A deliciously easy, baked grain-free granola made with simple ingredients on a baking tray.

Homemade sugar-free granola is an easy breakfast for the entire family and you can vary all the delicious seeds and nuts to please even the pickiest of eaters.

fennel and ginger granola in blue bowl

Grain-free granola is the perfect way to start your busy day when you don’t have time to make breakfast.

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Easy keto breakfast meal prep

At the start of a busy day, it’s great to be able to have breakfast already made. The easiest keto breakfast meal prep has to be a homemade granola recipe.

Once you get into the habit of making grain-free granola, it really is incredibly simple to do every Sunday night.

The granola is easy to store in the pantry, fridge, and even freezer making it the perfect make-ahead keto breakfast.


Homemade granola is packed with a variety of seeds, nuts, spices, coconut, and is filling and nutrient-dense.

The recipe below is purely a guide as to what I use but have fun and change the ingredients to things you really love.

I always have my pantry full of coconut, seeds, nuts, and whatever else I feel like throwing in the granola mix, then pop it all in a large roasting dish with coconut oil and some spices.

All quantities, ingredients, and instructions are in the recipe card below.


Vary the spices or flavours or even make a plain one then allow your family and children to sprinkle on some dried spices or cocoa to make it ‘their way’.

The other grain-free granola’s I have made are plain, cinnamon and chocolate but hands down this granola recipe is my favourite. I even sprinkle more fennel seeds in my bowl before I eat it.


A blue and white ceramic bowl with gluten-free granola with 2 storage jars behind and a bottle of milk
Baked Fennel Ginger Grain-Free Granola (Sugar Free).

You can use and serve grain-free granola in many ways.

  • Add milk and low-sugar berries
  • Add unsweetened yoghurt and berries
  • Sprinkle on whipped cream and berries for a quick low carb dessert
  • Add to your grain free granola bars
  • Take a little pot in your handbag or car as an emergency snack

More keto granola recipes

Try these grain-free granolas also. Is there another flavour you would like me to develop next?

A blue and white ceramic bowl with gluten-free granola with 2 storage jars behind and a bottle of milk

Fennel And Ginger Grain-Free Granola Recipe

An incredibly easy and nutritious granola/muesli with no grains, no sugars and no nasties. Fennel and ginger grain free granola is just one in my series of grain free granola recipes. Which one will you try next?
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Course: Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain free, LCHF, Low Carb, No Sugars, Paleo, Wheat Free
Keyword: Grain-free granola
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Thinlicious.com
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  • 400 g desiccated/shredded coconut unsweetened
  • 150 g sunflower seeds
  • 150 g pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp dried fennel seeds
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp ground cardamom
  • 5 tbsp granulated sweetener of choice or more, to your taste
  • 50 g coconut oil melted


  • Place all the ingredients in a large roasting dish.
  • Mix together with a large spoon.
  • Bake in the oven at 180C/350F for 20 minutes but you must turn the mixture every 3-4 minutes. I set my timer each time I put it back in the oven as it is too darn easy to forget and lose an expensive batch of grain free granola if it accidentally burns.
  • Once the entire grain free granola is browned and baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before placing in storage jars.


  • Serving size is 1/2 cup, aprox 43g.
  • I store mine in the pantry, even in the summer where it should last for up to a month.
  • Alternatively, store in the fridge for up to 2 months or can be frozen for up to 3 months.


Serving: 43gCalories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 5gFat: 23gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gIron: 1.9mg

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  1. What is in the bowl in your picture? There looks like more shredded than just coconut. It looks great..but can’t figure it out 🙂

    1. Yes, the recipe calls for shredded/desiccated coconut. Alternatively you can use coconut threads, chips or pieces – anything goes but the picture is the recipe exactly as written.

  2. Hi Libby, I find it helpful to melt the coconut oil in a deep pan, then add all my spices and let them simmer for a couple of minutes. Then I add all the nuts, seeds etc and give them a good stir so they get a good coating of the flavored oil. After that I spread the mixture on a baking sheet and roast as per your instructions. I find it less messy that way! Thanks for all the great recipes!

    1. Thanks for the tips! I like the idea of coating the granola in the oil before baking, I’ll try to be more organised and try it that way next time.

  3. Why does this recipe require 150g coconut oil, but the choc version only 50g? Made the choc version already: fantastic and keeps well in airtight jar for up to 3 week! Probably lasts longer but we ate it all within 3 weeks

    1. I’m pretty sure the day I made this, I only had 50g left in the pantry – you’ve discovered my secret 😉 You can easily add more and to be honest I don’t actually weigh it when I make this at home, I just throw everything in and it always turns out brilliantly. Feel free to add more or less to your liking. It is a pretty adaptable recipe.

  4. Amanda Waaler says:

    Hi I’ve been making my own granola for over a year now and have never put any type of sweetener in. Thats a lot of stevia in your recipe. It might be natural but surely its better to wean yourself off the sweeteners?

  5. Hey Libby, can I have my fav.yogurt,( greek,with whole milk,5gr.sugar,not added, but from milk.) with the granola? Yogurt is my only alterntive to eggs. Thanks, Roberta

    1. Sure. I love natural unsweetened yoghurt. It is great with granola/muesli. Even add some coconut cream to increase the healthy fats and keep you fuller for longer.

  6. What’s your favorite Yogurt?

    1. Without a doubt, De Winkel yoghurt. I think I currently have 4 x 1L sitting in my fridge. I buy in bulk when it’s on sale. My kids love it, they love adding frozen berries to it so they can take it to school. It’s always thick and creamy with only 0.8% carbs.

  7. Dudley Shumate says:

    I thought this was very, very good (subbed pecans, walnuts, pepitas, what I had in pantry). But the CHOCOLATE granola still is #1 in my heart! (and tummy!) Thank you for all the options!

  8. Jan hodgson says:

    Libby – you are awesome! I make all of your recipes and we just love them. The granola…to die for❤️. You make yummy food medicine – many thanks from Toronto!

  9. Burwell Cox says:

    Just made this and it is incredible. With cream as a cereal, awesome. Added my chocolate fat bomb as a topping and made some grainola bars… delicious. Thanks, best recipes on the web.

  10. Julie Williams says:

    Hi Libby
    I have been told that our brain does not recognise the difference between real sugars and alternative sweeteners. I have alot of belly fat so am clearly insulin resistant. Is what I have been told incorrect? or is it that if you are NOT insulin resistant you can get away with using sweeteners such as stevia. I am definitely a sugar addict and i crave it every day in every way. I am being particular about not eating but it would be fabulous to find out that i can in fact use the othr sweeteners!!!

  11. Hi Libby,

    Why haven’t you answered the questions about the sweetner content of your recipe but you have answered other questions.

  12. My sister and I have just started this journey and thanks to Google found you! Great ideas, recipes and well relearning how to eat for dummies! Lol
    Curious though, my sister is allergic to coconut (like death allergic). What would be a good substitute? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
    Love all your recipes, including that caramel bar. It was a nice treat after cutting out refined sugar.

    1. I hear of so many recently who are truly allergic to coconut. I am trying to make many of my recipes now to use either coconut flour or almond flour to cater for both. For this granola recipe however, the coconut makes up the bulk of the granola so you could perhaps try to make a similar granola just with the nuts and seeds that she can tolerate. The volume of the recipe would obviously be smaller, but it would become a lovely “nut sprinkle” to enjoy over unsweetened yoghurt, coconut cream and berries. You could also add some almond flour/meal if she can tolerate almonds. That wild help bulk it up.

  13. This was a tasty recipe. Thanks for sharing. I made a batch with slight alterations (walnuts in place of pumpkin seeds, and honey/ginger crystals as sweetener). Hubby enjoyed it too. It was the perfect textural component for a breakfast fruit bowl.

  14. Why the need to add sweetener?
    The ingredients don’t need this
    I’m seeing lots of recipes that continue to feed the “sweet” addiction that LCHF should be weaning people from.
    Great recipe otherwise

  15. Sarah Roberts says:

    5 stars
    WOW, I just made this and its the bomb !!! Yum, I cant wait for breakast. Just beautiful flavours and so easy to make.