Keto Granola | Low Carb Cereal

Keto Granola is just perfect with a little almond milk when you’re craving crunchy cereal. Keto Granola won’t taste exactly like granola from the store, but it will taste fabulous, and fill you up!

Keto Granola poured on a bowl of cereal

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Benefits of Keto Granola

  • Low Carb. Only 2 net carbs per serving.
  • Sugar-Free. Use Swerve for a delicious keto cereal.
  • Easy. Mix, cook, rest, eat.
  • Great for Snacking. Grab after a workout or as a breakfast on the go.
  • Fast. Done in less than 30 minutes.
  • Delicious. The perfect blend of sweet, salty, and crunchy.

If you are looking to add to your Keto Recipes, try this! Use unsalted nuts and seeds, or whatever you have at hand to make low-carb and sugar-free granola.

The main benefit of eating keto granola is that you eat a balanced healthy meal that doesn’t spike your blood glucose level which makes you hungry again sooner.

I look for lower carbs nuts such as Pecans, Macadamia, and Brazil nuts for a low carb snack. Hazelnuts, pine nuts, and peanuts are great options too.

Check out my list of low carb fruits, nuts, and vegetables for a keto diet here.

How Can You Eat Keto Granola?

I bet you can’t wait for the granola to cool off the baking sheet. You can eat it as is, or on top of your favorite Greek yogurt which is high in protein and usually low in sugar if you don’t buy a flavored one. My favorite way to eat granola is a bowl of cereal for breakfast.

How to Make Keto Granola

  1. Finely chop all your nuts. We’re looking for about 2 cups in total.
  2. Warm a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat and melt your unsalted butter or coconut oil.
  3. Stir in Cinnamon and Swerve and let that melt. Take a deep breath and smell that cinnamon aroma. Mmm.
  4. Add the unsweetened coconut flakes, nuts and seeds into the Swerve mixture. Toast for 5 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly so nothing burns.
  5. Place your granola mixture onto a baking sheet to cool. Be patient! It will crisp as it cools.
  6. Enjoy it any way you like. Remember, 1/4 cup is one serving.

Is Keto Granola Sugar-Free?

Yes it is. I use Swerve as my sugar substitute and coconut oil for my binder. Swerve is perfect for my granola recipe because it has no aftertaste, which is a very important factor for me! Swerve has no calories, and has 4 to 5 carbs, but does not affect blood sugar or insulin. It is perfect if you are on a Keto diet, or simply looking to cut down on your sugar intake.

Does This Keto Granola Recipe Have Oats?

No, oats are very high in carbs and sugar which would spike your blood glucose level. Oats are not keto-friendly, and wouldn’t fit in a Keto Granola Recipe. I am using all of my protein and fiber sources from the nuts, and sweetness from the Swerve.

Oats are typically found in most granola recipes. If you do add the oats, really pay attention to the number of carbs in them, you will likely exceed your carb amount for the day. Oats simply are not keto or low carb friendly.

If you’re wondering what can you eat on a keto diet, check out my post on this topic.

Hemp Hearts Benefits

Hemp hearts is a hemp seed full of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. These three components alone work together to keep you full. More benefits of eating Hemp Hearts? They are rich in antioxidants, since they stabilize your blood sugar, they are used in aid for weight loss. Also, are rich in Omega 3, they are good for your heart. All wins in my book!

Can I Eat Granola On A Keto Diet?

Yes and no. Granola can be ok to eat on a low carb diet if you watch what the ingredients are. Many granola recipes contain oats, which are high in carbs. My recipe omits oats to help keep it keto-friendly.

Why Is Granola Good For You?

This keto granola recipe is good for you because of the amounts of healthy fats that it contains. With all of the nuts in it, it is guaranteed to keep you satisfied and full for a good period of time. Keep it on hand to combat your cravings for other less healthy foods when hunger strikes.

What are Other Healthy Breakfast Recipes?

Keto Granola on Ice Cream

Low Carb granola makes a delicious crunchy topper on ice cream. Keto Ice Cream? I have you covered!

Tips and Tricks for How to Make a Low Carb Keto Granola

  • Use whatever kinds of nuts and seeds you prefer. It can get expensive to get exactly these nuts. Me, I just used whatever I had in the house.
  • You could toast the nuts prior to add another depth of flavor. Note, that is not calculated into the cooking time on the recipe card.
  • Use whatever sugar substitute your family enjoys making this keto granola low sugar. I enjoy Swerve.
  • Use this granola recipe as a base recipe to play with. You could add pumpkin spice or make it savory granola with the addition of cayenne pepper. You could add some vanilla to the mixture to make it a little bit sweeter as well.
  • It’s pretty caloric and filling, so start with the recommended ¼ cup per serving and see how far that takes you.
Keto Granola

So the next time you’re craving some crunch in your breakfast, make yourself some deliciously Keto Granola. Make sure to share the recipe with your friends on Pinterest and Facebook so they can enjoy it too!

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Keto Granola poured on cereal

Keto Granola

Keto Granola is just perfect with a little almond milk when you’re craving crunchy cereal. It’s caloric and filling, so start with the recommended ¼ cup per serving and see how far that takes you.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Course: Breakfast / Brunch, Desserts, Snacks

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Granola, Keto Granola, low carb granola

Servings: 20 people

Calories: 140kcal

Author: Urvashi Pitre

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a 12-inch skillet over medium high heat, melt butter or coconut oil. Stir in swerve and ground cinnamon and stir until the Swerve is melted.

  • Add coconut, nuts, and seeds and stir to coat them well with the coconut oil and sweetener mix. You want about 2 cups of nuts and seeds total.

  • Toast for medium low heat 5-8 minutes, until the nuts are toasty and coated with the oil and cinnamon mixture. Stir frequently and do not allow the mixture to burn. Undercook if in doubt, as the mixture will continue to cook with the residual heat even after you take it off the burner.

  • Tip the mixture onto a quarter inch sheet pan to cool and BE PATIENT. The mixture will crisp up as it cools.

  • Serve with unsweetened almond milk.

  • Use whatever kinds of nuts and seeds you prefer. It can get expensive to get exactly these nuts. Me, I just used whatever I had in the house 🙂
  • You could toast the nuts prior to add another depth of flavor. Note, that is not calculated into the cooking time on the recipe card.
  • Use whatever sugar substitute your family enjoys making this keto granola low sugar. I enjoy Swerve.
  • Use this granola recipe as a base recipe to play with. You could add pumpkin spice or make it savory granola with the addition of cayenne pepper. You could add some vanilla to the mixture to make it a little bit sweeter as well.
  • It’s pretty caloric and filling, so start with the recommended ¼ cup per serving and see how far that takes you.

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Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g

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Originally Published August 26, 2019

Don’t forget to check out my other Keto cookbooks.

Keto Instant Pot, Keto Fat Bombs, Sweets, & Treats, and Easy keto in 30 minutes.