Experiment with ingredients you already like
I saw this keto granola when walking through Costco with my sister and it interested me. The ingredients were pretty straight forward and clean so I thought I would give it a try.
ingredients:Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seed, coconut chips,almonds,pecans, erythritol/Monk fruit extract ,butter, blueberries,cinnamon and salt
After having some with coconut milk, I decided that although it was yummy, It was hard to eat just one serving, and the calories were pretty high to have more than that. I then thought that maybe I could put it in something that would travel and give me a little energy on the go.
I am not a baker
Although I do like to cook, and sometimes bake, I do not follow recipes well…..I am a rebel and experimenter in the kitchen. I think this experiment turned out pretty well, but I would change a couple things the next time through and will recommend you do as well.
What you will need
2 cups Nutrail keto granola
1 1/4 cups almond flour
1/4 cup Unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)
Monk fruit or erythritol to taste (start with 1/4 cup)
2 eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 350, Grease or spray a pan
Cream together butter and sweetener ( I did not add any sweetener thinking the granola was sweet enough, this is one thing I would change. It is still very tasty and I don’t have a sweet tooth, but for most, you will want some additional sweetness) add vanilla and egg and mix together.
Mix together dry ingredients in separate bowl, including granola.
Slowly mix dry ingredients into butter and egg mixture. (This is where I made mistake number 2. I thought the mixture seemed to wet and so I added extra almond flour which ended up making them a bit to crumbly)
Spread mixture in greased pan and bake at 350 for about 25 min. Let cool thoroughly before cutting into squares.
Using granola cut down on time and ingredients
Using the granola was my inspiration and it kept me from having to buy nuts, seeds and blueberries as well as add cinnamon or salt. For me it provided enough sweetness ,but again, you may want to add more.
Have some fun in the kitchen with flavors you already know you like, then even an experiment that “fails:”or falls apart can still be eaten and enjoyed! (At least by you)
I would give you all the nutritional information but I am afraid that is difficult to do accurately. I will tell you that these are keto friendly and gluten free, but also high in fat and not something you should over eat! I made 12 servings out of this recipe. They are very filling so one is enough as a snack or treat!