No-Sugar-Added Granola

I think commercial granolas and most granola recipes are wayyyyy too sweet (more so in granola bars because they use the sugar to bind everything together – but recently, even just plain granolas are too sugary for me.)


My cousin says it’s a sign of aging.


Anywayyyysss, I make granolas without added sweeteners now (natural or otherwise) – but you can totally add it in if you’ve got ‘normal’ tastebuds.  Another option might be to add dried fruit.

  • coconut oil
  • oat flakes, kamut flakes or spelt flakes
  • rice krispies
  • seeds (e.g. hemp, pumpkin, sesame, chia, etc)
  • dried fruit (e.g. chopped dates, freeze-dried berries, prunes, apricots, cranberries, etc)
  • nuts (e.g. almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc)
  • natural sweetener, if desired (e.g. maple syrup, honey, sucanat, xylitol, stevia, etc)
  • Coat a cast iron pan with some coconut oil.
  • Over medium-high heat, toss in oat/kamut/spelt flakes to brown (takes about 5-10 minutes).  Make sure to stir constantly, so it doesn’t burn.
  • Once the flakes have a nice colour, toss in remaining dry ingredients and continue stirring to heat evenly.
  • After about 5 minutes, remove from heat.
  • Add any liquid sweeteners, if using and allow the granola to cool to room temperature.
  • Store in glass mason jar.
  • Serve with Greek yogurt and some fresh fruit.

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