Granola is a popular breakfast option known for its crunchy texture and sweet flavor. However, many store-bought granolas are loaded with sugar, which can negate its health benefits. Making your own low-sugar granola at home is a simple and delicious way to enjoy this breakfast staple without the guilt. Here’s a recipe for a nutritious and flavorful low-sugar granola that you can easily make at home.


  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (such as almonds, pecans, or walnuts)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin or sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, and pumpkin or sunflower seeds.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, maple syrup or honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
  5. Spread the mixture evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, stirring halfway through, until the granola is golden brown and crispy.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. The granola will continue to crisp up as it cools.


  • Add dried fruit such as raisins, cranberries, or apricots after baking for extra sweetness.
  • Experiment with different nuts and seeds to customize the flavor of your granola.


Making your own low-sugar granola at home is a great way to enjoy this tasty breakfast option without the added sugar. This recipe is easy to customize and can be enjoyed with yogurt, milk, or as a topping for smoothie bowls. Give it a try and start your day with a nutritious and delicious breakfast!


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