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Spice up your boring keto breakfasts and fuel your mornings with this nutrient-dense keto granola that will change your life.  If you have been missing something crunchy in your ketogenic meal plan, look no further.  This low carb breakfast favorite is a breeze to make, great for batch cooking, and will also satisfy your sweet tooth.

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One of the reasons why this granola is able to stay low in net carbs is the use of nuts and seeds.  Both of these ingredients not only provide protein and healthy fats, but also fiber.  Fiber is extremely important on any diet, especially on a ketogenic diet. It helps keep bowels moving properly through the digestive process, helps control blood pressure, and can even aid in weight loss and weight management.

Why is fiber important?

#1 Digestion- foods rich in fiber will increase the size and weight of stools, making them easier to pass.  Fiber also absorbs water in loose stools so it can be helpful for those suffering from diarrhea and symptoms of IBS.  It also helps feed good bugs located in the gut, which helps diversify the microbiome and lower inflammation that has been linked to obesity and chronic health problems.

#2 Heart Health- soluble fiber can help lower the risk of heart disease because of its ability to soak up extra “bad” cholesterol and shuttle it out before it clogs up the arteries.  This will help reduce blood pressure and inflammation in the body.

#3 Weight Loss- since fiber adds bulk to foods, it can help people feel more satiated and full.  This helps reduce the amount of overall food that a person eats. It is also beneficial for those who have issues with insulin regulation, because soluble fiber will help slow the rate that carbohydrates are broken down and absorbed in the body.

In addition to the fiber, healthy fats, and fiber in this granola, it is also a wonderful thing to make for batch cooking and meal prep.  Once the nuts and seeds are broken down in a food processor, it’s just as simple as combining all of the other ingredients together and baking it off.  This granola can be used to top desserts, pancakes, waffles, ice cream, yogurt, smoothies, or any other meal that needs an extra punch of flavor and crunch.


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Crunchy “Cinnamon Toast” Keto Granola

Make a huge batch of this cinnamony keto granola that’s packed with nutrients, flavor, and a crispy texture so you can start every day with a perfect breakfast.

  • Author: Corina Nielsen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: French

Ingredients

  • 2 cup nuts of choice (macadamia and pecans preferably)
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs
  • 2 tablespoons ghee, butter, coconut oil (melted)
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 scoops Perfect Keto Vanilla collagen
  • 3 tablespoons keto friendly sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add nuts and sunflower seeds to a food processor and pulse until you have a course crumble. Add nuts/seeds and remaining ingredients to a large bowl. Mix very well. Adjust sweetener and seasoning if desired.
  • Pour onto prepared baking sheet and spread evenly to approximately 1/4″ thick. Bake for 20 minutes, flip over, and bake an additional 20 minutes. Granola should break apart and be crunchy. If the center is still moist, turn oven OFF and leave pan inside. Check crispness after 10 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool, and break into desired pieces.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 351
  • Fat: 34g
  • Carbohydrates: Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 8g

Keywords: cinnamon toast keto granola

Corina Nielsen-Thomas lives in sunny San Diego with her real life super hero and her beautiful daughter. A handful of years ago she was diagnosed with an incurable spinal disease and an array of medical conditions which left her nearly bed bound and losing every aspect of her normal life, one by one. Corina has used a ketogenic diet to turn her life around and now works as a nutritional coach specializing in a paleo/keto way of eating for optimally health and healing. She also works as a full recipe developer and blogger who is passionate about utilizing food as fuel and medicine.

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Responses (9)

  1. What is a “keto friendly sweetener.” I looked up Erythritol which says it has “low glycemic impact” . I do not know what that knows. Could you be more specific as to what constitutes a keto friendly sweetener.

  2. do the cocoa nibs add anything besides flavor? I am allergic and wondering if I need to substitute something or can just leave it out….1

  3. 3 Tbsp of any keto-friendly sweetener (sugar alcohols, mostly) is A LOT. I added 1 tsp of stevia and that was almost too much. Otherwise, love this recipe! Perfect for delicious grass-fed yogurt topping.

  4. The recipe makes 3 cups but doesn’t say what quantity is a serving — ie, is it half a cup for the 351 calories? Thanks.

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