Low-Carb Air Fryer Granola Recipe

Air fryer granola (low carb, sugar free)

Last Updated on February 22, 2023 by Kayla

Whether you’re looking for a low-carb, healthy yogurt topping or a salty, crunchy snack, this homemade air fryer granola is sure to please! With just a couple of tweaks, make a decadent cinnamon vanilla air fryer granola or chunky chocolate granola in just a matter of minutes!

Traditional granola is packed with added sugar and highly processed carbohydrates which spike your blood sugar leaving you with a nasty crash. This leads to cravings and uncontrollable hunger.

This air fryer granola recipe is packed with healthy fats and added protein which keep you full from one meal to the next. Enjoy atop your favorite Greek yogurt or as a portable snack on-the-go.

Air fryer granola ingredients

This recipe calls for two cups of raw nuts; you can choose whatever you prefer!

Personally, I enjoy a combination of textures such as roughly chopped almonds, walnuts, pecans, and pumpkin seeds. If you have a hodge podge of nuts in your pantry, this air fryer granola recipe is the perfect vehicle to clean out your cupboards!

Instead of traditional sweeteners like sugar, honey, or maple syrup, this recipe calls for Swerve, a zero-calorie glucose-friendly sweetener. Feel free to substitute your favorite non-calorie sweetener.

For an added protein boost, a couple of scoops of your favorite collagen powder will do the trick! Plus, the secret ingredient for extra chunky granola is egg white which is why it makes an appearance in this recipe!

How long does homemade granola last?

Even with an assortment of additives, commercial granola can become stale and less than appetizing. This air fryer granola recipe, though, is perfect for meal prep and outlasts the fake stuff.

Once cooked, your homemade granola will last for weeks! Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to two weeks. If you’re on-the-go, it’s OK to leave it in your purse or gym bag. Just pop whatever you don’t eat back in the fridge for optimal freshness.

Air fryer granola serving suggestions

This low-carb granola can be enjoyed as part of a healthy breakfast or as a snack on its own. Top your favorite yogurt with berries and granola for a satisfying breakfast bowl.

My favorite yogurt is Icelandic Provisions skyr which is a thick, creamy, high-protein yogurt. My second pick is siggi’s skyr, another minimally-processed option.

When it comes to choosing a yogurt, watch for added sugars and aim for less than 5 grams of added sugar when possible. It’s normal to have some sugar for sweetening. Opt for a 2% or whole milk yogurt. The extra fat will help buffer any blood sugar spike and help you feel fuller and more satisfied for longer!

If you choose to enjoy this air fryer granola on its own, I especially love adding a sprinkle of dark chocolate morsels or a few squares of a high-quality dark chocolate like this Endangered Species 72% Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt & Almonds.

Regardless of which version you try, you won’t regret making this air fryer granola recipe! Make a double-batch because the whole family will enjoy it!

Bon appétit!

Sugar free air fryer granola

Low-Carb Air Fryer Granola Recipe

This sugar-free, low-carb granola is the perfect high-protein topping for your favorite yogurt or enjoy it as a snack on its own!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling 1 hour
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 230 kcal


Cinnamon Vanilla Air Fryer Granola

  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 scoops unflavored collagen powder
  • 2 Tbsp Swerve
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups nuts roughly chopped
  • sea salt

Chunky Chocolate Air Fryer Granola

  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 scoops chocolate collagen powder
  • 2 Tbsp Swerve
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups nuts roughly chopped
  • sea salt


  • In a large bowl, add oil, egg white, collagen, Swerve, vanilla, cinnamon (or cocoa powder for chocolate granola), and a pinch of sea salt. Whisk until it resembles a thick, glossy paste.
  • Add nuts and mix until coated well.
  • Line air fryer with parchment paper and add nut mixture. Press into an even layer.
  • Heat air fryer to 250 degrees and cook for 12-15 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  • Remove from air fryer and sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Cool in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours or overnight.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (about 1/3 cup): 230 calories, 21g fat, 5g net carbohydrates, 8g protein
Keyword air fryer, gluten free, high-protein, keto, low carb, paleo

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