Keto Granola, Breakfast, Snack, or Dessert Topping?

How best to use this Keto Granola? For breakfast, snack, or dessert topping? However you want I say!

Good afternoon everyone and how are you? We are happy to see sunshine for the first day in a week or more! It’s been raining so much and cloudy for so long, I was about to succumb to depression.

I found this recipe for keto granola on Fat For Weight Loss and I absolutely love it! You should visit his site, he always has lots of great ideas and tips for great keto recipes. (Click on the link for the recipe)

I don’t know about you, but breakfast is honestly the hardest part of this diet (and getting enough fat) because I get bored with eggs pretty quick. Now I have a great tasting alternative that can be used for breakfast and a lot more!

I had everything I needed except the MCT oil and it still turned out terrific and tasted great. If it is still not sweet enough for you, just add a sprinkle of granulated Stevia to your bowl of granola and almond or coconut milk.

My favorite new breakfast! Keto granola with almond milk and maybe a few frozen blueberries!

It delivers that crunch we on the keto diet miss so much, the only thing I wished for was some raisins or craisins, the Paleo granola I used to make had dried fruit in it.

Do try this and tell me how you like it. It’s mainly nuts and seeds, mixed with butter, egg, and sugar free maple syrup, baked a few minutes in the oven to toast it and voila!

This granola can be used however you like it, snack out of the bag, in a bowl for breakfast with almond milk, or layered between low-carb yogurt in a parfait glass. Top your keto pudding or ice cream with it!

I keep mine in the fridge to keep it fresh and crispy. Freezer is fine too.

Also, I’m here to tell you I may be going radio silent for the next week, I’m off on my cruise tomorrow morning bight and early! An entire week y’all, I must say, I’m getting excited!

 

 

Which Do You Prefer, Breakfast or Brunch?

If you had a choice, would you choose breakfast or brunch?

One could always get up early, eat breakfast, then lunch, the a snack and then dinner…or you could combo the first two meals into a tasty, satisfying meal called brunch since you were too lazy or maybe too busy that morning for breakfast.

Maybe you’re into intermittent fasting, and you skipped breakfast to cut down a meal a day. Is it a matter of convenience to you, a planned attack, or just the luck of the draw the way your meals fall throughout the day?

For me, it seems to be the luck of the draw, because I never know how my day is going to go, now that I’m no longer working outside the home. Things come up, appointments have to be kept, emergencies happen.

But which is better? Does it really matter?

I suppose that depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If you are going for weight loss, than eating brunch and skipping breakfast might work better for you. In today’s world where Keto and Paleo diets are all the rage, IF seems to be popular with these diet plans.

As long as you make healthy food choices, get the amount of fat (good) and calories in your diet, IF should not make you lethargic, in fact, it should help you concentrate since your body will be using its own fat for fuel.

A word of warning for type 1 diabetics and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding-IF is not a good idea for those folks. 

Cinnamon mug cake with fat bomb frosting

The same thing can be managed with three meals and two snacks a day if one properly tracks their macros and sticks to the program. Either way, I have delicious recipes like Cinnamon Mug Cake and Spinach & Bacon Quiche no matter which meal you decide to make them.

The Nutrition Facts for the quiche show that your macros would be perfect and allow for skipping that first meal, if you ate it for brunch you would be full and satisfied until dinner.

Spinach and Bacon Quiche at Bacon’s (not Keto)

Now, my versions are somewhat different from the recipes I provided, my Cinnamon Mug Cake has a fat bomb dessert icing and I skipped the butter glaze, so the macros come out different than Gretchen’s. Mine turn out to be 100 calories less and 11.5g of fat shy of her recipe, yet it was still delicious and kept me full until lunch. (I had that for breakfast one day)

The Spinach and Bacon Quiche pictured are from Bacon’s restaurant where Dad and I ate brunch yesterday following his procedure. It was not keto because there was a crust underneath, however, we were somewhat good and picked off the top crust. My bad though, I ate my fruit. It was all delicious!

Like the time I was Paleo, I follow the diet about 80/20 percent. I still maintain my weight, unless I get strict and need to lose a few pounds. You do you and what works for you.

Side note: If you want the fat bomb frosting recipe (It’s actually a dessert that can be used both ways) here it is: 1pkg sugar free white chocolate pudding, 1C heavy whipping cream, 8oz cream cheese, 1C water-Blend until smooth!

You can find that on my Pinterest page Keto for Beginners