Low Carb Air Fryer Vegan Nut Granola

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  • prep time

    prep time

    10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    10 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    20 min

Low Carb Air Fryer Vegan Nut Granola

This Low Carb air fryer recipe for vegan granola is simple and versatile! A blend of Keto-friendly nuts that are low in carbs and high in fat are mixed with healthy pepita seeds (also know as pumpkin seeds). The “granola glue” that holds everything together is a vegan combination of coconut oil, tahini, and Keto-friendly sugar substitutes. Using your air fryer makes cooking time extremely quick, so you can make plentiful batches of granola in a single afternoon. Expect your granola to taste pleasantly nutty, sweet, and with a hint of vanilla. A handful of granola obviously makes a healthy and easy snack. You can also use this air fryer recipe as a side dish to your lunches or meal preps. Add the granola on top of salads or in wraps for a crunchy texture. Each serving of granola is best measured by weight: 1 ½ ounce (42g).

Nut and Seed Substitutes

If your diet doesn’t allow for coconut, you can substitute the coconut oil with avocado oil. Avoid other oils that will smoke in your air fryer. Pecans, cashews, and almonds are some of the most Keto-friendly nuts out there, but there are other friendly substitutes you can use at your discretion. Per ounce, pistachios typically carry 5 grams of carbs; and, hazelnuts, macademia nuts, and brazil nuts all carry about 2 grams of carbs. If you can’t get your hands on pepitas, substitute with shelled sunflower seeds.

Other Keto Mix-Ins

This Keto vegan granola consists of only nuts and seeds. If you would like to substitute an existing ingredient or add in more Keto granola ingredients, there are some options. For sweet flavors, unsweetened vegan chocolate chips and unsweetened shredded coconut can be mixed in. Small amounts of freeze-dried strawberries or blueberries are another way to add flavor to your granola using as few carbohydrates as possible.

Jessica L.

  • Net Carbs

    3.1 g

  • Fiber

    3.3 g

  • Total Carbs

    7 g

  • Protein

    5.5 g

  • Fats

    28.4 g

288 cals

Low Carb Air Fryer Vegan Nut Granola

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  • Pecans, raw

    Pecans, raw

    3 oz

  • Cashews, raw

    Cashews, raw

    0.5 oz

  • Almonds, sliced

    Almonds, sliced

    1 oz

  • Pumpkin or squash seeds, shelled, unsalted

    Pumpkin or squash seeds, shelled, unsalted

    0.5 oz

  • Coconut oil

    Coconut oil

    1.5 tbsp

  • Tahini


    0.5 tbsp

  • Salt


    1 dash

  • Vanilla extract

    Vanilla extract

    0.5 tsp

  • Liquid Stevia

    Liquid Stevia

    10 drops

  • Brown Sugar Replacement

    Brown Sugar Replacement

    0.5 tsp

Recipe Steps

steps 4

20 min

  • Step 1

    Chop pecans and cashews, and add them to a large mixing bowl. Make sure you have a mix of larger and smaller chopped pieces. Mix sliced almonds and shelled pepitas (pumpkin seeds) into the bowl. Sliced almonds are best for this recipe since they are very lightweight. However, if you only have whole almonds, just chop them finely. If there are any nuts or seeds you want to substitute, check the introduction of the recipe for Keto suggestions.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Set the bowl of nuts aside and grab a small pot. Over low heat, melt coconut oil in the pot and stir in tahini until you have a smooth, tan liquid. Once the ingredients combine, take the pot off the stove heat, and stir in salt, vanilla extract, liquid stevia, and brown sugar replacement. Stir the mixture to help it cool down for about 60 seconds. Then, pour it over the nuts in your mixing bowl.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Use a spatula to fold the nuts over with the hot coconut oil mixture until they absorb some of the moisture and are completely coated in the glossy, sweet granola glue. Set the bowl aside. Turn your air fryer on to preheat to 350 degrees. Line your air fryer tray with parchment paper and use a toothpick to poke small holes throughout the paper. Use your spatula to pour and spread the sticky granola mixture in the lined tray. Make sure the nuts are spread into a single, solid layer. Pour any excess “granola glue” from your mixing bowl on top.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Set the tray of granola in your air fryer and cook the granola for only 5 minutes. Remove the tray, and use your spatula to toss and turn your granola before re-forming it into a single layer and returning the tray to your air fryer. Cook the granola for another 2-5 minutes. If your air fryer has a light feature to watch your granola, use this to watch out for burning nuts. If your granola overcooks, it can become dark very quickly. When done, remove the granola from your air fryer, toss once more with a spatula, and let the granola cool and harden slightly before enjoying.
    Step 4

Comments 1

  • Iduna

    Iduna 3 years ago

    This was delicious and made for a very satisfying snack. I didn't have tahini so I substituted with almond butter. Also, I added unsweetened flaked coconut. I don't have an air fryer so I baked it at 350 for 10 minutes, stirred and baked another 5 minutes. Perfect!