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How To Make Sugar Free Crunchy Granola REcipe

I love healthy recipes that give your energy. My crunchy granola recipe has all the natural sweetness without the sugar.

granola in a bowl with milk

Crunchy Granola Recipe

Lately, I have been skipping breakfast to make up for overeating the day before and I realize it’s not working. It’s making me sluggish. On top of it, I can’t drink caffeine because it makes me super anxious. So I decided to research some healthy high energy foods that I can eat in the morning and that is low in calories. The expert says that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Everyone is different. I spoke to a few of my fifty and over friends who I play tennis or walk around in the community say if they skip breakfast they feel starved by the midday and end overeating at the end of the day.

I found that this crunchy granola recipe has all the sweetness I crave without the extra sugar and its the perfect food to keep me going throughout the morning.

Why Are the benefits of Granola

Granola is considered a healthy cereal or snack as long as it doesn’t contain sugars or sugar substitutes. Granola has high-protein ingredients such as nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, and cashews, and seeds like hemp, pumpkin, and sesame.

High-fiber ingredients like oats and flax seeds have been shown to help reduce blood pressure. Whole grains, dried fruit, nuts, and seeds may help control sugar levels to reduce diabetes. Ingredients such as coconut, chia seeds, and Brazil nuts are good sources of inflammation-fighting antioxidants.

Ingredients FOr Crunchy Granola REcipe

  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup flax seeds
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup pumpkins seeds
  • 1 cup almonds or walnuts
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of sunflower oil
granola ingredients on a baking sheet

How To Make Cruchy Granola Recipe

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. On a un-greased cookie sheet mix all the ingredients with the sunflower oil. You can use parchment paper if you like.
crunchy granola on a baking sheet

3. Put granola mixture in oven for 45 minutes until golden brown. Mix it up half way through the baking process.

golden brown crunchy granola

The granola should look golden brown end not over cooked or burnt. (optional) I added some extra raisins and apricots for more of a fruity flavor.

Store the granola in an air tight jar. I love my granola with milk and sometimes I’ll add some fresh fruit.

crunchy granola in a air tight jar

I have been eating this healthy recipe in the morning. It has been giving me that edge I need to accomplish all my crazy goals such as packing up boxes for my move in a few weeks to a rental. Not sure if you guys know but I sold my home and  I will be planning to build again. So there are lots to keep energized for.

Yield: 5 cups

How To Make Sugar Free Crunchy Granola REcipe

How To Make Sugar Free Crunchy Granola REcipe


  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup flax seeds
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup pumpkins seeds
  • 1 cup almonds or walnuts
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of sunflower oil


    1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
    2. On a ungreased cookie sheet mix all the ingredients. You can use parchment paper if you like.
    3. Put granola mixture in oven for 45 minutes until golden brown. Mix it up half way through the baking process oil.
    4. Store the granola in an air tight jar. I love my granola with milk and sometimes I'll add some fresh fruit.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 753Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 38gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1694mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 19gSugar: 40gProtein: 21g

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  1. Always love a good fruit salad but have never put mango or honey in it. Sounds delicious! Thanks for posting.

    1. Wow I can’t even drink half a cup of coffee, my system rejects it. Some people can and more power to them! They say a little coffee is actually good for the brain. Heading to your place tonight. Maria

  2. Maria I too have been feeling sluggish in the mornings. I know at our age we need all the help we can get and have to pay attention to our eating. I will definitely be trying these recipes.

    1. It really does work, give it a few days and make sure you eat small each morning the same thing. The muselix is the best with honey.

  3. I love fresh fruit – I have it mainly as my go-to snack food during the day but I know it makes for a great breakfast and dessert staple too. Leanne |

    1. Leanne is my daughter name,she spells it with an a at the end and her friends call her
      Leanne for short. Thanks for stopping by again and it been a pleasure getting to know you and everyone at this blog hop.

  4. Yum and yum! This is right up my alley. Love how delicious you made everything look. I will have to try this for sure!

  5. I’m in total agreement! I eat breakfast everyday, especially now that I’m 50, I need the energy to keep on going. Smoothies and bananas play a big part for me. Now that it’s cooled down I have oatmeal, but I need to try your muselix, I love granola and this looks to be packed with great stuff.

    As I get older I need to eat less, but breakfast is not a meal that I’m willing to give up!

    1. Yes, food is such a biggy when we get older. I have been eating less too, I think dinner should be the light one.

  6. I like adding the goodies to the yogurt. I have a smoothie every morning and really look forward to it. Hey we have things to do and need our energy, don’t we? The fruit salad is so delicious.

  7. Skipping breakfast was something I used to do every day, but not anymore! I love a bowl of Greek yogurt with honey and sesame seeds, but will definitely try your Muselix recipe! I also add a tbsp. of ground flax to my morning smoothies which really keeps me from crashing mid morning!

  8. Congratulations on selling your home! How exciting! Thank you for sharing these recipes. I can definitely use more energy! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    Visiting from the Fantastic 50 Blog Hop

  9. If only we ate in such a healthy way at our house! We do try to eat pretty well and in moderation though…

    I saw your post about moving but I missed what led up to that. I’m going back now. 🙂 Whatever the reason is, I’m sure wonderful things are coming!

    1. Yeah, we had an offer we could not refuse and figure we may never get this opportunity again. No realtor as well. Pretty lucky this time.
      We are going to build in historic Beaufort SC. Thanks

  10. What an interesting post Maria! I changed my eating habits so I could lose some weight, and I noticed that eating cereal in the mornings made me feel sluggish mid-morning. I could never skip breakfast, so I’ve been having plain Greek yogurt & honey, then a fruit salad with fresh greens every morning. No more sluggish feelings, but I have coffee too. Sometimes I’ll have a slice of ham if I’m still feeling hungry. Sometimes a breakfast sandwich with low fat thin bread. Been feeling more energized. I can see how nuts would give you a boost. They’re good for filling you up when you’re hungry too.

  11. I love fresh healthy food, I love the idea you shared as having an energizing breakfast as your #1 way to get everything done in a day that you need to do. Thank you for sharing your great tips. xo Rachel

    1. Rachel, thanks for stopping by! I need all the energy I can get these next few days. I am moving and you know how that goes.

  12. Thanks for the great ideas. We like to make cut up fruit rolled in a tortilla. Honey is optional.

  13. Yep, skipping breakfast is so bad, but it just seems so easy sometimes. Thanks for the great recipes to help increase energy without downing a ton of caffeine and thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  14. Wow! This is a real Nature’s powerhouse! Love your recipe Maria! Thanks for sharing x

  15. This is a great collection of recipes that we will really enjoy! Thanks so much for sharing your special post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. What lovely, fresh and tasty recipes! It’s so important to stay energised and nourish your body. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Pinning!

  17. Love your Muselix mix and that banana smoothie! Thank you for bringing your nutritious and delicious snacks to Fiesta Friday! Happy Fiesta Friday!

  18. Nice, natural energy is always my goal. Thanks for sharing this in the To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party! It has been pinned. Remember to follow all of us and we hope to see you back this Wednesday! Cheers!

  19. These are healthy beautiful and delicious looking meal ideas. I especially love the berry one. So healthy and appealing.

  20. All great healthy options Maria and ones I enjoy eating in the morning too!
    Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring this post at tonight’s party and pinning too!
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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