This a real sugar free granola, no added sweetener. Usually I use the term sugar free to refer to recipes without refined sugar but it can contain a small amount of natural sweetener such as honey, but this sugar free granola has no sugar at all. I was looking forward to trying it as I was curious to see whether it would taste as good as my regular granola. I was pleasantly surprised to see it is crunchy and tastes as nice as my other granola recipes although it’s less sweet. If you are looking to cut down on sugar in your diet this granola is perfect for you!
Even without sugar the apple and cinnamon make up for it. How do you like to eat your granola? I usually sprinkle mine on top of my morning porridge and I also eat it as a mid afternoon snack with yogurt and fruit.
The recipe is based on my classic granola recipe, I use it all the time as a basis for other recipe versions. You can reduce the sweetness in all of my recipes and also play around with the grains, nuts and spices to suit your own taste!
Why do I love homemade granola so much?
It’s tastier than any store-bought granola I’ve ever tried. Plus you can customize it to suit your own tastes. Homemade granola is the healthier option, as it’s made with whole grains, nuts, and unrefined oil and is naturally sweetened unlike shop bought granola. The crunchy clusters are quite addictive but granola should be used as a topping. I sprinkle it over my breakfast porridge, yogurt or with fresh fruits.
I usually don’t display nutritional information but I wanted to show you that this homemade granola is packed with goodness.
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This a true sugar-free granola, no added sweetener. It is crunchy and tastes like apple and cinnamon. Ready to make it?
- 3 cups (500g) rolled oats (GF for gluten-free eaters)
- 1/2 cup raw almonds, chopped
- 1/2 cup raw hazelnuts, chopped
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup ground linseed (can be substituted for chia seeds)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 cup (40g) of coconut oil
- 1/2 cup homemade applesauce
- 1 yellow Apple
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 cup of water
Preheat the oven to 180ºC and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix the oats, almonds, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, ground linseed, cinnamon and ginger together in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
In a small saucepan, heat the coconut oil until melted, then add the applesauce and stir to combine. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well.
Spread the mixture evenly onto one large or two small baking sheets and bake for 20-25’ at 170 ºC. After 10’ stir a bit to ensure even cooking.
Allow to cool before trying it. Break up the bigger clumps and store in an airtight container. Use within 2-3 weeks.