This homemade keto granola recipe has everything you want in a breakfast cereal – it's crunchy, perfectly sweetened, and totally delicious! Honestly, it's one of the best keto breakfast recipes out there. You can eat it on its own, toss it in some low carb yogurt, or even combine it with milk and eat it as keto granola cereal. The best part? Each half-cup of this delicious sugar free granola has just 3.5g NET CARBS!
The Best Keto Granola Recipe
What I love about granola is that it's such an easy breakfast option.
All you have to do is throw it into a bowl with some milk, and you've got yourself a fantastic breakfast!
That said, store-bought granola is pretty much NEVER low carb.
Many of them have a ton of sugar and other carb-heavy ingredients like oats and sweetened dried fruit.
And while those aren't necessarily bad things, they aren't the best choice when you're on a low carb diet like keto.
So, of course, I had to put my own spin on granola and make it keto friendly! One that's still just as delicious as the "regular" kind, but completely sugar free.
And let me tell you, this stuff has all the elements that make excellent granola without the added carbs. You've got...
- The crunch from the nuts and seeds
- Some added texture from the shredded coconut
- The perfect amount of sweetness – without the sugar
- And of course, just 3.5g net carbs per half cup
Not to mention, it's customizable to suit your taste. More on that later.
And it's also super healthy – it's not just low carb and sugar free, but packed with a ton of nutritious ingredients too!
Now without further ado, let's get into my keto granola recipe!
How to Make Keto Granola
You can get this recipe done in as fast as 30-45 minutes – and a lot of that is just waiting time!
You get a whole lot of sugar free low carb granola deliciousness for not a lot of effort.
Sounds pretty good to me!
To give this granola a super satisfying crunch, I used different low carb nuts, like almonds, hazelnuts, and pecans; and I used a few different kinds of seeds as well.
By the way, you might recognize a lot of these from my blog post on the best nuts and seeds for keto I did a while back. If you haven't read it yet, I highly suggest checking it out!
Anyways, to amp up the flavor of this low carb granola, I included some unsweetened shredded coconut and just a hint of vanilla extract to round it all out (trust me, it makes a huge difference!).
I also sweetened up the granola with some confectioner's swerve – my go-to sugar free keto sweetener – and added a good amount of low carb peanut butter to double down on that delicious nutty flavor.
Finally, you'll need a couple of egg whites to act as a binder for this keto granola recipe. And I have the best keto creme brulee recipe that you can use the yolks with. So, definitely put those to good use and make that too!
Customize Your Keto Granola
So remember when I said this recipe is customizable?
Well, if peanut butter isn't your thing – although you probably already know that it definitely is my thing – you can sub in any nut or seed butter that you like!
Of course, you'll want to keep an eye on the carb count on those nut butters since it might change the final product's total net carbs.
Whatever you choose to do though, I don't recommend skipping the nut butter for this recipe.
It adds a lovely richness to this low carb granola that balances out all the flavors. Not to mention, it binds all of the other ingredients together.
Another way to take this low carb granola recipe over the top is by adding some fresh berries – a couple of strawberries on this would be fantastic – and/or keto chocolate chips!
As I've said before, there's not much you have to do when making this keto granola. And, honestly, I think that's what makes it all the more addicting - it takes practically no effort to make it over and over again!
First, preheat your oven to 350°F. Then, give your nuts and seeds a few quick pulses in your food processor.
By the way, it's super important in this step NOT to over pulse the nuts. What we're aiming for is roughly chopped pieces, not a fine meal.
Next, add the rest of the dry ingredients to those chopped nuts, mix until combined, and set aside.
Now, in a separate bowl, whisk the wet ingredients until well combined.
You'll then want to pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until thoroughly combined.
Once that's taken care of, you can transfer the granola to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and evenly spread it out in the sheet.
Then, you bake everything for about 25 minutes or until it reaches a beautiful golden brown color.
Now just let it cool in the tray that you baked it in – and there you have it!
You've got yourself some crunchy, delicious, and satisfying sugar-free keto granola.
How to Store Your Keto Granola
So unless you're going to eat all the granola clusters in one sitting (tempting, I know), you can keep it in an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place.
The main difference between this homemade keto granola and the regular kind is that this low carb granola version doesn't get stale super quickly.
Since it's mostly made of nuts and seeds, it stays nice and crunchy for a longer period of time.
How great is that?!
That being said, this low carb granola probably won't last long in your pantry anyway – As I've said, it's highly addicting.
More Keto Breakfast Options
Delicious keto breakfast recipes are pretty hard to come by in my opinion, because breakfast is usually pretty heavy on the carbs and sugar.
So to make your keto journey even smoother, I've listed some of my favorite keto breakfast recipes that I've developed, and I think you'll enjoy too:
- 1 Minute Keto Pancakes
- Keto Bagels
- Low Carb Cinnamon "Sugar" Donuts
- Easy Keto Crepes
- 0 Carb Breakfast Burritos
Also, if you're looking for some low carb yogurt to put this granola on I put together a list of the best keto yogurts you can buy. So give that post a look if you love parfaits!
Anyways, I hope this keto granola recipe and my other low carb breakfast ideas give you a great start to your day.
And as always, let me know if you tried this recipe and what you thought about it in the comments!Print
Keto Granola Recipe | One of The BEST Keto Recipes For Breakfast!
This homemade keto granola recipe has everything you want in a breakfast cereal – it's crunchy, perfectly sweetened, and totally delicious! Honestly, it's one of the best keto breakfast recipes out there. You can eat it on its own, toss it in some low carb yogurt, or even combine it with milk and eat it as keto granola cereal. The best part? Each half-cup of this delicious sugar free granola has just 3.5 NET CARBS!
- Prep Time: 15 Minutes
- Cook Time: 25 Minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 16 Servings
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Keto Low Carb
1 Cup (170g) Raw Almonds
1 Cup (125g) Raw Pecans or Walnuts
1 Cup (150g) Raw Hazelnuts
1 Cup (96g) Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
½ Cup (60g) Pumpkin Seeds
½ Cup (65g) Sunflower Seeds
⅓ Cup (45g) Sesame Seeds
⅓ Cup (55g) Chia Seeds
Heaping ½ Cup (80g) Confectioners Swerve .... *Use (100g) if you like your granola really sweet.
Just less than ½ Cup (110g) NO SUGAR Peanut Butter
2 (70g) Egg Whites
1 Tsp. (5g) Pure Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Salt
***Optional: ½ tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 350℉ (177℃).
- Line a baking sheet with parchment.
- Add all of the nuts, half of the pumpkin seeds, and half of sunflower seeds to your food processor. Pulse to roughly chop nuts/seeds. ***Do NOT over pulse; you do not want a fine meal.
- Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Stir in the rest of the dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together. Add this to the dry ingredients. Mix together.
- Spread mixture in an even layer onto the prepared baking sheet and flatten with your hands and a rolling pin.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the tray from the oven and let cool.
- Use your hands to break granola apart into pieces.
- Store in cool, dry place in an airtight container.
- Serving Size: ½ a Cup
- Calories: 300
- Fat: 28
- Carbohydrates: 8.5
- Fiber: 5
- Protein: 9
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Kalam husain says
Thanks this looks a super easy recipe look forward to trying this out. Thanks
Excellent. I made only half recipe to make sure I liked it. It is amazing! My husband loves it. He said it tastes like traditional granola made with oats. He said he could not tell it was Keto. I traded out hazelnuts for half the amount hemp hearts. Thank you Joe. I love your recipes. Always great results.
The Diet Chef says
Happy to hear it's a hit!!
All i can say is wow!! Made this for breakfast today, and it’s delish.
Love this (almost as much as your 1 minute pancake!) It lasts a long time. Great in a bowl with almond milk or as a yogurt topping. Making my second batch now!
Kathy R says
Delish! Super easy.
Alexandra Noy says
Love it. Omg. So good. I even had it with almond milk and it reminded me of Honey bunches of oats. Even my husband eats it. Thank you for another successful recipe.
Very easy to make! I had some with milk as cereal and it was perfect.
Hey Joe, I’ve made it several times...huge it!! Also as a variation, I added unsweetened chocolate chips and 2 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder for a chocolate twist.
Made this for breakfast, and it was so good!
Been snacking on this since I made it. Super good.
Brayden S. says
Very close to the granola I used to buy before going keto.
Tastes just as good as the high carb stuff i used to buy.
I forgot all about granola since going keto. I came across this and had to make it. Turned out better than I anticipated! Love how much it made too.
I put this on top of yogurt and it was amazing.
The Diet Chef says
Glad you liked it.
Isabella L says
Excellent as cereal. I liked it better than the low carb cereals I've tried. Doesn't taste fake.
Lucy H says
Actually like this better than the granola I used to buy!
Incredible as cereal
Katy G says
So good with almond milk!
Loved how crunchy this was.
Great mix of nuts and seeds!
Been eating this as a snack the past few days. Love it!
So happy I found this recipe.
Really enjoying this as a mid day snack!
I made a vanilla protein shake and ate it out of a bowl with this on top, soooo good!!
Love everyone in this mix! I think it's better than the granola at the grocery stores.
I liked it in yogurt and milk.
Been snacking on this for dayssss. Love love love.
The flavor of this is unmatched! So good!!!
I used almond butter instead of peanut butter and the granola is fantastic!
Literally can’t stop making this stuff.
I cannot stop snacking on this it is so delicious!!
So healthy and yummy!!
Delish! Made today it’s so yummy 😋 will make into bars next time for a scrummy breakfast on the go!
Timothy j Harris says
The best low carb granola it is my go to in that morning.
The Diet Chef says
Would this still work without the coconut? I'd love to make it for my husband, but he absolutely hates coconut...but if it's necessary for texture or holding stuff together, I totally get that...but just thought I'd ask :)
The Diet Chef says
It wouldn't because it won't hold together.
Saw you posted this on TikTok so I tried it and Inhave to say it was sooooo good bro.
This is so addictive. I loved the end result. I did find that pulsing the harder nuts like almonds and hazelnuts first ensured that the other nuts did not turn into nut butter.
Next time I’ll take it out of the oven at 20 minutes since the edges burnt slightly. Thanks for a delicious recipe.
Hello- this may be a silly question, but why raw nuts and not roasted? I sometimes buy roasted nuts- will they still work in this recipe? Looking forward to making-and eating- this!!
The Diet Chef says
For sure!! The reason is was just to keep the salt controlled.
Hello! Can't wait to make this! Do you think it would work to sub Swerve brown sugar for the Swerve confectioner's sugar, or is the confectioner consistency key to the outcome of this granola? Thanks!
The Diet Chef says
I think you'll want to stick with the confectioners. The brown swerve cooks a little differently.
Julia Rogers says
Hi, can I used granulated Swerve? Also, do you have to process it?
The Diet Chef says
I would just blend it into confectioners before using :)
Samantha Fisher says
I’ve just started a low carb diet and came across this granola recipe. I’m addicted to it and I now have it every day for breakfast. Its delicious. I have made it for some family members and they love it too. I Just need a quicker way of chopping the nuts as I am presently using a Braun food chopper and can only do it in small batches.