Whether you want a quick breakfast or yummy snack, this Keto granola is a delicious bite any time of day. And all you have to do is mix the ingredients and bake!
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Granola was the darling of the “health” food world for years. From granola bars you could take on-the-go to granola crumbles used to top your morning yogurt, it seemed like EVERYONE was crunching on these tasty clusters.
Unfortunately, most traditional granola brands used sugar, honey, and high-carb ingredients that aren’t very suitable for a Keto way of eating.
So when I found myself craving an easy snack packed with crunch, I did what any kitchen creative would do: I whipped up my own Keto granola!
This recipe is so easy to make. Mix the ingredients, lay it all on a baking sheet, and toss it in the oven for about half an hour. Stir halfway through, then throw in the chocolate chips once it’s done. How easy is that?
And, if I’m being honest, I might like this version even better than the “traditional” stuff. It has just the right amount of sweetness, plus it’s packed with healthy fats and gets a nice little kick from the cinnamon.
Oh, and did I mention there’s chocolate? I mean, this is my dream granola. Of COURSE there’s going to be chocolate.
What Kind Of Granola Is Keto Friendly
Traditional granola uses rolled oats as the main ingredient, which already makes it higher in carbs that most of us would like. Then, those rolled oats are melded together using a melted sweetener like honey or brown sugar.
So how do we turn this into a low-carb, sugar-free recipe?
The trick to making Keto granola is to replace the rolled oats with other crunchy ingredients like nuts and seeds, then using tasty sugar-free honey and low-carb brown sweetener! When these bake into the granola, they create this sweet-but-not-too-sweet coating that is just irresistible.
I love this granola recipe because it’s so easy to make at home. But if you’re interested in pre-made Keto granola, there are a few brands you can try!
What Is This Low Carb Granola Made With?
This recipe is made primarily from nuts and seeds. The main ingredients are almonds and pecans, then walnuts, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds.
…plus a bunch of other fun things like cinnamon, low carb brown sugar substitute, and sugar-free honey to make it all delicious.
You probably already know that nuts are a healthy ingredient to include in a low carb diet. And the great thing about pumpkin, sunflower, and chia seeds is that each one comes with a hearty serving of fiber.
Compared to traditional granola, this Keto granola is made with some pretty powerhouse ingredients!
What To Eat With Keto Granola
Did you used to eat regular granola before transitioning to a low-carb way of eating? If yes, then however you enjoyed it back then is a great way to enjoy Keto granola now!
If you’re new to the granola world, then I’m happy to provide a little inspiration.
Many of us enjoy granola for breakfast as a topping over low-carb yogurt, low-carb overnight “oats”, or a low-carb smoothie bowl. It provides just the right crunch!
I also love using it as a crunchy topper for Keto friendly ice cream. Thanks to the chocolate chips, low carb granola can definitely be used for dessert.
Want to keep things simple? Then just enjoy these crunchy clusters all on their own! Whether it’s for breakfast, a snack, dessert, or anything in between, there is truly never a bad time for granola.
How To Store Extra Keto Granola
This recipe makes about 8 servings of low carb granola. So unless you’re about to feed a crowd of hungry brunchers, you’re probably going to have some leftovers.
I recommend storing your granola in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. If you try to store it at room temperature, the butter and coconut oil will melt, so make sure to keep it chilled!
How To Make Keto Granola
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, add the almonds and the chopped pecans.
Add all of the remaining ingredients except for the baking chips to a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine well.
Transfer the granola mixture to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Spread into an even layer.
Bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through. Once finished, remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature.
Once the granola has cooled, break it up into pieces and stir in the baking chips. Store in an airtight container.
Other Breakfast Options From The Keto Option That You Might Like
- 1 cup raw whole almonds
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup shelled sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup swerve brown sugar substitute
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons sugar free honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- ¼ cup lily’s baking chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the almonds and the chopped pecans.
- Add all of the remaining ingredients except for the baking chips to a large mixing bowl.
- Stir to combine well.
- Transfer the granola mixture to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Spread into an even layer.
- Bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through. Once finished, remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature.
- Once the granola has cooled, break it up into pieces and stir in the baking chips. Store in an airtight container.
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