These Keto granola bars are amazing. They are healthy, low carb, gluten-free, and very satisfying. While they aren’t true granola bars, because there is no granola in them, they are a great substitute!
I really enjoy these healthy alternatives to real granola bars. My brother has been on the Keto diet for a few years now and has so many good things to say about it. While I am not on it per se there are so many Keto-friendly foods that I enjoy eating. These keto bars are so easy to make. If I can do it you can do it, let’s get baking!
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Step 1: Gather the ingredients
In order to make these yummy Keto granola bars you will need a handful of simple ingredients:
- Almonds (thinly sliced)
- Coconut flakes
- Peanut butter or almond butter (sugar-free)
- Coconut oil
Step 2: How to make Keto granola bars
First preheat the oven to 350 F/176 C. Then in a bag add the pecans and then smash them with a rolling pin or meat tenderizer. You could also use a food processor if you wanted.
Next, add the crushed pecans to a large bowl along with the sliced almonds and the coconut flakes. Give them a good mix with a wooden spoon.
Step 3: Mix the wet ingredients
In a medium bowl add the egg and the stevia. Mix them together with a fork or whisk. Then add the peanut butter or almond butter and the coconut oil. Combine all those ingredients until smooth.
Step 4: Finishing off the Keto granola bars
Now add those yummy sugar-free chocolate chips and the salt to the bowl. Next, add the wet ingredients in with the nuts mixture and mix them together with a wooden spoon or silicone spoon.
Step 5: Baking those Keto granola bars
Next you need some sort of granola bar pan or silicone candy bar pan. You can also just use a normal baking pan and then cut them later. Another idea would be to use a muffin pan and make them round granola bars. Bread pans would even work.
Spread the Keto bar mixture into your chosen pan and pack it in a bit with the back of a spoon or your spatula.
Bake them in the oven, middle rack position, for 18 to 20 minutes until they come out golden brown. Now just let them cool for a bit.
Step 6: Serve up those yummy Keto bars
Next, after they have cooled remove the Keto granola bars from the pan and serve them. Enjoy!
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How long do these Keto granola bars last?
These yummy granola bar substitutes will last about a week if stored in an airtight container. You can store them at room temperature or in the fridge.
Keto Granola Bars
- meat tenderizer or rolling pin
- silicone granola bar pan or brownie pan or muffin pan
- 1 cup chopped/smashed pecans 125g
- 1 cup thinly sliced almonds 110g
- 1 cup packed coconut flakes unsweetened (75g)
- 1 large egg
- 3 Tbsp of stevia or stevia blend 2 parts stevia 1 part sugar (45g)
- 2 Tbsp. peanut butter sugar-free or almond butter
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil 15g
- 3/4 tsp. of salt 4g
- 1/4 cup sugar-free chocolate chips 45g
- Preheat the oven to 350 F/176 C.
- Crush up the pecans in a bag or use a food processor. Then combine them in a large bowl along with the coconut flakes and the thinly sliced almonds.
- In a separate bowl mix together the egg, stevia, peanut butter, and the coconut oil.
- Add the salt and optional sugar-free chocolate chips with the nuts and then mix in the wet ingredients.
- Evenly distribute the keto granola bar mixture into a granola bar or candy bar pan, normal baking pan, muffin pan, etc. They will look nicer if you use a bar pan. Pack them down a bit with the back of a spoon or use the spatula.
- Bake them on the middle rack for 18 to 20 minutes until golden brown on top. Allow them to cool completely before serving. Enjoy!
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Taste great, I tried to blend the nuts to a small crumble and really compress into my pyrex but when I cut the bars don’t want to stay together. Any tips?
Oh you are blending the nuts? Try to make them exactly like I do in the recipe and video. The larger nuts have more surface area, and may stick together easier. Also, did you make any other adjustments to the recipe? Any other substitutes? Reduce any of the ingredients? 🙂
I’ve made the bars several times, baking when in a pyrex. I have even blended all the nuts in a food process and really compressed then into the pyrex but they want to cut crumble when I cut them. We still eat them just wondered why mine aren’t sticking together? any ideas?
mmm that is weird, I never have any problem with them not sticking. I don’t think it has to do with pyrex. Did you substitute any of the ingredients?
I made these today and they were amazing! My husband liked them so much he wants me to keep them stocked in our pantry all the time. I agree with him And all these ingredients are items I keep on hand anyway, and they’re all natural. It’s a win-win.
So happy to hear that, Trish! 🙂 🙂 Glad you gave them a try and liked them.
Matt, wanted to check with you the net carbs? If I’m correct they register as -1g? I’m from the UK so a label nood haha
Hi Dan! Yes the net carbs are right around there. That label maybe a tiny bit off. It is so hard to find recipe analyzers that are exact. But yes, traditionally you take the total carbs and subtract out the dietary fiber to get the Net carbs. Although, I am not sure how you can have a negative number! lol
Dan, I just ran it through the calculator again, maybe they updated the information, or added missing info from before. But I updated the nutritional facts. Looks to be right around 7ish net carbs per bar. even then it could still be off. Still much better than 16 to 20 net carbs or normal granola bars. Also, it would be even less if you leave out the “sugar-free” chocolate chips.
These granola bars are addictive and so easy to make! I almost forget they’re healthy as well. I used a coconut oil with ghee for a little extra flavor. Keeper for sure.
Awesome! So glad you tried them and liked them.
I had been searching for this recipe since a long time. U made it sound so easy!
That is great, Moni! 🙂
I love Keto Granola Bars. It’s perfect for my diet. I’ll make it later tonight.
Oh my goodness, this recipe looks absolutely divine! I’ll have to give them a try myself. 🙂
Thank you, Emily! 🙂
Hhhhmmmm….I don’t know about these bars. Perhaps, I have to try out one first before I can give my full verdict.
So why rate it at all until you try it? That doesn’t make sense.
My exact thoughts. Glad you said something. Look delicious to me!
🙂 🙂 🙂 Great!
This is a way, with these recipes, of being able to follow the keto diet from every point of view!
Wow! I haven’t tried this kind of granola bars yet and I am excited to try one! Thank you for sharing your recipe!
You are welcome!
My kids love granola! And the fact that it’s keto means I can enjoy it too!
That is awesome, Marie!
I love a good granola bar. nice to hear that i would not have to give up granola bars if i was on a keto diet.
Glad you like it!
I love the idea of being able to enjoy a granola bar again while being on the keto plan. I had to give them up because traditional bars had waaaay too many carbs in them.
Awesome, Brianne! Yes these are perfect for someone on the Keto Diet.
They were fantastic! We loved these so much and my kiddos ate them too! So good!
So glad you liked them Eden and that your kiddos did too! 🙂
Thee bars are delicious! I love that they are so easy and much cheaper to make at home than buying keto bars!
Thank you! I know right! So much cheaper to make them at home. 🙂
Yum! Was skeptical at first – but love how creatively you kept this both Keto and delicious.
Thank you, Alisha! 🙂 🙂