Homemade sugar-free granola recipe!

13 February 2014

As part of my teacher training I've committed to cutting out alcohol, processed sugars and caffeine from my diet in order to stay fully present and to support my body as best I can through the process.

Alcohol and caffeine were the easiest to give up and I'm actually really enjoying having some time away from them however Sugar is proving to be much trickier.
I love chocolate, I love nutella, I love croissants, I love cake, I love biscuits.
Unfortunately, as you can imagine these things are the very things that I'm needing to cut out of my diet which has inspired me to really have a look around and find recipes that are good for me AND bust that sweet craving right out of the water.

For me, breakfast is one of the hardest meals to accommodate which is why when I tried this recipe for the first time I literally danced around the kitchen.

This recipe is an absolute winner.

You will need:
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 cups coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, mixed seeds,chopped roughly (I blended my nuts in my food processor for a few seconds)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons rice malt syrup (optional; I only used 1 tablespoon, but perhaps have a play around and see how you like it)
The big "How to":
Preheat oven to 120 C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Melt down the butter and the coconut oil together on a low heat.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and then spread evenly on the tray.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown, turning halfway through the cooking time. I like mine quite dark as it gives it a really nice crunch!
Remove from the oven, allow to cool and serve with your favourite nut milk (mine is almond at the moment!).
As with most of the recipes that I share on here, this one can be adapted to suit your own taste so play around and have fun with it! Recipe found here and adapted slightly.
If you are looking to cut sugar out of your diet too I HIGHLY recommend Sarah Wilson's "I quit sugar: 8 week program" e-book. It's an amazing resource!!


  1. Sounds yum - I've been making overnight oats recently and they're delicious. Excellent work on cutting out the food, caffeine and sugar that is one big achievement! x

  2. Nicola, you are amazing! i love watching your journey unfold and i seriously admire you :)


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