This Low Carb Granola recipe with almond, coconut, and sesame has the perfect crunch with just enough sweetness to sweeten your morning. It is great by the handful or as a cold cereal with almond milk. You'll love the flavor of this delicious homemade keto granola. It's a must-make!
You can choose your own type of granola, but I really liked the Kind brand granola. It is a much better choice than Frosted Flakes or Cap'n Crunch but it still has added sugar. I really wanted to try to make a grain-free, sugar-free version. And I succeeded! I think you'll love this simple recipe.
You can literally eat this any time of the day. It's light, delicious, and filling - the perfect trio!
For my Trim Healthy Mama fans, I also have a recipe for Sugar-Free Cocoa Krispies! This is a healthy carb recipe, so if you are doing low carb or keto, it probably won't fit into your eating plan.
Unsweetened flaked coconut - This is a great way to add a coconut flavor and taste.
Sliced almonds - Sliced almonds add the perfect amount of crunch without being overwhelming.
Sesame seeds - These are a great way to add healthy fat.
Joy Filled Eats sweetener - This is my go-to sweetener.
Coconut oil - I love using this to add a nice coconut flavor to the recipe.
Vanilla Extract - For taste.
How to Make This Low Carb Granola Recipe
This is as easy as toasting the coconut and almonds and then pouring the syrup on top.
Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add the coconut and almonds to a large baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes. Stir, then bake for another 5 minutes. Stir, then add the sesame seeds. Bake for another 5 minutes and then remove the baking sheet from the oven and stir.
Step Two: In a small pot, mix the sweetener and coconut oil. Heat over low heat and stir until the sweetener melts. Add the vanilla.
Step Three: Pour the melted sweetener over the toasted coconut, almonds, and sesame seeds. Stir to coat, then cool. Store at room temperature and in an airtight container.
Tips for Making Low Carb Granola
Make sure to watch the nuts and coconut carefully while making this low carb granola recipe so you don't burn them. I can't even count the times I forget to set the timer and burn nuts while toasting them. The best is when I also set off the smoke detector. (This happens the most when baking bacon.)
This is also excellent on low carb keto yogurt!
Seeds - You can easily add sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, and anything else that you want to add to this great recipe.
Nuts - Macadamia nuts, cashews, pecans, peanuts, and other different nuts are all great options. I prefer to use toasted unsalted nuts when added to granola.
Sweet Mix-Ins - Stir in freeze dried berries, toasted coconut chips, or sugar free chocolate chips after the granola cools.
Peanut Butter - Mix in some peanut butter for some added flavor to make peanut butter granola. Almond butter can also work.
Other sweeteners - While this will change the total carbs and calories in this delicious keto granola recipe, you can easily add maple syrup, agave syrup, or honey to the syrup part of the granola recipe if you don't need it to be keto.
How do I serve this homemade keto granola?
This keto-friendly snack is great as a complete recipe like this or can easily be served on top of low carb yogurt with fresh berries. Make sure that you use other low carb ingredients to make this granola mixture.
Having this recipe is a great way to have an alternative to cereal options as well. Just add some milk or a little bit of coconut milk, and enjoy! And if you have a sweet tooth, you can add this to the top of ice cream.
How much is a serving?
I have this recipe set as ½ cup per serving. You can eat more or less as your diet allows.
How do I store this to keep it fresh?
The goal is to keep this crunchy granola crunchy. The great thing about making homemade granola at home is that it will store for a very long time as long as you store it properly. Storing this low-carb granola recipe in a mason jar is one of the best ways to keep this granola fresh and delicious.
Can I eat this granola recipe on a keto diet?
You can, but be mindful of the portion. Even though this recipe is full of healthy fats, you still need to count carbs and make sure that you're following the guidelines for a low carb diet.
- 5 cups unsweetened flaked coconut
- 3 cups sliced almonds
- ½ cup sesame seeds
- ½ cup Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350. Combine coconut and almonds on a large baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. Stir well. Bake for another 5 minutes. Stir and add the sesame seeds. Bake for 5 more minutes. Remove from the oven and stir.
- Meanwhile, combine sweetener and coconut oil in a small pot. Heat over low heat until the sweetener melts. Add vanilla.
- Pour the melted sweetener over the toasted coconut, almonds, and sesame seeds. Stir until coated. Cool. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.
Original Published April 25, 2017. Revised and Republished October 16, 2023.