Keto Sweet Bacon Granola Recipe

by | Apr 21, 2017 | Nutrition

I’m so excited!  I found the answer for those of us on a ketogenic – high fat, moderate protein, low carb – diet to have desserts without taking the chance of spiking our blood sugar (remember, we talked about that issue last week?).

The secret lies in a wonderfully amazing natural sweetener that I have been experimenting with in the kitchen with ridiculous results.  So far, everything I have tried to create has turned out perfectly, tasting like the real dessert-type item, without the weird aftertaste of most sugar-free sweeteners.

It’s called yacon syrup and, even though it’s definitely not pronounced this way, I like to think of it as rhyming with bacon which automatically means it’s going to be great.

This honey-like sweetener is derived from a Peruvian root.  It contains prebiotic fiber, so it is actually great for our gut health too because it becomes food for our good bacteria!  It tastes like a very mild molasses and can easily be a substitute for honey, maple syrup, or molasses in anything.

I have a few new recipes up my sleeve using yacon syrup and will be sharing these with you in the coming weeks.  Grab a bottle, so you can take part in these keto desserts with me!  It is worth every penny, trust me.  A little goes a long way.

We’ll start with my new granola recipe.

I don’t know why, but I adore granola.  Back in the day when granola was considered ‘healthy’, I would eat bowls and bowls of it.  After realizing that traditional granola is absolutely loaded with sugar, I just resigned to not eating it ever again.

Since then, I’ve tried several paleo, grain-free versions of homemade granola and it’s definitely good, but usually still contains more sugar than I am looking to consume on a regular basis.

Then, I discovered Zen Belly’s keto granola recipe and was intrigued.  She had used yacon syrup too and had great granola results.

So, I tried her recipe and loved it.  However, I don’t do well with TONS of nuts, so I needed to create a granola recipe that had other things in it besides just nuts, so my digestive system stayed happy.

That’s when I realized I should definitely add bacon to my granola…I mean, obviously, right?! 🙂

And that’s how my keto sweet bacon granola recipe was born.  And, it is SO good.  I’m kind of obsessed with it, which means I go through a batch very quickly.  I enjoy it plain as a snack, but also really liked it as cereal with almond milk and as a topping for my coconut milk yogurt.

Try it and let me know what you think!

Keto Sweet Bacon Granola

The perfect snack or treat for your low carb, high fat lifestyle.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Author: Shawn Mynar


  • 1 cup raw unsalted almonds
  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup bacon cooked and crumbled into large chunks (can be omitted)
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons yacon syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • A few shakes of sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place almonds and cashews in a food processor and pulse until roughly chopped.
  • Transfer nut mixture to large bowl and add coconut, sunflower seeds, bacon, and flaxseed meal. Stir together until combined and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine coconut oil, almond butter, yacon syrup, and vanilla. Heat over low heat, stirring continuously until smooth.
  • Pour almond butter mixture over nut mixture and use two spoons to gently mix together until evenly distributed.
  • Spread mixture onto baking sheet evenly, about an inch thick. Sprinkle with salt.
  • Place in oven for 10 minutes, then turn off oven but keep pan in oven for another 20 minutes as it cools down.
  • Take pan out and let granola cool for 30 minutes.
  • Gently break apart in chunks.
  • Store in airtight container for 3-4 days.

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