Sugar Free Lemon Poppyseed No-Grainola. (Gluten/Grain/Egg/Dairy Free)


So here I am on day 7 of the 21 DSD. I won't lie it's tough but I know it will be worth it, it will it will!!! I mean, no one ever got any where without a little hard work. I've got this!! Can you tell I've been doing a lot of self talk lately?? I'm doing a modified version, allowing for more carbs as I just started crossfit..but STIL these sugar cravings are intense.

I'm proud to introduce a recipe adapted from Diane Sanfilippo's cook book The 21 Day Sugar Detox. This book is leading me out of metaphorical woods of sugar and into a happier, sugar-less version of me! It's ALSO inspiring some new sugar free versions of the food we all know and love. Here we have a lemon poppy seed granola. It's deliciously tart and can be enjoyed on its own or in your morning cereal. But before you go messing around in the kitchen with this recipe, go check out Diane's Sanfilippo's new cookbook to help with your 21 DSD!!!

Sugar Free Lemon Poppyseed Granola


  • 2 1/4 of Cups Nuts/Seeds of choice (I used a combo of Cashews and Walnuts)
  • 1 Banana (green tipped)
  • 3/4 Cups Blanched Almond Flour
  • 1 1/2 TBS Poppy seeds
  • 1 TBS Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Zest from 2 Lemons


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a food processor process the nuts until they are ground, they should be a mix of small grounds and small chunks.
  3. Put nuts in a bowl, and set aside
  4. In the food process add the green tipped banana and puree.
  5. Combine nuts, pureed banana, almond flour, poppy seeds, lemon juice, salt, and lemon zest.
  6. Crumble granola on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Place in oven for 15 minutes.
  8. Rotate granola and lower oven to 300 degrees.
  9. Cook an additional 15-17 minutes. Granola should be lightly golden and crisp.

Brittany Angell

15 comments | Leave your own

  1. Brianne

    Looks great! I did the 21DSD in November and loved the way I felt so much that I’ve tried to make it into a lifestyle! I’m glad you’ll be featuring more sweetener-free recipes on your site. I like how Diane calls her desserts “not sweet treats.” ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. DeeDee

    These look yummy, and I’m doing 21DSD right now, too, so great timing. I wanted to point out, in case you didn’t realize, that cashews aren’t allowed on 21DSD. Maybe you already knew that and are eating them anyway as part of your modified version. No judgement!

  3. Elizabeth

    This looks wonderful!!! All the other granola recipes out there want you to cook on a low temp for 24 hours. This seems so much better!!!!

    1. Elizabeth

      Shoot, didn’t mean to include my last name. Can that be taken down?

  4. Jennifer

    What so you mean by “green tipped” bananas?

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  6. Jennifer Van Wassenhove

    I just finished making these….so good! Thank you!!!

  7. Laura

    I am not allowed to have bananas in my diet due to the sugar content, would another fruit work to replace it? (I haven’t asked the doctor about green tipped bananas and sugar content, I am just going with the lists she gave me.)

    1. Donna

      +1 for Laura’s inquiry!โ€ฆI am wondering if unsweetened applesauce might work (1/2 cup?) as a replacement for the bananaโ€ฆor even silken non- GMO tofu or soy yogurt for those of us without certain dietary concerns?

      Thanks a heap for any ideas!

  8. Tara

    Fresh out of the oven! So yummy!

  9. Claire

    I don’t have almond flour – could I use regular whole wheat flour instead?

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