No-Oats Ketogenic Granola

Gluten free and paleo firendly, even vegan

We all go through various diets trying out new ways to get that body that’s been airbrushed on Instagram feeds.  And while I can’t say I have had much success with any of the dieting trends, I can say that trying a new diet almost always leads to new recipes I like (there was one diet where we ate chicken every meal that I hated so much I didn’t keep a single recipe).  This ketogenic granola recipe was actually developed by my husband (he was actually the better cook when we got married).

ingredients for ketogenic granola | FaveMomMy husband took a sojourn into eating Ketogenic.  That is mostly a fancy word for low-carb eating. The whole idea is to place your body in ketosis.  This essentially places your body in a state where you are burning all your reserves because you have no readily available carbs to convert for energy.  It’s the same basis behind the famous Atkins Diet. He decided to try this out for a few weeks to see what it did for him.  I think he watched a few You Tube videos that talked about its greatness.

Ketogenic granola in the pan | FaveMomHe loves his granola, has is most mornings for breakfast.  And if he doesn’t have granola he has cereal.  You can see how it would be really hard to have a low carb diet if you want to drink milk and eat granola each morning.  So began the search for some better options.  Taking a cure from the very popular paleo diet the granola became nits and coconut.  And in the end it’s a tasty mix all on its own.  Even if you can’t call it granola in the traditional sense.

At the end of his diet experiment, we got some great meat marinades, a few tasty vegetables and this granola recipe.  The weight lose we did not get–but in all fairness I didn’t try very hard after 11 am every day.  I prefer to practice my intuitive eating methods that way no foods are off limits.  Which means I can totally eat this with whole fat milk if I want.

Ketogenic Granola

a gluten-free, paleo-friendly and even vegan version of granola that doesn't use oats.

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9 cups
Author Annette Barney


  • 1.5 cups almonds chopped
  • 1.5 cups walnuts chopped
  • 1.5 cups cashews chopped
  • 1.5 cups shredded coconut unsweetened
  • 7 tbsp sugar substitute Lite Sweet preferred
  • 5 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil

  2. In a large bowl toss the ingredients together

  3. Spread the mixture over the baking sheet to create as thin and even a layer as you can

  4. Bake in the over for 15-25 minutes or until the mix begins to brown

  5. Allow the pan to cool completely, this could take up to an hour.  Serve with milk or milk alternative of your choice. 

Recipe Notes

Can be stored in a container for up to 2 weeks, include a paper towel to absorb extra moisture if you don't live in a desert climate.

My husband with eat this No-oats Ketogentic granola recipe that is gluten free, vegetarian and paleo-friendly .


Annette Barney
I live in the mountains of Utah. Yes, I am also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I love hot pink, XC skiing, running, hot chocolate, yoga, romance novels,traveling for fun, volunteering and, of course, origami. I am a woman, a mom, a wife and a daughter of God. I believe that everything tastes better with a little bacon or a little chocolate but not both.

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