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Sugar Free Healthy Granola Recipe

Step up the Muesli game and make granola at home. It doesn’t need much more than roasting some oat and nuts to prepare the perfect breakfast.

Sugar-free-healthy-granola-recipe-2-SunCakeMomLet’s dive into the pool of superficial healthiness and splash around with the last centuries’ healthiest food, the granola and granola bars.

Granola is amongst those food that sounds so healthy that the food industry had to do something to make it edible for those who didn’t buy into the health craze that much thus ruining the whole thing in the process for everyone.

This is why they chose to pour sugar all over it and serve as granola bars, making a convenient snacking option from the humble breakfast dish. Although, a granola bar sounds like a healthy thing, it is far cry from that.

A common granola bar contains approximately the same number of calories as a bar of Kit-Kat with very little difference in fat, sodium or sugar, essentially making it a cookie which shouldn’t be an everyday breakfast option to anyone, even if it is advertised that way.

Not like rolled oat would be an option to anyone who is on a low carb or keto diet but otherwise oat is a great source of energy with plenty of minerals and vitamins. Also rolled oat is a fiber rich food that keeps the body feeling satisfied longer thus reducing the need to look for snacks every half an hour.

It’s worth to mention that oat has a fairly low 55 GI score that helps maintaining blood sugar levels apart from containing beta-glucans that helps lowering it. So basically, oat would be on the same place of the pedestal of super foods as the avocado if it weren’t made of 67% carbs.

But we already know that not all carbs have been created equal and some can be much better than the others. Legumes, vegetables a bit of fruit should all be part of our healthy and balanced diet along with a bit of whole grain like oat every now and then.

Granola is nothing more than rolled oats roasted with nuts and fruits which exactly what muesli is.
Muesli was created at the beginning of the XX. century by a Swiss physician as a hospital food for patients rather as an appetizer than a fully-fledged breakfast or supper as it is consumed today.

The original recipe has apples, nuts, rolled oats, lemon with cream and honey or sweetened condensed milk which is still pretty much the same today if we opt for a Swiss Style Muesli. With a bit of luck, it’s not even sweetened with sugar but making our unsweetened muesli at home isn’t a big deal either.

Not as making granola would be a great challenge as the only extra step, we would have to make is instead of pouring milk onto our muesli when have to pour the whole thing into a baking tray and toast it in the oven until golden brown.

When our very own homemade granola is done, we can use it in a variety of ways. Serving as breakfast with yogurt or milk would do just as well as using it as topping for various pastries, ice creams or desserts.Sugar-free-healthy-granola-recipe-4-SunCakeMom

Ingredients:

  • 1lb / 500g Rolled oat
  • 3 tablespoon Honey or sweetener of choice
  • 5 oz / 150g Almond (crushed)
  • 3 tablespoon Butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 3 oz / 100g Dried fruit of choice (raisins, chopped dates, cranberries…)

How to make:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C.
  2. Prepare tray with parchment paper so it’ll be easy to take the granola out of the tray when it’s ready.
  3. Melt butter/coconut oil in a small bowl to mix it easier with the oat.
  4. Mix ingredients in a big bowl. Make sure the butter/coconut oil and the sweetener covers each part of the oat.Sugar-free-healthy-granola-recipe-Process-3-SunCakeMom
  5. Put it on the tray and spread it evenly. Press it down as much as possible.Sugar-free-healthy-granola-recipe-Process-5-SunCakeMom
  6. Put tray into the preheated oven for 10 minutes or until the top is lightly toasted/ golden brown.Sugar-free-healthy-granola-recipe-Process-6-SunCakeMom
  7. Take it out of the oven to mix. Press it down to the bottom of the tray and put it back to the oven for another ten minutes.Sugar-free-healthy-granola-recipe-Process-7-SunCakeMom
  8. Take it out when ready and wait a couple of hours until cools down completely.Sugar-free-healthy-granola-recipe-Process-8-SunCakeMom
  9. Serve it with milk, yogurt and some fresh fruit of choice.
  10. Keep it in an airtight container up to two weeks.

Enjoy!

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Sugar Free Healthy Granola Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Step up the Muesli game and make granola at home. It doesn't need much more than roasting some oat and nuts to prepare the perfect breakfast.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten free, Sugar free recipe
Author: Edi Baker - SunCakeMom
Ingredients
  • 1 lb / 500g Rolled oat
  • 3 tablespoon Honey or sweetener of choice
  • 5 oz / 150g Almond crushed
  • 3 tablespoon Butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 3 oz / 100g Dried fruit of choice raisins, chopped dates, cranberries...
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C.
  2. Prepare tray with parchment paper so it'll be easy to take the granola out of the tray when it's ready.
  3. Melt butter/coconut oil in a small bowl to mix it easier with the oat.
  4. Mix ingredients in a big bowl. Make sure the butter/coconut oil and the sweetener covers each part of the oat.
  5. Put it on the tray and spread it evenly. Press it down as much as possible.
  6. Put tray into the preheated oven for 10 minutes or until the top is lightly toasted/ golden brown.
  7. Take it out of the oven to mix. Press it down to the bottom of the tray and put it back to the oven for another ten minutes.
  8. Take it out when ready and wait a couple of hours until cools down completely.
  9. Serve it with milk, yogurt and some fresh fruit of choice.
  10. Keep it in an airtight container up to two weeks.
Recipe Notes

Enjoy!

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Edi Baker - SunCakeMom

X-gen Master of the rolling pin, mother of the ONE and a full time teacher.
Kneading out the every day life nuisances under the low humming noise of the airflow oven.

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