Peanut Butter Power Granola

Who says you can’t have your granola and eat it too?  Well, actually nobody because that’s not a saying, but in this featured recipe from the popular food blog alldayidreamaboutfood, we think you’ll discover a new breakfast favorite. For all of you granola lovers out there looking for a low-carb option, this one’s for you!

Servings: # 12


  • 1½ cups almonds
  • 1½ cups pecans
  • 1 cup shredded coconut or almond flour
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup Swerve Sweetener
  • 1/3 cup vanilla whey protein powder or collagen protein powder
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 300F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, process almonds and pecans until they resemble coarse crumbs with some larger pieces. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in shredded coconut, sunflower seeds, sweetener, and vanilla protein powder.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the peanut butter and butter together.
  4. Pour melted peanut butter mixture over nut mixture and stir well, tossing lightly. Stir in water. Mixture will clump together.
  5. Spread mixture evenly on prepared baking sheet and bake 30 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove and let cool completely.


Nutritional Info per serving (recipe makes 12 servings):

Calories: 338, fat: 30g, carbs: 10g, fiber: 5, protein: 9g


Recipe shared with permission from alldayidreamaboutfood. Click here to see the original recipe and notes.

    class="comment even thread-even depth-1" id="li-comment-677">

    Re the peanut butter granola, that recipe would result in servings only 1/4 Cup in size.
    At 30 grams of carbs per serving it doesn’t see a good “low carb” food to me.
    Gaye Stennett

      class="comment odd alt depth-2" id="li-comment-700">

      I agree with you Gaye Stennett

      class="comment even depth-2" id="li-comment-802">

      I think you meant 10g per 1/4 c. Serving. But I agree this is probably too high for a low carb diet.

      class="comment odd alt depth-2" id="li-comment-1111">

      Look again, Gaye – it says 30 grams of fat and 10 grams of carbs per serving. That’s still too much carb for me at breakfast, but it’s a long way from 30 grams.

    class="comment even thread-odd thread-alt depth-1" id="li-comment-787">

    Agree. So what are we missing.

    class="comment odd alt thread-even depth-1" id="li-comment-873">

    I think you might be looking at the grams of fat, which is 30. It is 10g of carbs per 1/2 cup (5.5 cups of dry ingredients (water will be cooked off during baking) divided by 12, equals approx. 1/2 cup serving size (0.46) if I’m not mistaken). Commercial granolas are often 40-50g of carbs per 1/2 cup, so this, at 10g per 1/2 cup is significantly reduced, if not low.

    class="comment even thread-odd thread-alt depth-1" id="li-comment-894">

    I think you might be looking at the grams of fat, which is 30. It is 10g of carbs per 1/2 cup serving (5.5 cups of ingredents (water bakes off) divided by 12 equals approx 1/2 cup (0.46 cup) serving size). Many commercial granolas are 40-50g of carbs per 1/2 cup serving, so this is definitely reduced at 10g, if not “low.”

    class="comment odd alt thread-even depth-1" id="li-comment-987">

    It’s 10 grams of carbs. Still a pretty small breakfast at 1/4 cup.

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