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Keto Granola Recipe – Crunchy, Grain-free, Vegan

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An easy keto granola recipe and the best low-carb crunchy cereal alternative to rolled oats on your keto diet. Bonus, this keto nut granola is also sugar-free, grain-free, and vegan, made without eggs!

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How to make the best keto granola recipe?

It’s pretty easy to make homemade keto granola at home and a great way to enjoy crunchy breakfast cereals without the carbs.

Keto granola recipe

The key to making keto granola crunchy breakfast cereals is to use a combo of nuts and seeds and no eggs! While many granola keto-friendly recipes recommend egg whites as a binder to form clusters, I believe it’s unnecessary.

Ingredients for keto granola cereals

Dry ingredients

  • Nuts – nuts are very low in carbs, but not all nuts are equal when it comes to net carbs! Some can be in the high range, so for a grain-free granola 100% keto, focus on keto-friendly nuts like macadamia, pecans, almonds, walnuts, and stay away from pistachios or cashews.
  • Flakes – that’s the ingredient that mimics the rolled oats the best!  A low-carb keto nut granola with coconut flakes is way tastier but even better with sliced almonds. The combo of both ‘flakes’ reproduces a rolled oats texture that is heavenly delicious.
  • Seeds – the best keto low-carb seeds are hemp heart, pumpkin seed, flaxseeds, sunflower seed, and chia seed.
  • Spices – Spices are the best way to add extra sweet flavor without adding carbs or sugar. A pinch of cinnamon, a bit of salt, and vanilla extract are great options to flavor a homemade sugar-free granola recipe. Of course, you can also add grated orange zest, ginger, nutmeg, or unsweetened cocoa! Play with the spices to make a delicious new low-carb granola recipe every time.
  • Freeze-dried fruits – optional but delicious! Use freeze-dried raspberries for minimal carbs. In fact, freeze-dried berries have no added sugar.

Wet ingredients

  • Oil – I am using extra virgin coconut oil to roast my granola. I love the tiny coconut flavor it adds into the mixture, plus coconut oil is a very healthy oil full of antifungal and antibacterial properties. If you don’t like coconut flavor, replace it with refined coconut oil – it won’t have any coconut flavor!
  • Keto-friendly sweetener – Sugar-free maple-flavored syrup works the best for grain-free granola recipes and especially to make keto vegan granola. This binds ingredients together without adding egg whites, as you would see in most kinds of keto cereal recipes.

how to make keto granola recipe

Bake until golden brown

Combine wet to dry ingredients. Then, lay the granola onto a baking tray covered with parchment paper and bake in preheated 150C (300F) oven until roasted.

Is this keto granola recipe healthy?

Of course, this keto granola recipe is perfect for you and anyone looking for a healthy grain-free, sugar-free granola.

This keto granola is low in carbs, sugar-free to keep your blood sugar level stable for a long time.

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It’s also high in plant-based protein, heart-healthy fat  – monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, and Omega-3.

Finally, nuts are also very fulfilling and high in fiber to keep you full for long.

The only important point to keep this keto-friendly granola healthy is to roast the nuts at a maximum of 300F (150C) to keep the nuts’ nutritional properties intact.

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By Carine from Sweetashoney

Can I make the granola without sweeteners?

Obviously, you can make this recipe without the keto-friendly sweetener, but it won’t form granola clusters.

So to make the best grain-free granola keto recipe add some sugar-free maple syrup into this recipe. It will cluster the nuts and seeds together, and the crunch will be even better.

It also makes it easier to snack on as it forms clusters that you can grab by hand or sprinkle on top of low-carb yogurt.

How to choose sugar-free sweeteners for cereals?

First, keep it natural. Stay away from artificial sweeteners or maltitol.

Next, focus on sugar-free maple-flavored syrup. In fact, sugar-free syrup creates clusters in granola resulting in the best low-carb granola texture similar to store-bought granola.

Finally, if you can’t find a liquid sweetener, use keto crystal sweeteners like erythritol, allulose, or xylitol. Note that these don’t melt as well as liquid sweeteners, and they won’t form clusters in your granola.

Sugar free granola recipe

How to store your sugar-free granola recipe?

It should be noted that this cereal mix must fully cool down before being transferred in a glass parfait jar. Indeed, these jars are the best way to avoid air coming in the mix, keeping your low-carb cereals intact for up to a month. Also, make sure to store this recipe at room temperature in the pantry. The fridge will soften your granola. Also, don’t freeze your granola!

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How to serve keto granola?

This is a versatile recipe. I found this recipe amazing to fix my sugar craving anytime in the day without eating many carbs. I love to use it for breakfast as a snack or dessert in combination with dairy-free milk like almond milk.

keto granola

  • Breakfast – serve 1/4 cup of grain-free granola with 1/2 cup almond milk into a bowl.
  • Snack – sprinkle on top of a berry almond milk smoothie/protein shake or carry 1/4 cup of this mix into a box and eat as a trail mix.
  • Dessert – I love to sprinkle some on top of my yogurt or my ground chia seed pudding to add some crunch!

the best keto granola

So if you still wonder if you can eat granola on keto, you have got the answer! Yes, you can, but make your own from nuts and seeds!

More keto granola breakfast recipe

If you miss a sweet, crunchy cereal for breakfast on your keto diet, try some of my other keto granola recipes.

Enjoy this easy vegan keto granola recipe and leave me a comment or review below. I love to read your feedback on my keto recipes.

xoxo Carine

Recipe Card

Keto Granola Cereals

Grain Free Sugar free granola
1.9gNet Carbs
4.9 from 264 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Cool down 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Net Carbs 1.9g
Fat 15.6g
Protein 3.8g
Calories 164.3kcal
Author: Carine Claudepierre
20 servings of 1/4 cup
An easy vegan Keto Granola Recipe made with nuts and seeds.

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Optional

  • ½ cup Raspberries Freeze-dried
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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Line a large baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  • Toss into a large mixing bowl coconut flakes, chopped macadamia, chopped walnuts, chopped almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flaxseed meal, sliced almonds, ground cinnamon, and salt.
  • In a saucepan, under medium heat, melt the coconut oil with vanilla and sugar-free maple syrup. Stir until the coconut oil is melted. 
  • Pour over the nuts and seeds mixture. Use a spatula to stir and combine. 
  • Spread your keto granola mixture evenly on the prepared baking tray. Make sure you spread the granola in a single thin layer or use two baking trays if needed. 
  • Bake for 30-45 minutes until golden brown and crisp.
  • Cool down for 15 minutes on the tray. Clusters form as it cools down. Then stir or break clusters of keto granola and stir in freeze-dried raspberries if you like.

Storage

  • Transfer your cool granola into a glass mason jar. Store up to 2 weeks in the pantry.
  • This recipe makes roughly 5 cups of granola. Serving size 1/4 cup.
  • Serve as breakfast cereals. The serving size suggestion is 1/4 cup of grain-free granola with 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk.
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Nutrition Facts
Keto Granola Cereals
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 164.3 Calories from Fat 140
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.6g24%
Saturated Fat 5.4g34%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Sodium 31.8mg1%
Potassium 138.4mg4%
Carbohydrates 4.9g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 0.9g1%
Protein 3.8g8%
Vitamin A 3.5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 37.1mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 56.8mg14%
Zinc 0.8mg5%
Net Carbs 1.9g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    22 thoughts on Keto Granola Recipe – Crunchy, Grain-free, Vegan
  1. 5 stars
    Never been fond of nuts and seeds but this recipe is delicious! I’m so glad I found it and decided to give it a try. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    I tried this granola recipe,but I added pumpkin pie seasoning. This is the absolutely best recipe. This is a certain keeper recipe! ????????????????????

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this deliciousness. I made it today, omitted the cashews and substited with pecans, didn’t have raspberries so omitted them. Also added freshly ground cardamon and sweetned all with crystal monkfruit. Oh my gosh, so delicious and so much less expensive to make than store-bought grain-free granolas. This recipe is a 10!!!

    • Thanks so much for the lovely feedback! Pecan are so delicious in grain-free granola, great idea! Enjoy the recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine

  4. 5 stars
    I made this today! Wow! My intention was to use it to make my noatmeal a bit more exciting! I think it is going to be a great snack on its own as well! Thanks a bunch!

  5. 5 stars
    This granola is fantastic! The husband loves it, and regularly requests that I make it when he’ll be needing a little something extra for his training and running pursuits. Yum!

    • I love when husband are on board with my recipes ! thanks for trying my recipes and for this lovely feedback. XOXO Carine.

  6. 5 stars
    This has been delicious on yogurt, fruit, ice cream, and in milk. I’ve been missing cereal and this really hit the spot. The recipe is also really easy to customize without messing it up! I didn’t have almonds so I used pecans and added coconut chips as well. This recipe is definitely getting added to my regulars.

    • OMG! You made lots of my recipes today and I am so happy to read all your beautiful message. Thanks so much. XOXO Carine.

  7. Hi Carine, thank you for a wonderful recipe! I just made it now and I found that even after baking, it’s still a bit ‘wet’. Any ideas on what I could do to make it more clustery? I am not vegan, just following a keto diet, so I don’t mind eggs or anything else non-vegan you might suggest. Many thanks!

    • I am glad you love it. You can add an egg white to the mixture to make clusters if it is the texture you prefer. Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine.

  8. 5 stars
    This is so good!!!! I only used the nuts I had at the time. I think I added double the cinnamon. You can really roughly follow the recipe and it’s still delicious!

  9. 5 stars
    Love the way you work flakes and fruit into this gluten free keto friendly granola! Bookmarked for my next batch! Easy to know this will be five stars! Merci!

  10. 5 stars
    Carine, you are literally saving my life right now! I just had to go on a low carb diet for health reasons and was just white knuckling it through my sugar cravings. It was not a sustainable situation. I found your site a couple days ago and have already made 6 recipes. It’s my go to for when everyone else in the family is eating something yummy that I can’t have and I’m climbing the walls! I just made this recipe and licked the spoon dry of the yummy sauce (sweetened with Swerve in my case). It tastes like cookie dough to me and the kitchen smells like cookies are baking. The awesome thing is, it’s for me! Thank you, thank you!!! (Your chocolate peanut butter shake recipe… OMG…)

    • Hello! I am not sure you realize how much happiness you just send into my face 🙂 5 years ago I started this blog as I was also instructed to go on low carb/sugar free diet (prediabetes for my case). I had no idea that my recipes will help others but it makes me SO happy to read it actually does! I know how frustrating it could be to crave sweet and be left out on family dinner. That’s why there is so many sugar free dessert on my blog. Enjoy them and thanks for trying them out. Love from NZ, Carine.

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