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Paleo Granola – SUGAR FREE!

If you are avoiding added sweeteners this Paleo Granola recipe has no sugar! It does have lots of toasted seeds and crunchy nuts and tastes like banana bread – only much healthier.

paleo granola clusters in a glass jar

Have you wondered about the paleo diet? Is paleo granola healthy? Well, I’m not a huge fan of the Paleo diet firstly because I need grains in my life and I also believe in a more balanced approach to eating healthy, but I do like the concept of limiting sugar.

These little bites are healthy paleo breakfast snacks or a sugar free treat you can pack with you while at work or on a hike.

clusters of paleo in a glass jar

Is there a healthy granola? There sure as heck is!

This is actually a spin on this healthy granola I made a few months back when I did the Twelve Days of Detox.

This time I added in some coconut and chia seeds to switch things up a bit. I also used super ripe bananas which added to the natural sweetness.

If you’re anything like me, these black bananas always seem in abundance.

a hand holding a bunch of brown bananas


Healthy fats, like in the nuts and seeds that make up the majority of this Paleo Granola, are the best for a satisfying snack.

Passing up on the cookies, etc. is so much easier when you have a little baggie of these on hand.

Great to tote with you to work or school so you are prepared with something nutritious yet, interesting. Nothing is worse than a boring, healthy snack, am I right?


Gather your ingredients and get ready! Here is what you need to make the healthiest granola:

  • almonds
  • walnuts
  • pecans
  • chia seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • ground flaxseed
  • unsweetened coconut
  • ripe bananas
  • egg
  • vanilla
  • sea salt

Also, I highly recommend toasting your nuts first. Check out this HOW TO TOAST NUTS ON THE STOVETOP for an easy tutorial. It is super simple but really elevates the taste of the granola.

I love the look of this bowl full of textures and flavours. So inviting!

a bowl with nuts and seeds being stirred with a wooden spoon

But, we quickly go from beauty queen to ugly duckling once the blended eggs and bananas get mixed in.

Not so pretty!

nuts, seeds and banana mixture pressed into a pan ready for the oven

But, fear not! Once your oven works its magic on the toasted nutty mixture, it will taste like warm banana bread with lots of crunch.

Just wait until your kitchen fills with the aroma while it bakes away in the oven.


This Paleo Granola is for both of your senses of smell and taste. A little gift to them from me.

nuts, seeds and banana mixture on a baking tray fresh out of the oven

Wait for ten minutes for it to cool in the pan and then break it into clusters!

paleo granola that has been broken into clusters

You can enjoy this as breakfast as it is or add some to a bowl and pour some yummy homemade hemp milk over top! Personally, I snack on this recipe. I like to keep it in a glasslock container and serve myself a little dish when I feel peckish.

It is a satisfying treat if I am avoiding sugars!

paleo granola that has been broken into clusters


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Orginally posted March 20, 2015. Updated November 26, 2020.

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paleo granola clusters in a glass jar

Paleo Granola – Sugar Free

Sharon Rhodes
If you are avoiding added sweeteners this Paleo Granola recipe has no sugar! It does have lots of toasted seeds and crunchy nuts and tastes like banana bread – only much healthier.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 259 kcal



  • Heat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • If you wanted to toast the nuts first I highly recommend it for flavour. I have a post on how to toast nuts on a stove top if you need it.
  • In a large mixing bowl stir together the chopped nuts, seeds, coconut, and almond flour and set aside.
  • Place the bananas, the egg, vanilla, and sea salt in the blender and blend for about 30 seconds, or until it is smooth with no lumps left.
  • Pour the banana mixture over the nut mixture and stir well until everything is incorporated.
  • Empty the bowl onto the lined baking sheet and spread the mixture evenly.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes until it is fully browned on top.
  • Let the granola cool on the pan for 10 minutes before breaking it into bite-sized clusters.
  • Store at room temperature in a sealed container or Ziploc bag for up to three days.


Calories: 259kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 8gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 58mgPotassium: 278mgFiber: 7gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 32IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 2mg
Keyword paleo granola, sugar free granola
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  1. 5 stars
    We have granola all the time in our house, and I love that this is low-sugar (I’m with you on that!). And what an interesting idea using a banana…I never would have thought of using one for granola! Thanks for sharing this idea!

  2. 5 stars
    This granola sounds fantastic. Crunchy, nutritious and so healthy. I love all the nuts and seeds you used here in this recipe. I will definitely give this a try.

  3. 5 stars
    Made this for a during the day snack, as I’m on a health kick at the moment before putting on the pounds over the Christmas period LOL
    This was a great healthy option perfect flavours of the banana and the nutty crunch and the aroma in the kitchen when cooking was awesome ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Oooo, I’m with you on not going paleo. I really hate diet-labeling anymore period because it has become almost like religion to some people…very polarizing. This looks great, by the way. I tried a buckwheat banana granola sometime back that I really liked, so I bet I’d enjoy this as well! Have a great weekend girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks Lauren. I’m so lucky that I don’t have any allergies to worry about, but I agree about the nature of diet labeling. I debated whether or not to even list it as paleo in the title but figured it is was it is. But, I can’t imagine life without oats or quinoa or rice or peanut butter. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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