Low-carb Granola base
April 28, 2021
Hi everyone ❤
It's been a while since I have posted. Do you realize I have been blogging 14 years. Wow, a lot has changed!!! I mostly share on FB/Instastagram. I have been sharing different versions of low-carb granola I am making and someone asked to share a recipe. Since I do a different flavor profile each week I made a base recipe that you can change out and add any flavorings you want. I will be honest I really do not measure when I make this, so these are just to give you an idea of amounts. But play with it and suit your pallet.
And yes, I am still doing low carb and have not gained my 75 pounds back, even though it has been 7+ years. It works for me. Make sure to read the notes under the recipe xox
Low-carb Granola Base recipe
2 cups assorted nuts, usually 1/4 cup each nut
1/8 cup each chia, sesame, and flax seeds
1/4 cup almond flour
3/4 cup coconut flakes
2 egg whites
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
1/4 cup melted, cooled coconut oil
1/2 cup sweetener, I used monkfruit
1/8 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 tsp pink salt
I add fruit (usually I use freeze dried berries) when I pull granola out of oven.
Pre-heat oven 325°F
Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix wet ingredients in a small bowl and then toss with dry ingredients. If dry ingredients don't look completely coated, add a bit more oil.
Cover jelly roll pan with parchment paper and spread out granola. Bake 20-25 minutes. Stir granola every 5 minutes because those nuts burn fast. Let it fully cool on pan before enjoying!
I use a combo of egg whites and flax seeds because I like the texture but feel free to use 3 egg white or about 1/2 cup of flax seeds. But if you only use flax seeds I would make a slurry. Mix the flax with a bit of water, stir and let the mixture sit 10 minutes to thicken.
If you leave out the coconut flakes, add some more nuts to make up for them. Also if you use ground coconut, use less because it is more compacted. I would use 1/3 cup. Of course everything I use is unsweetened.
Some flavors I have made so far:
Coco nibs/coffee/mix berry
Strawberry/lemon/pistachio, Raspberry/dark chocolate chip (which was my favorite so far). If you have any questions feel free to ask!!