My Fermented Chai Low-Carb Granola recipe is the perfect gut-boosting Keto Diet breakfast. One ¼-cup serving contains only about 2.3 grams of carbs, while traditional recipes and packaged varieties contain about 22 grams of carbs. That’s a big savings! It helps keep my insulin levels low, but I don’t miss out on my favourite flavours or textures.
This crunchy, satisfying granola is easy to make—and easy to adjust to make your own! The coconut oil is a good source of quality fat, which helps you feel full and satiated. The nuts, seeds and whey provide a healthy dose of protein to give you non-stop energy as you start your day. I also add fermented chai protein, which lends a complex spice profile, balanced with a kiss of (low GI) sweetener.
I’ve been making this for my mom who has cancer, and it keeps her body in a ketogenic state. This enables her to starve the cancer of sugar, which it feeds on. I recommend it to anyone interested in the Keto Diet—or anyone who wants to feel happy and healthy all morning long!
Fermented Chai Low-Carb Granola
Adapted from Maria Emmerich’s granola recipe
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
½ cup sesame seeds
¾ cup vanilla whey protein powder (Genuine Health or any vanilla protein powder you like)
1 cup Genuine Health Fermented Whole Body Nutrition with Greens+ Vanilla Chai Powder
½ cup erythritol (Organic Zero) or ½ cup xylitol
1 tsp. stevia glycerite (stevia glycerite does not have the bitter aftertaste)
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. Celtic sea salt
1 ¼ cup melted coconut oil
- Preheat the oven to 300° F.
- In a large bowl, mix the nuts, seeds, protein powders, erythritol, stevia, cinnamon and salt. Add the oil and combine.
- Transfer the granola to a large cookie sheet and spread into a single layer. Place it in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.
- Remove and let cool. Break the granola into bite-sized pieces and store in an airtight container. Serve with almond or coconut milk.
Gut Girl Note: Opt for organic ingredients to reduce your exposure to chemicals and pesticides.
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