I’ve fallen back in love with granola!
I got scared of it for a minute because of the sugar content but there is a solution, and it’s much tastier anyway! The solution is to make your own homemade granola at home. It’s SO WORTH IT.
This Sugar-Free Cinnamon Crunch Granola is liiiife and makes your kitchen smell like literal heaven.
There are a few granola brands with low sugar content but also, they can run $9 per bag. You get so much more for your money when you make your own, and it’s so much easier than you think!
Let’s talk oats. I grew scared of them for a while too, which makes me sad. Oats are amazing and I didn’t realize how much I missed them! I think my fear stemmed from the keto craze that happening right now, but I’m so over the food fears. Oats are a whole food and contain a great amount of fiber, protein and iron. Plus, what is granola without oats?!
What are the ingredients?!
- gluten free rolled oats
- sunflower seeds
- hemp seeds
- coconut oil
- stevia drops
- vanilla extract
- sea salt
You could add a tablespoon or two of maple syrup if you don’t have stevia to keep it low sugar instead of sugar-free. Check out my post here on why I gave up sugar, but always make it work for you! I use this vanilla stevia, by the way. Also, the cinnamon is naturally sweet too, and also helps to balance blood sugar (which is essential for healthy hormone balance!)
Yummy extras you could add:
- shredded coconut
- dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, gogi berries, etc.)
- freeze-dried fruit (strawberries, bananas, blueberries, etc.)
- vegan chocolate chips (I like these sugar-free ones)
All you do is mix the dry ingredients together, melt the coconut oil, add the wet ingredients to the dry, mix again and bake! It’s so simple and ready in less than 30 minutes, from start to finish.
Also, almond milk mixed with warm granola is BOMB, just sayin’. I hope you enjoy this scrumptious and crunchy granola recipe!Print
Sugar-Free Cinnamon Crunch Granola. Vegan and Gluten Free. Sweetened with stevia and cinnamon. Made with oats, coconut oil and nuts for crunch!
2 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats
1 1/2 cups raw almonds
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup hemp seeds (or chia seeds)
4 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
20–30 drops of liquid stevia drops
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix.
Melt the coconut oil and pour over the dry ingredients, along with the vanilla and stevia drops.
Transfer mixture to the sheet pan and spread out with a spatula.
Bake for 15 minutes and mix, then bake another 12 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool. Stir in the optional “extras” if you want!
Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!
Optional “Extras”: 1/2 cup shredded coconut, 1/2 cup dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, gogi berries, etc.), 1 cup freeze-dried fruit (strawberries, bananas, blueberries, etc.), 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips (I like these sugar-free ones)
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