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!
Granola Cups with YogurtSource: adapted from Mommie Cooks
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
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.
Yields 12 cups.Weight Watchers Points Plus: 4 per cup *with 3 T fat free vanilla yogurt* (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com).
Nutrition per serving from myfitnesspal.com: 170 calories, 31 g carbs, 3 g fat, 5 g protein, 3 g fiber
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 4 per cup *without yogurt* (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Nutrition Information per serving from myfitnesspal.com: 150 calories, 27 g carbs, 3 g fat, 3 g protein, 3 g fiber
*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.