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Best Keto and Low-Carb Granola

Servings 16 servings
Calories 250kcal

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup shredded unsweetened coconut Mine is unsulfured
  • ½ cup large flake coconut unsweetened
  • 1/3 cup chopped macadamia nuts can sub pecans
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup pepitas pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup blanched almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons hemp hearts

Wet Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup algae oil or coconut oil I use Thrive algae oil
  • 1/3 cup Lakanto Maple Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 3 tablespoons Swerve Brown Sugar I know this is technically a dry ingredient
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon I know, dry
  • ½ teaspoon pink salt maybe I should re-label this subtitle

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a sheet pan or jellyroll pan with parchment paper. Measure out your dry ingredients and pour onto the pan. Mix all dry ingredients together with your hands or large rubber spatula.
  • In a small saucepan, combine all your wet ingredients, cinnamon, swerve, and salt together over medium/low heat. Heat mixture until well combined and the brown sugar is mostly dissolved. DO NOT do this over high heat. The erythritol in the Swerve will crystalize and there’s no coming back from that. Trust me… I know. So take a minute or two to let this come together over lower heat.
  • Pour the syrup mixture over the dry ingredients and thoroughly mix together. Spread the granola mixture out on your pan in a thin layer. My pan is 17” long if you have a smaller pan split the mixture and bake half at a time.
  • Bake at 350 for about 20 – 25 min (depending on oven). Stir granola half way through baking.

Notes

I use raw unsalted nuts. I’m going to roast and salt them so I want them “naked”.
It will come out of the oven and have a toasty brown appearance. It will also come out and still appear a little wet… it shouldn’t be too wet though. You might be tempted to put it back into the oven. I caution you to be careful to not burn it. FIRST taste it. Does it taste toasty enough? If not, and you do choose to bake it longer ONLY bake for two minutes longer. Take it out and taste again. If it’s good, then you’re done. Again, it may still appear “wet-ish” but it will dry up as it cools.
Algae oil really helps with the toasting and yields a beautiful brown color. I will use this oil from now on.
Butter and Coconut oil are still great here if that’s what you have on hand, however, the color might be a bit lighter.
You can also add vanilla extract to the syrup once it comes off the heat.
You might need a pinch more salt. Taste the mixture before you bake. If more salt is needed, sprinkle a pinch over all of it and mix it in.