Updated: Feb 13, 2020
This recipe for a keto granola bar does something that I think all other keto granola bars are missing, it provides a chewy texture. That right, when you bite into this delicious keto granola bar it has that soft, chewy bite that we all know and love. It also has a fantastic crunch brought on by your favorite type of nuts. If you miss having granola bars as an on-the-go snack, then this recipe is definitely for you.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cool Time: 1 hour
Macros Per Serving (1 in x 4 in slice):
Net Carbs: 3g
Total Carbs: 24g
Sugar Alcohols: 4g
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¼ Cup Ground Flaxseed
¼ TSP Pink Salt
2 TBSP Melted Butter
2 TBSP Butter
½ Cup Allulose Sweetener
½ TSP Vanilla
½ Cup Keto Chocolate Chips
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Let's Do This!
Combine nuts, flaxseed, coconut flakes, and salt in a food processor.
Pulse the food processor a few times in order to mix the ingredients.
Add the 2 TBSP of melted butter to the food processor.
Pulse until you see the pieces of nuts reach your desired size. I like to have a mix of large chunks and small chunks. You're not trying to make a powder here.
Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
Melt the remaining 2 TBSP of butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Add the allulose (or allulose plus) to the melted butter and stir. The mixture will eventually turn into a liquid with heat.
Keep stirring until the mixture reaches a light caramel color. You do not want to let it get too dark, you're just looking for a light caramel color. Letting it cook too long will result in the syrup forming a hard candy coating on the granola bars as they cool. This will make them brittle.
Remove from heat and add in the vanilla extract. This will cause the caramel to start to bubble, so keep stirring through this phase.
Pour the liquid caramel over the granola mixture that we made earlier, and fold with a rubber scraper.
One the granola is well coated AND has cooled down a little bit, add the chocolate chips and quickly mix them in. Adding them too soon will cause them to melt and create a chocolate looking granola bar. Don't worry if this happens, it tastes just as great. If you really do not want the chocolate chips to melt, use them as a topping after the next step.
Press the granola bar mixture into a 4x8 loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
Place in the refrigerator for about an hour, until this granola bars are hard.
Cut into 8 slices and enjoy!