Keto Granola Bar Recipe

Bars meant to be joy on the go while granola was created to be food for all. Let’s go wild and make keto granola bar that will be nuts for all.

A long-time ago, in a world not that far away, people didn’t have to think about what to eat. They ate what they could, and how much they could.

There were no midnight fridge sneak outs, binge watch-eatings or boredom eatings. It’s hard to get bored when all the world is there to get you, so our ancestors had to be creative if they wanted to get a good night sleep.

Getting into groups and tasking others to be vigilant, get food or cook, it was a key to our survival and it seems a straight road to boredom a couple of millennials later. Nowadays, we have so little to fear that we must entertain ourselves with imaginary stories to feel somewhat alive.

For ages, we fought for not to have any problems in our lives, only to learn that life without problems is boring and we can’t even stand it. We are so bad handling boredom that we rather hurt ourselves than doing nothing.

We are so bad that when scientist left people in an empty room with their own thoughts 18 out of 42 people choose to give themselves a mild electric shock just to get out of boredom while none of them described the situation as pleasant.

It’s no surprise that when we have the chance to do something more gratifying -that it’s even coded into our nature- we take it. The bad thing is that chances make habits and we are pretty bad at getting rid of habits.

We do something once and we are one step away to make it a habit or at least this is how our brain works. It doesn’t like re-learning new things so when it thinks something will be useful later, it just saves that for later so when need arises just pulls it up.

This is how we end up eating when bored, binge watch series with a tray full of food enough for a week or cleaning the fridge in the middle of the night from leftovers.

The actual problem from all of this comes when we couple our poor lifestyle choices with even worse culinary choices. Unfortunately, we usually do pair our leisurely lifestyle with food that provides way more energy that we need.

The worst of all is that these food choices are generally the ones that are processed to the level that it’s a wonder, we even must chew them.

Finding high calories, yet quick absorbing food was a favorable choice when someone had limited resources finding provisions for more demanding times but less so today. We have plenty of time finding our next meal, standing mesmerized in front of the fridge’s light in the twilight.

Luckily, the fridge is not the only place where we can find joy and salvation, though. Given that we are ready to heat up our oven occasionally that is.

We can go all natural and live like ancient humans foraging on nuts and berries while bingeing on our favorite streaming channel or even better, make something out of them that does look a bit more like food for fun times.

It doesn’t mean that what we make will not resemble something that couldn’t be hung outside of our porch to feed the neighboring bird population during the tough winter months, but it will definitely tastes better.

Afterall, bars are meant to be fun, even if it’s meant to be for the health conscious, like the granola bars. Funnily enough, commercial granola bars are as far from healthy food as any other chocolate bar, given the amount of sugar absorbed in such things.

Luckily, in homemade granola bars we can put whatever we like so we can even make them without oat which supposed to be the main ingredient and still call them keto granola bars. Well, maybe nuts bar wouldn’t be such a commercial success so let’s go with it.

 

Ingredients:

    • ½ lb / 250g nuts and seeds of choice (almond, walnuts, peanuts, pumpkin seeds…) finely chopped
    • ½ lb/ 250g nuts and seeds coarsely chopped
    • 3½ oz / 100g Shredded coconut
    • 14 tablespoon / 200g Butter
    • 2 tablespoon Stevia or sweetener of choice
    • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
    • ⅞ cup / 200ml Double cream
    • 3 oz / 100g berries of choice (blueberry, strawberry, raspberry…) optional
    • 3 Egg whites
    • 2 oz / 60g Chocolate on top

How to make Keto granola bars:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C.
  2. Prepare tray with parchment paper so it’ll be easy to take the granola bars out of the tray when they are ready.
  3. Crush the nuts in a food processor or whatever means available. Half of the nuts finely, the other half coarsely.
  4. Melt butter in a big saucepan.Granola-bar-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  5. Mix, nuts, sweetener and vanilla extract in a big bowl.Keto-granola-bar-recipe-Process-1-SunCakeMom
  6. Pour mixture into the saucepan and roast the oat until it gets a slight golden brown color.Keto-granola-bar-recipe-Process-4-SunCakeMom
  7. Pour double cream into the saucepan and cook it in low heat for a couple of minutes stirring the mixture constantly.Keto-granola-bar-recipe-Process-6-SunCakeMom
  8. Separate egg whites from yolks and put them into a mixing bowl to beat them until hard peaks form.Beat-egg-whites-gp-SunCakeMom
  9. Fold in egg whites with the roasted nuts.Keto-granola-bar-recipe-Process-8-SunCakeMom
  10. Mix in the optional berries. Mind that adding berries weaken the bars structure and makes them more fragile. Tastes good though.Keto-granola-bar-recipe-Process-10-SunCakeMom
  11. Put it on the tray and spread it evenly. Press it down as much as possible.
  12. Shape out the stripes of the granola bars before placing tray in the oven.Keto-granola-bar-recipe-Process-9-SunCakeMom Keto-granola-bar-recipe-Process-11-SunCakeMom
  13. Put tray in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until granola bars turn golden brown. Mind the bars at the sides as those tend to brown more quickly. Take them out one before they burn.Keto-granola-bar-recipe-Process-13-SunCakeMom Keto-granola-bar-recipe-Process-12-SunCakeMom
  14. Take tray out and leave it to cool down completely before moving them out as placing them somewhere whilst still warm, might result that they fall apart.
  15. Optionally melt some chocolate and decorate the keto granola bars with it.Keto-granola-bar-recipe-Process-14-SunCakeMom
  16. Eat them within two weeks.

Enjoy!

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Keto Granola Bar Recipe

Bars meant to be joy on the go while granola was created to be food for all. Let's go wild and make keto granola bar that will be nuts for all.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Author: Edi Baker - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • ½ lb/ 250g nuts and seeds coarsely chopped
  • oz / 100g Shredded coconut
  • 14 tablespoon / 200g Butter
  • 2 tablespoon Stevia or sweetener of choice
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • cup / 200ml Double cream
  • 3 oz / 100g berries of choice blueberry, strawberry, raspberry... optional
  • 3 Egg whites
  • 2 oz / 60g Chocolate on top

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C.
  • Prepare tray with parchment paper so it'll be easy to take the granola bars out of the tray when they are ready.
  • Crush the nuts in a food processor or whatever means available. Half of the nuts finely, the other half coarsely.
  • Melt butter in a big saucepan.
  • Mix, nuts, sweetener and vanilla extract in a big bowl.
  • Pour mixture into the saucepan and roast the oat until it gets a slight golden brown color.
  • Pour double cream into the saucepan and cook it in low heat for a couple of minutes stirring the mixture constantly.
  • Separate egg whites from yolks and put them into a mixing bowl to beat them until hard peaks form.
  • Fold in egg whites with the roasted nuts.
  • Mix in the optional berries. Mind that adding berries weaken the bars structure and makes them more fragile. Tastes good though.
  • Put it on the tray and spread it evenly. Press it down as much as possible.
  • Shape out the stripes of the granola bars before placing tray in the oven.
  • Put tray in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until granola bars turn golden brown. Mind the bars at the sides as those tend to brown more quickly. Take them out one before they burn.
  • Take tray out and leave it to cool down completely before moving them out as placing them somewhere whilst still warm, might result that they fall apart.
  • Optionally melt some chocolate and decorate the keto granola bars with it.
  • Eat them within two weeks.

Notes

Enjoy!

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  • Just what I was looking for. I need to keep my family on the track of healthy snacking. Thanks for the recipe!

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