Most store bought granola’s are loaded up with fast-release carbs using coconut sugar/ syrup, maple syrup, or honey that buy you a ticket on the food sugar rollercoaster. In this recipe, I have blunted blood sugar crashes and spikes by doing two things. First, I use minimal yacon syrup (read on to learn more about this FOS sweetener below) and second I load mine up with fiber to help with a much slower release of glucose (sugar/ carbs) into the bloodstream along with healthy fats. UPDATE: I have also included a sugar-free granola option that will still give you that beloved crunch.
This recipe contains only ¼ Cup of yacon syrup, a prebiotic that is comprised of fructooligosaccharides (FOS), which get fermented in your gut and your gut buddies can feed on. Yacon’s glycemic load is super low and I use just enough (along with the coconut oil, which slows down the speed in which sugars enter the bloodstream) to enable the granola to form little clusters. It also contains fibre, which keeps your gut buddies (microbiota) well fed, happy and thriving! As a second option i’ve also included a 100% no sugar/ sweetener added to make this granola (see below.)
I generously splash my bowl of granola with unsweetened almond mylk and about 1/4 cup or less of fresh berries on top (you can use frozen too!) My granola works super well on top of my fermented coconut yoghurt for crunch and texture. It even works on top of salads too, or as a snack if you are on the go! There are so many different applications for it, so get creative and get baking!
Most store bought granola’s not only contain high amounts of sugar and fast release carbs they also have industrial vegetable/ seed oils lurking in them that cause inflammation in the body. Once you make your own you will know exactly what’s in your granola and you can feel good about having a bowl, but most importantly you will feel even better AFTER having a bowl that helps to balance out your blood sugar! We also sometimes like to add along with our unsweetened almond milk and granola a generous spoon of nut butter or coconut yoghurt on top! So good and this grain free granola stores well too.
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4 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories300
- % Daily Value *
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.