnamon Brown Sugar Granola

Low-Fat Cinnamon Brown Sugar Granola

Brown sugar is an ingredient I don’t use enough. When I find it in the pantry, I could eat it by the spoonful. It reminds me of cinnamon rolls and apple crumbles, and so does this simple granola recipe.

I usually like to add some sort of healthy fat like almonds or peanut butter to my granola but wanted to try something different. There’s only 2 Tablespoons of oil in the entire batch and no nuts. If you’re looking for a leaner breakfast, this will definitely fit the bill.

Low-Fat Cinnamon Brown Sugar Granola Ingredients

You can add more spices to suit your favorite flavors. Swapping in pumpkin pie spice or adding your own nutmeg and allspice will give it a slightly nuttier flavor. Make sure to use gluten-free oats if dealing with a gluten allergy.

Low-Fat Cinnamon Brown Sugar Granola

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Jun 25th 002Low-Fat Cinnamon Brown Sugar Granola Baked


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, sugar, oil, water, cinnamon, and salt until the sugar dissolves and the ingredients are evenly mixed.
  3. Pour the oats out onto a non-stick baking surface and spread them out into a thin layer.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until the oats are crisp and turn golden.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  6. Add the raisins into the granola and mix well.
  7. Store in a sealed container at room temperature when not enjoying.

Low-Fat Cinnamon Brown Sugar Granola Serving

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5 Responses to Low-Fat Cinnamon Brown Sugar Granola
  1. Kristi
    July 4, 2013 | 9:38 am

    Great recipe for those that love granola, but don’t always like all the fat. Brown sugar is a favorite of mine.

  2. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
    July 5, 2013 | 8:30 am

    Looks delicious! I just love granola!

  3. MichelleM
    September 22, 2013 | 6:36 pm

    Delicious! I used 1/4 cup brown sugar and it’s still fabulous. Great recipe! Thanks so much. 🙂

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