JSHealth Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Granola

My go-to granola recipe! I love to make my own – I can add whatever I like to it, without the added sugar that is so often found in store-bought varieties. Another great thing about this granola? It’s perfect for just about any diet – gluten-free, paleo and vegan.


JSHealth Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Granola



  • 2 cups coconut flakes
  • 1/4-1/3 cup virgin organic coconut oil, melted
  • 2 cups mixed raw nuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. rice malt syrup/maple syrup (optional; I personally don’t sweeten my granola at all. Perhaps do half a batch with, half without and see what you like.)


  1. Preheat oven to 120 C.
  2. In a food processor/mini-blender, whiz up the coconut flakes, nuts, seeds and cinnamon.
  3. Heat up the coconut oil and rice malt/maple syrup on the stove.
  4. Once the nuts and seeds are chopped, mix all ingredients in a bowl. Add the coconut oil and rice malt/maple syrup.
  5. Spread evenly on baking paper on a tray and bake for about 15-20 minutes, until golden, turning halfway.
  6. When golden (I like to make mine quite dark; the darker it is, the crunchier it is), remove and cool immediately to get it crispy.


I like to eat this granola with yoghurt – nice and chunky. I also top all my smoothies with it for the crunch factor!


J x



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  • Nikki

    Is it 2 cups for each nut, or is it 2 cups for all the nuts together? And is it better to soak all the nuts beforehand or just the pepitas?

  • paula

    same question as NIKKI!!!!!!!!

    🙂 CHEERS X

  • 2 cups for all the nuts – use whichever nuts you prefer. Best to soak all the nuts/seeds if you can but dont worry too much if you can’t!! xxx

    • 2 cups for all the nuts – use whichever nuts you prefer. Best to soak all the nuts/seeds if you can but dont worry too much if you can’t!! xxx

  • Alex

    Hi Jess

    What sort of yoghurt do you prefer/recommend? x

  • Lauren

    Hi Jess,

    How much would you have with yoghurt? X

  • Bianca

    Hi Jess!!
    Just wondering what you would recommend as serving size for this granola?

    • Between 1/4 and 1/2 cup depending on what you are adding to it 🙂

  • Kelsey

    Hi Jess,

    How much would you have as a serving?


    Hi Jess,

    I just made a batch of your amazing granola, but it’s quite oily. Is that normal, or did I perhaps use slightly too much coconut oil? It’s ridiculously tasty though, even my 4 year old twins love it. Can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow.

    Thank you for your guidance to a healthier life. I am a yo-yo dieter from way back but have recently found you and a cleaner way of living and have dropped 11kgs of not just weight, but the emotional baggage that went with it. My husband has been recommending you for monhs, I wish I’d listened sooner. Now the whole family are on the journey together and we are loving it 🙂

    xxx Loren

  • Sarah Rutherford

    How many servings does this make?

    • Hi Sarah! The recipe makes roughly 4 cups and a serving size would be half a cup. Yum!



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