granola recipe using food storage

Granola that tastes great and doesn’t have any sugar ingredients-what?! How do I get the sweetness you ask? I didn’t want to use just honey, because then it has that honey overpowering taste, I also wanted it to have that crumbly texture that brown sugar gives… so I used dates! Medjool are a good source of fiber and contain high levels of magnesium and potassium. By mixing the dates with the nuts, I was able to get the consistency I wanted, the sweetness I desired, and the satisfaction of making granola without processed sugars! The granola turned out great and my husband even said it was good! Woot, woot! If you don’t want to wait until your next shopping trip to purchase dates, you can replace between 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of brown sugar for the amount of dates listed. I used the THRIVE freeze dried strawberries and blueberries because they are so far my favorite but you can replace them with any of your favorites. I didn’t try using the THRIVE butter powder yet in this recipe, so if you do before me, let me know how it goes!

sugar free granola recipe

Notice-no sugar ingredients-yes!!! Oh and we had eaten half the bowl by the time I remembered to take a photo!

Sugar-free Granola

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  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 7 medjool dates (remove seeds)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup oats (gluten free oats)
  • 2 tsp butter (THRIVE butter powder)
  • 1 TBS honey
  • 1/2 cup THRIVE freeze dried strawberries
  • 1/2 cup THRIVE freeze dried blueberries
no sugar granola recipe using food storage



  1. Preheat oven to 300 F. Place almonds and dates in a food processor and blend until combined. The almonds should be in smaller pieces but not turned into flour. Transfer into bowl to mix in coconut, cinnamon, vanilla, and oats.
  2. In saucepan, melt butter and honey over low heat. Stir until they begin to caramelize.
  3. Pour butter/honey over granola mixture and toss well.
  4. Spread mixture out onto a baking sheet. (I like to sprinkle a little bit more cinnamon on top :) ) Bake 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Continue to bake until granola is golden brown, about 5-15 minutes longer. Let cool a little and then toss with freeze dried fruits. Store airtight at room temperature.

*Milk over granola or granola with yogurt make for a healthy breakfast. Also use as a snack… as shown!

My friend came to visit this past weekend from down south. We spent Saturday touring the historic city of Boston while finding great locations to eat our homemade batch of granola! :)

Of course we had to share and the soldiers couldn’t get enough of it!

granola recipe using food storage and without sugar

Outside the Green Dragon Tavern where we had lunch and many of the founders did as well back in the day

It is a perfect snack for the youngsters (or yourself) in church.

granola recipe

The Old North Church Sadly, he didn’t have any of our homemade granola… don’t let this be you on the Sabbath!

homemade granola from food storage

This was interesting to see how they made newspapers and books years ago.

The granola was soooo good we ran out and we were forced to find an alternate food source as shown below in front of the oldest wood building in Boston, Paul Revere’s home.

Mike’s Pastry… even Paul Revere would have approved

Granola and trip to Boston a success!!!

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3 Responses to Sugar Free Granola

  1. foodstoragebistro says:

    Oh, my friend, when traveling back home, said the granola was great for the trip and was security approved. (o:

  2. I’ll have to try that with dates. I wouldn’t have thought to use dates. I make granola, but use brown sugar, but if I could eliminate the sugar all together that would be wonderful. I’ll try your recipe on my next batch. I also make granola bars. I doubt the dates would work on those. I noticed the brown sugar, honey and butter help keep the form, but if I could find something to replace the brown sugar yet still keep the form that would be GREAT! Let me know if you find something that works.

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