With only 4g net carbs per bar, these keto granola bars are the perfect low-carb breakfast, lunch, or high-protein snack.
This post is sponsored by ChocZero.
Homemade Soft And Chewy Granola Bars
I love a portable snack that I can grab as I go about my day. Even if I am staying home, I like having something that is shelf-stable so I can munch on it when I'm hungry.
These granola bars are packed with protein and healthy fats. They are also fantastic for anyone with dairy, gluten, or peanut allergies!
Note: They do have almonds, so keep that in mind for food sensitivities.
In this recipe, I'll show you how easy it is to make your own granola bars. They are the ideal way to re-energize after a tough workout, with plenty of fuel for your hardworking muscles.
Ingredients Needed For Low-Carb Granola Bars
You only need a few whole ingredients to make these scrumptious granola bars. They are all really easy to find in the stores and online too.
All the exact ingredients amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. Here's a quick list of what I used in my granola bars:
- Raw Almonds
- Raw Pecans
- Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
- Sunflower Seeds
- Chia Seeds
- ChocZero Vanilla Syrup
- ChocZero Dark Chocolate Chips
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low carb recipe.
- Want to get the most out of your bars? I suggest using a food processor if you want them to have the best texture. It took me about 40-50 pulses to get them chopped up fine enough.
- No food processor? That's okay! If you don't have a food processor, you can buy chopped almonds and chopped pecans. Then, put them together in a sealed plastic storage bag. Use a rolling pin or even a frying pan to smash the nuts inside the bag until they are in smaller pieces.
- I also have a note about the sweeteners for this granola bar recipe if you don't have the syrup. I don't recommend using an erythritol-based sweetener by itself. Too much erythritol can result in crystallization of the sweetener after it has been melted.
- Allulose or xylitol work best if you use a sweetener. You can also use a non-erythritol based sweetener like granular kabocha extract sweetener..
- Finally, when you are ready to store the granola bars, keep them between sheets of parchment paper. They are very sticky bars. They are fine to keep at room temperature for up to a week but will be more firm if you keep them in the refrigerator.
How To Make Keto Granola Bars
I have a really brief overview of how to make these simple bars with how-to pictures. If you want the entire step-by-step recipe, it's in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Chop The Nuts
The very first step is to process the almonds and the pecans together. It took me about 45-50 pulses before they were the perfect texture.
Mix All Of The Ingredients Together
Stir in the coconut, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, chocolate chips, and syrup.
Spread this mixture in a pan that has parchment paper in it. Spread out the mixture evenly in the pan and allow it to cool before you add the chocolate chips on top (so they don't melt!).
Freeze and Enjoy!
Freeze this mixture for 30 minutes or refrigerate it for about an hour.
When it is firm, lift the parchment paper out of the pan and begin to cut the bars.
What To Serve With Keto Granola Bars
These are very filling, so they are perfect at any time with any meal. If you are going to eat them with your breakfast, maybe enjoy a crustless quiche with it for a filling meal.
Since this has so much protein in it, you can munch on a hearty salad with it for lunch - like a broccoli salad with bacon and cheese.
It's also perfect for a burst of energy when you need it after a hard workout. I like a granola bar with a keto raspberry avocado smoothie for a healthy snack.
Frequently Asked Questions About Keto Granola Bars
Before we get to the recipe, here are some questions that people ask about homemade granola bars.
Are Granola Bars Keto-Friendly?
It always depends on the ingredients you use. This recipe is definitely low in carbs - it only has 4g net carbs in each bar.
I was able to keep the carbs low in each bar because I didn't use sugar or any dairy - both are very high in carbohydrates.
Can I Use Roasted Nuts And Seeds?
Yes, you definitely can use roasted nuts or seeds in your granola bars. Roasting them actually gives them a deeper flavor! Just be careful and read the labels. Some roasted nuts also have hidden added sugar.
Which Brand Of Chocolate Chips Are The Best?
When it comes to choosing chocolate chips to make these low carb granola bars, I did lots of research. I wanted to make sure I bought chips that were not only sugar-free and low carb friendly but that they tasted good too.
That's why I bought these chocolate chips from ChocZero! They are one of my favorite keto-friendly chocolate options for when I am making baked goods.
Why Aren't My Granola Bars Staying Together?
There are a couple of things that can lead to granola bars that fall part.
First, make sure you are pressing the mixture really tightly into the pan. Spread it to the very ends and fill in each corner. If the mixture is loose in the pan, it won't stick together as well.
Next, when you slice the granola bars, do not use a see-saw motion with your knife. This will definitely make them crumble. Instead, just cut straight down.
Low Carb Granola Bars- The Perfect Healthy Snack!
These are a fantastic source of energy and taste just like the pre-made granola bars you can find at the store. I love the sugar-free chocolate chips in them too!
I just know you are going to love them as much as I do.
Other Low-Carb Snacks To Try
When you are feeling like you want something to snack on, give these keto-friendly snacks a try. They are some of my favorites!
- Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Cookies taste like dessert but are so full of fiber and healthy fats that they are actually good for you.
- Keto Crackers taste delicious when you use them in your favorite dips.
- Keto Granola is completely sugar-free and tastes delicious with some almond milk or by itself in a homemade trail mix.
- Peanut Butter Keto No-Bake Cookies are really filling and have the perfect soft and crunchy texture.
- Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins are portable and look pretty enough to serve at a brunch.
Keto Granola Bars
- Line a 1-quart rectangular pan (about 7x4-inch) baking pan with parchment paper.
- Coarsely chop the almonds and pecans by pulsing in a food processor (about 40-50 pulses). Stir in coconut, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, syrup, and chocolate chips.
- Spread out into the prepared pan with a rubber spatula pressing the mixture down into the pan. If desired, sprinkle a few extra chocolate chips on top and press them into the mixture.
- Freeze for 30 minutes or refrigerate for at least an hour. Lift the parchment paper out of the pan. Cut the granola bars into six bars using a sharp knife.
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Notes on Nutritional Information
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
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