Low Carb Granola

I had been wanting to make a low-carb version of granola for a while and have seen a couple of other blogs make it so I thought I would give it a go and this is what I have come up with. When I was putting this recipe together I was thinking what can I replace the oats with to make it low-carb and so I had a look in my pantry and kind of just threw together some ingredients I thought would work and just hoped for the best and as you can see from the photo below it turned out pretty good. It is quite easy to switch up the flavours; you can add any kind of nuts or dried fruit to it you want.




Ingredients:
Serves 6

30g vanilla whey protein
40g ground almonds
25g milled flaxseed
10g ground chia seeds with blueberry (I used Chia Bia)
40g melted coconut oil
50g hazelnuts

Method: 

1. Preheat the oven to 160c fan and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.

2. Chop the hazelnuts coarsely, you still want some nice chunks in there.

3. Stir together all the dry ingredients and then add in the coconut oil. 




4. Spread evenly on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, stirring halfway through.



5. Serve with some Greek yoghurt and fresh fruit for a delicious healthy breakfast.



Variations:

Chocolate chip: Use chocolate protein powder and replace the hazelnuts with cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips (but don't bake those just stir them through after its finished baking)

Cinnamon Pecan: Add 2 tsps cinnamon and replace the hazelnuts with pecans.

Coconut Cranberry: Add 20g desiccated coconut or coconut chips and after baking add in 30g dried cranberries instead of the hazelnuts.