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How to Make Low-Calorie Granola (vegan, gluten-free)

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 22 mins
  • Total Time: 24 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups granola 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Learn how to make low-calorie granola from whole grains and freeze-dried fruit! It is vegan, gluten-free and 72 calories a serving.




  1. Preheat oven to 300F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rice cereal, puffed millet and oats. Drizzle with the maple syrup, generously spritz with the cooking spray, and sprinkle with the cinnamon and salt; stir to combine and coat. Spritz again (1 or 2 times) with the cooking spray, stirring after each spray.
  3. Spread granola mixture on prepared baking sheet; it should be in a single layer but compacted close together (this promotes clusters).
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-22 minutes until golden brown with a toasty fragrance (DO NOT STIR!). Transfer baking sheet to a cooling rack and cool completely.
  5. Gently break the cooled granola into clusters and sprinkle with the crumbled freeze-dried strawberries. Transfer to an airtight container.


Storage: Store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Oats: Quick cooking rolled oats are simply rolled oats that have been chopped into smaller pieces. If you only have old-fashioned rolled oats, simply give them a rough chop before adding.

  • Category: breakfast, snack


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 72
  • Sugar: 4.2 g
  • Sodium: 120 mg
  • Fat: 0.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: low-calorie, low-calorie granola, granola, vegan, gluten-free, easy, freeze-dried fruit