7 of the Best Keto Nuts for Low Carb Snacking

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Are nuts keto? They can be! These delicious keto nuts are the best ones to enjoy while on a low carb diet!

nuts in the bulk foods department

We’re nuts about these keto nuts!

Can you eat nuts on keto? You bet! Nuts are a great low-carb and keto snack, but not all nuts are created equal. Some varieties aren’t considered low carb, so there are some nuts to include when eating a keto diet and a few to avoid.

If you’re wondering which nuts are keto-friendly, you’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing seven keto-friendly nuts that we love!

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

keto baked brie dip

Pecans are a high-fat tree nut perfect for keto-friendly snacking. Studies link them to lower levels of insulin. Enjoy these low carb nuts 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, our buttery keto pecan toffee, 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 keto 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. Macadamia nuts are keto-friendly nuts that are healthy for your heart.

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 plate with glass of almond milk

These white chocolate Macadamia nut cookies have fewer than 2 net carbs each! Plus, don’t forget to try our easy granola bars recipe that uses these low carb nuts!

4. Are peanuts keto? Yes! 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 or keto peanut butter pie!

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

holding bag of raw Oregon hazelnuts

If you’re craving nuts on keto, try a hazelnut! 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 one of the best nuts for keto and are delicious as a snack, mix-in, or topping! 


Walnuts are a popular tree nut that is high in fat. These low carb nuts are 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! These keto-friendly nuts are also a main ingredient in our easy granola recipe!

7. Are almonds keto? Yes, and you’ll get a heaping helping of health benefits with every handful!

woman holding bags of Blue Diamond almonds

Almonds are low carb nuts that can be eaten raw or roasted as a snack. They’re packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Almonds are also rich in vitamin E, magnesium, copper, and antioxidants making them one of the top keto nuts. If that wasn’t reason enough to eat them, 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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