Sugar Free + Grain Free Granola

This Sugar Free + Grain Free Granola is a totally satisfying, crunchy snack. Naturally sweetened with ripe bananas and packed with a cornucopia of nuts and seeds. Gluten Free!

This Sugar Free + Grain Free Granola is a satisfying, crunchy snack. Naturally sweetened with bananas and packed with nuts and seeds. #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthysnacks

By the end of day three of my detox, I was really bored with snacking on almonds. There needed to be an alternative and did I ever find it in this detox friendly Sugar Free + Grain Free Granola.

OK.

Are you ready for the list?

 

Sugar free, Gluten Free, & Grain Free.

Boom city.

Detox Friendly Sugar Free Granola

SUGAR FREE + GRAIN FREE GRANOLA

After some Googling, I found a bunch of renditions of what’s sometimes referred to as ‘Banola’.

It’s basically using bananas as the only sweetener in this granola that features nuts and seeds and is free of the usual oats. Not that I don’t love my oats.

I am only skipping out on grains for the first seven days of this cleanse then I’m hopping right back on the brown rice train.

Super easy is always nice while on a cleanse.

There can be a lot of work involved when you are making every . single . meal . in a limited fashion. This recipe ticks all of the required boxes as far as simple and detox friendly.

HOW TO MAKE SUGAR FREE GRANOLA – Step by step

Stir together the nuts along with the ground flax and some ground almonds. Stir ’em up.

Blend together a couple of bananas with and egg and some cinnamon and mix it into the nut mixture.

Sugar free granola ingredients in an orange mixing bowl with a banana mixture being poured overtop

I was suuuuper skeptical when I put this in the oven. It looked like detox food. πŸ™ Not what I was going for obviously.

My attitude starting shifting when the aroma began swirling through my kitchen. Baking banana and toasty, cinnamony nuts. Warm and enticing.

When I took it out at the half way point to flip it over, I was still feeling a tad less cynical.

Sugar Free Granola being baked on a sheet lined with parchment paper

After the full time in the oven and a small cooling period, I took a small tentative bite.

Then another.

Then a few nibbly minutes passed an I figured I better shoot some photos before it disappeared.

This Sugar Free + Grain Free Granola is a satisfying, crunchy snack. Naturally sweetened with bananas and packed with nuts and seeds. #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthysnacks

The verdict would be three thumbs up if possible!

I have happily been munching away on this for the last two days. It is making this cleanse much easier. Yes, that good. I’m looking forward to playing around with this recipe. So much potential.

Here’s a quick wrap up of my last couple days. Expect Granola and lots of it. πŸ˜‰

Day 4

Day 5

  • lemon H20 with cayenne
  • 2 clementines
  • detox smoothie
  • handful detox friendly granola
  • stir fried peppers & onions with spaghetti squash
  • handful granola x 2
  • detox chopped salad
  • hard boiled egg

 

This Sugar Free + Grain Free Granola is a satisfying, crunchy snack. Naturally sweetened with bananas and packed with nuts and seeds. #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthysnacks

Check out Day 1, Day 2 , and Day 3 recaps.

 

*Originally posted January 2, 2015. Updated January 7, 2019*

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Detox Friendly Sugar Free Granola

Sharon Rhodes
This Sugar Free + Grain Free Granola is a totally satisfying, crunchy snack. Naturally sweetened with ripe bananas and packed with a cornucopia of nuts and seeds. Gluten Free!
4.78 from 59 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cool 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 187 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • In a large bowl mix together the chopped and ground nuts with the ground flax and set aside
  • Place the bananas, egg, cinnamon, vanilla & salt in a blender and mix until smooth. About 60 seconds
  • Pour over nut mixture and stir well
  • Spread evenly onto the parchment lined baking sheet and pop into the oven for 15 minutes
  • Take it out and flip the pieces over and place it back into the oven for another 15 minutes to brow evenly
  • Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes or so then break into pieces
  • Store in a sealed container at room temperature

Nutrition

Calories: 187kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 5gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 41mgPotassium: 197mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 25IUVitamin C: 1.4mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1.2mg
Keyword detox sugar free granola
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28 Comments

  1. 2 stars
    Wow, I’m sorry to be a bummer but I made this to the letter and it is horrible. I’m so sorry I spent so much money on all the nuts.
    It smelled good while baking
    For me, that was the only good part

    1. Yikes! I’m sorry it wasn’t for you Heather. It definitely is a sugar-free detox recipe and does the trick for me when I’m skipping refined sweeteners. But I hear you, no one likes to be disappointed and nuts ain’t cheap … I just dropped $25 on macadamias! πŸ˜‰

      1. 2 stars
        Wow, I’m sorry to be a bummer but I made this to the letter and it is horrible. I’m so sorry I spent so much money on all the nuts.
        It smelled good while baking
        For me, that was the only good part

        **I have to add quick p.s. here…my husband,( who is a big fan of biscotti-type items..) he says it’s great. (-: so it won’t go to waste, lol
        Maybe I should add back a star!
        Anyway, thanks for the reciepe . you never know till you try!

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve never made granola without a ton of sugar before. Love the idea of just using banana! Pinned to try later. Thanks for sharing.

    1. It turned out so much better than anticipated! I make this a lot after the indulging during the holidays. πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy Elaine!

  3. 5 stars
    I always keep looking for sugar free options and yours sounds amazing. It’s nice to much on sweet snacks and not feel guilty. I am sure going to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I hope you enjoy it Fouzia! I like to to a LOT of snacking so I really have to make them as healthy as possible. πŸ™‚

  4. I love this recipe! I wonder if it would be okay without the egg? I’m thinking it would still work..what do you think? Thanks!

    1. I imagine a flax or chia egg replacement would work well. Let me know if you try it! Have you ever used the Daily Cleanse as an egg substitute?

      1. Yes, I use it often in baking and it works great.. I think if I mix it up with a little water before adding it in that should work! Thanks!

  5. When I saw you post this recipe on Facebook I thought to myself, “genius.” And I stand by that! πŸ™‚

    I’ve chosen to do a DietBet in January and to do a cleanse in the version of Bob Harper’s Jumpstart to Skinny. I won’t be having a lot of fruit in January but I’ll definitely try this in February.

    1. This granola is saving my ass on this detox right now!! Joe isn’t doing this one with me and it’s hard watching him chowing down on things I love. Like cheese. πŸ™ I am eating a TON of fruit though.

  6. Such a neat idea to make granola with bananas for sweetness! Granola can be such a sugar bomb – even the healthier recipes still call for quite a bit of honey/maple syrup/etc. I find I can often get away with using a lot less though. I’ll have to try this banana idea sometime!

    1. We loved it so much! I’m sure a touch of maple syrup would just send it over the edge though. I’m also thinking coconut would be amazing. πŸ˜‰ Happy New Year Chelsea! πŸ™‚