Easy Homemade Keto Orange and Walnut Granola Bars Recipe for a Healthy Snack

Indulge in Delicious Keto Orange and Walnut Granola Bars

Are you on the hunt for a keto-friendly snack that satisfies your sweet tooth without the guilt? Look no further than these Keto Orange and Walnut Granola Bars. Perfectly balanced with zesty orange and rich walnuts, these bars are not only delicious but also align with your low-carb lifestyle. Ideal for a quick breakfast, a post-workout treat, or a convenient snack on-the-go, these granola bars will become your new go-to for a healthy and satisfying bite.

With the perfect blend of low-carb ingredients and the natural sweetness of orange, these bars are designed to keep you energized and satiated. They’re a great source of healthy fats and protein, making them an excellent choice for anyone following a ketogenic diet. Let’s dive into the delightful world of these homemade granola bars and discover why they’re a top pick for health-conscious snackers.

Keto Orange and Walnut Granola Bars

The Story Behind Keto Orange and Walnut Granola Bars

As a lover of both the ketogenic lifestyle and creative baking, I was inspired to craft a snack that could tick all the boxes: tasty, nutritious, and keto-approved. The result? These Keto Orange and Walnut Granola Bars. The inspiration came from my longing for a snack that could accompany me throughout my busy days without compromising my dietary goals.

Each ingredient has been carefully selected for its nutritional value and compatibility with the keto diet. Almond flour and shredded coconut provide a low-carb base, while walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds add a satisfying crunch and are packed with healthy fats. The chia seeds contribute fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, making these bars not just delicious but also incredibly nutritious.

The zesty flavor of orange zest brings a refreshing twist to the bars, and when paired with the natural sweetness of a sugar-free syrup, it creates a delightful taste without the added sugars that could disrupt ketosis. The inclusion of coconut oil not only binds the ingredients together but also contributes to the bars’ fat content, which is essential for maintaining energy levels on a ketogenic diet.

Mixing Ingredients for Granola Bars

Mastering the Method for Perfect Granola Bars

Creating these granola bars is an art that requires a blend of the right ingredients and technique. To achieve the perfect texture and flavor, it’s crucial to evenly mix the dry ingredients before introducing the wet components. This ensures that each bite is consistent and full of flavor. When pressing the mixture into the pan, apply firm pressure to help the bars hold together after baking, which is especially important in keto baking where traditional binders like flour are not used.

Keep a watchful eye on the oven during the last few minutes of baking, as the edges can quickly turn from golden to burnt. Allowing the bars to cool completely in the pan is another key step, as this helps them set and makes slicing easier. For an extra touch of gourmet, lightly toast the nuts and seeds before mixing them in, which will enhance their flavor and add an irresistible aroma to your kitchen.

Remember, patience is your friend when making these bars. Rushing the cooling process or slicing too soon can lead to crumbly bars, so give them the time they need to become the perfect snack. With these tips and a little practice, you’ll be able to whip up a batch of these Keto Orange and Walnut Granola Bars with the confidence of a seasoned chef.

Keto Granola Bars Ready to Eat

Variations to Suit Every Taste

Chocolate Chip Orange Granola Bars

For those who can’t resist the allure of chocolate, adding keto-friendly chocolate chips to the mix can satisfy that craving. The combination of orange and chocolate is a classic, and using sugar-free chocolate chips ensures you stay within your carb limit.

Nutty Delight Granola Bars

If walnuts aren’t your favorite or you’re looking for variety, try mixing in different nuts like pecans or almonds. Each nut offers its unique flavor and texture, giving you a new experience with every batch.

Tropical Twist Granola Bars

Bring a taste of the tropics to your snack time by incorporating dried unsweetened coconut flakes and a hint of lime zest. This variation adds a fresh and exotic flavor that pairs wonderfully with the orange and nuts.

Substitutions for Every Need

If you’re unable to use almond flour, sunflower seed flour is an excellent nut-free alternative that keeps the recipe low-carb. For those avoiding sweeteners like erythritol, stevia-based syrups can be used to maintain the sweetness without impacting blood sugar levels.

For a dairy-free option, ensure that any added chocolate chips are dairy-free as well. Many brands offer keto-friendly, dairy-free chocolate that can be used in this recipe without compromising the dietary restrictions.

Lastly, if coconut oil isn’t your preference, grass-fed butter can be a suitable substitute, adding a rich flavor and maintaining the high-fat content needed for these keto granola bars.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question Answer
Can I use honey instead of sugar-free syrup? While honey is natural, it is high in carbs and not suitable for a ketogenic diet. Stick to sugar-free syrups to keep these bars keto-friendly.
How long do these granola bars last? Stored in an airtight container, these bars can last up to a week at room temperature or refrigerated for an extended shelf life.
Can I freeze these granola bars? Yes, these bars are freezer-friendly. Wrap them individually and freeze for a convenient grab-and-go snack.
Are these granola bars vegan? As long as you use a vegan sweetener and ensure any added chocolate is dairy-free, these bars can be made vegan.
Can I add protein powder to these bars? Yes, you can add a scoop of your favorite keto-friendly protein powder to the dry ingredients for an extra protein boost.


Keto Orange and Walnut Granola Bars

These Keto Orange and Walnut Granola Bars are the perfect low-carb snack, combining the zesty flavor of orange with the rich crunch of walnuts, all wrapped up in a satisfying and nutritious bar.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 12 bars
Calories 190 kcal


  • Oven
  • 8x8 inch square pan or baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Cutting board
  • Knife


  • 1 cup almond flour 112g / 4oz
  • ½ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened 40g / 1.4oz
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts 58g / 2oz
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds 30g / 1oz
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds 35g / 1.2oz
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds 24g / 0.8oz
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • ¼ cup sugar-free syrup such as monk fruit or erythritol syrup, 60ml / 2fl oz
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted 60ml / 2fl oz
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 5ml
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp orange extract optional, for an extra zesty flavor, 1.25ml


  • Preheat the Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet or an 8x8 inch square pan with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  • Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine almond flour, shredded coconut, chopped walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and orange zest. Ensure all ingredients are evenly mixed.
  • Prepare Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar-free syrup, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, and salt. If you're using it, also include the orange extract here.
  • Combine Mixtures: Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir until everything is well-coated and the mixture starts to stick together.
  • Press into Pan: Transfer the granola mixture to your prepared pan. Press down firmly into an even layer, ensuring the mixture is compacted. This will help your bars stick together after baking.
  • Bake the Bars: Place the pan in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Cool and Slice: After removing from the oven, let the granola slab cool completely in the pan. Once cooled, lift out the parchment and transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 12 even bars.
  • Store: Store the bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week, or refrigerate for a longer shelf life.


Feel free to customize the nuts and seeds according to your preference or what you have on hand. These bars are freezer-friendly. Wrap them individually and freeze for a grab-and-go keto snack. Ensure the mixture is pressed firmly into the pan to help the bars hold together after baking. For a nut-free version, you can substitute sunflower seed flour for the almond flour.


Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 5gFat: 17gFiber: 5gNet Carbs: 3g
Keyword Healthy Snacks, keto breakfast, keto granola bars, low-carb snacks, orange walnut bars
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