This grain-free Chocolate Granola makes a fabulous low carb breakfast. My review of The KetoDiet Cookbook.
I will be the first to admit that I hate doing cookbook reviews. Here’s the deal: I get at least 4 to 5 press releases for new cookbooks a week, most of which come with a request for me to review the book. If I accepted every cookbook review that came my way, I’d spend all my time making other people’s recipes and have no time for creating my own. And if I did that, I might as well rename the blog “All Day I Dream About Cookbooks”. Doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, now does it?
So I decided long ago only to review those cookbooks that I already know will be fantastic and that fit my audience’s needs to a T. And The KetoDiet Cookbook is exactly that. Written by my friend Martina Slajerova of The KetoDiet App and The KetoDiet Blog, I barely had to glance inside the pages to know it would be full of amazing low carb recipes for healthy living. I’ve always loved Martina’s recipes and I know she’s got a great spirit too. So this was exactly the sort of cookbook review I was happy to say yes to.
It really is a glorious cookbook, with over 150 recipes suitable for anyone on a low carb or ketogenic diet. Everything from breakfast to dinner to (my favourite) dessert. You aren’t going to go hungry with this cookbook in your hands! For this review, I considered making a meatball recipe or one of Martina’s awesome bread recipes. But my kids were craving cereal. I had run low on breakfast ideas for them and so the Chocolate Orange Granola seemed just the thing. Confession, though. I actually left out the orange zest this go round because I knew it would be a tougher sell for them. So I just made chocolate spiced granola, which they loved. LOVED! In fact, my son demanded that I make some again very soon. Which I will, of course. Happy to oblige, when it comes to healthy low carb breakfast recipes.
So if you are looking for your next low carb cookbook purchase, I highly recommend The KetoDiet Cookbook. It’s a shoo-in for any health-conscious cookbook collection.
This grain-free Chocolate Granola makes a fabulous low carb breakfast.
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup pecans
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup whey protein powder (unflavoured or chocolate)
- 1/2 cup Swerve sweetener or other erythritol
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp orange zest
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 large egg white
- 1/4 cup butter or coconut oil melted
- 15 to 20 drops stevia extract
- 2 tbsp water
Preheat oven to 300F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Roughly chop almonds and pecans. In a large bowl, whisk together nuts, coconut, almond flour, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, protein powder, sweetener, cocoa powder, orange zest, cinnamon, and salt.
Add egg white, melted butter or oil, stevia and water. Mix until it resembles crumbly dough.
Transfer to prepared baking sheet and bake 30 to 40 minutes, turning pan halfway through cooking. Remove and let cool.
Serves 10. Each serving has 15.7 g of carbs, 10.6 g of fiber, 13.2 g of protein, 28.9 g of fat, 334 calories.
NET CARBS = 5.1 g.