Is Granola Healthy or Fattening?
Read the labels and compare the granola you'd like to buy with other cereal options to help you compare the nutrients and calories. When granola first became popular, it was processed with a lot of sweeteners, but today you'll find varieties that are low-sugar as well as low-fat and with no trans fats. Many granola cereals are made with a combination of ingredients, including oats (a whole grain), other whole grains, nuts and perhaps dried fruit—all nutrient-rich ingredients.
Fattening or not? That depends on how much granola you eat (the bigger the portion, the more calories it provides), what you put on top and what else you eat during the day. Best suggestion for enjoying granola for breakfast: eat a sensible portion, perhaps ½ to ¾ cup, and top it with low-fat yogurt and fruit.