Keto Granola

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This keto granola is crispy and crunchy and tastes like the real thing! Made with just 4 ingredients.

Want more keto breakfast recipes? Try my keto bagels, keto cereal, keto oatmeal, and keto bread.

keto granola.

Low carb granola may sound like an oxymoron because the main ingredient, oats, are far from keto-friendly. However, my homemade keto granola recipe looks, tastes, and even smells like traditional granola but without all the sugar, oats, and carbs!

Table of Contents
  1. Why I love this recipe
  2. Ingredients needed
  3. How to make keto granola
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Storage instructions
  6. More keto breakfasts to enjoy
  7. Keto Granola Recipe (Recipe Card)

Why I love this recipe

  • Perfect texture. My #1 rule for a low-carb granola is that it must look and taste like the real thing. Well, this one is crispy and crunchy and chock full of clusters.
  • Actually low in carbs. The combination of nuts I use, along with a few select mix-ins ensure this granola has just 3 grams of net carbs per serve.
  • Easy to make ahead. I like to whip up a huge batch of this granola and store them in airtight containers like I do with classic granola.
  • Grain-free and gluten-free. And it’s vegan, too, because no eggs!

★★★★★ REVIEW 

“Made this easy recipe, and it is great! Thanks” – A

Ingredients needed

  • Nuts. Use your favorite nuts. Just be sure they are unsalted and raw. I used a mix of almonds, cashews, and walnuts because these have the fewest carbs and also taste the best. Other options include macadamia nuts, pecans, and hazelnuts.
  • Almond flour. Blanched almond flour helps hold the granola together and makes those delicious granola clusters. Avoid using almond meal, as it can have a gritty texture.
  • Shredded coconut. Unsweetened shredded coconut flakes! The finer the flakes are, the better they will hold together.
  • Keto maple syrup. A liquid sweetener is needed to help bind everything together and to add some sweetness. Avoid using commercial sugar-free syrups (that contain erythritol or monk fruit) or pancake syrups because they don’t have enough thickeners. You can try my keto honey or keto simple syrup for another option.
  • Salt. Just a pinch to balance out the flavors.
  • Mix-ins. Optional, but I love adding some sugar free chocolate chips or chocolate chunks throughout.

How to make keto granola

I’ve included step-by-step photos below to make this recipe easy to follow at home. For the full printable recipe instructions and ingredient quantities, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Step 1- Make the granola mix. In a large mixing bowl, add your favorite nuts, shredded coconut, and almond flour, and mix. Add the keto maple syrup and stir well.

Step 2- Bake it. Transfer the keto granola mixture onto the lined tray. Bake the granola for around 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Step 3- Let it cool. Allow the granola to cool completely on the baking tray. Once it has cooled, use your hands to break apart the granola into your desired size. I prefer clusters, so tend to keep them on the larger size.

low carb granola.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Remember, granola will continue to crisp up as it cools down, so remove it from the oven once everything is mostly golden brown.
  • If you love loads of chunks or chunky granola (like my family does!), don’t mix the granola mixture before cooling it down. Let it cool as one slab, then break it apart by hand.
  • Use the middle oven rack when baking this because the shredded coconut is prone to burning/crisping up much quicker than the other ingredients.
  • Feel free to add other mix-ins like toasted coconut flakes, keto candy, or even some chopped-up brownie pieces. Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and cranberries are also fab options.

Serving ideas

I love snacking on it, but it is so versatile! Here are some other ways to enjoy this recipe:

  • Ice cream. Add a couple of handfuls to keto ice cream for some added crunch.
  • Yogurt bowls. Top your keto yogurt with a generous portion for a filling and nutritious breakfast. Add some fresh berries too.
  • Crunch Bars. These are PERFECT to use in my keto chocolate.
  • Trail mix. Add a handful to keto trail mix.
  • In snack bars. Use this recipe as the base for homemade keto granola bars.

Storage instructions

To store: Leftovers should always be kept in an airtight container at room temperature. It will keep well for up to four weeks.

To freeze: Place granola in a freezer bag and keep it in the freezer for up to 6 months. 

sugar free granola.

More keto breakfasts to enjoy

keto granola recipe.

Keto Granola Recipe

5 from 487 votes
This keto granola is crispy and crunchy and tastes like the real thing! Made with just 4 ingredients. Watch the video below to see how I make it in my kitchen!
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

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Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add your favorite nuts, shredded coconut, and almond flour, and mix until combined. Add the keto maple syrup and stir until fully incorporated and all the dry ingredients are covered in it. It may seem like a small amount, but a little goes a long way.
  • Transfer the keto granola mixture onto the lined tray. Using a rubber spatula, spread out the granola in an even layer.
  • Bake the granola for around 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through. The granola may seem soft, but it will firm up once cooling. Once the edges have gone golden brown, remove it from the oven.
  • Allow the granola to cool completely on the baking tray. Once it has cooled, use your hands to break apart the granola into your desired size.

Notes

TO STORE: Leftovers should always be kept in an airtight container at room temperature. It will keep well for up to four weeks.
TO FREEZE: Place granola in a freezer bag and keep it in the freezer for up to 6 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 7gFat: 25gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 224mgFiber: 5gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 2mgNET CARBS: 3g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Originally published October 2019, updated and republished April 2024

Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    Awesome keto granola! I used 1/2 almonds and pecans and mixed everything in a food processor. Some of the granola clusters weren’t crispy enough for me so I put all of it back in the oven at 250° for an additional 20 minutes. Everything is an even golden brown and super crispy. It’s the perfect add-in for sugar free yogurt and almost impossible to resist snacking on the clusters alone.

  2. 5 stars
    I am not sure this recipe includes the measurements for the sugarfree chocolate and I dont know if its included in the nutritional information.

  3. 5 stars
    Hi! Would love a version of this with seeds and a replacement for keto maple syrup! (In my country I never find buying keto substitutes) Thanks 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Just made this the other day and omitted the shredded coconut and used Agave and added some crushed pistachios and pecans and it was AWESOME. I love all your recipes Arman and have been following you for awhile. This was so good that immediately I made another batch. So easy and effortless!! Trust me, you’ll love this and will make it your go to snack!

  5. 5 stars
    I was so upset when I couldn’t find this recipe! And then so happy when I found it. It really is the easiest best tasting Keto granola.

  6. 5 stars
    I made this today and it was super fast, easy, and yummy! Wonderful being able to have some breakfast granola without the carbs! It’s also a tasty dry snack! 🙂

  7. Does this have any oatmeal? Cant use nuts so its just coconut and almond flour that makes it look like there’s oatmeal in it?

  8. 5 stars
    I love this recipe for cereal. Cereal is my go to food when I’m not sure what I want. Cereal is sooooo easy. It’s fast and easy. I don’t have to use the recipe anymore bc I make it so often. I always have the key ingredients on hand and I’ll add any extra tidbits that I have around. I’ve never bars. After mixing it, I spread it out on the cookie sheet, bake, cool, then break it up for cereal and/or “grab a handful ” when I pass the “cereal jar”.As a matter of fact, I’m going make a double recipe now, I’m craving it, again! “Try it, you’ll like it, Mikey likes it “. (Re: 70’s cereal commercial””

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