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Homemade Keto Granola (sugar-free and gluten-free)
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Homemade Keto Granola (sugar-free and gluten-free)

Keto Granola is full of nuts, cacao, and coconut. It's a great, healthy way to start the day. Completely sugar-free, gluten-free and grain-free. Delicious.

Homemade Keto Granola (sugar-free and gluten-free)
I bet you guys are all familiar with how hectic mornings can be. We always seem to be in a hurry. In a hurry to start the day, in a hurry to get things done, in a hurry to get the kids to school, in a hurry to take care of ourselves or our loved ones and of course, in a hurry to get to our workplace. So especially during the week, it’s good to have a healthy, delicious and quick breakfast option, that you can grab on the go. This healthy homemade granola is that delicious option. It’s made of nuts, seeds, cocoa nibs, and coconut, so all good things. Sure, you can buy granola in your local store, but many times, there is so much sugar hidden in those beautifully designed packages, so we rather make our own sugar free granola at home. Being food bloggers, we are constantly surrounded by good food. This summer we made a conscious decision to bring a little more food balance to our lives, especially when it comes to food choices on days that we aren’t necessarily developing recipes or having a photoshoot. That’s why today we are sharing this amazing, nutty, coconut and cocoa homemade granola, that’s perfect for a healthy(er) breakfast. Grain-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free granola.

Best Homemade Keto Granola Recipe

Keto Granola is a delicious, healthy breakfast, that can be served with milk or yogurt or layered into parfaits. This healthy homemade granola recipe can be 100% adjusted to your taste, but this recipe is still a good starting point to make your best granola recipe ever. It's made quickly and the flavor is absolutely amazing. This simple breakfast is:

  • crunchy and nutty
  • contains a lot of healthy fats and it's low-carb
  • leaves you satisfied for hours
  • remains firm and solid even in hot milk
  • it's gluten-free and grain-free
  • perfect for vegans and keto diet
  • completely sugar-free
  • makes a great homemade gift
  • stores really well (for up to a month)

How to make homemade granola?

Making granola at home couldn't be any simpler. It will take you less than 30 minutes to make it and what's even better, it's totally customizable, so you can decide what ingredients you want in your homemade granola. The process is super simple:

  1. Crush your nuts and seeds in a blender or food processor
  2. In a bowl stir to combine coconut oil, cocoa powder, and water
  3. Pour the coconut oil mixture over the nuts and seeds
  4. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes
  5. Let your grain-free granola cool completely
  6. Store and/or serve with yogurt or milk

Ingredients for a homemade keto granola, seeds, nuts, coconut, cocoa


Healthy homemade granola with nuts and seeds


What's in this sugar-free granola recipe?

SEEDS - We used a combination of chia seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds. Flax seeds would be a good choice too.

NUTS - There are so many delicious nuts in this recipe, like almonds, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, and pecans. Walnuts, Macadamia nuts, and Cashews would work really well too.

FAT - Coconut oil is the best choice for this recipe. Other oils or butter won't make this granola as crunchy and delicious.

SPICES - We only added salt and cinnamon powder to this gluten-free granola recipe. Both are very important. Cinnamon powder gives that feeling of comfort and warmth, which is so needed, especially since there's no sugar in this recipe. You can also use all-spice, cardamom powder or vanilla paste. 

COCONUT AND COCOA - For flavorful granola, cocoa nibs, dutch process cocoa powder, and toasted coconut chips are a must. These ingredients help to create a unique, rich flavor that will make this granola irresistible.

Is granola gluten-free and sugar-free?

Granola isn't always gluten-free and sugar-free. Actually, most of the time it's not, especially store-bought granola. However, this granola is made of nuts, seeds, coconut oil, cocoa nibs, and spices, which makes it completely gluten-free, sugar-free, keto, and grain-free. So this is definitely a more healthy and vegan-friendly version.

Best homemade granola recipe with coconut, cocoa, nuts and seeds


Gluten free granola recipe


How can I customize this granola recipe?

You absolutely can customize this granola and you should. It's important to create granola of your dreams for a good, tasty breakfast on the go. Instead of the ingredients that are already in this granola, you can also use flax seeds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, and cashews. Add salt and cinnamon, but play around with flavors and try all-spice, cardamom powder or vanilla paste too. And if you want to add a bit of sweetness, try dried fruits like dried cranberries, prunes, dried apricots or other.

How to store homemade granola?

Store this keto granola in an airtight container or mason jar for up to a month. Store in a dark and dry place (for example pantry) at room temperature.

Best granola recipe, sugar free and keto


Homemade Keto Granola (sugar-free and gluten-free)


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Lets get cooking!

  • makes
    g / 1.3 pounds (or 12 portions)
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  • nuts

    Add chia seeds to blender or food processor and pulse for a couple of times to break them or grind to get a powder-like texture. Add sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, and pecans to the food processor. Pulse for a few times to crush the nuts slightly. Add the toasted coconut chips, cocoa nibs, pinch of salt, and cinnamon powder. Stir to combine. Preheat your oven to 180 °C or 350 °F.

  • bake your granola

    Transfer the granola mixture to a large bowl. In a separate, small bowl, stir to combine coconut oil and dutch process cocoa powder. Pour the mixture over the granola, add water. Stir to combine using a spatula. Spread the granola evenly over a baking sheet. Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 15 - 20 minutes at 180 °C or 350 °F. Stir the granola once or twice while baking.

  • Serve

    Remove the granola from the oven and let it cool completely. Store in an airtight container or glass jar. Serve your keto granola with yogurt or milk. Store in a dark, dry place for up to a month.


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