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In this video, I share a Sugar Free Granola Recipe that is easy to make and is both crunchy and tasty. Plus, the best part of this homemade granola is that it contains no sugar, no artificial sweeteners, and no oil. And even though these ingredients are not included, you’ll be surprised that you don’t even miss them!
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Old-Fashioned Oats Are Just the Beginning
To make this granola, start with a few simple ingredients that most kitchens already have on hand, including old-fashioned rolled oats. But that’s just where you get started. Now the fun begins. Here is where you get to pick a couple of “mix-ins” to jazz things up!
And the sky is the limit here. You can add any type of soaked nuts or seeds, like crispy pecans, coconut, dried fruit, and even chocolate chips (dark chocolate is the best).
Want to Make This Gluten-Free?
The main backbone of this granola recipe is, of course, old-fashioned rolled oats. Now, oats are naturally gluten-free. However, because of various reasons, they can become exposed to gluten.
So if you are on a gluten-free diet, be sure to search out oats that are guaranteed to be gluten-free. And they should be easy to find. I have often seen them at my grocery store marketed under the Bob’s Red Mill Brand.
What About Sprouted Old-Fashioned Oats?
Do you prefer to soak your oats before you cook them? If so, I’ve got you covered. A while back, I discussed whether or not we need to soak our grains. A lot has to do with our genetics, our ancestral ties, and, when it comes right down to it, what agrees with our digestion. And if you would like to learn more about this, be sure to watch my video titled Never Soak Your Grains Again…3 Surprising Reasons Why.
If you’ve discovered that soaked grains or soaked and sprouted grains agree with you the best, try Sprouted Old-Fashioned Oats from the To Your Health Sprouted Flour Company.
Granola Cereal or Granola Clusters?
As you mix up a batch of this sugar free granola, you have a couple of options when it comes to baking it. First, you’ll line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Next, you can spread the granola out on the baking sheet in one layer.
Or if you want, you can mold about a teaspoon-full in your hand and place the clusters onto the baking sheet. And making the clusters are fun since they make a great topping for yogurt or ice cream!
Get Ready to Bake
Once you decide on cereal or clusters, it’s time to bake your homemade granola. First, you’ll pop it into your oven, and within about 15 minutes, you’ll have the best granola you’ve ever tasted. So don’t wait. Make this today. You’ll be glad you did!
Looking for More Granola Recipes?
And if you are looking for another tasty granola recipe, be sure to check out my Homemade Granola Bars – Easy One Bowl Recipe.
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Sugar Free Granola Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups Old-Fashioned Oats
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon, ground
- 1/2 cup “Mix-ins” A mixture of your choice of dried fruit, nuts, seeds, shredded coconut, etc.
- Pinch Fine ground sea salt
- 2 Egg whites
- Pre-heat oven to 350°F (177°C).
- Mix the first four dry ingredients together.
- Pour the egg whites into the bowl over the mixed dry ingredients. Toss well until all the dry ingredients are moistened.
- Spread the mixture in one layer on a lined baking sheet. Or, as an alternative, you can take teaspoon-fulls of the granola mixture, press them into clumps, and place them on the lined baking sheet about an inch apart.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes until golden brown and crisp.
- Store in an airtight jar. This will stay fresh when stored in a cool, dry place for about 2 weeks or up to one month if refrigerated.
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After baking/cooling, this is good for long-term storage also? Smiling & Waving, Sharon
You can store your granola in an airtight jar, and if you put the jar in a cool and dry place, it’ll stay fresh for about two weeks. If you place your jar in a refrigerator, you can store your granola for up to a month.
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This granola is perfect! Would the granola be very different if I used the yolk of the egg, also? Do you use only the egg whites for texture purposes, or to avoid the fat?
Hi Judi, Great question! I use just the egg white because I find it makes the crispiest granola but you could certainly try the whole egg and see how it turns out. Love, Mary
Mary, I love this granola recipe! Commercial granola is too sweet for me, but this is perfect. I have made 3 or 4 double batches. It doesn’t last long around here. It disappears fast! If I do not mind the fat in the recipe, is there any reason that I shouldn’t use whole eggs instead of just the egg whites as long as I adjust the amount?
Hi Judi, So glad you like this. I find the egg white keeps it really crispy but you can try it with the whole egg and see how it turns out. Love, Mary
Hello, Mary 👋🙂
I can’t wait to try this recipe. Before I do, I wanted to ask if I can replace the eggs with a vegan alternative?
Yes, I think that would work. Try it and keep me posted. Love, Mary❤️🤗❤️
This is we excellent! I made it twice with two variations. The first time I added chopped peanuts and replaced one of the egg whites with all natural peanut butter. I included cinnamon, but next time will leave it out. It was good. I made it the second time with just gluten free oats, chopped pecans, Himalayan salt, and egg whites. I think I baked it about 20 minutes. This is my new favorite! I have been looking for a good granola recipe for a long time. I plan to experiment with it more! Thank you!
Oh Judi! I am SO happy to hear this!! Love, Mary