November 17, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC
While old-fashioned rolled oats have been the classic granola base since, well, the beginning of time, they don’t have to be. They’re super healthy, but they’re high in carbs and prohibited on a keto and Paleo diets. Surprisingly, you can get a very similar taste and texture by swapping those oats with a mix of nuts and seeds, and Olivia Culpo’s healthy granola recipe works with almost every eating plan.
“I like it in yogurt, but you can also have it plain, with milk, in smoothies, or I put it in my pancakes,” she writes. The mix is also pretty simple, with nuts and seeds—including almonds, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and hemp seeds—as well as unsweetened coconut chips, golden monk fruit sweetener, and cinnamon. While Culpo’s recipe calls for an egg white and honey, those ingredients can always be replaced with a flax egg and maple syrup, based on your diet.
After mixing your oat-free granola and baking it in the oven until golden brown, you can break it into clusters and enjoy a fiber- and protein-packed breakfast.
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Ask and you shall receive. This is the paleo/keto friendly granola I made yesterday. Almost no carbs which is impossible to find in regular granola using oats, etc. I like it in yogurt but you can also have it plain, with milk, in smoothies, or I put it in my pancakes 1 cup sliced almonds 1/4 cup whole almonds 1 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds 1/3 cup sunflower seeds 1/3 cup sesame seeds 2 tablespoons hemp seeds 1 cup unsweetened coconut chips or smiles 1/4 cup golden monk fruit sweetener 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/3 cup coconut oil melted 1 egg white 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup almond flour Honey to drizzle Pinch of salt 1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. In a large bowl, combine all the nuts, seeds, coconut, sweetener, cinnamon & salt. 3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, egg white & vanilla extract. Pour over nut/seed/coconut mixture. Add almond flour and combined everything together (I use clean hands to mix) Spread mixture in an even layer onto the baking sheet with parchment paper and pat down evenly 4. Bake in preheated oven for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown, rotating the pan halfway through. (Dont stir granola while baking). 5. Remove pan from oven and drizzle with honey, add pinch of salt and allow granola to cool completely. If you want to add chocolate chips, this is the time to do it so they are just melted enough:) 6. Once cool, break granola into clusters, & store in an airtight ***if you want to make it sweeter, add chocolate chips or dried cherries/cranberries
Complete your breakfast with an acacia fiber smoothie:
Try these grain-free granola recipes for a ketogenic diet-friendly snack. Or go for the granola Daphne Oz keeps in her purse at all times.