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
  • 2½ oz. 75 g (200 ml) unsweetened finely shredded coconut
  • 1 cup 225 ml (125 g) sunflower seeds
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp (30 g) pumpkin seeds
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp (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 225 ml water
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp 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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69 comments

  1. tylinds
    Do we know how long this will store for?
    Replies: #52, #69
  2. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Do we know how long this will store for?

    I'm not sure exactly, but if storing in an airtight container, I would think it would keep for at least a week or so.

  3. Carol Kosy
    Please can you stick to the same measurements as you go down the ingredients list....it switches from grams to mls and often the translation of the measurements are wrong eg: 75 ml of dessicated coconut is NOT 200 grams its 75 ml and by the same token 125ml of almond flour is NOT 60g its 125g. I'm not sure even to FOLLOW the recipe as I don't want it to go wrong with lots of expensive ingredients in it :(
    Reply: #54
  4. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Please can you stick to the same measurements as you go down the ingredients list....it switches from grams to mls and often the translation of the measurements are wrong eg: 75 ml of dessicated coconut is NOT 200 grams its 75 ml and by the same token 125ml of almond flour is NOT 60g its 125g. I'm not sure even to FOLLOW the recipe as I don't want it to go wrong with lots of expensive ingredients in it :(

    Thank you for your feedback! We will pass it along to our recipe team.

  5. Kate
    People seem to be making the assumption that volume in ml is equivalent to weight in g but this is only true for things that have the same density as water - which most solids, and even oils do not - this is also affected by the size of the particles as small particles pack together more tightly, so 200ml of macoroni will weigh more than 200ml of penne. For some things the difference may be small, but the only way to be sure, if you need to be accurate, is to measure out your ingredients by volume (use a measuring jug for example) and then weigh them.

    The alternative is to simply do what I gather the Americans do as standard - and get some measuring cups. Most American recipes measure everything by volume, and it works just the same as doing it by weight - so long as you do use proper measures - a tablespoon measure is accurate, providing you use an actual tablespoon measure and not just a 'tablespoon'. You also need to be aware that a cup (my cup measure says it is 125ml) of whole hazelnuts would weigh less than a cup of ground hazelnuts - because you can't get so many whole ones into the measure (as explained above), so unlike with weight measures you can't just swap out things like that. And you cannot compare the weights and the volumes without weighing each ingredient.

    The slight complication is that European cup measures are slightly different from American ones. This does not matter if you stick to one or the other (in the same way you can't mix metric and imperial in the same recipe without doing a lot of math) but it will clearly affect the calorie count slightly - so if you are using an American recipe, you may want to get some American cup measures.

    Reply: #66
  6. kate
    Ooops! My cup measure is 250ml - I was looking at the half cup! Sorry for any confusion.
  7. cath.bernard
    I made this for the first time tonight it smells and taste amazing can’t wait for breakfast time.
    I was worried about using the turmeric the taste is very very subtle adds a nice colour it is golden.
    Lovely so pleased with myself.
  8. Sara
    I have not done this yet but I added all separate ingredients (minus the vanilla, and choosing a mix of almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts) to a calorie counter and one serving (about 35grams?) should be about 6.6 (not net) carbs and 235cal - this will change depending on whats nuts you use. For whomever is doing keto for weight loss don't forget calorie déficit is still a must no matter what you eat...
  9. Sinéad
    I plugged in the recipe to an analyser and got the following breakdown. In short, granola only = TCarb 5.6g - Fibre 3.7g = *1.9g*

    Nutrition Facts
    Servings: 20
    Amount per serving
    Calories 187
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 17.4g 22%
    Saturated Fat 4.9g 25%
    Cholesterol 0mg 0%
    Sodium 3mg 0%
    Total Carbohydrate 5.6g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 3.7g 13%
    Total Sugars 1g
    Protein 3.9g
    Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
    Calcium 40mg 3%
    Iron 3mg 16%
    Potassium 159mg 3%

    Source: https://www.verywellfit.com/recipe-nutrition-analyzer-4157076

    Reply: #61
  10. Cassieoz
    No. I don't think it's reasonable to have to buy the ingredients and make the recipe and divide by 20 only to, potentially, realise that 1 serve is minuscule and not worth me making it. The food is clearly good but you've dropped the ball in the recipe admin DD.
    Reply: #68
  11. Cassieoz
    Thanks Sinead but i still don't know what a serve looks like (VERY poor form from DD). If it's 2tbsp, I'm not going to go to the bother of making it. If its 1/2 cup, that's worth having as a meal, so worth buying in the ingredients
  12. Marianne
    I really like this recipe and make it frequently. Still find nutritional info unhelpful though. Would it be possible to do nutrition by 100g standard as well as serving (or at least being clear what weight a serving is)? That's what I'm used to in UK. Then it's easy to compare things.
    Also would like the serving carb count just for the granola (as any added yoghurt will always vary whereas the recipe and quanties of the granola ingredients- nuts etc is specific). I have mine with berries and almond milk anyway..
    Reply: #63
  13. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I really like this recipe and make it frequently. Still find nutritional info unhelpful though. Would it be possible to do nutrition by 100g standard as well as serving (or at least being clear what weight a serving is)? That's what I'm used to in UK. Then it's easy to compare things.
    Also would like the serving carb count just for the granola (as any added yoghurt will always vary whereas the recipe and quanties of the granola ingredients- nuts etc is specific). I have mine with berries and almond milk anyway..

    Thank you. I shared your feedback with our recipe team.

    Reply: #67
  14. Marianne
    Thanks Crystal!
  15. Rebecca
    I just made this and im SUPER HAPPY! If done correctly, it tastes brilliant!! I actually put a sprinkle of erythritol in mine.

    A lot of you are saying how small a serving is but its very filling! I love adding this to my greek yogurt as a treat. I wouldnt have as a main mean but this is perfect for someone that isnt used to eating in the mornings. I am one of them. Also having this for lunch has made my lunch break exciting again.

    A good recipe and tastes GOLDEN.. Literally :P

  16. Una
    Simple - just weigh your solids and measure your liquids as they do in Britain and Cinturntal mainland Europe. American cups are outdated and very unreliable. My American friends dusdikevitvas well, and use British cookery books.
  17. Una
    Yes, it's not just the UK but the EU too. Per 100g is standard practice!
  18. Una
    Yes, it's not just the UK but the EU too. Per 100g is standard practice!
  19. Una
    Make 5 servings at a time if you're on your own. It's what I do and eat it over 7 with something else in between. I also keep it in the fridge.
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