This Keto Granola recipe is easy to make and just takes only 5 minutes of prep. It is a healthy breakfast or makes for the perfect snack. These keto granola clusters are stored great in the pantry and are delicious topped with some almond milk!
Keto granola is here, and ready for you to enjoy. I’m sure you guys have noticed that when it comes to cereal options while eating low carb, it’s slim pickings compared to everything else available to you on keto.
What’s kind of funny about me is that I’m not a huge fan of nuts, I mean I eat them in things but you’ll never see me just eat a handful of nuts. However, I have to say that I made this low carb granola recipe and I just started munching on it. Much to my shock, I really liked it!
It’s right up there with our Keto Cereal for our favorite low carb breakfast!
Obviously, I am not a granola connoisseur so I gave it to two of my friends who eat granola every morning. They loved it and gave it their seal of approval, so now we are sharing it with you.
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it!
Is Granola Keto?
So what’s interesting is that granola has always been categorized in the “super healthy” column, but did you know that granola you buy in the store really isn’t that healthy?? Why? Because it’s packed with sugar, and other grains which are not ok when eating healthy and low carb.
But nowadays you can make your own granola which is WAY healthier and suitable for a low carb lifestyle.
How Many Carbs are in Keto Granola?
You’ll love the carb count for this keto granola recipe, especially when compared to regular granola. Here’s the breakdown for you:
- ½ cup Keto Nut Granola – 3.6 NET CARBS
- ½ cup Bob’s Red Mill Granola – 38 NET CARBS
Told you it was a HUGE difference!
What Ingredients are in Low Carb Granola?
- Nuts of Choice – I chose to use a combination of almonds, pecans, and walnuts.
- Unsweetened Shredded Coconut – Make sure it’s unsweetened.
- Sunflower Seeds – I prefer using raw unsalted sunflower seeds.
- Pumpkin Seeds – Raw or roasted pumpkin seeds are both fine.
- Flaxseed – Ground flaxseed works perfectly.
- Low Carb Sweetener – I used powdered Swerve, but sugar-free maple syrup would work great too.
- Egg White – 1 egg white is used to help the granola to stick together.
- Vanilla – Gives a little extra flavor.
- Cinnamon – I like adding this, but you can leave it out if you want.
Different Variations & Substitutes
This keto granola is so nice and easy to customize, there are so many different ingredients that you can use, and what’s even better is that you can change it up every time you make it.
- Sunflower Seeds
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Hemp Seeds
- Chia Seeds
- Flax Seeds
- Sesame Seeds
- Macadamia Nuts
- Brazil Nuts
- Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- Freeze-dried raspberries
- Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips
- Vanilla Extract
- Maple Extract
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Almond Butter or any other kind of Nut Butter
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Collagen Powder
- Protein Powder
- Coconut Oil
- Egg Whites
- Powdered Swerve
- Powdered Monk Fruit
- Sugar-Free Maple Syrup
- Lakanto Golden Monk Fruit
- Swerve Brown Sugar
How to Make Keto Granola Recipe
Let me show you just how easy it is to make the best keto granola clusters.
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Step 2: Add the almonds, pecans, walnuts, and shredded coconut to the food processor. Pulse 3-5 times until the nuts are roughly chopped.
Step 3: Now add the sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseed, cinnamon, and powdered swerve. Pulse another 2-3 times.
Don’t over pulse, you don’t want it too fine. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl.
Step 4: In a small bowl whisk the egg white.
Step 5: Pour the egg white and vanilla over the keto granola mixture and stir together.
Step 6: Pour it onto a baking tray and be sure to spread it evenly on the tray.
Step 7: Bake for about 12-13 minutes, depending on your oven.
Step 8: Allow the low carb granola to fully cool before breaking it apart. Transfer to an airtight container and store in a cool dry place.
FAQs & Best Tips
- Swap out any of the ingredients and make it different every time.
- Don’t over pulse the granola in the food processor. You don’t want it to be too fine.
- You can toast the nuts first for another depth of flavor.
- Use whatever low carb sweetener you prefer.
- Egg-Free Option: Replace the egg white with sugar-free maple syrup, or nut butter.
- Keep the oven temperature low to avoid burning.
- Popular add-ins: Sugar-free chocolate chips, nut butter, pumpkin pie spice, sugar-free maple syrup, collagen, or protein powder.
- Let the keto granola cool completely before you break it into pieces and store it.
Does Keto Granola Have Oats?
No, keto granola should not contain oats because they are too high in carbs and sugar which ultimately will kick you out of ketosis and can spike your glucose levels.
To be honest you don’t even miss the oats. The nuts and seeds give you plenty of fiber and protein without the added carbs.
Can I Make Granola Bars with this Recipe?
I wouldn’t make granola bars with this exact recipe because you need something else to help the granola stay together. Y
ou can use this recipe as your base but will need to add in nut butter or coconut oil to really help bind the granola bars.
How to Use Low Carb Granola?
This low carb granola recipe can be eaten in a variety of ways.
- Use it as a cereal. Pour some unsweetened almond milk, or coconut milk over it and top with some fresh berries.
- Serve it over Greek yogurt and fresh berries.
- Snacking – It’s perfect for a snack while on the go.
- Ice Cream – Use these keto granola clusters as a topping with your low carb ice cream.
Other Diets This Recipe is Good For
- Gluten-Free: Completely gluten-free and perfect for those with celiac disease.
- Dairy-Free: Perfect for those with a dairy allergy.
- Paleo: For strict paleo followers, replace the powdered swerve with coconut sugar or organic maple syrup.
- Egg-Free Option: If you need this sugar-free granola to be egg-free, replace the egg white with sugar-free maple syrup or nut butter.
- Candida Friendly: Keto nut granola is perfect for anyone on a candida diet.
Sugar-free granola is a great healthy snack or breakfast. It’s full of healthy fats that come from nuts and seeds.
Not only is it delicious, but it’s also going to keep you full and satisfied for a longer period of time.
Most granola that you find in the grocery store will have added sugar, some of them will even say organic cane sugar but that’s still not ok. Instead, ours uses powdered swerve which is totally keto-friendly.
How to Store?
Once the low carb granola is cooled it can be transferred to an airtight container or mason jar. Keep it stored at room temperature, and it will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks. Chances are though it won’t last that long.
Can You Freeze Granola?
Yes, you can absolutely freeze keto granola clusters.
To Freeze: Place the keto granola in a freeze-safe container and freeze for up to 6 months.
Tools to Use
Food Processor – This is a must-have to make the perfect sugar-free granola. I prefer using a large food processor which is big enough to make a single or double batch. A mini food processor will work too but will have to be done in batches.
Baking Tray – I like using my big jelly roll pan. But use whatever size you have.
Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat – This helps the granola from sticking to the pan.
Other Low Carb Breakfast Recipes
Looking for some other low carb breakfast ideas? Check out some of these:
- Keto Smoothie
- Breakfast Egg White Cups
- Almond Flour Waffles
- Keto Pancakes
- Keto Coffee
- Coconut Flour Pancakes
They all are Keto-friendly and low carb, and will be a hit with your family and friends!Print
Keto Granola Recipe | Low Carb Granola Nut Clusters
- Total Time: 17-18 minutes
- Yield: 8 Servings (½ cup per serving) 1x
This keto granola recipe is easy to make and just takes only 5 minutes of prep. It is a low carb healthy breakfast or makes the perfect snack. Store these keto granola clusters in the pantry and put them in yogurt or almond milk.
- ½ cup almonds
- ½ cup pecans
- ½ cup walnuts
- ½ unshredded coconut flakes
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup ground flaxseed
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 3 tbsp powdered Swerve
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees, and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Add the almonds, pecans, walnuts, and shredded coconut to the food processor. Pulse 3-5 times until the nuts are roughly chopped.
- Now add the sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseed, cinnamon, and powdered swerve. Pulse another 2-3 times. Don’t over pulse, you don’t want it too fine. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl.
- In a small bowl whisk the egg white. Pour the egg white and vanilla over the keto granola mixture and stir together.
- Pour it onto a baking tray and be sure to spread it evenly on the tray.
- Bake for about 12-13 minutes, depending on your oven.
- Allow the low carb granola to fully cool before breaking it apart. Transfer to an airtight container and store in a cool dry place.
3.6 NET CARBS PER SERVING
Swap out any of the ingredients and make it different every time.
Don’t over pulse the granola in the food processor. You don’t want it to be too fine.
You can toast the nuts first for another depth of flavor.
Use whatever low carb sweetener you prefer.
Egg-Free Option: Replace the egg white with sugar-free maple syrup, or nut butter.
Keep the oven temperature low to avoid burning.
Popular add-ins: Sugar-free chocolate chips, nut butter, pumpkin pie spice, sugar-free maple syrup, collagen, or protein powder.
Let the keto granola cool completely before you break it into pieces and store it.
To Store: Allow the low carb granola to completely cool, then it transfer it to an airtight container or mason jar. Keep it stored at room temperature, and it will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks.
To Freeze: Place the keto granola in a freeze-safe container and freeze for up to 6 months.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 12-13 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
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Friday 18th of November 2022
Great Granola recipe, tasty and filling I don't use a sweetener in it though as I eat it with fresh or frozen strawberries and blueberries so they add the sweetness to it
Thursday 24th of November 2022
Hi Meagan, Thanks for your idea. we will have to give it a try.