This easy homemade low carb and keto granola recipe is crunchy, sweet, delicious, and makes a crunchy ice cream topping or keto cereal. The ingredients are easy to find and no food processor required!
Can you believe this keto granola recipe is only 2g net carbs? That is amazing when you think of all of the carbs found in a traditional granola. Regular granola at the grocery store usually has oats which can be hard to fit into a keto or low carb diet. With this low carb granola I wanted to use nuts and seeds that were easy to find, and make the recipe without the help of a food processor.
This keto granola whips up in a flash and then can be stored in your pantry for weeks since it doesn't have any butter or ingredients that will go rancid in a hurry.
I love making this easy homemade granola and then having it as a snack or using it as a topping for Greek yogurt, Keto ice cream, or as just a breakfast cereal option. It is so satisfying and versatile. At only 2 grams of net carbs, I like to make a big batch and then I can enjoy it daily!
What you need
Here are all of the ingredients you need for making your own sugar-free granola and any possible substitutions. For a printable recipe, see the recipe card toward the bottom of the page.
½ cup each of chopped walnuts, pecans, and almonds: If you have an intolerance to any of these nuts, you can just substitute with more of the others.
2 tablespoons sesame seeds - These can be omitted if you don't tolerate them. I really enjoy the different texture they give. Hemp hearts could be a good substitute that would add extra protein.
2 tablespoons chia seeds - Just like with the sesame seeds, these can be omitted.
¼ cup almond flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
¼ cup melted coconut oil
3 tablespoons granular keto sweetener - this provides just enough sweetness to the keto-friendly granola. I like to use an erythritol and monk fruit based keto friendly sweetener that is a 1 for 1 substitute for sugar.
½ teaspoon kosher salt - all of the nuts we use are unsalted so we need to add a little salt to enhance all of the flavors.
I love the different textures we have with the different nuts, seeds, and the almond flour. It all combines for the most amazing keto granola clusters.
You could also use sunflower seeds, flax seeds, unsweetened coconut flakes, or pumpkin seeds.
How to make keto granola
This section explains how to make this low-carb granola recipe, step by step. For a full printable recipe, see the recipe card below.
This recipe is so simple. All we need to do is combine all of the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl then pour the melted coconut oil in and stir well.
Then we are going to spread the mixture in a single layer out onto a rimmed baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Now we just bake the granola in a 375F (190C) oven for about 8 to 10 minutes or until it is golden brown and crunchy.
This is a great easy snack option or meal prep Greek yogurt bowls with fresh berries and have the granola ready to go for the topping.
Tips for the best low carb granola
- If you want, you can add the nuts to a food processor to chop them into smaller pieces.
- Keep an eye on this while it is baking as the keto granola can go from perfectly cooked to burned really quickly.
- You can actually use any nuts you want, you don't have to use walnuts, pecans, or almonds.
Sugar free granola storage instructions
Store - Cool the low carb granola completely and then store in an airtight container or jar in the pantry for a couple of weeks.
Freezer - seal the granola in an airtight container with as little air space as possible. Freeze for up to 3 months. Let sit out on the counter to thaw before using.
Store bought keto granola
It is becoming increasingly more and more frequent to find sugar free and delicious keto friendly products at the grocery stores and online for purchase. There are now several manufactured keto granolas available if you aren't in the mood to make your own.
The ones I have tried are Sola Keto Granola and Lolli's cookie clusters. Both are fantastic!
More keto snack recipes
Crunchy Keto Granola Recipe - Only 2g Net Carbs
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- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- ½ cup chopped almonds
- 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoon chia seeds
- ¼ cup almond flour (see my favorite on Amazon)
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup coconut oil, , melted
- 3 tablespoon sugar free granulated sweetener (see my favorite on Amazon)
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 375F (190C) and line an 18x13 inch (46cm x 33cm) rimmed sheet pan with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and spread in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until desired crunch is achieved. Keep an eye on this while it is baking as the granola can go from perfectly cooked to burned really quickly.
- Taste and adjust sweetness and saltiness as desired.
- Additions: If you want, you can add the nuts to a food processor to chop them into smaller pieces.
- Different nuts and seeds: You can actually use any nuts you want, you don't have to use walnuts, pecans, or almonds. Hemp seeds would also be a great way to add extra protein.
- Serving size: Because everyones ingredients (especially nuts and seeds) could take up different volume amounts, the best way to determine the most accurate serving size is to weigh the entire finished recipe in grams, and then divide by 8. This will tell you how many grams 1 serving is.
- Storage: I like to store this keto granola in an air tight container in the pantry. It usually lasts a couple of weeks. You could also keep it in the refrigerator, but it might lose some of its crunch.
- Freezing: Seal the granola in an airtight container with as little air space as possible. Freeze for up to 3 months. Let sit out on the counter to thaw before using.
Nutrition per serving
Nutrition is provided as a courtesy only. Please re-calculate on your own with the ingredients and amounts you used for the most accurate data.