This keto granola is crunchy and perfectly sweetened, but it’s totally keto and sugar free! Delicious with your favorite low-carb milk, over a little unsweetened yogurt, or simply by the handful, this is a breakfast and snack must for any keto or low carb diet!
This recipe is sponsored by Sprouts Farmers Market, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- This keto granola recipe is super easy to customize – it can be different every time you make it! You can use raw or roasted/salted nuts. Brown sugar alternatives or granular sugar alternatives or powdered sugar alternatives, or a blend of any. With coconut flakes, without coconut flakes. Butter or coconut oil. There are so many possible flavor combinations!
- It’s perfect for meal prep. Store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature and out of direct sunlight, and it will last at least two weeks. Two weeks!
- This recipe makes 20 quarter-cup servings, so you end up with a lot of granola for very little work.
- It can be eaten in a variety of ways! I love to have it as a bowl of cereal with my favorite low-carb milk, on top of unsweetened yogurt with a little fruit, or just by the handful when I’m feeling snacky.
- All of the ingredients listed in this recipe are available at Sprouts Farmers Market, for easy one-stop shopping! Sprouts is my go-to grocery store for the highest quality food and ingredients, plus they’ve got everything I need to stay healthy and feeling good! If you’re on a keto diet, they’ve made it super easy to find all of the keto products throughout their stores – just look for the “keto” tags!
Chia Seeds – These are an incredible source of omega-3 fatty acids and are rich in antioxidants, which fight the production of free radicals that can damage body tissues. Chia seeds are a great source of fiber (super important on a keto diet!), iron, and calcium, too. It’s thought that chia seeds can reduce blood sugar levels, which is perfect for keto since stable blood sugar is crucial to ketosis!
Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides – Collagen peptides truly elevate this recipe beyond just another “granola” variation. Collagen is a naturally-occurring protein in your body. It makes up your hair and nails, and the majority of your tissues, including tendons, muscles, and skin. It’s what keeps your skin supple and elastic! Unfortunately, collagen production diminishes as we age, which is why collagen supplements like this are so important. Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides support healthy hair, nails, skin, and joints, and the added hyaluronic acid and vitamin C boost the body’s natural collagen production, too!
How to Make It
The full recipe & ingredients list are below, but here you’ll find a quick overview for making this recipe perfectly, along with useful tips and info!
Start by pulsing just the almonds in the food processor, since those are the hardest nuts. After a few pulses, add in the walnuts, pecans, and sunflower seeds, and pulse again until everything is just chopped.
Add the remaining ingredients, and pulse one last time until everything is combined. There should still be some larger pieces of nuts, and the chia seeds should be mostly whole.
Spread everything in one even layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake at 325° Fahrenheit for 18-20 minutes. Everything should be golden brown and firm. Remove the pan from the oven and let the granola cool completely, then break it into whatever-size-you-like chunks. Enjoy!
- You might be tempted to up the temperature on the oven, but this can cause the nuts and seeds to burn before the granola has a chance to get crispy. Trust me on the baking temp – 325° Fahrenheit is the way to go.
- Don’t overdo the cinnamon! Just a pinch is all you need for this recipe, and I promise you’ll be able to taste it. Too much will overpower the rest of the flavors in the keto granola.
- You’ll pulse the ingredients a total of three times, so be careful not to over-pulse your almonds on the first step. You want them to be roughly one-half their original size after the first pulse.
- Let the keto granola cool completely before you try to break it into pieces. It will be a little soft when it first comes out of the oven, but will harden as it cools.
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- Keto Ramen
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- Creamy Keto Hot Chocolate
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- Keto Truffles
- Cream Cheese Fat Bombs
- Keto Gravy
- Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup
- Marry Me Chicken
- Keto Zucchini Bread
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup pecans
- 1 cup walnuts
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup flaked coconut optional
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ½ cup flaxseed meal
- 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ – ⅔ cup keto sweetener to taste, see Note
- 1 egg white whisked until frothy
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ cup butter melted, or refined coconut oil
- Food processor
- Parchment Paper
- Pulse almonds in food processor until roughly chopped. Add walnuts, pecans, and sunflower seeds. Pulse until roughly chopped.
- Add remaining ingredients. Pulse until combined.
- Spread mixture in one even layer on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 325° Fahrenheit for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown and firm. Remove from oven and let cool. Once cooled, break into chunks of desired size.
- My favorite sweetener for this recipe is an equal blend of Swerve Sweetener Granular and Swerve Sweetener Brown. You can use any sweetener you like, though! A blend of monk fruit and erythritol would be delish, as would Swerve Sweetener Confectioners.
- Raw nuts or roasted/salted nuts can be used for this recipe.
- After the first pulse, the almonds should be roughly one-half their original size.
- After the third pulse, the chia seeds should be mostly whole still.
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.