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.


Photo Credit: Christine Dutton

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Nutty Granola (Sugar Free)

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Servings 24
Calories 304 kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


Calories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 7gFat: 23g