Low-Carb Granola with Nuts and Seeds (Sugar-Free Recipe)

Breakfast

Do you want to make your own low-carb granola, but do you have diabetes? In this recipe, you will read exactly how to make a healthy low-carb granola for breakfast.
low carb granola
low carb granola

The breakfast of the average person consists of a piece of bread, some yogurt with granola or muesli. All these meals are generally not the best things to start your day with.

Both bread and granola from the supermarket are often packed with unhealthy carbohydrates and sugars.

Does this mean that you have to say goodbye to your favorite breakfast? Certainly not! In this article you will learn exactly how to make a low-carb granola so that you can still eat your delicious breakfast.

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The granola that you can buy in most supermarkets like Walmart, Target and Aldi is generally unhealthy and certainly not low in carbohydrates.

Often it contains:

  • Honey
  • Glucose or syrup
  • Unhealthy grains
  • Flower

Yet they often know how to sell these products as healthy products. This is what they will write on the packaging:

"Without refined sugars", "Without preservatives" and "source of fiber".

But don't let them fool you. Honey may be a whole food and not a refined sugar, but your body can't tell the difference. Both are absorbed at lightning speed and case a significant blood sugar spike. Not very wise if you are diabetic or want to lose some weight.

A source of fiber is indeed healthy, until you find out that loads of sugars and carbohydrates also have been used, so the ratio is still not ideal.

What is the solution? You make your own healthy low-carb homemade granola.

You can add your own nuts and seeds you like. You can also use different types of sweeteners. This low-carb granola is not a keto recipe, but it is definitely healthy.

Do you want to make this low-carb granola? Then scroll down to see what awaits you.

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Low carb granola for diabetics

Not only do we have a recipe for low-carb granola, but also one for low-carb muffins and a low-carb smoothie. May also be fun to make once in a while.

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Low-Carb Granola with Nuts and Seeds (Sugar-Free Recipe)

Do you want to make your own low-carb granola, but do you have diabetes? In this recipe, you will read exactly how to make a healthy low-carb granola for breakfast.
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch
Cuisine: American, English
Keyword: low-carb breakfast, Low-carb granola
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 portions
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Marloes

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 140 gram almonds
  • 120 gram hazelnuts
  • 100 gram pecans
  • 20 gram pumpkin seeds
  • 45 gram sunflower seeds
  • 80 gram erythritol powder
  • 80 gram flaxseed meal
  • 1 egg white
  • 55 gram butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla-extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius and cover a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Put the almonds and hazelnuts in the food processor and chop them briefly (the nuts should be a quarter of their original size).
  • Then add the pecans and chop again for 3 to 5 seconds (be careful not to grind them too finely!).
  • Add the pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, erythritol, and flaxseed meal and mix everything to a coarse texture.
  • Add the butter, egg white and vanilla extract and mix together with the nuts and seeds.
  • Place the granola mixture on the baking tray and spread it to a thickness of 0.5 to 1 cm. Bake the granola golden brown in 15 to 18 minutes.
  • Let the granola cool before breaking it into pieces (the granola is still soft when you take it out of the oven, but it will become crispy as soon as it cools).

Nutritional value per serving

Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg

About the Author

Marloes Schuurman is a medical specialist and an expert in the field of type 2 diabetes.

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