This delicious Easy Keto Granola Recipe makes the creamy richness of Greek yogurt shine through. With a little crunch from my homemade low carb granola recipe and a little sweetness from fresh fruit, you can make the perfect yogurt bowl in no time.
This post is sponsored by FAGE; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I love yogurt. FAGE Total 5% plain Greek yogurt is so decadent I can just eat it plain with a spoon. Adding in low carb keto granola and fruit makes it the perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert.
And when you can make granola with just a few ingredients AND a few minutes of your time it becomes the perfect breakfast, snack, and dessert. It is one of my family's favorite low carb recipes!
My favorite thing about Greek yogurt is how much protein it has. My middle daughter is a picky eater, and yogurt is one of her primary protein sources. I make sure to buy yogurt that is protein-rich.
What You'll Need for Keto Granola
With only three simple ingredients, you will be blown away by how tasty and easy this homemade granola is to make. It is one of the easiest keto recipes ever. All you need a large skillet and some parchment paper or waxed paper. No baking sheet, mixing bowl. or food processor needed!
- Unsweetened Coconut
How to Make Keto Granola
Once you make this keto granola recipe, you will be wishing you had been making it for years. It's THAT good! Plus, my stovetop granola recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make.
First Step: Toast the coconuts and pecans together in a large skillet.
Second Step: Add in the sugar-free sweetener and stir it well until it melts.
Third Step: Pour the granola on a piece of parchment paper and let it cool. Then you can devour it on your yogurt bowl or as a quick snack anytime you need one.
Can I Make This Without Coconut? Can I Use Different Nuts?
You can make this healthy granola recipe with your choice of nuts, with or without coconut, and with any additional mix-ins you'd like. I like adding sesame seeds and unsweetened dried cranberries to my granola recipe.
Besides the fact that this keto granola recipe tastes fabulous, it's also super versatile too. You can add in extra ingredients after it is made as well. Here are some ideas.
- Cinnamon - Sprinkle ½ teaspoon of cinnamon onto the granola. Coat it evenly, and you'll have some extra spice in your morning breakfast.
- Chocolate - While the granola is laid out on a piece of parchment paper, drizzle melted sugar-free chocolate on it. Any kind of chocolate works as long as it's sugar-free. Or sugar free chocolate chips can be added after it cools.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice - When fall hits, it just makes sense to have pumpkin-flavored everything. Why not add some to the granola mixture?
- Seeds - Adding in a few seeds such as sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds is a great way to add some nutrients, flavor, and texture. Sunflower or pumpkin is wonderful.
- Sea Salt - Sprinkle just a little bit of sea salt on the granola before serving. It is a perfect combination of sweet and savory.
- Extract - Mix one teaspoon of your favorite extract to the sweetener before it is added to give a boost of vibrant flavor. I like vanilla, but almond or maple would be a nice choice as well.
- Clusters - Prefer bigger chunks in your granola? Simply form granola clusters before it hardens instead of spreading the granola thin on the tray.
Can I Eat Granola on a Low Carb Diet?
That depends. If you want to eat traditional granola, then the answer is going to be no. Classic granola recipes are loaded with carbs and wouldn't be ideal if you are trying to eat a low amount of carbs.
However, this homemade gluten free granola recipe is great for eating low carb. It only has 3 net carbs per serving! How great is that? Plus, it keeps you full and tastes pretty amazing too. It is one of my favorite low carb breakfast recipes when I get sick of eating eggs every morning.
How Do I Store Homemade Keto Granola?
The most important part of storing granola is that it needs to be in a sealed airtight container. It shouldn't be exposed to sunlight, moisture, or heat. A cool, dry place like your pantry is ideal. It will last around two weeks.
In the refrigerator, it can last up to 3 months, making a great recipe to keep on hand for your keto diet.
Can I Freeze Granola?
Yep, you sure can! Freezing granola will give it a shelf life of up to 6 months. Again, keep it sealed and airtight. When you are ready to serve it, simply grab it out of the freezer and let it thaw for a few minutes, then enjoy.
How to Serve Keto Granola
A fun way to serve yogurt to guests is to set up a yogurt bar. Put out a big bowl of yogurt, some homemade granola, and sliced fruits and berries. Little mason jars work well to allow your guests to make their own layered yogurt parfaits.
For anyone who prefers their granola as a cereal, you can also offer almond milk or carton coconut milk. Or for a dairy-free option serve with Instant Pot coconut yogurt.
Want to make bars? Try another one of my keto granola recipes for No Bake Keto Granola Bars!
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- 2 cups pecans chopped
- 2 cups flaked coconut unsweetened
- ½ cup sugar free sweetener (such as my sweetener or Gentle Sweet)
- Preheat a large skillet over high heat.
- Add the pecans and coconut and stir for 5 minutes or until they are toasted. Remove the pan from the heat.
- Add the sweetener to the pan. Stir until it melts and coats the nuts and coconut.
- Pour onto a piece of greased waxed or parchment paper. Let cool.
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Are the coconut and pecan cooked dry? Then the sweetener added?
Yes, they are toasted when dry. Then added back to the pan with the melted sweetener.
Maybe l missed something? Although l read the post twice. I don't understand where it just says "sweetner". Does Equal and Splenda melt???
The words 'sugar free sweetener' are a link to my sweetener recipe. You can use that or Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet. I don't think equal or Splenda would work.
I make this all the time and add to Greek plain yogurt. Delicious! I do add natural, sliced almonds and lots of cinnamon and store it in a mason jar. My hubby loves it too.
Made this last night and I had it for lunch today with almond milk. Oh my, it was so good. Thank you for this recipe.
I just made this granola and it is delicious! Thank you.
Mary Sturgeon says
Does this remain sticky or does it dry ? Just made it and it’s still warm but yummy ☺️
Marilyn Duvall says
I always like putting granola on my salads, but most are so high in sugar that I stopped. This would be great to start putting on my salads again. Thanks!
Would this recipe work if I added more nuts and seeds like sunflower seed, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, chopped almonds, etc? Would I need to increase the amount of sweetener? I have Swerve in the house right now which subs as 1:1 for sugar. Would I need to double the amount of sweetener listed in the recipe if I use the Swerve?
I love the fact you make it on the stove in a pan and it is so simple. I am going tent camping for 10 weeks and am looking for snacks I can make using a Coleman propane stove. This looks like it would be perfect. Thanks!
Yes, it will work. Yes, if you add more ingredients increase the sweetener so you have enough syrup. And, yes, double the swerve.
As a newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic at age 60, I feel like a kid trying to learn to cook and bake again! It’s been a challenge! Thank you for amazing recipes that are yummy! This granola is the bomb! I appreciate you so very much and have many more of your recipes saved!
God bless you!
Dara Michalski says
Simple granola recipes like this are so welcome for busy weekday mornings. Keeping a batch of this on hand at all times!
I never thought about making a granola with just nuts and coconut but I bet it's a delicious topper for both pancakes and yogurt. I like my yogurt topped with plenty of fruit, usually some of my homemade granola and, if I'm feeling indulgent, some dark chocolate chips.
charlene bordelon says
How should I store leftover granola? And how long will it last.
In an airtight container at room temp for a month or so.