Golden low-carb granola

Golden low-carb granola

We know what you’re thinking—there’s nothing like homemade granola! It is absolutely delicious paired with creamy, full-fat Greek yogurt or coconut cream for a low-carb breakfast... or by itself, it's grab-and-go for a filling snack later. Eat up and you’re golden!

Golden low-carb granola

We know what you’re thinking—there’s nothing like homemade granola! It is absolutely delicious paired with creamy, full-fat Greek yogurt or coconut cream for a low-carb breakfast... or by itself, it's grab-and-go for a filling snack later. Eat up and you’re golden!
USMetric
20 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. 225 g pecans or hazelnuts or almonds
  • ¾ cup 175 ml (60 g) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup 240 ml (150 g) sunflower seeds
  • 4 tbsp 60 ml (35 g) pumpkin seeds
  • 4 tbsp 60 ml (35 g) sesame seeds
  • ¾ cup 175 ml (125 g) flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup 125 ml (60 g) almond flour
  • 1 cup 240 ml water
  • 4 tbsp 60 ml coconut oil
For serving
  • 10 cups 2.5 liters full fat Greek yogurt or coconut cream

Instructions

Instructions are for 20 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C). Chop the nuts coarsely in a food processor or with a sharp knife. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Spread out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes. Be sure to set a timer. Nuts and seeds are heat sensitive and should not get burned.
  3. Remove from the oven and stir the mixture, then return to the oven for about 20 minutes more. Check again. When the granola feels almost dry, turn off the heat and let the granola cool in the residual heat of the cooling oven.
  4. Serve the granola with full-fat Greek yogurt with a tiny bit of vanilla powder and maybe some additional heavy cream. The granola is very nutritious and filling. A third to half a cup will go a long way.

Tip!

If you want to omit the nuts, add more seeds and/or coconut chips. You will want to make sure that the ratio between the dry and wet ingredients is about the same.

This granola tastes great on salads, too. Package the granola in a nice glass jar with a ribbon and give it as a gift! We said it before... there’s nothing like homemade granola!

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36 comments

  1. JayneM
    Could I please request that you start using weight measurements instead of liquid measurements for things like seeds, coconut etc? Also dl - what is that? If you us ml for some ingredients, could you use it for all? I find it confusing. Thanks!
    Replies: #2, #15
  2. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Jayne!

    I haven't asked the recipe team but I think they try to avoid using small and large numbers like:
    600 ml (6 dl)
    0,15 dl (15 ml)

    Could I please request that you start using weight measurements instead of liquid measurements for things like seeds, coconut etc? Also dl - what is that? If you us ml for some ingredients, could you use it for all? I find it confusing. Thanks!

    Reply: #17
  3. carol
    I was looking at the teams recipes, on the meal plans, and on the instructions for this granola recipe it says 1cup of turmeric. The receipe above says 1 tablesp. Which I presume is the correct one. In fact looking again all the spices are in cups!!
  4. Marilyn
    I want to try this but am afraid , with the turmeric, that it will taste of curry
  5. Bruce
    Made it tonight and it's very good. I had to bake it an extra 10 minutes (50 mins total, stirring twice), and then I turned the oven off and let it dehydrate for another couple hours in the oven. It isn't sweet at all. Nothing curry-ish about it. Really good with plain greek yogurt and a little vanilla protein powder as suggested. One batch should last a while!
  6. Sarah
    I made this yesterday. It is really delicious. I also found that it took a long time to get dry. Spreading it over two trays instead of one helps it to get dry. What is the best way to store it? I've put mine in a container in the fridge.
  7. Dvoira
    This is a delicious recipe. However, the nutrition information is not helpful because:
    1. The granola serving size is not precise.
    2. The serving includes the yoghurt.
    If one if tracking their serving portions, especially on an app, then the precise serving size (e.g. "40 grams) is more helpful. Also, including the yoghurt skews the information because you might not be having it with yoghurt and/or the yoghurt information is not specific to a particular brand.
  8. Sandra
    I agree with previous comments that the serving "size" should be listed...with and without the yogurt would be very helpful.
    The 1 Tbsp. of turmeric does give it a very nice subtle flavor, not overpowering at all.
    I also had to cook mine much longer and then let dry in the oven for a couple hours after I turned it off.
    Since beginning this way of eating (and using sooo many of Diet Doctor's recipe's) I've found that buying a scale that will switch between Standard and Metric invaluable!
    Replies: #10, #18
  9. Sabrina
    What is the serving size to reach the 7g of carbs shown in the recipe picture please? Is it a 1/3 cup? (as per the comment in the recipe saying "1/3 cup goes a long way"). Thank you
  10. Sabrina
    Sorry I didn't mean to "report" your comment. Clicked on it by mistake, and can't undo it now. Really sorry
  11. Anthony
    Just wondering how long this Granola can be kept?
  12. Evelyn
    Can I substitute clarified butter or ghee for the coconut oil?
  13. Evelyn
    I did not get an answer regarding using clarified butter. I made this recipe using clarified butter instead of coconut oil. It is yummy. I am allergic to eggs plus doctor says I need to be low carb (pre diabetic), so this recipe gives me a healthy, tasty breakfast option. Thank you.
  14. Aleesha
    If I substitute the yoghurt for coconut milk, how much should I have per serving?
  15. Una

    Could I please request that you start using weight measurements instead of liquid measurements for things like seeds, coconut etc? Also dl - what is that? If you us ml for some ingredients, could you use it for all? I find it confusing. Thanks!

    You're not the only one! Some of us in Britain and certainly all our US friends use pounds and ounces. For Sweden using all things American on here as far as the English language is concerned, and who have been metric all their lives, to mix up 60ml (millilitres) with 60g (grammes) is quite unbelievable. Hard enough to understand some of the American named ingredients for us in Britain without trying as well to convert solids in ml into g! As for so (decilitres), this is used all over Europe and cl - 75cl in a bottle of my wine in Britain, whixh is three quarters of a litre. 175ml = 17.5 dl - I think! 😅 But trying to convert ml to g is no joke and just plain annoying and stupid!!! DietDoctor - if you read anything here - please can you do something about all this and correct the recipes?

  16. Rivki
    Did anyone figure out how many carbs per serving and how much is a serving size of this granola?
  17. Una

    Hi Jayne!
    I haven't asked the recipe team but I think they try to avoid using small and large numbers like:
    600 ml (6 dl)
    0,15 dl (15 ml)

    Could I please request that you start using weight measurements instead of liquid measurements for things like seeds, coconut etc? Also dl - what is that? If you use ml for some ingredients, could you use it for all? I find it confusing. Thanks!

    PLEASE can you be consistent with measurements. We are used to millilitres in Britain even though we are partially metric because of the EU but still Imperial officially. Our wine alone is sold as 125ml, 175ml or 250ml measures not decilitres. We simply don't use it. Rain is also measured in millilitres! We use grammes for solids when not using pounds and ounces. It is extremely confusing on here, given you are based in Stockholm albeit American-biased, and you can measure solids in millilitres. Please can you use correct weights rather than tablespoons as tgey very from country to country and again totally confusing. I don't know what an American tablespoon is but I know the British one is not the same. So either a weight in grammes or a quantity, say 15ml in liquid measurement woukd be me much appreciated.

  18. Una
    But what size is the tablespoon? As it's a big spoon no doubt, better to have the amount as a weight of turmeric. So easy to spoil a recipe and waste ingredients with haphazard tablespoon measurements.
  19. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Una!

    I think we have stopped using deciliters.

    One US table spoon is 14.8 ml and one UK table spoon is 15 ml. That's pretty much the same. ;-)

  20. Claus
    Adviced by users in the Danish lchf groups, I switched from Greek yogurt to “créme fraîche” sometimes
    mixed with heavy cream. 38 pct fat is much higher than the 10 percent found in Greek yoghurt, and since you are eating less you get less carps. I understand that “créme fraîche is a European thing, and that it is hard to find the 38 percent version in the US.
    Claus
  21. Guillaume
    Hello, can you clarify at what stage of the process we introduce the water? Is it when mixing all the ingredients before going to the oven?
    Thank you.
  22. Kari
    Loved this recipe, delicious. Keeps me nice and full until lunch time.
  23. Adrienne
    Love this recipe! Delicious and filling and easy to make ! Thanks
  24. Valerie
    Why is there water in it? I’ve seen many keto granola recipes and none call for water.
  25. Sarah brewster Scott
    I make a double batch and store in an air tight box and our lasts me and husband about a month
  26. Sylvia
    It’s 20 servings and if you add all the solid ingredients I come to 690 grams. So I gather around 35-40 grams is one serving? Assume that the liquid will evaporate in the oven... not sure. I forgot to weigh the final batch after it came out of the oven. Love it though and it stays crispy for a long while.
  27. eLLe
    Hi, how much g carbs has a portion of granola without yogurt? I use sugarfree soya yogurt that has 0g carbs...
    Thanks for reply :)
  28. Valerie
    Hi, I have this in the oven right now, but I was curious to know why you add water to it?
    Thanks for a reply!
    Reply: #29
  29. Marisa
    The water makes the almond flour clump, so it's more granola-like.
  30. Kimmy
    Followed this recipe this morning, and it's gorgeous....it has a lovely fresh, light taste.
    The turmeric is maybe a tad too much, so I'll lessen it next time....but it's good for you

    The only thing with this recipe, is it would be good to see the Nutritional Table....but hey all's good

  31. Tamara
    Just took this out the oven, smells soooo good, taste soooo good! Oooooh looooove it. I mistakenly used almond extract instead of vanilla aha, still taste good and the smell ayyyyeeee
  32. Theresa
    This recipe is brilliant. Highly recommend. Made exactly as suggested and its perfect. However, I too would like to know the nutritional information per weight and without the yoghurt. A third of a cup is actually its a lot of this. A quarter is probably enough wih=th some creamy yoghurt.
  33. Liz
    I buy the paleo bag from ALDI - pretty sure it's the same ingredients, i add extra almonds and then add the rest of the wet ingredients perfect!!
    Because I do keto i add cream and little Stevia or honey over the top!!
  34. Sarah
    The recipe says 10 cups of yogurt- is that correct?!
    Reply: #35
  35. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    The recipe says 10 cups of yogurt- is that correct?!

    This recipe is written to make 20 servings. For each serving, you can use 1/2 c yogurt.

  36. Jeanette
    Is there any way to get carb count without yogurt, as not all yogurt is created equal. Also, I sometimes like my granola with almond milk instead of yogurt. Thank you

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