Homemade Granola (low carb) is the answer to your granola cravings.
Loaded with low carb ingredients like nuts and seeds, this granola has a great balance of flavor and nutrition.
With this low carb granola recipe you don’t have to give up the convenience and delicious taste of a hearty granola just because you are trying to reduce your carb intake. Make this homemade granola recipe and have a great grain free granola ready for breakfast or for a snack all week long.
Can You Eat Granola On A Low Carb Diet?
Granola is such a staple in so many kitchens. I love to eat granola as a breakfast cereal or take it with me on the go for a snack.
The problem is that your traditional granolas are not acceptable for a low carb diet. Oats, the basis for many granolas are loaded with carbs.
Plus accompanying some granola are some nuts that are not low carb either. Nuts, like pistachios and cashews are actually pretty high in carbohydrates so that can add to the overall carb count of traditional granola as well.
So, what do you do if you are on a low carb diet and want granola? Do you have to just kiss granola goodbye?
Good news, the idea of the traditional granola recipe can be adapted into a low carb option. There is such a thing as low carb granola. Yay!
I have made a low carb granola recipe that eliminates the unnecessary high carb ingredients and focuses on all the delicious low carb goodies that bring a lot of depth of flavor and nutrition to granola.
From a variety of seeds to a great partnership of nuts, this grain free granola is loaded with such substance and flavor that you will start to wonder why you ever wasted time with oats in your granola in the first place.
What Makes This Low Carb Granola Recipe Low Carb?
- No oats
- Natural sweetener Stevia used instead of sugar
- The keto friendly spice, cinnamon is used
- Loaded with low carb ingredients like seeds—pumpkin, sunflower, and flax
- Lower carb nuts used—i.e. almonds, pecans
Is Granola Okay For Keto?
This low carb granola recipe is great for keto.
Your classic or traditional granola is not. If traditional granola is not acceptable for a low carb diet because it has oats and other items that are high in carbs. Because a keto diet is under 20 grams of carbs a day, traditional granola is not acceptable on keto.
The keto diet is a diet that is low carb and high in fat. Traditional, high carb granola would not be considered keto friendly.
No worries though, you can still get your granola fix. Just make this low carb granola recipe and ditch the carbs, while still enjoying a delicious granola dish.
Whether you are on a keto diet or just simply want to be a little more conscious of your overall carb intake, you no longer have to omit granola from your life.
Just make this low carb granola recipe and enjoy the taste and nutrition of a healthy granola, without putting an unnecessary amount of carbs into your body.
How Many Carbs Are In Homemade Granola?
How many carbs are in homemade granola, you ask? It feels like too many.
Every homemade granola recipe is different, but a half cup serving of your typical granola is 37 grams of carbs!
So, if you are focusing on lessening your carb intake, you can’t really afford to have a modest serving of a classic granola.
That is why I have created a delicious low carb granola option that is so tasty you will want to eat it whether you are worried about carbs or not.
What Can I Have For Breakfast On A Keto Diet?
Breakfast does not have to be depressing just because you are counting carbs or on a keto diet.
There are still many tasty options that you can add to your breakfast menu. You just have to be a little more deliberate with your choices. However, that doesn’t mean your choices can’t still be delicious.
When picking keto friendly dishes you want to pick food that is low carb and ideally high in fat.
Obviously one good option for a keto diet is this low carb homemade granola recipe. It’s both filling and flavorful.
Homemade Granola (low carb) is a tasty granola packed with a healthy serving of low carb deliciousness.
Don’t hesitate to make this granola recipe. It will surely change the way you choose to make granola.
Also, other great breakfast options for those watching carbs or on the keto diet, try Keto Pancakes and Keto Breakfast Hash. Both will definitely step up your breakfast game without adding unnecessary carbs to your diet.
- 1 cup almonds lightly toasted*
- ¾ cup pecans
- ½ cup sunflower seeds lightly toasted*
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds lightly toasted*
- 3/4 cup chia seeds
- ⅓ cup flax seeds
- ⅓ cup sesame seeds lightly toasted
- ½ cup Stevia powdered
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 egg whites
- pink Himalayan salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 250°F
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper or use a silicone liner.
- Lightly toast almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds in a large skillet over medium heat 4-6 minutes. Then transfer to a large bowl and set aside
- Lightly toast sesame seeds over medium/low heat for 4 to 6 minutes, until just lightly golden.
- Add sesame seeds, stevia, and cinnamon to a food processor and pulse a couple times until powdered and mixed thoroughly.
- Add sesame sugar to bowl with nut mix and stir to combine. Set aside
- In a separate bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold gently into granola mix until fully combined.
- Spread mixture onto prepared baking tray in a single layer and sprinkle with pink Himalayan salt.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes, stir every 15 minutes or so.
- Allow to cool completely
- Break up in chunks and store in an airtight container for up to a week, in the fridge for 2, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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