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
- 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!
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