Keto Sweet Bacon Granola Recipe

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!  Post it on social media and tag me so I can see — @shawnmynarhealth!
 

Keto Sweet Bacon Granola

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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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