Finally, you can enjoy granola and not have to worry about your carbs. This recipe for keto granola bars gives you all the delicious flavors you love about granola bars yet it’s low in carbs, sugar-free, and grain-free.
What’s more this recipe for low carb granola bars is so easy to make, that you’ll be able to enjoy them often.
I must confess that I’m a granola girl at heart. Having grown up in the ’80s when granola bars were all the rage, I loaded up on the stuff.
And since they were considered to be a healthy option, despite the fact that they were jammed packed with sweetness, I had my fair share of granola in all its forms.
However, these days you couldn’t get me to eat a traditional grain laden granola bar no matter how much you tried.
Most of what is out on the market when it comes to granola are loaded with sugar and grains. Both of which I no longer allow into my diet.
Enter a homemade keto granola bar recipe to the rescue!
Do you know that the average granola bar has over 50 grams of carbs? Hello, that’s double my keto allowance of carbs per day!
So what’s a girl to do? Find a solution by making a keto granola bar recipe that is low in carbs, keto-friendly, and easy to make.
Keto Granola Bars
These keto-friendly granola bars make the perfect snack or quick breakfast. They are also high in fiber, something everyone doing a keto diet can use more of.
Trying to make a low carb granola bar was high on my list of must-haves. But I wanted to create a recipe that would simplify the process.
So, I reached out to my lovely keto friend, Taffiny Elrod from the Keto Cooking School. for some assistance. Why? Because Taffiny is the queen of low carb granola.
You see, she’s a professional chef, that has made the keto diet a lifestyle AND she makes and sells her handcrafted keto granola so that others can easily enjoy. I might add that her keto granola is so good that it always manages to sell out in record time.
One of the benefits of writing a keto recipe blog is all the lovely people you get to form friendships with. This isn’t the first time that Taffiny was featured on the site. You might remember her recipe on keto chocolate truffles.
This recipe was originally published in Septemeber of 2014 and although it was a good recipe I wanted a way to highlight Taffiny’s low carb granola. So I asked her to collaborate with me on this recipe.
Which is why this recipe calls for 2 cups of Keto Cooking School Cinnamon Granola. Using low carb granola ensures that you get perfect keto bars every time.
I did, however, make a notation in the recipe for a substitution in the event that you can’t get your hands on her delicious granola.
How To Make Keto Granola Bars
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To make these keto granola bars you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Egg Whites
- Sugar Substitute
- Butter or Coconut Oil
- Unsweetened Peanut Butter
- Keto Cooking School Cinnamon Granola or medium-sized unsweetened coconut flakes & chopped almonds
- Golden Flax Seed Meal
- Coconut Flour
Keto-friendly Sugar Substitutes
I have several options when it comes to which sweetener you can use in these low carb granola bars. I really like Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener because the texture is spot on and because there is barely any aftertaste. It’s the one sweetener that never gives me an issue.
I’m also partial to Swerve an erythritol blend. Although it does have a cooling aftertaste that some people dislike. Personally, it’s not an issue for me and it’s why I am a fan.
You could also alternatively use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure.
Tips For Making Low Carb Granola Bars
- Use coconut oil in place of butter for a dairy-free option.
- Line your baking pan with parchment paper for easy removal.
- Substitute nuts for your choice of other keto-friendly nuts.
- Mix in 1/2 cup of sugar-free chocolate chips
- Swap the peanut butter for almond butter.
High Fiber Keto Granola Bars
I felt that these keto granola bars should also be high in fiber because on a keto diet it can be challenging to get enough fiber in your diet.
So if I can find a delicious way to sneak in more fiber, then this girl is going to make it happen.
We often get asked if choosing to go low carb keto means that you will not be getting enough fiber in your diet.
The short answer is maybe, if you are eating plenty of green vegetables then fiber will not be an issue on a keto diet.
Remember the majority of the carbs you will consume on a low carb keto plan come from plenty of fresh green vegetables.
Since these low carb granola bars use a combination of coconut flour, coconut flakes, and flax meal, you are getting lots of fiber in each serving.
I sure hope you will give this recipe a try. Once you do, make sure you remember to tag us on Instagram and Facebook. It’s what keeps this girl encouraged to keep sharing and perfecting her recipes. Oh and please checkout Taffiny Elrod’s Instagram and be encouraged by her keto transformation.
Enjoy the benefits of ketosis without the painful discipline required to be in nutritional ketosis.
Supplementing with Trubrain ketone ester/ BHB salt combo ketones is a great solution for those who want to do a keto diet but find it hard to stay in ketosis or who simply want to raise their threshold of carb allowance.
Although supplementing with ketones does not automatically equate to weight loss it can be a tool in your weight loss goals. Mainly because exogenous ketones act as a strong appetite suppressor.
- 4 egg whites
- 1 cup of sugar substitute
- 1/2 cup butter, softened or coconut oil for dairy-free option
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups keto Cooking School Cinnamon granola
- 1 cup of walnuts, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup golden flax seed meal
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
- Using an electric beater, beat egg whites until frothy.
- Beat in the butter and peanut butter into the egg whites.
- Then mix in the sugar substitute and the vanilla extract.
- Mix until fully blended.
- Next add the flax seed meal, coconut flour, sea salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Blend until well combined.
- Stir in the Keto Cooking granola and nuts.( or 1 cup of medium sized unsweetened coconut flakes and 1 cup of chopped almonds).
- Line 9x9 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Allow for some parchment paper to overhang on the sides to make it easy to remove from pan.
- Press the granola mixture into the prepared baking pan.
- Bake at 325 F for 20-25 minutes. Until the bars are golden, firm around the edges and look slightly puffed.
- Allow to cool completely in the pan then lift the bars out using the parchment overhang.
- Use a sharp large knife to cut into bars.
- Store your bars in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze for up to 90 days.
If not using 2 cups of Keto Cooking School Granola use 1 cup of medium-sized coconut flakes and 1 cup of roughly chopped almonds.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 25.1gSaturated Fat: 20.1gSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 8.2gFiber: 5.3gSugar: 1gProtein: 5.1g