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The Crunchiest Sugar Free Granola in a bowl

The Crunchiest Sugar Free Granola

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45 mins Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins
Serves 8

Deliciously crunchy, lightly sweet, and packed with seeds, this granola is a great way to kick start your day. Enjoy it on its own, with plant based milk or as a topping on your favorite sweet bowls.


  • ½ cup packed pitted dates
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup sunflower seed butter
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups puffed brown rice
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • 4 tbsp date sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 300ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Add dates, coconut oil and sunflower seed butter to a medium saucepan heat on medium heat.

  3. Step 3

    Once the coconut oil and the sunflower seed butter have melted, mix and transfer to a blender. Blend until smooth. Alternatively, you can blend this mixture using an immersion blender. Set aside.

  4. Step 4

    To a large bowl, add the remainder of the ingredients and mix.

  5. Step 5

    Transfer the date-coconut-sunflower seed butter mixture onto the dry ingredients. Mix using your hands to incorporate - the mixture will be very sticky at this point.

  6. Step 6

    Transfer granola onto the prepared baking sheet and press down with your hands, forming a uniform layer.

  7. Step 7

    Bake for 15 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, toss the granola around and rotate the pan. Bake for another 15 minutes.

  8. Step 8

    Remove the granola from the oven and let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

  9. Step 9

    Enjoy on its own as a snack, as a topping on smoothie bowls or with your favorite milk.

Common Questions & Swaps

  • I used mazafati dates for this recipe, but feel free to use any dates you have on hand. If your dates are hard, make sure to soak them in boiling water for 30 minutes, drain and use in the recipe as indicated.
  • Don't have date sugar? Swap it out with coconut sugar or keep this recipe sugar free by adding 1/3 cup raisins after baking. 
  • You can swap the sunflower seed butter with peanut butter, almond butter, or cashew butter. 
  • No seeds in your pantry? Swap the pepitas and sunflower seeds with your favorite nuts. Just make sure that if you are using larger nuts like walnuts to chop them up. 
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