Secret Ingredient Low-Carb Granola


Step 1Preheat oven to 150 °C/ 300 °F (fan assisted), or 170 °C/ 340 °F (conventional). Combine all nuts, seeds and spices, except for the salt and orange zest, into a large bowl.

Step 2Melt the coconut oil in a small pan or carefully in the microwave. Add the sugar-free maple syrup and mix well. Pour melted ingredients into nut and seed mix and combine thoroughly.

Step 3Spread mixture out in an even layer onto a lined baking tray and bake for 45 to 60 minutes.

Step 4Stir every 15 minutes and keep a close eye on it after the 30 minute mark, it can easily go from toasted to scorched.

Step 5Once brown and crunchy, remove from oven and let cool. While still warm, but not hot, sprinkle sea salt and orange zest over granola and stir through. Once chilled, transfer into a jar or airtight container and keep at room temperature for up to a month. One serving is about 1/4 cup (it doesn’t sound like much, but it is plenty when you eat it. If it's not enough, eat 1/2 cup - it will still be very low in carbs!). Serve with plain full-fat yogurt, unsweetened almond milk, cashew milk or coconut milk.