7 of the Best Keto Nuts for Low Carb Snacking

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These delicious keto nuts are the best ones to enjoy while on a keto diet!

adding nuts to keto trail mix

We’re nuts about these keto nuts!

Nuts are a great low-carb and keto snack, but not all nuts are created equal. Are you wondering which nuts are the best to eat on a low-carb or keto diet?

Today we’re sharing seven keto-friendly nut varieties that we love!


1. Pecans make a yummy high-fat snack or topping.

adding pecans to top of brie

Pecans are a high-fat tree nut perfect for keto-friendly snacking. Studies link them to lower levels of insulin. Enjoy pecans as a snack or as a crunchy topping added to many keto foods.

Serving: 1/4 cup | 200 Calories | 20g Fat | 4g Total Carbs | 3g Fiber | 1g Sugar | 3g Protein | 1g Net Carbs

Crushed pecans make a yummy pie crust! Try our pumpkin cheesecake keto recipe or dig into this keto baked brie appetizer (as pictured above). 🤤


2. Get a day’s worth of selenium from just one Brazil nut!

bag of Brazil nuts next to snack container

Brazil nuts are a tree nut grown in South America, and they’re known for being an excellent source of selenium. In fact, just one single Brazil nut provides more than 100% of your recommended daily intake of this essential nutrient! Consuming too much selenium may have negative health effects though, so be sure not to overeat these yummy nuts!

Serving: 1 oz. | 190 Calories | 19g Fat | 4g Total Carbs | 2g Fiber | <1g Sugar | 4g Protein | 2g Net Carbs

Try out Brazil nuts in our keto trail mix recipe!


3. Enjoy the mild flavor and heart health benefits of macadamia nuts.

low carb nuts macadamia nuts

Macadamia nuts are tree nuts that are very high in fat, making them a satisfying snack for keto eaters! Studies show them to reduce “bad” (LDL) cholesterol levels and increase “good” (HDL) cholesterol levels for improved heart health.

Serving: 1/4 cup | 240 Calories | 25g Fat | 5g Total Carbs | 3g Fiber | 2g Sugar | 3g Protein | 2g Net Carbs

Keto White Chocolate macadamia nut cookies on table

These white chocolate Macadamia nut cookies have fewer than 2 net carbs each!


4. While peanuts aren’t technically a nut, they make a great low-carb snack!

carton of peanuts

While peanuts are technically considered a legume, they’re a widely available and welcomed addition to our list of keto-friendly nuts! They’re an excellent source of plant-based protein and packed with essential amino acids too.

Serving: 1 oz. | 170 Calories | 14g Fat | 5g Total Carbs | 2g Fiber | 1g Sugar | 7g Protein | 3g Net Carbs

Love peanuts? Enjoy these dreamy low-carb peanut butter cookies!


5. You’ll love the buttery texture and nutritional profile of hazelnuts.

holding bag of raw Oregon hazelnuts

Hazelnuts are tree nuts with a smooth, buttery texture. They’re also rich in vitamin E, which is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease.

Serving: 1 oz. | 180 Calories | 18g Fat | 5g Total Carbs | 3g Fiber | 1g Sugar | 4g Protein | 2g Net Carbs

dipping a strawberry in Nutella

Have hazelnuts on hand? Our keto Nutella recipe is calling your name!


6. Walnuts are delicious as a snack, a mix-in, or a topping!

Shelled Walnuts at Sam's Club

Walnuts are a popular tree nut that is high in fat. They’re delicious as a satisfying snack, or as a crunchy topping for salads and keto-friendly desserts.

Serving: 1 oz. | 180 Calories | 18g Fat | 4g Total Carbs | 2g Fiber | <1g Sugar | 4g Protein | 2g Net Carbs

Walnuts are the perfect addition to these coconut chocolate chip keto cookies!


7. Get a heaping helping of health benefits with every handful of almonds!

woman holding bags of Blue Diamond almonds

Almonds are tree nuts. Eat them raw or roasted as a keto-friendly snack. They’re packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Almonds are also rich in vitamin E, magnesium, copper, and antioxidants. Studies show almonds reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Serving: 1 oz. | 170 Calories | 16g Fat | 5g Total Carbs | 3g Fiber | 1g Sugar | 6g Protein | 2g Net Carbs

holding bowl of keto crackers

Enjoy snacking? Use just almonds and parmesan to make delicious keto crackers!


These are our favorite keto-friendly store-bought snacks to keep on hand.


About the writer:

Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 4 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and HipKeto.


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