Keto Granola Crunchy Breakfast Cereal - Low Carb Granola Recipe (2024)

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Keto Granola is honestly one of the most exciting recipes on this blog so far, why? because it honestly tastes like normal granola… It’s crunchy, it’s semi-sweet and it goes perfectly with some homemade keto yogurt and berries. This means that you have now found a perfect recipe for days when you don’t want to eat eggs!

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Keto Granola is just another way of saying Keto muesli. As a kid, my favoritebreakfast was muesli with milk and a banana. Whilst I could still have this if I wasn’t following a ketogenic diet, you’d have to question how much sugar store-bought boughtmuesli. (way too much for the ketogenic diet).

How To Make Low Carb Keto Granola

As a dedicated recipe creator, I’ve been trying to up my game so that its easier for you to see how its made, without even reading the methods. How great is that? So that’s exactly how this next little section will proceed.

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You have two options when making this keto granola recipe. Firstly, if you have a food processor, just blitz all the ingredients and they should be mixed pretty well (still keep them chunky).

However, if you don’t have one then simply chop all the nuts into at least 4-5 pieces. Adding all the mixed nuts and seeds to a bowl helps mix them through, whilst making sure there are no HUGE pieces still in the mix that you’ve forgotten to chop up.

This photo explains when you mix all the ingredients together with the sugar-free maple syrup. It should look slightly wet, but nothing should be dripping. You’ll want it to clump together, but not become keto granola cake…

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Grab a baking sheet and place some parchmentpaper down like above. You’ll want to spread it out so that the keto granola can get maximum airtime in the oven without burning.

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I cannot stress enough how quickly this recipe can burn if you’ve turned your back on it. Please make sure that your keto diet granola doesn’t burn! The easiest way is to set the timer for 5-10 mins and mix the ingredients each time you pull it out. The edges will crisp up, but the center might still be wet.

How Do I Store Keto Granola?

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I love storing things in glass jars. They are reusable and don’t leach plastic all through your beautiful recipe. As you can see, I’ve just made a cone shape from a piece of paper to help funnel the keto granola into the jar. It’s as simple as that!

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Final Thoughts

This recipe will feed 1 person for a whole week, or two people for a whole week if you switch it up between eggs and granola clusters.

This means that you’ll be able to make a big batch on Sunday and have a super quick breakfast recipe for during the week when getting the kids ready is more important.

Of course, this keto granola is homemade. Store-bought granola can be very expensive because it contains many expensive ingredients that then need to be “marked up” for profit. You’re saving yourself money, plus you’re getting the best ingredients possible. Win-Win.

You could also add 1 – 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to make this into a Keto Chocolate Granola. YUM!

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Recipe

4.34 from 80 votes

Net Carbs 8g

Keto Granola

Keto Granola is honestly one of the most exciting recipes on this blog so far, why? because it honestly tastes like normal granola... It's crunchy, it's semi-sweet and it goes perfectly with some homemade keto yogurt and berries. This means that you have now found a perfect recipe for days when you don't want to eat eggs!

Calories: 391kcal

Author: FatForWeightLoss (Aaron Day)

Prep: 10 minutes minutes

Cook: 30 minutes minutes

Total: 40 minutes minutes

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Serves10 Servings

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup Almonds Chopped
  • 1 Cup Walnuts Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Flakes Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Flax Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/3 Cup Butter Melted
  • 1/4 Cup MCT Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar Free Maple Syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180C (360F). Chop all the seeds and nuts into around 4 - 5 pieces each where possible (or pulse 12 times in a food processor). Place into a large bowl.

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  • Add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl, and mix around.

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  • On a baking tray with parchment paper, place the granola out into a flat even layer. Place in the oven for 15 mins.

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  • Once the timer goes off, pull it out and mix all the ingedients around, making sure that the edges don't burn. Keep putting it in the oven in 5 to 10 min intervals so that the mixture doesn't burn.

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  • 30 mins should be enough to make this granola crunchy, but depending on your oven it might be more or less, so please keep an eye on it. It should turn a golden brown all over.

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Tips & Notes:

I cannot stress enough how quickly this recipe can burn if you've turned your back on it. Please make sure that your keto diet granola doesn't burn!

The easiest way is to set the timer for 5-10 mins and mix the ingredients each time you pull it out. The edges will crisp up, but the centre might still be wet.

Nutrition Facts

Keto Granola

Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)

Calories 391Calories from Fat 279

% Daily Value*

Fat 31g48%

Saturated Fat 13g81%

Cholesterol 35mg12%

Sodium 75mg3%

Potassium 239mg7%

Carbohydrates 13g4%

Fiber 5g21%

Sugar 4g4%

Protein 9g18%

Vitamin A 216IU4%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Calcium 82mg8%

Iron 2mg11%

Net Carbs 8g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie keto diet.

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Course:Breakfast

Cuisine:Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb / Keto, Vegetarian

Keyword:keto granola

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  1. Jacquu says

    Make this weekly now for my hubby and I – we are both in our 70’s and want to be more healthy. It’s so nice we look forward to breakfast!!

    Reply

    • FatForWeightLoss says

      So great Jacquu 🙂

      Reply

  2. Kathy says

    Game Changer! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. I assume almond flakes are ground almonds (?) I just had a 1/4 cup of this with some strawberries and blueberries and a couple tablespoons of unsweetened almond milk. So delicious! I am looking forward to having this tomorrow. I stored this in a large mason jar, in the fridge. I appreciate you putting this together and sharing. I’m following Keto and always looking for new recipe ideas.

    Reply

    • FatForWeightLoss says

      I appreciate this! Thank you 🙂

      Reply

  3. Kerry-Ann Rautenbach says

    This is thee most DELICIOUS and healthiest granola ever! Cannot live without it! Thank you 🙏🏼

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  4. Lizzie says

    Love, love, love this granola but, gee, I wish you’d provide metric measures instead of cups, etc. in the interests of accuracy 🙂

    Reply

    • FatForWeightLoss says

      Hi Lizzie, with accuracy in mind, follow the recipe using cups and measure those ingredients on your own scale (then enter into myfitnesspal or cronometer). That will give you the ultimate accuracy for YOUR ingredients as well 🙂

      Reply

  5. Celine says

    Makes a very nice cereal, added dark chocolate chunks in the last 5 min of cooking to half the pan. Both were very good.

    Reply

  6. Karan says

    how long can this granola be stored for?

    thanks

    Reply

    • FatForWeightLoss says

      Up to 2 weeks generally, but I’ve stored it for 3-4 with no issues.

      Reply

  7. Elizabeth English says

    Hi, new to Keto so unsure about the net carbs per serving?…is it 8.
    Thanks

    Reply

    • FatForWeightLoss says

      That is correct!

      Reply

  8. Stacy Read says

    I made this and it turned out so well. Crunchy, nutty heaven. I also added some organic ground cinnamon. Delicious over natural yoghurt with a splash of sugar-free maple syrup on top.

    Reply

    • FatForWeightLoss says

      Thanks so much Stacy!

      Reply

  9. Jac Watson says

    Grateful for this Aaron – thanks very much
    Especially the Nutritional info

    Reply

  10. Rose says

    I am going to make this, looks tasty!

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Keto Granola Crunchy Breakfast Cereal - Low Carb Granola Recipe (2024)

FAQs

Is granola ok for a low carb diet? ›

The key to eating granola on the keto diet is to find granola that is low in sugar and low in carbs. This isn't always easy to do. Many mass-produced granola varieties include 20 grams of carbs (or more!), plus refined sugars and other high-carb sweeteners.

What is keto granola made of? ›

Conventional granola is made with oats and typically has a lot of added sugar, so it's not a keto-friendly option. However, keto granola uses nuts, seeds, and low carb sweeteners to simulate the same taste and texture.

Why are homemade granola not crunchy? ›

Bake low and slow.

Cook at 300 degrees F slowly for about 30 minutes or until it is golden brown and toasty. Cooking at too high of a temperature will likely burn the honey coating, the oats, and the nuts. A lower temperature ensures even baking for crispy, crunchy granola.

What is in low carb keto nut granola? ›

Nuts & Seeds – Instead of traditional oats, I make the base of my keto granola with almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), and sunflower seeds. The variety prevents any one type from overpowering it. You can really use any combination of keto nuts here, such as walnuts, macadamia nuts, or Brazil nuts.

Should you avoid oatmeal on a low carb diet? ›

Oatmeal is high in net carbs, which doesn't fit the low carb, high fat strategy needed to achieve ketosis. Chia seeds, flaxseed, hemp hearts, and almonds are all possible substitutes for oatmeal, whether you make them into porridge or enjoy mixing them with other foods.

Is keto granola good for weight loss? ›

Keto granola is the ideal snack food for dieters: you can get a balanced, healthy meal or snack without spiking your blood glucose level, which makes you hungrier sooner. It also won't ruin your attempt to reach ketosis. Here's how you can use it in all levels of your keto diet.

How many carbs per day keto? ›

The ketogenic diet typically reduces total carbohydrate intake to less than 50 grams a day—less than the amount found in a medium plain bagel—and can be as low as 20 grams a day. Generally, popular ketogenic resources suggest an average of 70-80% fat from total daily calories, 5-10% carbohydrate, and 10-20% protein.

Can you buy keto granola? ›

Keto Hana Coconut & Almond Original Butter Breakfast Granola with No Refined Sugars & Only 1.1g Net Carbs Includes 4 x 300gr/0.6lbs Family Bags.

What ingredients should you avoid in granola? ›

Check the ingredient list, avoiding products that list sugar or sweeteners —including natural sweeteners like honey — within the first few ingredients. Instead, the first few ingredients should be whole foods, such as oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. You may also want to look for varieties high in protein and fiber.

How to make granola crunchy again? ›

A Hot Oven Is the Secret to Reviving Stale Granola

All it takes is spreading the granola in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and heating it in a 400 degree oven for five minutes — essentially re-baking it.

How to keep homemade granola crunchy? ›

Don't bake the granola too long—just until it's lightly golden on top, as described. It might not seem like it's done yet, but it will continue to crisp up as it cools. Over-baking the granola seems to break the sugar bonds. Lastly, let the granola cool completely before breaking it up.

Which nuts are OK with keto? ›

Here are some of the best keto-friendly nuts:
  • Almonds. Almonds are versatile and widely available low-carb nuts. ...
  • Macadamia nuts. Macadamia nuts are low-carb tree nuts grown in Australia. ...
  • Pecans. Pecans are an excellent source of low-carb, high-fat nutrition for your keto diet. ...
  • Brazil nuts. ...
  • Walnuts. ...
  • Hazelnuts. ...
  • Pine nuts.
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What peanut butter is keto? ›

Best types of PB for keto dieters

Here are a few good choices for natural PB: Once Again Creamy Peanut Butter: 5 g net carbs per 2-tbsp serving. Santa Cruz Organics Creamy Light Roasted Peanut Butter: 2 g net carbs per 2-tbsp serving. Smucker's Natural Chunky Peanut Butter: 4 g net carbs per 2-tbsp serving.

Are blueberries low-carb keto? ›

Some fruits, such as strawberries and blueberries, are generally considered keto-friendly because they are relatively low in carbohydrates and high in fiber. Conversely, peaches, grapes, and apples tend to be higher in carbs and may be more challenging to fit into a strict keto diet.

Can I eat granola and still lose weight? ›

High-fiber foods, like the oats and whole grains found in granola, fill you up and keep you feeling fuller longer. Dietary studies have found eating a high-fiber diet can help you lose weight. Dried fruit and nuts also contain antioxidants, like vitamin E, which can lower inflammation in the body.

What snack foods have no carbs? ›

Zero Carb Snacks:
  • Cheese: A savory and satisfying snack, cheese is low in carbs and high in flavor. ...
  • Hard-Boiled Eggs: Packed with protein and virtually carb-free, hard-boiled eggs make for a portable and nutritious snack. ...
  • Pork Rinds: Crispy and carb-free, pork rinds are a savory alternative to traditional snacks.

What foods are discouraged in a low carb diet? ›

A low carb diet typically has you limit bread, sweets, and starchy vegetables. Certain types of fruit may also be high in carbs. Carbs are an important source of energy and one of the three main macronutrients in our diets, along with fat and protein.

Is granola a good source of carbs? ›

Granola is also packed with carbs. “For active people, granola is best known for being a source of carbohydrate to fuel the muscles and provide energy for a busy day,” Clark says. “Grains are excellent for athletic people to fuel muscles.”

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