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 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 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 sunflower seeds
  • 4 tbsp 60 ml pumpkin seeds
  • 4 tbsp 60 ml sesame seeds
  • ¾ cup 175 ml 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 Greek yogurt

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. You could also try it with some dried fruit like cherries or cranberries, but go easy. (Because carbs.)

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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14 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!
    Reply: #2
  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!

  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!
    Reply: #10
  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?

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