This Low Carb Granola Recipe with Almond Coconut and Sesame Seeds 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.
I have to admit I wasn't really sticking to any diet whatsoever the first half of my pregnancy. My nausea was gone at about thirteen or fourteen weeks but my willpower did not come back until twenty. I tried to eat fairly healthy most some of the time.
One of the things I enjoyed was Kind brand granola. It is a much better choice than Frosted Flakes or Cap'n Crunch but still has added sugar. I really wanted to try to make a grain-free, sugar-free version.
The predominant flavor in that granola, to me, is the sesame seeds. They really gave the granola a unique flavor. If you google 'sesame granola' the Kind granola is the top result. Which is kind of funny since it is just titled Oats & Honey Granola with no mention of the sesame seeds.
Since then this is my go-to breakfast when I get tired of eggs. I love my Easy Egg Bake and often make a large egg bake on the weekends to reheat on weekday mornings. But there are days when I just want a bowl of cold cereal.
I love these little bowls with the measurements in them. They are perfect for portion control. If I'm not careful I can easily eat several servings of low carb granola at once. These are Pioneer Woman bowls. Cute and cheap!
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.
How to Make Granola
This is as easy as toasting the coconut and almonds and then pouring the syrup on top.
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. The happens the most when baking bacon.
This is also excellent on low carb keto yogurt!
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- 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 December 27, 2018.
Heather Hayes says
Love your recipes. I live alone and it is great to be able to make quantities just for me! May I just comment though that you use Xylitol a lot in your recipes and my dog companion has to be carefully watched as he loves your recipes too but Xylitol is highly toxiic to dogs and a very small amount can poison them. Thank you so much for all your hard work trying out recipes to make life easier for the rest of us! X
Teresa Dale says
How do you think that subbing chia seeds for the sesame seeds would work?
I do think that would work!
Pat Evans says
I want to make this but it's only me eating it. How long will it last at room temperature and canI freeze a portion of it?
A week or two at room temp. A month or two in the fridge. Frozen it would last for 3-4 months.
JoAnna Bettencourt says
This looks AMAZING!!! Are they hulled or unhulled sesame seeds? I want to order on Amazon but have no idea which ones! Thank you!! LOVE your recipes!!
Hulled sesame seeds are more commonly used in recipes but either will work. Unhulled have a stronger flavor. Here is a little more info about the differences: https://www.cooksillustrated.com/how_tos/8464-unhulled-natural-vs-hulled-conventional-sesame-seeds
Melanie Sakowski says
I enjoy this plain cereal:
Unhulled sesame seeds
Unhulled hemp seeds
Unsweetened almond milk
It’s so yum 👌🏻 I like simplicity.
Yours sounds more flavourful, though mmmmm