Keto Granola Bars

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Crispy, crunchy low carb granola bars are the perfect on-the-go healthy snack for kids. These homemade keto granola bars are gluten free and grain free. Plus they are so much better than the store bought variety. Easy to make and delicious!

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Keto Granola Nut Bars Ingredients

  • 2 cups keto cereal
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar free maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Keto Granola Bars Directions

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stack of keto granola bars with broken granola bars next to it

Crispy, crunchy keto granola bars are a staple in my house with my two active boys. These homemade granola bars are something easy they can grab whether they are packing their lunch or needing a quick bite before soccer practice. They also make a good option for keto camping or hiking.

I like that these low carb granola bars are easy to make and versatile. So I can use a mix of nuts and seeds – even through in chocolate chips – if I want to make a different flavor. Feel free to add any nuts or seeds you have in your pantry.

a granola bar with lots of seeds and nuts in it

Keto approved cereal

I like to add some keto cereal to my low carb granola bars. There are a couple different manufacturers that make sugar-free cereal. And they come in all kinds of different flavors so you can experiment with different types when it comes to make these gluten free granola bars.

Magic Spoon is the cereal that I used for this recipe. All of there cereals are in a characteristic “O” shape. They have a wide range of flavors – from Frosted, Peanut Butter, Chocolate, Fruity, Blueberry and MORE! All of their cereals are gluten free and grain free. They are about 3 grams net carbs per serving.

Another keto cereal option you can use for this nut bar recipe is HighKey. They also have low carb cereals that are protein based and gluten free.

keto cereal and pecans in a food processor

Sugar free syrup

The glue that helps hold these low carb bars together is the maple syrup, but be sure to get sugar-free maple syrup. My favorite brand is by ChocZero. You can save 10% off your order with my affiliate link KETOFOCUS.

There are other brands that make sugar-free syrups. Some are even available at the grocery store.

a sliced crispy granola bar showing layers of nuts and seeds

Cereal bar storage

Store your leftover keto granola bars at room temperature in an air tight container or bag. They will stay fresh for about 7-10 days, that is, if they last that long!

nuts and seed mixture in a glass bowl


This keto granola bar recipes uses keto cereal, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and coconut. However, you don’t have to follow this recipe exactly, you can use whatever combination of keto friendly nuts, seeds and cereal you have on hand.

Don’t have keto cereal, you can omit it. Have macadamia nuts instead of pecans – go for it! Here are some low carb friendly substitutes you can use in your cereal bars.

a stack of granola bars with chunks nearby

Other low carb kid friendly snacks

As a kid, granola bars were my favorite snack. They are a portable, convenient option to pack in a lunch box or take with you on a hike.

Here are some other healthy, low carb snacks your kids may enjoy:

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Granola Bars

Servings: 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 223
Fat 19.5g
Protein 6.2g
Total Carbs 12g
Net Carbs 3.9g

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