Nutty Granola (Sugar Free)

This nutty granola mix is a great option for anyone interested in minimizing sugar in their diet. Not only is it sugar free, it is also delicious! I love how the slight sweetness from the dried coconut combines perfectly with the plentiful nuts in this granola recipe. I highly recommend this granola with Greek yogurt. It also pairs well with cow’s or almond milk. Create a well-rounded start to your morning meal by adding berries or bananas.

Enjoy!

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Nutty Granola (Sugar Free)

Christine Kenneally
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Servings 24
Calories 304 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 cups whole, uncooked oats Dry ingredients:
  • 3 cups slivered almonds (or peanuts, pistachios, cashews, etc- any combination of these)
  • 1 cup  sunflower seeds (or combination of sunflower and pumpkin seeds)
  • 2 cups shredded, dried unsweetened coconut (I use the large pieces, as opposed to the finely shredded kind)
  • 7/8 cup extra virgin olive oil Wet ingredients:
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 250.
  • Mix together dry mixture ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Mix together wet mixture ingredients and pour over dry ingredients, stir until well-coated.
  • Pour onto 2 large baking sheets
  • Bake at 250 for 1 hour and 20 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes so that it roasts evenly.

Nutrition

Calories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 7gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 126mgPotassium: 243mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 2mg
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About the Author: Christine Kenneally
Christine is the Wellness Coordinator for Mediterranean Living and is very happy to be involved in the development and growth of this organization. She has many years of experience in non-profit program management and arts education administration, most recently working at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program. She has a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Siena College. In addition to playing an active role in the vision behind Mediterranean Living and it's many projects, Christine likes to break glass and tile up into tiny pieces and arrange them into patterns, creating fine art and architectural installations. She teaches workshops in the art of mosaics, does public and private commissions and exhibits her work. She is also married to Bill Bradley.
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