Low Carb Granola Recipe
Homemade keto granola has many perks starting with being cheaper, tastier, and healthier than the store-bought version. It can be an excellent source of iron, fiber, heart-healthy fats, and protein. Making your own granola also lets you ensure it is gluten-free, low-carb, grain-free, and low on sugar.
There are often so many varieties flooding the aisle that picking the best option becomes a strenuous job. Options with high calories and excess sugar are also not uncommon. So, why not make the keto granola at home instead and ensure you only get the goodness of this nutritious snack? Here’s the easiest recipe to follow.
This grain-free granola is a keto cereal you can prep ahead of time and serve it traditionally in the morning breakfast. Quick to make, it is a go-to snack to make for kids before they leave for school. This recipe makes six 1/2 cup servings and there are about 4.4 grams net carb per serving.
Keto Granola Ingredients
Our low-carb granola recipe uses five main ingredients - nuts, seeds, cinnamon, sugar-free sweeteners, and egg whites. On the surface, it might seem exacting, but they are often found on neighboring, if not the same, aisles in a supermarket. Plus, adding these ingredients make the keto granola much more than nutritious.
- Macadamia Nuts: Rich in Vitamin B1 and manganese, Macadamia nuts are antioxidants that promote brain health and reduces risks of diabetes and hunger cravings.
- Pecans: A low-carb source of ellagic acid and beta-carotene that potentially reduces free radical damage, risk of diabetes, and chances of high cholesterol levels.
- Almonds: These are fiber-rich, promote healthy digestion, and facilitate weight-loss.
- Pumpkin Seeds: High source of fiber, minerals, and healthy fats, Pumpkin seeds keep the immune system strong.
- Sunflower Seeds: Replete with Vitamin B1, essential fatty acids, and magnesium, Sunflower seeds are fuel for energy, aid weight loss, boost heart health, and prove great for detoxification.
- Chia Seeds: Rich in calcium and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, Chia seeds can detox, relieve rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, and reduce high blood pressure.
- Hemp Hearts: Technically a nut, Hemp hearts provide omega-3, omega-6, high amounts of Vitamin E, and plant-based protein. They can help with skin disorders, menopause symptoms, PMS, and digestion.
- Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweeteners: These sweeteners add flavor and make the keto granola sugar-free.
- Cinnamon: Balances the sweetness of the low-carb granola with its woody-earthy flavor. It also acts as an antioxidant with prebiotic properties that promote a healthy gut.
- Nutmeg: Offers a wealth of health benefits. It strengthens cognitive function, boosts the immune system and soothes indigestion.
Together these ingredients also give our easy keto breakfast the quintessential nutty flavor.
The best part about the keto granola recipe is that you can get creative with it. Now that you know what each ingredient does, you can add or skip them as you prefer. Variations in spices is also a welcomed idea.
For example, pumpkin pie spice will give the keto granola the delicious flavor of pumpkin pie while keeping it just as nutritious. You can also use healthy flavored extracts such as chocolate, blueberry, or almond to give it a unique taste without compromising quality.
Can I Omit the Egg Whites from Keto Granola?
Yes, but without the egg whites, which act as an emulsifier in the ingredient mix, your keto granola will not stick together very well. Plus, egg whites also add extra protein to the healthy and nutritious easy keto breakfast.
Homemade Granola Storage
For longer shelf life, let the granola cool down on the pan before transferring it to a storage container. Use an airtight jar and refrigerate. This way, the keto granola will keep safe and consumable for up to a month. In case you are going to use it within a week, storing the container at room temperature will also do the job.
Keto-Approved Milks for the Low-Carb Granola
When on a keto diet and enjoying easy keto breakfast made with homemade granola, using low-carb keto-approved milk makes more sense. Regular cow milk is too high in carbs. Its best alternatives include almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, macadamia nut milk, and pili nut milk. You can also use heavy cream.