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Keto Granola Recipe

Making keto granola is as easy as crushing some nuts we have and tossing them into the oven for a couple of minutes with a dash of love and care.

Keto-granola-recipe-1-SunCakeMomWhen we get on the keto train, we might expect our life to be the same as it was before we committed our soul and body for a new way of life.

We might buy into some superb deal that sells all the world can offer in bag that we only need to mix in with some water and gulp it down for breakfast to last for the whole day.

As it is with things that sound too easy to be true, it is. Doing keto is not just a diet that one does when the sun shines bright enough to cheer us up. Keto at this age means a serious commitment on our side and careful execution on the nutritional side.

Many start keto on the back of social media success stories without realizing that these kind of lifestyle changes could lead to serious consequences if they are not done right.

Our body is an amazing thing capable of making energy from a wide variety of resources but without proper nutrition, it soon falls apart. Thanks to the junk food culture that we have forced on ourselves in the past decade’s scurvy, is making a comeback in developed world kids who binge on white bread and potato chips.

It’s kind of scary that governments need to issue warnings, highlighting the need for balanced diets in the era when education is obligatory and information is freely available for anyone.

With a badly executed keto diet we can deprive our body from essential vitamins that are found in plants high in carbs and nutrients like legumes and fruits. Well, if we have been living on hot dogs and pizza then there won’t be much change in terms of nutrients and won’t necessary mean that we messed up our body because of bad keto diet alone.

However, if we are jumping over from a well-balanced Mediterranean diet -where we indulged ourselves in sugary treats more often than we should- to shed a couple of extra pounds we might make harm than our vanity is worth on the short term.

Balancing a keto diet is not impossible though but it needs some time-consuming planning that can be done by anyone with a bit of surface scraping research in nutritional science. It’s a bit more difficult than following a random diet plan from Pinterest but results are proportional to the effort invested.

On keto, planning has a paramount importance, especially at the beginning when coming down from sugar will drive us nuts. Bread, cake, snack and breakfast are all going to drive us nuts. Also we’ll make everything with nuts until we abhor even the sight of them or properly learn to balance our new diet.

Nuts are the closest thing that we have to the junk world but not in the nutritional point of view. It’s simply because due to modern technological achievements, we don’t have to spend a day shelling a handful of them to reach to their high energy core.

Nowadays, it costs us almost no effort to pick up a day worth of fuel from the shops shelf and stuff it into our mouth in a couple of minutes. Mindlessly snacking through bags of nuts a day easily tops our energy needs that although won’t kick us out of ketosis won’t make us lose weight either.

Creating new habits or substituting old ones is essential in any new life changing experience. Ditching the 3rd afternoon snacking for a walk in the park may sound outrageous but human body is more than capable to survive without food for a couple of hours.

Substituting familiar things that we are grown to love during the years may seem hard but much of the things we do, love, hate or taste are just a question of mindset, not taste buds. We learn to love new things when our mind is set to it.

Obviously, it’s not easy to set our mind to it.

Probably, that’s why we call the crushed and baked nuts granola, too. Keto granola brings over almost nothing from the carbs infested regular granola but we still call it like that instead of making up a new name for it like Ketola.

The results won’t be much of a difference though. Crushed nuts with optional sweetener roasted in the oven for a couple of minutes till golden brown.  There we have it. A lovely breakfast or something to survive on during the lonely hours that follow the lunch without close sight of dinner.Keto-granola-recipe-3-SunCakeMom

Ingredients:

  • 1lb / 500g Mixed nuts and seeds of choice
    • Walnut
    • Almond
    • Cashew
    • Hazelnut
    • Pumpkin seed
    • Shredded coconut
  • 7 tablespoon / 100g Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Stevia or sweetener of choice
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 Egg whites

How to make keto granola:

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F / 150°C.
  2. Prepare tray with a parchment paper.
  3. Put nut and seed mixture into a blender and turn it on until we get some smaller and bigger pieces of nuts.Keto-granola-recipe-Process-1-SunCakeMom
  4. Put butter into a small bowl and warm it up a bit so it will be easier to work with.Keto-granola-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  5. Pour nuts and seed pieces, the melted butter, agave syrup, vanilla extract into a medium size mixing bowl and combine them well with a spatula.Keto-granola-recipe-Process-3-SunCakeMom
  6. Separate egg whites from yolks and put them into a mixing bowl to beat them until frothy.Beat-egg-whites-gp-SunCakeMom
  7. Mix nuts and egg whites together.Keto-granola-recipe-Process-4-SunCakeMom
  8. Place the mixture into the baking tray and press it evenly onto the parchment paper.Keto-granola-recipe-Process-5-SunCakeMom
  9. Put it into the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.Keto-granola-recipe-Process-6-SunCakeMom
  10. Take it out and flip the nuts to the other side.Keto-granola-recipe-Process-7-SunCakeMom
  11. Put tray back to the oven for another 5 minutes so the other side of the nuts is roasted as well.
  12. Take it out when it’s baked and leave it to cool down before breaking it up to smaller bits.
  13. Serve it for breakfast or with some parfaits.
  14. Store it in a cool, dry place for about 2 weeks or gets moldy.

Enjoy!Keto-granola-recipe-2-SunCakeMom

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Keto Granola Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Making keto granola is as easy as crushing some nuts we have and tossing them into the oven for a couple of minutes with a dash of love and care.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Low Crab Meal, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Paleo, Sugar free recipe
Author: Edi Baker - SunCakeMom
Ingredients
1lb / 500g Mixed nuts and seeds of choice:
  • Walnut
  • Almond
  • Cashew
  • Hazelnut
  • Pumpkin seed
  • Shredded coconut
  • ...
  • 7 tablespoon / 100g Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Stevia or sweetener of choice
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 Egg whites
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300°F / 150°C.
  2. Prepare tray with a parchment paper.
  3. Put nut and seed mixture into a blender and turn it on until we get some smaller and bigger pieces of nuts.
  4. Put butter into a small bowl and warm it up a bit so it will be easier to work with.
  5. Pour nuts and seed pieces, the melted butter, agave syrup, vanilla extract into a medium size mixing bowl and combine them well with a spatula.
  6. Separate egg whites from yolks and put them into a mixing bowl to beat them until frothy.
  7. Mix nuts and egg whites together.
  8. Place the mixture into the baking tray and press it evenly onto the parchment paper.
  9. Put it into the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  10. Take it out and flip the nuts to the other side.
  11. Put tray back to the oven for another 5 minutes so the other side of the nuts is roasted as well.
  12. Take it out when it's baked and leave it to cool down before breaking it up to smaller bits.
  13. Serve it for breakfast or with some parfaits.
  14. Store it in a cool, dry place for about 2 weeks or gets moldy.
Recipe Notes

Enjoy!

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Edi Baker - SunCakeMom

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