After living the keto lifestyle for about a year, I found myself craving granola. I searched for a low carb granola and tried a few paleo ones I could find at the supermarket. The ones I found were still pretty high in carbs as they all still had some form of dried fruit in them. They were also extremely expensive so it prompted me to create my own keto granola recipe.
Keto Granola Recipe
This easy keto granola recipe is super simple to make, stores easily in the cupboard in an airtight container and is great to have on hand when you are craving a crunchy topping for a dessert.
Our 11 year old niece, Abbey, loves to cook and her family have been changing their diet to a more low carb and ketogenic approach. This has become one of her favourite recipes to make. She cooks it all by herself and she likes to have it for breakfast or even an after school snack.
She has a sweet tooth and this keto friendly granola recipe seems to satisfy that craving for her. We are so proud that she likes this recipe and love it when she sends us pictures of her new batch.
Nuts & Seeds
You can use any nuts and seeds you have on hand. Macadamia, brazil, pecan and walnuts are the nuts lowest in carbs and are great for keeping the total carbs per serve as low as possible. Other nuts that will also work well are hazelnuts and almonds.
Avoid using peanuts and cashews if possible. Seeds that work well with this recipe are chia, flax, hemp, pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds. Just remember if you change the nuts or seeds in this recipe you may be changing the total carbs as well.
Pecans are our favourite nut to use in this recipe. We love the flavour and the texture of the pecan and it is a really good low carb nut option.
Dairy free/Vegan Option
The thing I really love about this keto granola recipe is that it can easily be made dairy free by swapping out the butter for coconut oil. We have done some experimenting with dairy free for a few weeks at a time and love that we can still have our granola.
We also had some overseas visitors stay with us for a couple of nights in March and one of our friends is vegan. We were really unsure of what we could do for breakfast and decided on making some chia pudding and our granola with the coconut oil. It was a big hit with our friends and they now make the chia pudding and granola at home.
We love to use Sukrin sweeteners in our keto baking and this keto granola. We have tried loads of the sweeteners available on the market and have found this to be the best tasting option with no bitter after taste. Our family and friends, who are not keto, love our keto baking too when it is made with Sukrin. Also, it is made with our preferred sweeteners, a combination of stevia glycosides and erythritol.
Australians! Don’t worry, the Sukrin products are available for us too. If you are interested check out Sukrin Australia.
Our favourites from the Sukrin products are;
- Sukrin 1 – which substitutes one for one for white sugar
- Gold – which substitutes one for one for brown sugar
- Melis – which substitutes one for one for icing or powdered sugar
- Gold Fibre Syrup – this reminds me of golden syrup that we use in baking in Australia. It tastes delicious and is great for making any caramel recipes
When we started our ketogenic journey in 2016, we found breakfast to be the easiest change for us. We were happy to skip the bread and toast heavy meals and just have eggs, bacon, and some form of vegetable. We were never big cereal eaters, but we did love a good muesli or granola with a nice greek yoghurt and some berries.
For almost a year, we didn’t even bother with the granola and yoghurt anymore, but after about year, I wanted something different. That is when, Erika created this delicious keto friendly granola recipe.
Even though we find breakfast the easiest keto meal of the day, sometimes we do want something different. Some of our favourite keto breakfast recipes include:
- Chia pudding (Perfect to have with the keto granola)
- Keto smoothie
- Cheesecake muffins
- Smoothie bowl
- Breakfast muffin
- Keto oatmeal
- Sprinkle on a couple of spoonfuls of double cream – YUM!
- As a crunchy topping for vanilla custard
- On top of your chia pudding
- As a trail mix
- It works really well added to our chocolate salami
- Swap out the butter for coconut oil for a dairy free and vegan option
- If you wanted a finer chop on the nuts you can chop in a food processor, just be careful not to make it too fine. I prefer the texture when the nuts are roughly hand chopped.
- You can find the maple flavour here. For Australians, you can find maple flavour here.
- When mixture is in the oven, keep an eye on it as the coconut can catch easily. The time in the oven depends on your oven, so watch that it doesn’t burn.
- Australians! Don’t worry, these Sukrin products are available for us too. If you are interested check out Sukrin Australia.
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Keto granola recipe
This keto granola recipe will quickly become a favourite. It is a crunchy and sweet granola that is made even more delicious with the maple flavour and the cinnamon. We love a crunchy keto granola and this is the best low carb granola recipe we have tried. It is so good served on top of some keto friendly yoghurt or as a keto cereal with some nut milk.
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- Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
- Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- In a seperate bowl, combine all wet ingredients and spices until all combined.
- Mix the wet mixture with the dry ingredients until the dry ingredient mixture is completely coated with the butter mixture.
- Spread the mixture evenly on a baking tray.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until golden, occasionally stirring mixture.
- Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.