Low Carb Peanut Butter Granola Bites
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 12 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 17 minutes
NUTRITION FACTS (per serving):
185 Calories • 16g Total Fat
10g Carbohydrates • 3g Fiber
3g Net Carbs • 7g Protein
These easy peanut butter granola bites check off every box for the perfect on-the-go keto snack. But before we get to the recipe, let's explore some FAQ’s about the ingredients!
- Is peanut butter keto? Technically speaking, peanuts are a legume and legumes aren’t typically keto-friendly. However, peanut butter is high in fat, moderate in protein and low in carbs so if you select natural peanut butter without any added sugar you are good to go just watch your portion size.
- Does peanut butter have carbs? a serving of peanut butter is about 2 tablespoons, which has about 16 grams of fat, 6 grams of total carbs, and 4 grams of net carbs, so again be aware of your portion size.
- Is unsweetened peanut butter keto? Yes, but stick to Peanut Butter that does not contain added sugar and watch your portion size.
- Can I eat granola on keto? Traditional granola made with oats is a keto no-go, but keto-friendly granola options are readily available.
- Is granola a low carb food? Again, traditional granola isn’t considered a low carb food.
Now, onto the Peanut Butter Granola Bar recipe!! The magic starts with our HighKey Cinnamon Almond Low Carb Granola. It's sweet and earthy with just a hint of turmeric. The flavors only continue to build with the addition of creamy peanut butter and nutty tahini. Every bite is bursting with a balance of sweet and savory.
These bites are made in one bowl and take less than 15 minutes to cook. They’re as simple and mix-and-bake. The hardest part is waiting for them to cool, but trust us — this is not a step you want to skip. The cooling process is what helps bind them together. This recipe is with no sugar and this recipe has a good amount of protein, and it only contains 2.6 grams of net carbs per serving!
If you’re looking for a vegan option, this recipe can easily be adapted. Simply mix 1 Tablespoon of ground flax seed with 3 Tbsp of water and set aside for 5 minutes to thicken. Use this mixture in place of the egg.
- 2 Tbsp natural creamy peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp tahini
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 2 Tbsp keto-friendly maple syrup
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 cups HighKey Cinnamon Almond Low Carb Granola
Allergen disclaimer: eggs, peanuts, tree nuts
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 5x8 baking dish (or similarly sized baking dish) with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a bowl, whisk peanut butter, tahini, coconut oil, maple syrup, and egg until smooth.
- Add HighKey Granola and mix well to coat.
- Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish. Use a sheet of parchment paper to firmly press mixture into an even layer.
- Transfer to the oven and bake 10-12 minutes, until golden.
- Remove from the oven and cool completely then cut into 16 bites.
- Store in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. Store in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Danielle Moore is a Nutritionist and the Founder of Sunday Bacon Kitchen, a full service culinary design firm inspired by her son’s love of bacon on Sunday mornings. Follow her cooking and eating adventures on Instagram at @sundaybacon.