Are you looking for a delicious start to your day? This Keto Granola recipe is the perfect way to powder your morning. With energizing nuts and seeds and a kick of sweetness, this recipe makes the earliest of wake-up calls a bit more palatable.
I don’t know about you, but I have always loved granola.
Unfortunately, most versions of this popular breakfast cereal are high in sugar and carbs.
This keto granola recipe is a healthy and delicious alternative for those on the keto diet or anyone looking for a lower-carb breakfast option.
We’ve skipped the oats and traditional sweeteners and instead relied on seeds, nuts, and keto-friendly maple syrup.
The result? A deliciously wholesome breakfast with the crunch you crave while remaining gluten-free and grain-free.
This low-carb granola recipe is sure to become a breakfast favorite.
Ingredients for Making Keto Nut Granola
- Pecans: You can use whole or chopped pecans for this recipe. If you use whole pecans, you will need to chop them into smaller pieces before adding them to the mixture.
- Unsweetened Coconut Flakes: You can find these at most grocery stores. Be sure to get the unsweetened kind, so you don’t add any extra sugar to the recipe.
- Pumpkin Seeds: These can also be found at most grocery stores. If you can’t find them, you can substitute sunflower seeds.
- Almonds: You can use whole or chopped almonds for this recipe. If you use whole almonds, you can chop them into smaller pieces before adding them to the mixture.
- Peanut Butter: This recipe can use any kind of peanut butter. If you are allergic to peanuts, you can substitute almond butter.
- Sugar-Free Maple Syrup Alternative: This is a great sugar-free alternative to maple syrup. You can find it at most grocery stores or online.
- Coconut Oil: This is optional, but it will help the granola to hold together better.
- Vanilla Extract: This is a great way to add flavor to the granola.
- Ground Cinnamon: This is a great way to add flavor and sweetness to the granola.
- Sea Salt: This is optional, but it will help balance the granola's sweetness.
Tips & Tricks
- If you want your granola to be sweeter, add more sugar-free maple syrup alternatives.
- For crunchy granola, turn the heat down to 200° F and cook for an additional 30 minutes, watching closely to ensure it doesn’t burn.
- Add more peanut butter or almond butter if you want your granola to be chewy.
There are many ways that you can enjoy this keto granola recipe. Here are a few suggestions:
- Serve it over keto yogurt for a healthy breakfast or snack.
- Add it to a smoothie for a nutritious and filling drink.
- Enjoy it as a healthy snack on its own.
This granola recipe can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks. You can also keep it in the fridge for up to one month.
If you want to keep it longer, you can store it in the freezer for up to six months.
Be sure to thaw the granola before serving.
If you want to reheat this keto granola recipe, you can place it in a microwave-safe dish and heat it for 30 seconds.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Granola Keto-Friendly?
While this recipe is keto-friendly, most granola is not appropriate for a keto diet. This is because granola is typically high in carbs and sugar. However, this recipe is low in both of those things, making it a great option for those on the keto diet.
Is Granola Healthy?
This recipe is healthy because it is low in sugar and carbs. It is also high in healthy fats and protein.
Tools Needed to Make Keto-Friendly Granola
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- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Mixing Bowl
How to Make Homemade Keto Granola
First, start by preheating your oven and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Then, add the pecans, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, and almonds to a bowl and set the dry ingredients aside.
Whisk together the peanut butter, sugar-free maple syrup alternative, coconut oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl.
Pour the wet ingredients over the nut mixture and toss everything together until it is evenly coated.
Spread the granola mixture on the prepared baking sheet and bake it for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once it is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool completely before serving. Enjoy!
More Breakfast Recipes to Try
- Low Carb Breakfast Hash is a hearty and delicious start to your day. With a southwestern flair, this one is guaranteed to keep your taste buds happy.
- Make these Keto Egg Bites for meal prep and enjoy them as an on-the-go breakfast throughout the week.
- This Pumpkin Chia Pudding is so delicious that you will forget just how nutrition-packed it is.
- Looking for a breakfast dish that is perfect for your next brunch? This Keto Breakfast Casserole fits the bill.
- 1 cup pecans
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup almonds
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 3 tablespoon sugar free maple syrup alternative
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat your oven to 325° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the pecans, coconut, pumpkin seeds, and almonds in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl whisk together the peanut butter, maple syrup alternative, coconut oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt.
- Pour over the pecan mixture and toss well to coat.
- Place the mixture on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.