This keto granola recipe is a great combination of nuts, seeds and coconut for a delicious crunchy breakfast or easy keto snack. Bake a large batch for a low carb, paleo and gluten free breakfast.
What is keto granola?
Traditional granola will have oats in it which are a hard no on a keto diet. You will find sugar sneaked into granola too. This keto granola recipe omits oats and uses a low carb sweetener. Low carb nuts and seeds are used for a high protein snack.
I make this keto granola recipe with coconut for natural sweetness and a chewy texture. I use unsweetened desiccated coconut of course. No sugar in this granola recipe!
Once you have made homemade granola you will never stop making it. It’s great to have on hand for snacking, a satisfying breakfast on the go or enjoy the smaller pieces with a bowl of almond milk when you have a hankering for a low carb cereal.
What ingredients are in keto granola?
You can use any mixture of nuts and seeds, but for this recipe I have used these ingredients:
Desiccated coconut – Unsweetened coconut adds texture, fibre and is high in manganese and copper.
Almonds – Rich in healthy fatty acids, packed with antioxidants, low in carbs and full of protein.
Hazelnuts – A great source of vitamin E, rich in antioxidants and manganese.
Pecans – Low in carbs, high in magnesium and zinc.
Hemp seed hearts – A great source of plant-based protein, rich in healthy fats and high in fibre.
Pumpkin seeds – A great source of zinc, healthy fats and magnesium.
Ground flaxseed – Full of omega-3 fats, rich in lignans and high in fibre.
Golden erythritol - A golden low carb sugar gives the granola and additional flavour but you could use a regular low carb sweetener such as monkfruit.
Cinnamon – As well as a great warm taste, cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants and has great anti-inflammatory properties.
Other ingredients you could use
The beauty of a low carb granola recipe is that you can use any combination of nuts and seeds. I've even made a batch with sugar free chocolate chips which was delicious (the Chief Taster requests this a lot whilst we are stuck at home!). Here are a few suggestions but you can use anything you have in your store cupboard.
- Chia seeds
- Sesame seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Sugar free chocolate chips
- Coconut oil (in place of the water to bind the ingredients)
- Pine nuts
- Almond butter
- Peanut butter
If you need to check the carbs in the nuts and seeds that you have in your store cupboard, this is a good list with a printable PDF too. https://ketovegetarianrecipes.com/carbs-nuts-seeds-keto-low-carb/
How to make keto granola
Making a low carb granola is quick and simple
- Chop the nuts (not too fine as you want a mixture of sizes)
- Add the seeds, coconut and low carb sweetener
- Mix well and add the water.
- Cool and eat
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- 1 cup desiccated coconut unsweetened
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup hazelnuts
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1/4 cup hemp seed hearts
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
- 2 tablespoons erythritol preferable brown
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/3 cup water
- Preheat the oven to 150C/300F degrees.
- Place the almonds, hazelnuts and pecans in a food processor and lightly pulse until you have a mixture of small and large chunks.
- In a bowl, add the coconut, hemp seed hearts, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, erythritol and cinnamon.
- Add the chopped nuts and mix with a spatula.
- Add the water and stir until combined.
- Press evenly onto a parchment paper lined baking tin (I use a 8-inch square brownie tin)
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until slightly firm and golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and cool.
- Cut into chunks and store in an airtight container. I keep mine in the fridge to keep it firm and crunchy.
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