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