while steve and i were away for our anniversary we had the most delicious granola trifle {granola, yogurt and berries}. i was determined to make a low-sugar version when we got home. we’re eating phase 2 of the south beach diet right now–so we can have healthy carbs, but we’re avoiding sugar. this granola is full of oats and nuts–so it’s good carbs and protein and it’s so yummy!

here’s the recipe…

mix all dry ingredients:

5 cups rolled oats
1 cup wheat germ
1 cup wheat chex cereal {crushed}
for nuts below i used a nut chopped to crush them into smaller pieces}
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup peacans
1/2 cup sunflower seeds

for the glaze, mix the following ingredients in a sauce pan over low heat until smooth

2 cups splenda
1/4 cup agave nectar
3 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 stick butter
salt to taste
cinnamon to taste

pour sauce over dry ingredients and mix well. sprinkle granola onto baking sheet and bake at 350* for 10-15 minutes or until golden. serve with yogurt and fresh berries.

what was the last yummy thing you whipped up in the kitchen?