Sugar free granola could be considered a contradiction in terms. It might sound like a ‘health food’ but most granola’s are loaded with sugar and honey – no wonder they taste so good! Never one to turn down a challenge I set to work developing a tasty, nutritious sugar free granola.
I think I have cracked it with a simple but effective formula for sugar free granola. The great thing is it’s really easy to scale up the ingredients so you can make as much or as little as you like.
Sugar free granola ingredients (makes 3-4 portions):
- Oats 100g
- Dried fruit, nuts and seeds 100g (I recommend 50g fruit, 25g nuts, 25g seeds)*
- Rapeseed oil 1 tbsp
- Agave nectar 3 tbsp
* I used dried apricots and nectarines, brazil and hazelnuts and a mixed seed pack but you can get creative and use whatever fruit, nut and seed combo you fancy!
Sugar free granola recipe
Roughly chop the nuts and fruits and mix with the seeds and oats in a large bowl. Gradually stir in the agave nectar and rapeseed oil and spread onto greaseproof paper on a baking tray.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 150C for 15 minutes, remove from the oven and give it a shake and a stir. Break it up or clump it together as required, then bake for a further 10-15 minutes. Once cool store in an airtight container.
That’s it my sugar free granola, great on yogurt and added to cereals.