Flax Seed And Nut Granola (Low-Carb)
(6 servings) Printable Version
For more low-carb recipes try Mr Breakfast's Low-Carb Breakfast Index.
Mr Breakfast would like to thank BethH for this recipe.
Recipe number 1180. Submitted 2/10/2004.
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What do you think of Flax Seed And Nut Granola (Low-Carb)?
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Really would love to know the carb count... can anyone figure it out?
Comment submitted: 6/17/2012 (#14059)
Does anybody know if I need to refrigerate this after I make it, so it'll stay fresh longer?
Comment submitted: 9/29/2011 (#12949)
From Letter L
Our body cannot process flax in its whole form, so, unless you grind the flax seed, you're not getting any of the great nutritional value. I would recommend grinding the flax (I do this in a coffee grinder, very easy) and adding at the end of cooking time (heat affects flax, as well).
Comment submitted: 11/18/2010 (#11579)
Great recipe - substituted pumpkin seeds for the walnuts and pecans and used almond slivers as well as whole almonds. Mmmmm... great with fresh fruit and dried. Next time, I will add the flax seed at the end of cooking as they burn fast.
Comment submitted: 8/27/2010 (#11135)
This stuff is gross. It looks like bugs and the flax seeds get all slimy when you try and eat it with milk. This one was a NO-GO for me.
Comment submitted: 8/27/2010 (#11132)
This is in Response to Mr. Guy. If you "knew" anything about how bad starch is for your overall health you would not have made the comment about butter as butter is not bad for you, but starch is!
Comment submitted: 8/24/2010 (#11123)
Would you add milk to it or just plain? I have been eating it plain but have no serving suggestions.
Comment submitted: 8/7/2010 (#11022)
From Mr Guy
Why don't you just eat healthy food and not care about the carb count. Who gives a toot about carbs? Just eat healthy and you'll be fine. Low carb doesn't always mean healthy, what about a stick of butter? Try doing without that.
Comment submitted: 7/28/2010 (#10977)
"Net Carbs" are carbohydrates minus the fiber. Protein is not subtracted from the carb count for the obvious reason it's a protein.
Comment submitted: 4/24/2010 (#10373)
Wow this is great. U gotta great try it.
Comment submitted: 3/12/2010 (#10038)
So... what is the correct carbs for one cup?
Comment submitted: 1/9/2010 (#9426)
You aren't figuring it out right, you should figure out net carbs and you minus fiber and protein (which is very high) off the carb count so its even better for you.
Comment submitted: 10/14/2009 (#8843)
From jesha (Team Breakfast Member)
I love this. It's great to have "cereal" in the morning when I can't deal with cooking eggs, etc. I have just about 1/2 cup of this with a little kefir milk and it holds me until lunchtime.
In making this I substituted pecans for the walnuts (not a fan of walnuts) and didn't have chopped almonds on hand so used pine nuts. It was fabulous. Warning though: this does make a very big batch, so unless you have others who will want to help you eat it you might just want to make half. I made an entire batch and was eating it almost every day for several weeks.
Comment submitted: 7/25/2009 (#8452)
I spent lots of time figuring this out, so I thought Id share it with whoever is reading this and might like to know the nutrition info. I got all my calories and carb counts from thedailyplate.com
Ok so did the math and for ONE CUP of this granola its a whopping 937 calories but only 9.5 carbs.
For 3/4 CUP of thie granola it is 702 CAloroes and 7.1 Carbs. For 1/2 Cup it is 468 Calories and 4.7 Carbs.
Have a lovely day!
Comment submitted: 12/17/2008 (#7144)
Umm... anyone know the carbs on this? or does anyone actually have nutrition info (I try to watch calories and carbs) for a low carb granola recipe with flax seeds or meal? Thanks in advance!
Comment submitted: 12/16/2008 (#7138)
Couldn't find vanilla powder, so used regular vanilla and also changed the flax seed to flax meal. LOVED it!!! Makes a great change from eggs for us low carbers- would be nice to have the carbs per serving listed though.
Comment submitted: 10/13/2008 (#6584)
I think the serving size should be more like 1/4 cup, as 1 cup is over 1000 calories, a bit much for a breakfast or snack. It can get pretty dark pretty fast, so I'd recommend watching it closely for the last 10 minutes of the toasting time.
Comment submitted: 9/8/2008 (#6416)
From redhead logic
We enjoyed this very much. Could not find vanilla powder so added the same amount of vanilla extract to the melted butter and that seemed to work.
Comment submitted: 8/13/2008 (#6119)
From Teeter (Team Breakfast Member)
My husband, kids, and I love this recipe. We don't eat grains, so this was a great alternative. We love it on fruit with yogurt or coconut milk. My oldest son loves snacking on it plain.
Comment submitted: 6/26/2008 (#5612)
The nutritional content from a recipe calculator is as follows:
Total Fat 98.9 g
Saturated Fat 20.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 45.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 28.9 g
Cholesterol 41.4 mg
Sodium 38.3 mg
Potassium 1,193.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 50.2 g
Dietary Fiber 36.2 g
Sugars 3.8 g
Protein 32.2 g
So net carbs are about 14 per serving. Not exactly low carb. It's possible it's all the nuts, since nuts do actually have carbs and are therefore not recommended for induction.
Comment submitted: 4/22/2008 (#5103)
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