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Granola Cups with Yogurt

These cute little portable granola cups are going to make you wake up excited to eat breakfast in the morning. Granola can be surprisingly high in fat and calories but these cups are thick, crunchy and filling for only 4 Weight Watchers Points+ and only 3 grams of fat. I filled mine with fat free vanilla yogurt for some added protein and topped it with fresh, juicy berries. It made for a satisfying and delicious breakfast. You could definitely get creative with the yogurt flavors to change it up or even fill these cups with sorbet, ice cream or pudding and eat them for dessert!

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Granola Cups with Yogurt

Yield: 12 cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup wheat germ
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 T light butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • ½ t ground ginger
  • ¼ t ground cloves
  • ¼ t salt
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups fat free vanilla yogurt (I used Dannon light & fit)
  • assorted berries for topping

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl combine the oats, wheat germ, almonds and cranberries and stir until thoroughly mixed and set aside.
  2. In a small skillet, combine the butter, honey, molasses, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt and bring over medium heat. Stir and heat until ingredients are combined. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Stir to combine.
  3. Pour the molasses mixture into the bowl with the oats and stir until the oats are completely coated. Place the bowl in the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 325. Lightly mist 12 cups in a muffin tin with cooking spray. Divide the granola mixture evenly among the muffin cups. Using your fingers, press the granola down into each cup and up the sides to from a cup. The mixture will be sticky so every few cups I rinsed my fingers in cold water to keep them from getting too sticky.
  5. Bake the granola cups for 15-17 minutes. Remove from oven and allow the granola to cool completely before removing the cups from the muffin tin. The cups will firm while cooling. Once they are cooled, spoon in the filling of your choice. I filled mine with 3 tablespoons of fat free vanilla yogurt each and then topped them with berries.

Weight Watchers Points Plus (with 3T fat free vanilla yogurt):
4 per cup (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Nutrition Information (with 3T fat free vanilla yogurt):
170 calories, 31 g carbs, 3 g fat, 5 g protein, 3 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

Weight Watchers Points Plus (granola cup only):
4 per cup (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Nutrition Information (granola cup only):
150 calories, 27 g carbs, 3 g fat, 3 g protein, 3 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

Since fruit is free on Weight Watchers my calculations do not include the berries. If you’re counting calories don’t forget to add them in! They shouldn't add much.

adapted from Mommie Cooks

   

10 Responses to “Granola Cups with Yogurt”

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    Anonymous — April 26, 2012 @ 3:51 am

    These are so yummy. I’ve been eating them for the last week.

    • emilybites replied: — April 27th, 2012 @ 12:09 am

      I’m so happy you made them and love them!

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    melissasuemullins — May 14, 2012 @ 4:10 pm

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    melissasuemullins — May 14, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

    Do you think these would freeze ok? If not, I will just make a half batch. :) Thanks

    • emilybites replied: — May 24th, 2012 @ 1:02 am

      I definitely think they’d freeze well!

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    Kristen Saxe — April 22, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

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    Kristen Saxe — April 22, 2013 @ 8:17 pm

    Oops…typo in my recipe. Sorry, Emily.

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    Emily Koenigsberg — April 22, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

    Haha phew! I’m at work but I saw your comment come through on my phone earlier and I was going to go home tonight and try to figure out how you got that!

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    Brittany M. — September 4, 2013 @ 3:49 am

    These were pretty good! You have inspired me to try making my own granola bars now. Thanks!

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