Food & Nutrition

Low sugar granola that tastes good and won’t ruin your diet (our top 7)

Published by Finn Hayden

We've got a very popular guide about the best healthy granola you can buy, and although that list is great (even if we do say so ourselves), some of the feedback we get is that some of the granola included in that guide is a little high in sugar. The reason for this is because typically, healthy granola contains a lot of fruit, which can bump up the amount of sugar in each bowl quite a bit.

That's fine for most people, but for people who need to follow a low sugar diet such as diabetics, it's not ideal. For this reason, we thought it would be a good idea to produce another guide to the best low sugar granola that you can buy. Let's get into it:

MOMA low sugar granola

MOMA (which stands for 'Making Oats More Awesome') is a very underrated granola brand in our opinion, and we don't often see them stocked in our local supermarkets. But this low sugar granola from MOMA is the best that we tried for this guide - with cherries and almonds, it contains zero added sugar and just a touch of date syrup for a bit of sweetness. With 3.6g of sugar per 100g, it's not only one of the best-tasting granolas that we tried for this list but also one of the lowest in sugar. Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk

Moma low sugar granola

Lizi's granola low sugar

The low sugar granola from Lizi's is very popular here in the UK, and we're not surprised at all by this - despite containing just 3.8g of sugar per 100g, it still manages to taste great. It still has a bit of sweetness from the fructose and the black treacle in the ingredients, which is a clever way of making this granola still taste great despite containing very little sugar. The entire Lizi's range is great, learn more and buy it here - tesco.com

Lizi's low sugar granola

Eat Natural

The Eat Natural brand makes an awesome range of totally natural granola, like the gluten free granola we reviewed recently. So we weren't surprised to find an excellent low sugar granola within the Eat Natural range. Made using whole grain oats and a delicious mix of almonds and seeds, this granola contains no refined sugars and is totally vegan. There is still a nice bit of sweetness from the coconut nectar blossom in the ingredients. At 2.2g sugar per serving, we definitely think this granola is perfect for this guide. Learn more and buy it here - waitrose.com

Eat Natural

Bio & Me gut-loving granola

We've featured the gut-friendly products from the Bio & Me brand a number of times on our website now, most recently in our guide to the best probiotic yoghurt. As well as being great for your gut, this gut-loving granola from Bio & Me is also very low in sugar, with just 4.6g of sugar per 100g. Cleverly, the team at Bio & me has ensured that there is still a little sweetness by adding dates to the recipe, so this granola still tastes great. Learn more and buy it here - sainsburys.co.uk

Bio & Me granola

Rude Heath 

The Rude Health brand produces a wide range of granolas, and the low sugar almond & hazelnut granola from this brand is definitely one of our favourites from the range. Made using Mediterranean Almonds and Turkish Hazelnuts, the sugar which has been removed from the granola hasn't been replaced with any sweeteners, so it's definitely not as sweet as most of the other granola produced by Rude Health, but we'd still say it tastes great. Learn more and buy it here - tesco.com

Rude Health low sugar granola

Keto Hana granola

Keto diets need to be low in carbs, and that means they're usually low in sugar too. This granola from Keto Hana, which is designed to be eaten on a keto diet, is very low in sugar, with zero refined sugar added to it. Made using coconut oil and with a healthy amount of nuts and seeds added to it, we really loved the taste and didn't feel that it tasted like anything had been removed from it at all. Learn more and buy it here - hollandandbarrett.com

keto granola

Jordans low sugar

We'll admit that we're huge fans of the standard Jordan's granola, but looking at the back of those packets makes for scary reading - they're absolutely jam-packed with sugar, so it's no wonder they're so tasty. Even the Simply Granola from Jordan contains more than 17g of sugar per 100g! So we were a little skeptical when we saw that Jordans has released a low sugar granola, but we're happy to report that it tasted really good. Made using desiccated coconut for a little sweetness, it contains less than 5% sugar and only 2.9g of sugar per 100g - officially the lowest sugar granola we tried for this guide. Learn more and buy it here - waitrose.com

Jordans low sugar granola

We hope this guide helps you to find a great-tasting low sugar granola. Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have any other recommendations for us to try!

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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