A LOW CARB granola recipe?! How can it be? Simple: nix the traditional granola base of oats and grains. Instead, bake up a mixture of your favorite nuts, seeds, and dried fruit! You’ll have a satiating, fiber-filled snack and the crunchiest granola you ever did eat.
Sure, granola usually features some kind of whole grain. Which, considering the term ‘granola’ came out of the 19th-century cereal boom in the U.S., makes a lot of sense. But, you don’t need grains for a delicious, healthy granola. And this grain free low carb granola recipe is proof!
In fact, ditching the grains makes this low carb granola even crunchier—which is my favorite part of any granola. But, it’s just as nutritious, filled with wholesome fiber and micronutrients. And, just as helpful for digestion, as granola was originally intended to be!
Cutting the Carbs in Traditional Granola
Of course, you can use any nuts or seeds that you prefer in this low carb granola recipe! But, I chose walnuts, pecans, and macadamia nuts since they’re some of the highest fat nuts. (And, that makes this paleo granola recipe keto friendly as well!)
Plus, including some ground flax helps to really boost the fiber content, which helps keep the net carbs low. Altogether, in each ¼ cup serving of this low carb granola recipe, there are only 2g of net carbs!
Finally, the crucial factor in making a low carb granola is sweetness. Naturally, since sugar is pure carbs, it’s not ideal for a low carb granola. But, there are low carb options, like erythritol or a natural low carb sticky sweetener like fiber syrup. You can get the sweet taste you crave without the carbs and sugar!
Then, for natural sweetness, I included some coconut shreds and unsweetened dried cranberries. I love the chewier texture and tang that they bring to this low carb granola recipe. And, cranberries are a naturally lower sugar fruit, perfect for a low carb granola! Just be sure to choose unsweetened dried cranberries with no added sugars.