Low-Carb Granola

This easy Low-Carb Granola  Recipe – contains no oats, but is loaded with low-carb nuts, seeds and sweetened with a Keto Sweetener. Serve with non-dairy low-carb milk or yogurt. Top with berries, sugar-free chocolate chips or peanut butter.

Keto granola with berries in a bowl

This is a low-carb option of a popular breakfast item. Do you ever wonder what to eat for breakfast on Keto diet ? You can enjoy some baked eggs, Keto waffles or make granola without the grain.

Keep in mind that this Keto granola does not use the same ingredients or taste as regular granola. It is made with nuts, sees, coconut flakes, low-carb sweetener and coconut oil. Feel free to add or omit ingredients, as long as they are low in carbs.

There are several brands that offer low-carb granola on the market. I rarely buy it, because while I’ve found some good ones, I still like to make it at home. This Keto friendly granola is super quick and easy to make!

This recipe makes about 2 – 2.5 cups of granola, which makes 8 servings. The net carb count comes to per serving comes to 3 net carbs per approximately 1/4 cup serving.

What ingredients do I need to make this Keto Granola Recipe?

  • low-carb nuts – I used pecans (or walnuts) and almonds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • hemp hearts
  • chia seeds
  • shredded coconut
  • low-carb brown sweetener
  • ground cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • coconut oil or MCT oil or a mix of both
  • egg white

ingredients needed for Keto granola

Since traditional granola is typically made with rolled oats, we need to get creative here and use a low-carb alternative. Sadly, you can not use oats on Keto.

This grain-free granola cereal is made with low-carb nuts and seeds, no oats.

I like to use pumpkin seeds, because they are rich in magnesium, but you can also use sunflower seed, which are rich in good fats.

Hemp hearts on the Keto diet? I love these and have been eating them for years, way before I started Keto. Add them to your cereal, smoothie or a salad. This protein rich superfood is also high in fiber, which is good for low-carb diets. No grain fiber, but you got good, hemp fiber and these are also low in calories.

The toasted nuts make is super crunchy. Sweetened with Brown low carb sweetener it has a nice caramelly flavor, which with a hint of cinnamon makes it have the flavor or real grain granola.

Keto granola with strawberries in a gray cereal bowl

What nuts are low-carb and can be used in Keto diet?

This is a great question. Can you even have nut on Keto? And the short answer is yes, but it depends on what nuts. Some of them are low in carbs and some are higher.

Nuts with the lowest carbs per 100 grams (3 1/2 oz):

  • Pecans 4 g
  • Brazil Nuts 4 g
  • Macadamia Nuts 5 g
  • Walnuts 7 g
  • Hazelnuts 7 g

Nuts with higher carb count:

  • Peanuts 8 g
  • Almonds 9 g
  • Pistachios 15 g (I’d avoid them on low-carb diet)
  • Cashews 22 g (I’d avoid them on low-carb diet)

How to make Low-Carb Granola Recipe at home?

 

Keto granola ingredients before being baked in a clear bowl

  1. Preheat oven to 300 F. (You can bake at 275 F, if your oven is too hot).
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl combine the coconut oil, sweetener, vanilla, MCT oil and whisk to combine.
  4. Combine the nuts, seeds and coconut in a bowl. Pour the sweetener/coconut mixture on top and stir to coat.
  5. Spread the granola over the parchment paper and bake for 20 minutes, turn once. You can stir the granola once.
  6. Let the granola cool and break into pieces.
  7. Store in an air-tight container for up to 1 week.
  8. Serve.

What to serve this Low-Carb Granola with?

  • berries
  • nut butter
  • nut milk
  • yogurt

Can you use these ingredients to make low-carb granola bars?

While these ingredients are perfect for low-carb clusters, they won’t make great granola bars, because the ingredients might be too dry. To make granola bars from Keto ingredients, you need a “binding” ingredient, like a whole egg (not just egg whites) and most likely nut butter. Mix together, then bake at 325-350 F  for 15 minutes. Cool and cut into bars. I still have to experiment with low-carb granola bar recipes.

Keto low-carb granola in a gray bowl

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Servings: 8

Low-Carb Granola

This easy Low-Carb Granola Recipe - contains no oats, but is loaded with low-carb nuts, seeds and sweetened with a Keto Sweetener. Serve with non-dairy low-carb milk or yogurt. Top with berries, sugar-free chocolate chips or peanut butter.
Keto granola with berries in a bowl
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw almonds — whole or sliced
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp low-carb sweetener — I prefer brown and used Swerve Brown
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp MCT oil — optional
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon — optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl combine the coconut oil, sweetener, vanilla, MCT oil and whisk to combine.
  3. Combine the nuts, seeds and coconut in a bowl. Pour the sweetener/coconut mixture on top and stir to coat.
  4. Spread the granola over the parchment paper and bake for 20 minutes, turn once. You can stir the granola once.
  5. Let the granola cool and break into pieces.
  6. Store in an air-tight container for up to 1 week.
  7. Serve with yogurt or almond milk.

Recipe Notes

3 net carbs per 1/4 cup serving
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: low carb granola

Nutrition Information

Calories: 207, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 16mg, Potassium: 135mg, Carbohydrates: 6g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 6g, Vitamin A: 30%, Calcium: 56%, Iron: 1.8%