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I ate a lot of cereal before discovering the benefits of a LCHF / Ketogenic Diet last year. These last few months, I have been missing that crunchy, milky treat on occasion, so I have been regularly experimenting with various recipes/ingredients to replace it. I think I have finally hit upon the winning combination: Here’s our version of Low Carb Granola!
Makes eight 1/2 cup servings
Per dry serving: Calories 592 | Fat 54g | Protein 14g | Net Carbs 9g
- 1 cup slivered almonds, chopped a little smaller
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
- 1/3 cup whole roasted pumpkin seeds
- 1/3 cup whole roasted sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup flax meal
- 1/4 cup unsweetened dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup melted ghee
- 1 Tablespoon honey
(to bind the granola together—you could use any suitably sticky sugar replacement here to further lower the carb count)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 250. Line a large baking pan with a piece of parchment paper.
- Add the flours, nuts, seeds, coconut, and cranberries to a bowl and mix.
- Add the melted ghee (or coconut oil), honey, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and mix thoroughly.
- Dump mixture onto parchment covered baking sheet and use a second piece of parchment on top to evenly press mixture out onto the sheet with a rolling pin or your hands.
- Bake at 250F for 1 hour.
- Remove from the oven, and cool completely before breaking into pieces.
Enjoy! Since we are dairy-free this month, we experimented with a few different milk replacements to go with this “cereal” and found that we like unsweetened hemp milk the best! It is much thicker and more milk-like than almond or coconut milk.
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Please note: I am not a doctor or nutritionist. While this LCHF and ketogenic diet experiment has worked well for me so far, your mileage may vary. This diet needs to be balanced correctly, in order to avoid potential side effects. It is always a good idea to discuss any major health decisions with your doctor before getting started.