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Easy Keto Breakfast Granola – Low Carb Cereal Recipe


easy keto breakfast granola recipe

Nutrition Facts
Easy Keto Breakfast Granola - Low Carb Cereal Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 345 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 7.6g 38%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Potassium 148mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 9.4g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4.6g 18%
Sugars 2.3g
Protein 9.4g 19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Ok, so, this easy keto breakfast granola grew out of a desire to have something other than eggs and bacon for breakfast.  Don’t get me wrong, I love eggs and bacon, and eggs are very versatile, but, having a low carb cereal option at the ready is pretty appealing, even if cereal isn’t generally my first breakfast choice.

In actuality, you could even turn this into a keto oatmeal option.  Heat this in the microwave with a bit of cream and almond milk and you’ve got a terrific low carb replacement for the normally high carbs in oatmeal (especially the packaged stuff).  Granted, it’s not exactly as “smooth” as hot oatmeal would be, but for some of us, that might not be a bad thing.

Extra Easy Keto Breakfast Cereal Add-ins

You could even throw a few (not too many) raisins or dried cranberries in there and still have a respectable and very easy keto breakfast granola with just a hint of extra sweetness.  Bear in mind that just a small number can add up to an extra gram of carbs, so, go easy.  Your low carb cereal can quickly become a carb loaded breakfast cereal with too many “extras”.

I tried this with a few 100% cacao dark chocolate chips, but I didn’t think the chocolate really mixed well with the maple extract.  So, if you want to throw in a bit of dark chocolate, maybe consider leaving out the maple extract.

Add in just a bit of chia meal and a bit of water prior to adding the melted coconut oil and you can make something more akin to granola “clusters”.  The chia meal and water “gel” can be used to sort bind everything together.  Then, as it gets baked, that gel will harden, bringing it all together.  Then, you just break it up into smaller pieces.

And, since chia is great for fat and protein with basically no net carbs, it really won’t throw off the macros much.

Baking This Low Carb Granola Was the Best Part 🙂

Anyway, this smelled AMAZING while it was baking, and that sweet maple aroma comes back when you heat this up in the microwave.  Play around with it and add in some of your own favorite seeds and nuts.  Just remember, not all seeds and nuts are equal when it comes to their keto macros.  Some are MUCH better than others.  And, watch our for added carbs in some of the name brand store bought nuts.

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Easy Keto Breakfast Granola Beginnings:

It’s only fitting that I link back to the recipe that inspired this one.  The original is not truly keto, but it did give me the idea for how to make it so.  To see the foundations of this recipe check out the Minimalist Baker’s Grain Free Granola

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Easy Keto Breakfast Granola - Low Carb Cereal Recipe
This super easy keto breakfast granola is quite tasty and very filling, especially once you add heavy fat almond milk or cream. So, don't overdo it. Makes enough for 8 servings.
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Rating: 5
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Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine European
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 0 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine European
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 0 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Melt your coconut oil in a small bowl in the microwave or in a small pot on the stove if you like. Mix in raw honey, vanilla and maple extract and set aside.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients in a larger mixing bowl.
  4. Blend in your coconut oil mix and stir really well.
  5. Lastly, pour the contents onto a baking pan/sheet. You can grease it or use a silicone baking mat if you like, but it likely won't be necessary with the coconut oil.
  6. Place in your pre-heated oven and bake for about 20 - 30 minutes, depending upon how "crispy" you want your granola. You may want to "mix" your granola at the 15 minute mark to make sure it cooks through.
Recipe Notes

Consider including 2-3 tablespoons of chia meal/flour when mixing your dry ingredients.  Then, before incorporating your coconut oil, add a few tablespoons of water and mix well. The chia and water will "gel", causing everything to stick together just a bit. Once you bake it, the gel will dry out and the granola will hold together a bit better.

I like using chia meal better than chia seeds. If you have a high powered blender, you can easily blend chia seed into meal. But, if you want to use the seeds whole, it will still work. Just takes a few extra minutes to "gel up".

Don't Forget the Mix-Ins

Feel free to add a few berries, raisins, dried cranberries, etc. but add them to each serving independently.  Otherwise, the moisture in the fruit will make the granola go soft.  Also, as mentioned earlier, pay attention to how your additions change your carb counts and overall keto macros.