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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- 100 g coconut, shredded or flaked
- 50 g macadamias, roughly chopped
- 50 g almonds, roughly chopped
- 50 g pecans, roughly chopped
- 20 g sesame seeds
- 20 g hemp or chia seeds
- 30 g pumpkin seeds
- 50 g butter, melted and cooled
- 3 tbsp sukrin gold, brown sugar replacement (or your preferred sweetener)
- 1 tbsp cinnamon, ground
- ¼ tsp maple Flavour
- ¼ tsp salt
- 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
Note: This is based on the ingredients we used, nutritional information may vary depending on the ingredients used.
Nutrition Per Serve
Am loving this on home made yoghurt. Give it a go, you will not be disappointed.
So yum isn’t it! Glad you are enjoying it Caroline
love this recipe, taste so delicious 🙂
great recipe i use the chocolate flavouring from Aldi. i didnt bother with the sweetener it doesnt need it and can get sweetness from fruit. thx
Debbie Watson says
Love this recipe. It is by far one of the best I have made ?
Thank you so much Debbie.
I made the granola yesterday, tasted it this morning with some fromage blanc for breakfast and it was delicious. Thanks for the recipe.
So glad you like it
Gary Richmond-Wells says
Looking forward to trying this recipe but I’m having trouble purchasing the maple flavouring as it’s currently not in stock. Can you recommend any alternatives to this flavouring?
Can you get sugar free maple syrup, that will also work. Or you can leave it out all together it will just miss the maple flavour
Susan Walsh says
Love this, last time I made it it didn’t last long so I made a double batch today. Love having the option for something crunchy.
Thanks for the recipe. Tried and tested……amazing and so easy to make.
Thank you so much.
June Miller says
Absolutely delicious, have remade three times in two weeks! Thank you for this, my non-keto husband loves it too… The only changes I made were slightly less butter – 40g instead of 50g – and 2tbsp sweetener instead of 3. I also added 50g sliced almonds dry toasted in a pan to the cooled granola as I wanted to make sure they didn’t burn in the butter. Total winner!
Sounds great. Glad you both love it.
From another Aussie, thank you for this recipe with gram measurements! It’s so hard to find one that isn’t in cups (not very accurate, depends how finely the nuts are chopped). Am I right in assuming the tablespoon measure is is 20ml not 15ml?
Another good question Lyn. When we make it we are using the Australian tbsp, but the calculating of the macros would be US due to the software we are using. So, when making it, you will be fine. When calculating macros it might be slightly off. Hope this helps.
James Ingman says
As someone who despises coconut (thankfully we have refined coconut oil) what would you suggest to use instead of the coconut in this recipe? More seeds maybe?
The coconut adds quite a bit of bulk in the recipe. You could add more of the other nuts and seeds to make it up.
This granola recipe is fabulous and was easy to make. I love it over Greek yogurt. Addictive!
Thanks Carla, It is addictive, but we love it.
Julie Naylor says
I make this every week, it’s quick, simple and delicious. We have it for breakfast with full fat greek yoghurt, strawberries and blueberries. Thank you for the recipe.
We love this granola and just finished making some ourselves. Glad you like it. It’s great with yoghurt and berries.
I find made the Keto Granola, yum…
It is incredibly delicious & useful to have made in the pantry, limited only by your imagination.
Great for breakfast or nibbles during the day.
It is certainly morish isn’t it! Glad you enjoyed it.
Lori Jones Merchant says
What is the conversion in American measurements and tmeperature.
180 degrees Celsius is 350f
100g is 3.5 ounces
50g is 1.7 ounces
30g is 1 ounce
20g is 0.7 ounce
That’s the best we can do for the American measurement conversions using Google conversions.
Hope this helps
Glad you enjoyed it.
This sounds and looks amazing. I have your ingredients on my shopping list in preparation for the Granola Recipe. Can you convert the grams to me in cups or spoon sizes.
Hi Annie, Looking forward to hearing how you like the granola. We used grams as it’s a much more accurate measurement. The best thing to do would be to convert it to ounces using google and weigh it out. Each ingredient would convert differently into cups because they all weigh differently, so almost impossible to do. Check your scale to see if it has grams and ounces as our does, this would make it much easier.
Very excited my granola is in the oven and smells great. I subbed butter with coconut oil as my daughter is vegan.
Janine adkins says
Oops I see it now at the top 🙂
Great. Let us know how you go Janine. hope you enjoy it!
Janine adkins says
Excited to try this! How many servings is this?
Cheryl Burt says
I have your ingredients on my shopping list in preparation for the Granola Recipe.
I will let you know how it goes!!
Your sight is fabulous, I look forward to reading & sharing it!!
We are so glad you enjoy our blog. We can’t wait to hear how you go with the granola.