Sugar-Free Granola Recipe (Without Coconut) (2024)

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Prepare yourself for this easy sugar-free nutty granola – with no shredded coconut. You and your kids will love this granola as a healthy breakfast or nutrient-rich snack.

It’s especially for those who hate shredded coconut in their granola, muesli or cereal. Sprinkle over yoghurt or ice cream to add some crunch.

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Important Note: This recipe is not intended to be allergen-free. This recipe is free from desiccated/shredded coconutfor those readers who dislike coconut flavours and those who dislike the texture of desiccated/shredded coconut. Many readers have requested grain-free granola that does not taste of coconut or contain coconut flakes or pieces that many low-carb granola recipes contain. The recipe below uses coconut oil. If you wish this to be completely free of coconut, then you may wish to use another oil that you can tolerate in its place.

Nutty granola – why no shredded coconut?

Finding a good sugar-free, gluten-free, and coconut-free nutty granola at the store can be an expensive challenge. The good news is that granola is extremely easy to make at home and can be tailored to your taste.

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So many readers in my email community have asked me to make a granola recipe that does not contain any shredded coconut. Some people are more sensitive to the coconut taste than others. This is a quick and easy recipe to enjoy a healthy sugar-free nutty breakfast (without the coconut).

This nutty granola can be served on your morning bowl of yogurt or even sprinkled on top of ice cream to add some crunch and added flavor.


Nutty granola is made with a variety of nuts and seeds that will give you a nice serving of healthy fats, omegas, and protein. Since a variety of nuts and seeds can get pricy I like to get my nuts and seeds from the bulk section at the store. This allows me to purchase only what I need of a nut or seed I do not use regularly.

  • Coconut oil – or another favorite neutral healthy cooking oil. This helps coat each nut and seed with sweetener and cinnamon.
  • Ground cinnamon – or you could use ginger, vanilla, cocoa powder, fennel, or orange zest.
  • Granulated sweetener of choice – you can use your favourite sugar replacement or sweetener. You may wish to omit this entirely or add more to your taste. Everyone is on different paths in their sugar-free journey.
  • A variety of nuts and seeds – the recipe suggests pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnut pieces, sesame seeds, brazil nuts(chopped), pecans(chopped), and almonds(chopped).

How to bake nutty granola

1: To make the homemade granola recipe, mix together the melted coconut oil, your sweetener of choice, and some ground cinnamon.

2: Spread your chosen variety of nuts and seeds into a baking dish or casserole dish.

3: Pour the sweetened and flavoured coconut oil mixture over your nuts and seeds, then mix the granola recipe in the baking dish until all the seeds and nuts are coated.

4: Place the granola in your preheated oven and bake for up to 20 minutes. You will want to mix and turn the granola every five minutes when baking to keep it from burning. When the granola is done you will want to let it cool completely before storing it.


Since there is no dairy or eggs in your sugar-free granola it can be stored in an airtight container in the pantry. However, if you are in a hot climate, you may wish to store your grain-free granola in the refrigerator or even in the freezer.

The granola will last in the pantry for up to two weeks, 2-4 weeks in the refrigerator, and up to a year in the freezer.


Your entire family will love this homemade granola recipe for breakfast or a quick snack. After you try it if you decide you want to double the recipe because you know your family will eat it quickly.

This sugar-free nutty granola can be served on your morning bowl of unsweetened yogurt or even sprinkled on top of a low-carb ice cream to add some crunch and added flavor.

You can store the granola in single-serve bags or snack pots so you can carry a low-carb or keto snack with you. It’s an easy way to stop temptation when a sugar craving strikes.

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Sugar Free Nutty Granola Recipe (coconut free)

Finally … an easy healthy sugar-free nutty granola – no shredded coconut. It's also gluten-free and your kids will LOVE it. Say goodbye to sugary granola forever!

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Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain free, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, No Sugars, Paleo, Wheat Free

Keyword: nutty granola coconut free

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 23 minutes minutes

Servings: 14 servings (1/4 cup)

Calories: 222kcal


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  • Measuring cups and spoons

  • Casserole Dish


  • 4 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2-4 tbsp granulated sweetener of choice or more to taste (optional)
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup walnut halves/pieces
  • ½ cup sesame seeds
  • ½ cup brazil nuts chopped
  • ½ cup pecans chopped
  • ½ cup almonds (whole) chopped


  • Mix the melted coconut oil, cinnamon and sweetener (optional).

  • Place all the nuts and seeds in a baking dish.

  • Pour the coconut and cinnamon mixture over the top and mix until all the seeds and nuts are fully coated.

  • Roast at 180C/350F, ensure you mix and turn the nutty granola every 5 minutes so it doesn't burn. I don't want you to have an expensive baking mistake.

  • Bake until golden, for up to 20 minutes depending on the size and depth of your baking dish.


Serving: 1(1/4 cup serving size)Calories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 5gFat: 21gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 168mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 2mg

Sugar-Free Granola Recipe (Without Coconut) (2024)


What makes homemade granola stick together? ›

Add an egg white.

The whites act as a kind of glue that binds the ingredients together. To ensure that the egg whites coat all the ingredients, I beat them with a whisk until foamy and increased in volume, which makes it much easier to fold into the granola.

Can I use aluminum foil instead of parchment paper for granola? ›

Spread aluminum foil across a flat baking sheet. On foil, place granola mixture. Evenly spread oats mixture across foil. Bake in 300 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Is homemade granola OK for diabetics? ›

Yes, a diabetic person can eat granola. Granola contains fiber, protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fat. Granola comes in various flavors and ingredients. Diabetics should consume sugar-free granola, the same applies if you are taking granola bars.

Can you eat granola on a no sugar diet? ›

Yes, you can, if you can find the right granola. Most mass-market granolas have 20 or more grams of carbs per serving, which are often derived from high sugar contents. Think you have to sacrifice your low-carb diet and consume carb-rich granolas? Think again.

What is the best binder for granola? ›

Nut butter is a super flavorful fat that serves multiple purposes in granola. It acts as a binding agent—along with additional coconut oil and whatever natural sweetener I've chosen—helping to pull the dry ingredients together into a wet, sticky mass for baking.

What is a good binder for granola? ›

Chia seeds are often praised for their binding powers. In fact, they secure ingredients so well that they can even be used as an egg replacer. Adding just a spoonful of chia seeds to your favorite granola bar recipe will make a huge difference in its texture.

How to make granola without parchment paper? ›

Use a large sheet pan and make sure to spread the oats mixture in one single layer directly on the pan. I do not use parchment paper, I know it's easier for clean up purposes but it does not produce the same results in terms of crunch. Check the granola every few minutes during the baking time and stir to avoid burning ...

Do I have to use parchment paper for granola? ›

Valerie notes that parchment paper is key in helping the granola cook evenly (and not brown too much around the edges). You'll still want to mix the granola up a bit as it cooks but the “parchment paper will actually help it not burn.” (The trick has its limits, of course.

What granola doesn t spike blood sugar? ›

While other granolas, even more "natural" ones, contain a little to a lot of added sugars in every form imaginable, Struesli doesn't contain added sugars or sweeteners of any kind.

What is the hidden sugar in granola? ›

Granola can be packed with sugar, corn syrup, honey, and other added sweeteners, just like many of your favourite cereals that you try to avoid for your health's sake.

Does granola spike blood sugar? ›

When oats are processed into granola cereal, other ingredients such as sugar, honey or dried fruit are often added to enhance the taste. These additional ingredients can increase the overall Glycemic Index (GI) of the cereal, making it more likely to cause a spike in blood sugar levels.

Is oatmeal OK on no sugar diet? ›

No major food groups are off-limits, but you'll need to avoid foods with a high GI. Fruits and vegetables: You can eat dozens of fruits and vegetables, but steer clear of a few (like parsnips, watermelon, and pineapple). Grains: Whole-grain bread and pasta, brown rice, and oatmeal are allowed.

What vegetables are high in carbs to avoid? ›

However, corn and root vegetables like potatoes, yams, and beets have a high starch content and are best avoided. Choose non-starchy vegetables like broccoli, squash, bell peppers, and asparagus to get your fill of fiber and other nutrients while still moderating your intake of carbs.

What vegetables have no carbs or sugar? ›

A. Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, celery, iceberg lettuce, cucumber, and tomatoes contain very few or almost no carbohydrates. The carbohydrate count ranges from 2.97 to 3.89 grams. One cup of raw kale contains 0.9 g of carbohydrates (0% DV), making it a low-carb option.

How do you bind granola together? ›

Make sure that whichever granola recipe you use, it calls for some liquid, typically oil of some kind (I recommend olive oil for a subtle earthy, floral flavor, or melted unrefined coconut oil for subtly coconutty flavor). The liquid will help the chia seeds to gel, ensuring the granola sticks together.

How do you keep homemade granola bars from falling apart? ›

If your granola bars are falling apart or seem too crumbly, here are a few tips. Make sure you use honey or another sticky sweetener such as maple syrup in the liquid part of the recipe; this recipe calls for honey. This will help bind together the ingredients and keep that signature bar shape.

What is used to hold granola bars together? ›

The trick to getting homemade granola bars to stick together is to use lots of sticky dates, nut butter AND coconut oil. If you don't the coconut oil in this recipe, these granola bars would be dry and crumbly. The oil makes them moist and hold together.

How do you fix crumbly granola? ›

If you're willing to re-bake it a bit, a drizzle of honey or agave syrup will make clumps. Just bake for about 20 minutes, and start with hot syrup. You want to make sure to get some water evaporating and sugars changing. It will solidify as it cools.

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