4 Low Carb Granola Varieties – True North Granola

By Kate Springer (Updated 11/2023)

If you’ve ever wandered down the granola aisle in a chain grocery store, picked up mass-market products and looked at the nutritional details, chances are you’ve noticed a pattern – there are few low carb granola options.

Store-bought granola is often high in sugar (and have at least 9 grams per ¼ cup serving), and therefore high in carbs. Any granola with at least 5 grams of added sugar is probably not the healthiest choice.

Thankfully, low-carb granola does exist. True North Granola is one of the best low carb granola brands available on the market today.

first date high protein low sugar granola, one type of low carb granola
First Date Granola: Low Sugar, low-carb and high protein

Can you eat granola on a low carb diet?

Yes, you can, if you can find the right granola. Most mass-market granolas have 20 or more grams of carbs per serving, which are often derived from high sugar contents. Think you have to sacrifice your low-carb diet and consume carb-rich granolas? Think again. We offer four low carb granola options an alternative to these. We believe we’ve created the best low carb granola that you can buy online.

How many carbs are in granola?

While many conventional granola brands have 20 grams or more of carbs, there are some varieties with fewer.

Most of the True North Granola flavors have less than 15 grams of carbs per serving, so you can enjoy granola without an abundance of bad carbs. Our granola is also lower in sugar than many mass-produced granolas, ranging from just 1 to 5 grams per serving.

Reference our Granola Nutrition Facts page for more information. As if having low carb granola options wasn’t enough to be psyched about, we’ve recently developed a new low-carb granola that has only 8 grams of carbs per  ¼ cup serving! That is game-changing if you want to eat granola on a low carb diet!

The Best Low Carb Granola Varieties

Low-Carb Granola: First Date Granola (8 grams carbs per ¼ cup)

Since its inception, our low sugar granola, First Date Granola, has been a hit with customers. In fact, this version of our granola actually contains more nuts than oats, which is how we are able to keep the carb value as low as it is!

The only sugar in First Date comes from organic dried date powder, which has allowed us to keep the carb count very low in the product – just 8 grams in each serving!

For some added crunch, First Date includes thickly-sliced almonds, pecans, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, enriched with an added plant-based pea protein. This tasty, minimally sweetened and almost savory mix is vegan and gluten-free.

Is First Date Granola healthy?

What First Date lacks in sugar, it makes up in protein. The pea protein, nuts, seeds and date powder make First Date a high-protein, vegan granola, at 5 grams per serving.

Additionally, nuts, seeds and dates aren’t only great sources of protein — they’re also packed with nutrients, such as vitamins and fiber. These are all beneficial additions to a healthy, balanced diet.

Try First Date, and we hope you’ll find that it’s love at first bite!

Low-carb and grain-free granola

If you’d like something a bit different, check out our low carb grain free granola, Nutty No Grainer, which comes in three varieties. 

Nutty No Grainer Original (6 grams of carbs per ¼ cup serving)

Our grain-free granolas are heart-healthy, due to nuts and seeds having an abundance of good fats (monosaturated and polysaturated fats), and Nutty No Grainer Original fits that bill. Packed with maple flavor, coconut oil and spices, this blend is savory with a slight bit of sweetness. This versatile snack can be enjoyed right out of the bag, on salads, cereal, yogurt or any way you want. Plus, it’s vegan, grain-free and gluten-free.

Nutty No Grainer Cranberry (8 grams carbs per ¼ cup serving)

With the same delicious blend of nuts and spices as Nutty No Grainer Original, Nutty No Grainer Cranberry adds the tart taste of dried fruit to an already tasty formula.  Cranberries are high in vitamin C, and they’re a solid source of flavonoids (could suppress the growth of cancer cells) and phenolic acids. Not to mention, cranberries are high in fiber and low in calories — it’s a win-win!

Nutty No Grainer Mediterranean Blend (5 grams of carbs per ¼ cup serving)

Our most recent flavor, Nutty No Grainer Mediterranean Blend, has no added sugar and is a savory granola. Made with extra virgin olive oil and a blend of herbs and spices, this grain-free granola is unlike anything you’ve ever tried before.

Because there are no grains and no sugar, it’s our lowest carb granola, with only 5 grams per serving. This is perfect for granola fans who are looking to reduce their consumption of carbs without giving up their favorite foods.

What about the rest of the granolas? Do those have a lot of carbs?

The remaining granolas that we make are low in sugar. Due to this, they’re also low in carbs, but high in taste and customer satisfaction.

We’re mindful about making products that aren’t too sweet, and that align with numerous dietary needs and preferences. All of our products are all-natural in that they don’t contain added color, artificial colors or synthetic elements (chemicals and preservatives).

Our products are also functional in that they’re always delicious, but they also provide a variety of vitamins and minerals that contribute to staying healthy.

It’s our goal to craft fresh, delicious products that you’ll reach for every time you crave granola. Unlike many other granolas, ours prove that a high amount of sugar and carbs aren’t necessary to be mouth-watering and successful!

Common Questions About Low Carb Granola

Are there low-carb granola bars?

Yes, it’s definitely possible to find low-carb granola bars on the market today, thanks to the popularity of low-carb diets. However, many low-carb granola or protein bars use sugar-free sweeteners and other additives that may not be the best for your health. Our solution? Using True North’s low-carb granola varieties to make your own granola bars at home!

Just find your favorite granola bar recipe and use one of our low-carb granola varieties to make homemade granola bars for a low-carb diet.

Can you eat granola on the Keto diet?

Yes, you absolutely can – if it’s the right granola. Eating typical granola on the keto diet isn’t a good idea. Keto involves eating very low sugar and low carb, and most granolas you can buy at the grocery store have significantly more carbs than is ideal for getting into – and staying in – ketosis.

This is exactly why we made our Nutty No Grainer Mediterranean blend of granola. This savory granola includes almonds, pecans, pistachios, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and golden flaxseeds, with some olive oil, coconut and lemon zest in the mix. Not only is it keto, but it’s also heart-healthy, low carb, paleo, vegan, grain-free and gluten-free.

Is granola a good carb or bad carb?

This depends on the ingredients. While many granolas are made with whole grain rolled oats (a complex carb that is good for your health) many also include sugar, chocolate and other high-carb, high-sugar ingredients.

Make sure you review the ingredients in your favorite granola before you start chowing down.

Ready to Get Your Own Low-Carb Granola?

Shop True North today to get our First Date Granola or low carb, grain-free Nutty No Grainer Granola and discover the health-boosting benefits of this healthy granola brand.