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Keto Savory Nut-Free Seed Granola

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A few years back I had one of the most delicious salads I’ve ever had at a restaurant in Bali. The salad itself was quite basic — a mix of fresh and steams greens and vegetables — with a delicious dressing.

But the real star and thing that transformed the salad into being such a memorable dish was the savoury granola sprinkled on top. A mix of seeds and shredded coconut with the perfect umami flavourings.

I played around with the recipe at home until I got it as close to the restaurant version as I could. A little sweet and a little savoury, this low-carb and keto granola is the perfect topping to any salad, stew, curry or soup and adds not only it’s delicious flavour but a lovely crunchy texture.

Looking for a tasty breakfast sweet granola option? Give these low-carb granola recipes a try!

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Nutritional values (per serving, 2 tbsp)

Net carbs1.1 grams
Protein2 grams
Fat5.3 grams
Calories58 kcal

Calories from carbs 8%, protein 13%, fat 79%

Total carbs1.8 gramsFiber0.7 gramsSugars0.2 gramsSaturated fat2.1 gramsSodium9 mg(0% RDA)Magnesium27 mg(7% RDA)Potassium47 mg(2% EMR)

Ingredients (makes about 1 1/4 cups/ 20 servings)

  • 1 cup mixed seeds (128 g/ 4.5 oz) - we used 1/4 cup each pumpkin, sunflower, flaxseed and sesame
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded or faked coconut (20 g/ 0.7 oz)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp tahini or nut butter of choice (24 g/ 0.9 oz)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Sukrin Gold or other brown sugar substitute such as Swerve (15 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos or tamari sauce (15 ml)
  • 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil (30 ml)


  1. Preheat oven to 150 °C/ 300 °F (conventional), or 130 °C/ 265 °F (fan assisted).
    Keto Savory Nut-Free Seed Granola
  2. Mix the seeds and coconut together in a bowl. Add the remaining four ingredients to a small saucepan smaller bowl and mix to form a paste. Stir over low heat until the Sukrin gold is dissolved. It may separate — this is fine.
    Keto Savory Nut-Free Seed Granola
  3. Pour over the seeds and coconut and mix well to combine.
    Keto Savory Nut-Free Seed Granola
  4. Pour the mixture into a lined baking tray and spread out.
    Keto Savory Nut-Free Seed Granola
  5. Bake about 15 minutes or until brown and crisp — keep an eye on it as it will burn quite quickly!
    Keto Savory Nut-Free Seed Granola
  6. Allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to four weeks. Keto Savory Nut-Free Seed Granola

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 2 tbsp)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Seeds, mixed, unsalted (pumpkin, sunflower, flaxseed, sesame)
0.9 g1.6 g3.2 g35 kcal
Coconut, dried, desiccated, shredded (organic, unsweetened)
0.1 g0.2 g0.1 g3 kcal
Sesame tahini (unsweetened)
0.1 g0.2 g0.6 g7 kcal
Sukrin Gold, brown sugar substitute
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Coconut aminos (substitute to soy sauce)
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Coconut oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g1.3 g12 kcal
Total per serving, 2 tbsp
1.1 g2 g5.3 g58 kcal
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Yess, yum this is me!!  Look forward to creating and letting you know how we get on 👋