Low Carb Keto Granola Bars – gluten-free & lactose-free

I needed something sweet and healthy as I’m trying to cut down and get fit. Standard granola bars can be full of carbs which is not what I need. Keto bars are often over-priced so I found this recipe on a site called Sugar Free Londoner. We had all the ingredients, which is unusual so I tried the recipe out yesterday. They are easy to make, and the recipe works well, with only 2.7 net carbs per bar. Though, the website says this increases to 3 net carbs per bar if you use 85% dark chocolate. This makes 12 granola bars.

Make sure you let the baked granola cool completely before you cut it into bars; you need a heavy sharp knife to chop down or it might crumble and break. They are very moreish and crunchy.

Ingredients

Method

1.) Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan assisted/350 F electric.

2.) Line a 6×9 inch baking tray with parchment paper. 

3.) Pulse the nuts and seeds in a food processor until you have some smaller and some larger pieces. 

4.) Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, leaving a few chocolate chips to decorate on top.

5.) Add the whisked egg white, vanilla extract and almond butter and stir until combined. Check and adjust sweetener if necessary. I found it didn’t need adjusting.

6.) Pour the granola bar mix into the tray and press down well to compact the mixture. Press the remaining chocolate chips on top. 

7.) Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.

8.) Remove from the oven and let cool completely before cutting into 12 bars. 

Note: The website suggests the option of drizzling melted chocolate over the bars. Melt either 1/4 cup of sugar free chocolate chips or 4 squares of dark chocolate (85% or 90% cocoa solids) and drizzle over the bars. 

Storage: Airtight container at room temperature for 4-5 days or in the fridge for about 1 week. Suitable for freezing.

Nutrition

Serving: 30g | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.7g | Protein: 5.9g | Fat: 17.4g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1.1g

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