Easy Sugar-Free Granola Recipe

Unlike many store-bought granolas, this healthy, easy, homemade sugar-free granola recipe has no added sugars and is sweetened naturally with stevia! It’s great for breakfast, snacking, and even adding to desserts and is vegan, gluten free, and dairy free. 

Made in partnership with Splenda Stevia

Easy Sugar-Free Granola that’s Homemade!

 

One of the bigger pregnancy cravings I had this time around was for granola. Something about the crunchy, sweet, delicious mixture combined with cold almond milk in the morning just hit the spot, even in the early days when I felt rather ill. 

While I enjoyed every bite of granola in the mornings, I was always on the lookout for store-bought options that weren’t so loaded with so much added sugar. This my friends, is not an easy find. 

Most often granola from the shelves is packed with added sugar (even the organic options in the natural foods section!) and while it does taste delicious it’s not the healthiest option.

The solution? This healthy and easy sugar-free granola recipe that’s homemade! 

Making Granola That’s Sugar-Free..But Still Sweet!

 

Typically store-bought granola is sweetened with any of the following: white sugar, brown sugar, cane syrup, brown rice syrup, molasses, glucose syrup, etc. While some of these options are more natural or unrefined, others are refined and can spike blood sugar levels. 

A great, healthy, and natural sugar substitute/alternative to these sweeteners, is Splenda brand stevia made from the stevia leaf. This particular stevia product is sourced from a certain part of the leaf that is sweeter and cleaner-tasting, leaving no bitter aftertaste. 

Splenda’s stevia is also not genetically modified and a great, calorie-free option for sweetening this healthy homemade sugar-free granola. It’s also a great choice for people  who need to be extra mindful of blood sugar levels for a variety of health reasons or for those with diabetes or insulin resistance. 

Ingredients in this Easy Sugar-Free Granola

 

To make this delicious, crunchy, nutty, and flavourful granola you need only 10 ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your pantry! The ingredients are all whole-food, natural, and each have their own nutritional benefits. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

    • Rolled oats (gluten free if needed)
    • Unsweetened coconut flakes
    • Slivered almonds
    • Raw walnut pieces
    • Cinnamon
    • Whole flaxseed
    • Almond butter
    • Splenda stevia
    • Pure vanilla extract (or use pure almond extract for an extra nutty flavour!)
    • Dried cranberries or raisins (optional, these typically contain added sugar so you can add the dried fruit or not!) 

How To Enjoy Sugar-Free Granola

 

This delicious homemade granola can be enjoyed in so many ways. My favorite way to eat this granola is in a bowl with fresh berries (which are naturally low in sugar), coconut yogurt, and fresh mint! 

You can also have this granola with your favourite non-dairy milk or regular milk, sprinkled over a smoothie bowl, on top of muffins or sliced apple with nut butter, or even as a healthier crunchy topping to ice cream or frozen yogurt

Do you make your own homemade granola? How do you add sweetness to the mix? I’d love to read about in the comments!

Be sure to pin the photo below the recipe and pop on over to the Splenda website to learn more about the variety of Splenda Stevia, get more recipe inspiration, baking tips, healthy living resources, and more!  

Easy Sugar-Free Granola Recipe

Easy Sugar-Free Granola Recipe

Yield: Makes 15 servings (1/3 cup each)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

A healthy and delicious homemade sugar-free granola that's gluten free, vegan, sweetened with stevia, and perfect for breakfast, snack, or even dessert!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons SPLENDA® Stevia
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (optional*)

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
      In a medium sized bowl combine flaxseeds with water, mix and set aside to thicken (about 5 minutes).
    2. In a large bowl combine rolled oats, coconut flakes, almonds, walnuts, cinnamon, and salt.
    3. After a few minutes, stir the flaxseeds and water and to the same bowl add in the almond butter, stevia, and vanilla or almond extract.
    4. Mix until completely smooth then pour the wet mixture into the large bowl with the dry ingredients.
    5. Mix until everything is well coated and combined.
    6. Spread the granola mixture evenly on the baking pan and place in the oven.
    7. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove granola from the oven and give it a stir.
    8. Before returning to the oven, press granola down using an oven mitt as this will help create a more chunky granola consistency.
    9. Return to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes.
    10. Remove granola from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes, then sprinkle on dried cranberries (if using), give everything a loose stir or break up into chunks, and serve or store for later!

Notes

*Adding cranberries will add sugar to the granola, approximately 5g per serving (nutrition facts calculated without added cranberries).

Store granola in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 4 weeks or freeze in a ziploc bag for up to 3 months.


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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1/3 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 11gCarbohydrates: 11.5gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate.

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Christal // NITK

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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