What People Following The Keto Diet Should Consider Before Buying Granola

If you are on the ketogenic diet, known colloquially as keto, then you may be in the habit of counting your net grams of carbs each day. For the uninitiated, the keto diet is an eating pattern where a person reduces their cab intake and ups their fat intake to put the body in a state of ketosis where it burns fat as its primary energy source, according to Healthline.

In order to keep your body in ketosis, it's recommended that dieters eat less than 50 net grams of carbs each day. There are some foods that are not in alignment with being on the keto diet because of this restriction. Some of those include bananas, potatoes, and oats. If you're someone who loves oatmeal or granola in the morning, swapping those for a more keto-friendly breakfast like eggs, bacon and avocado can be jarring. You might be wondering if there is a keto-friendly granola you can buy in stores. After all, there are many keto-friendly alternatives to carb-heavy foods. However, with granola, you might not be in luck. Here are some things to know before buying granola while on the keto diet.

Keto-friendly granola options

According to Ketogenic.com, most granola you'd find on the shelf is not keto-friendly. Not only does it usually contain sugar (a big keto no-no), but its main ingredient is oats. According to Healthline, there are 51 grams of carbs in just one cup of oats, so both oatmeal and therefore granola are not approved on the keto diet. Although at this time there are few if any keto-friendly granola options in store, you can make your own granola with keto-friendly ingredients. This recipe uses a combination of coconut, nuts, and seeds in place of oats. Another great substitute for keto-friendly granola is to use hemp seeds.

You'll mix your nuts and seeds with eggs, butter, and a keto-friendly sweetener like erythritol or monk fruit sugar that doesn't spike the blood sugar the same way sugar or honey do. You'll mix the granola up and spread it onto a baking sheet. After baking your granola, let it cool and then break it up and crumble it over your favorite yogurt or simply enjoy it as a snack! Even though there aren't good keto granola options on the market at present, don't let that stop you from enjoying your own homemade version.