Keto Granola

by KetoFocus.com

Crunchy keto granola that doesn't lack on flavor

4.8 Stars (8 Reviews) 2 Comments

Tasty and nutritious, this easy keto granola is grain-free and makes perfect addition to morning breakfast routine.

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 of low carb granola flooding the aisles at the supermarkets; however, many of these can still have grains or hidden sugars. So, why not make keto granola at home instead and ensure you only get the goodness of this nutritious snack? And this keto granola recipe is the easiest 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.

How to make keto granola

  1. Select which nuts and seeds you want to put in your low carb granola. Choose from nuts like raw almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans or brazil nuts. Or seeds like pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and chia seeds.
  2. Lightly toast nuts and seeds to maximize their flavor and to give your granola a nutty aroma.
  3. Add in other ingredients like chia seeds, hemps hearts, coconut flakes, flax meal, sugar free sweeteners and spices that don’t need to be toasted.
  4. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
  5. Fold meringue into the nut and seed mixture.
  6. Spread onto a baking sheet and bake at a low temperature (250 degrees Fahrenheit) for 45 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before breaking into bite sized pieces.
  8. Pour a bowl of cereal and add your favorite keto milk. 

A bowl of granola cereal on a blue table with spoons and milk nearby.

Key ingredients

Our low carb granola recipe uses five main ingredients – nuts, seeds, cinnamon, sugar-free sweeteners, and egg whites. Adding these ingredients make the keto granola not only contributes to granola earthy flavor but adds nutritional benefits as well.

  • 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 and promote healthy digestion.
  • Pumpkin seeds: High source of fiber, minerals, and healthy fats.
  • 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 and help with weight loss.
  • Hemp hearts: Technically a nut, Hemp hearts provide omega-3, omega-6, high amounts of Vitamin E, and plant-based protein.
  • Sugar free sweeteners: These sweeteners add flavor and make the keto granola sugar-free. Look for brands that measure cup for cup with sugar and have monk fruit, erythritol, allulose or stevia as sweeteners.
  • Cinnamon: Balances the sweetness of the granola cereal with its earthy flavor. It also acts as an antioxidant with prebiotic properties that promote a healthy gut.
  • Nutmeg: Adds flavor

Together these ingredients also give our easy keto breakfast the quintessential nutty flavor.

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Variations

The best part about this 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.

Experiment with these additions:

Keto approved milks for cereal

You got to have some milk to go with your homemade granola; however, not all milk is keto friendly.

Regular cow milk (even 2% & whole milk) is too high in carbs. One cup of 2% milk has 12 g carbs and one cup of whole milk has 11.7 g. Even half and half can have too many carbs. One cup of half and half is 10 g carbs.

The best alternatives for milk on a keto diet include:

  • almond milk
  • coconut milk
  • hemp milk
  • macadamia nut milk
  • and pili nut milk
  • heavy cream
A mason jar with homemade granola inside.

Storage information and meal prep tips

For longer shelf life, let the granola cool down on the pan before transferring it to a storage container.

To store: 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 Granola: FAQS

What kinds of nuts and seeds can I add to granola?

You can add any type of nut or seed to homemade granola cereal. From almonds to walnuts or coconut chips to hemp hearts, get creative with ingredients you have or love to eat.

What is used to sweeten granola?

Most granola cereals are sweetened with sugar. There are some that use a natural sweetener like maple syrup. For keto granola, use sugar free sweeteners like monk fruit, erythritol, allulose or stevia.

Is granola ok on keto?

Most store bought granolas are filled with sugar and grains or oats. There are some companies coming out with keto granola or you can make your own cereal.

Can I omit the egg whites?

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. You can try to experiment by adding sugar free maple syrup to help the granola stick together.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Granola

Servings: 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 444
Fat 39.6g
Protein 13.7g
Total Carbs 11.3g
Net Carbs 4.4g

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Annie,
    You have incredible videos! I just heard about the Keto diet & don’t really know where to start but your website is very helpful!! I take cholesterol medicine & was told not to eat bacon.
    Is it different on this diet where that type of fat doesn’t cause cholesterol?

    1. I’m so glad you are enjoying the recipes and videos! Yes, there is a difference in the types of cholesterol made in the body. Good fats – like saturated, monounsaturated fats and omega 3 fats – will increase the “good” cholesterol in your body. Sugars and processed carbs get turned into the “bad” cholesterol in the body. It’s easiest to think of it in terms of good LDL fat and bad LDL fat. Sometimes the good LDL fat can be mistakes as harmful but a good cardiologist will run certain tests to tell the two apart.

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