Recipes

Low Carb Granola

I have been seeing lots of images of low carb granola lately on Pinterest, so I picked a few of the suggestions that I thought would be tasty and whipped up this recipe. This granola was delicious on top of our favorite Vanilla Triple Zero Yogurt or would be great on top of a low carb ice cream.

crunchy granola
crunchy goodness!

*My husband and I both liked it, but agreed that the crunchiest bits were the best, so do not be afraid to overcook it:)

Ingredients

1/2 cup crushed walnuts

1/2 cup crushed almonds

1/2 cup ground almond flour

1/4 cup of flax seed meal

1/3 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of cinnamon (if you do not like so much cinnamon you can cut it back to a 1/2 teaspoon)

1/4 cup of sugar free maple syrup (yes it is a franken-food but just so good!)

3 Tablespoons of melted butter

 

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside.

3. In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter and the syrup.

4. Pour the liquid ingredients on top of the dry mix and stir together. **It will be clumpy and sticky but that is okay

5. Cover a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle the granola mixture on top. **You can kind of thin it out by spreading it, but clumps are okay too.

6. Bake the granola for 20-35 minutes. **If you spread it really thin, then it may be done by 20 minutes, but mine took 30 minutes to get relatively crispy. I think the next time that I may increase it to 35 minutes because the crispiest clumps were the best part:)

7. Let it cool and then store it in an air tight container in the fridge.

**This recipe makes a little over 2 cups (~2.3 cups to be exact!)

**I calculated that a 1/3 cup of this granola should be around 6 net carbs, but this will vary on the different brands of ingredients that you choose to use for your recipe. You can always use a smaller serving size to decrease the carbs also, so a 1/4 cup serving should be about 4 net carbs.

 

Enjoy!

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