Crunchy Keto Granola (Video)

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Granola has always been one of those “health foods” that we never questioned. However, packed with sugar and grains, and extremely calorie dense it is far from a healthy choice. We’ve created the best Keto Granola to replace all the high carb versions and satisfy your cravings! Add it to your low carb yogurt, pour some almond milk over it for cereal or snack on it while you work.

Easy Keto Cereal

Why buy a processed keto cereal online when you can make your own, better ingredient, version at home? Feeling good about the ingredients and knowing exactly what you’re feeding your family and friends is a big part of making healthier choices. It’s also a lot more budget friendly than all the ‘keto cereals’ you see popping up online.

A glass jar on its side with keto granola spilled out of it on top of parchment paper with a bowl of yogurt, keto granola and berries

The Best Nuts For Keto

When first starting the keto diet, it’s hard to know what nuts are a good option. They’re all high in fat so it seems reasonable to assume they are all a great option for snacking, but knowing how they range in net carbs will better equip you when choosing which nuts to snack on or use in your homemade keto granola.

Tip: Feel free to swap out the nuts and seeds we’ve chosen to your preferred taste and carb count. You can also swap out the cinnamon for some pumpkin pie spice for the perfect fall time snack!

Balance Out The Carbs With Fat

You may be thinking that nuts are already high in fat, so what is there to balance out? Well, nuts are actually high in omega 6 fats otherwise known as inflammatory fats. And, when consuming high amounts of omega 6’s you definitely want to balance them out with your anti-inflammatory fats, Omega 3’s. This can easily be done throughout the day by consuming salmon, sardines or grass fed eggs and beef.

In this keto granola recipe we balance out the carbs found in the nuts and seeds we use with nutritious butter. It not only makes this a higher fat to carb ratio snack, but also aids in taste and texture of the final result.

Tip: Another great fat source to balance out the omega 6’s for this keto granola is coconut oil!

Bake, Don’t Burn!

The trick to baking this keto granola just right is removing it from the oven every 15 minutes and stirring it around with a spoon or spatula before flattening it out again. This will not only prevent the nuts and butter from burning, but will ensure that once cooled it is all evenly toasted and crunchy.

A blue bowl filled with yogurt, keto granola and berries with two spoons and some granola spilled out on parchment paper behind it

The Best Keto Granola

The ‘best’ of any recipe to me has to start off as homemade. Why is that, you ask? Well, if I have the recipe to make it at home I can alter ingredients and portions to tailor it to my favorite tastes and caloric needs. This keto granola is no different. We’ve given you the base to create the perfect granola every time. Now, all you have to do is make it and share with your friends and family!

Note: I highly recommend you portion it out into zip top bags for quick grab and go snacking and easier control of intake.

How To Use Your New Favorite Keto Snack?

If you make this keto granola recipe you’re going to want to make it in bulk! It won’t last long in a house full of kids. It’s best to store in the fridge for freshness and is obviously a great snack for snacking on alone. However, if you aren’t sure how else to use we’ve got you covered. You can:

  1. Top some homemade Low Carb Mason Jar Ice Cream
  2. Fold it into our delicious Low Carb Chocolate Mousse, or
  3. Mix into your meal prepped Overnight Oats!

One of our favorite ways to eat this keto granola is by pouring some unsweetened macadamia nut milk over it for an after dinner snack! Give it a try. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

This crunchy Keto Granola is the perfect, healthy, low carb swap for traditional store bought granola and cereals that will satisfy your all your cravings!

Recipe can be quickly added to MyFitnessPal – Search “KetoConnect – Keto Granola”

Net Carbs: 2g Servings Size: 1/10th recipe **For a quick grab and go snack portion out granola into zip top bags and store in the fridge for freshness!

Keto Granola

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto granola
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Resting Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 325kcal
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Instructions

  • Pre-heat your oven to 275F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the pecans, almond and coconut flakes to a food processor and pulse 3-5 times until everything is roughly chopped and combined (Feel free to roughly chop using a knife if you prefer).
  • Heat a bottom heavy saucepan over low heat and add the butter. Allow to melt down, stirring continuously using a wooden spoon, for 5-10 minutes until browned in color and caramel in smell.
  • Allow the butter to cool for 5-7 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • Pour your nut mixture into a large mixing bowl and top with your browned butter mixture. Combine thoroughly until everything is coated.
  • Pour the mixture out onto your baking sheet and spread out into a single layer.
  • Bake for a total of 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes with your wooden spoon and then re-flattening out onto the baking sheet.
  • Allow to cool completely before breaking apart enjoying. Best stored in the fridge for freshness!

Notes

Net Carbs: 2g
Servings Size: 1/10th recipe
**For a quick grab and go snack portion out granola into zip top bags and store in the fridge for freshness!

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 32g | Fiber: 5g

Megha Barot

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