This Keto oatmeal is a low-carb and delicious breakfast option! It is filled with nutrients, vitamins, and wholesome ingredients. This quick and easy recipe is perfect for anyone. This 5-minute recipe is great for busy mornings, an afternoon snack, or even healthier dessert! It has a creamy and satisfying texture.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Keto oatmeal is a delicious and filling breakfast that will keep you feeling full until lunch.
- This recipe is filled with nutrients.
- It is easy to make and can be on the table in under 10 minutes.
- This low carb oatmeal is versatile and can be customized to your liking.
- Add on your favorite toppings! I love a big scoop of almond butter.
- This homemade oatmeal is a kid-friendly breakfast that they will love. It is much healthier than most breakfasts.
- This oatmeal can be made ahead of time and reheated easily.
- Great way to start the day!
- This healthy breakfast is low in carbs and high in protein.
- It is a good source of fiber.
- This recipe is Keto, low carb, grain free, egg free, gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free ingredients. Check out this Vegan Oatmeal too!
- Make it Paleo with a natural sweetener. Check out Are Oats Paleo?
- Check out this Savory Oatmeal for another healthy recipe!
Ingredients & Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for this keto oatmeal recipe. Scroll down to the recipe for the full ingredients list and directions.
Ground flaxseed helps thicken the oatmeal. In addition, flaxseed has many health benefits!
Chia seeds absorb the liquid and become softer. Chia seeds help make you feel fuller longer.
Hemp hearts also add nutrients and thickness.
Ground cinnamon adds a warm and cozy flavor.
Use any low crb milk. I love almond milk for this recipe. If you are not dairy free, feel free to use regular milk.
Vanilla extract adds a classic homemade flavor.
For a sweeter touch, add in a keto friendly sweetener. Monk fruit, stevia and erythritol all work well.
Lastly, add your favorite toppings! Nuts and nut butter are delicious low carb options.
What is Keto Oatmeal?
Keto oatmeal is similar to regular oatmeal, but it is low carb.
Traditional oatmeal has a high amount of carbs. The oats are high in carbs.
Creating oatmeal without oats is challenging. This low carb oatmeal recipe uses flaxseed and other seeds to replicate the creamy texture.
Similar to regular oatmeal, this keto version can be microwaved or cooked on the stovetop. It becomes warm, cozy, creamy, and comforting.
For more tips and tricks, check out this post about Is Oatmeal Keto?
Taste & Texture
Keto oatmeal has a creamy and satisfying texture that is similar to traditional oatmeal.
It has a slightly nutty flavor from the flaxseed and chia seeds.
The flavor will also depend on the toppings. Stir in some peanut butter for a delicious flavor!
How to Make
First, in a microwave-safe bowl or small saucepan, combine the flaxseed, shredded coconut, chia seeds, hemp hearts, and cinnamon.
Add the almond milk and vanilla extract to the bowl or saucepan, and mix well to combine all the ingredients.
If using a microwave, heat the mixture on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring halfway through. If using a saucepan, cook over medium heat until the mixture thickens, stirring constantly to prevent burning.
Once the mixture reaches a thick and oatmeal-like consistency, remove it from the heat.
Sweeten the keto oatmeal to taste with your preferred keto-friendly sweetener. Adjust the sweetness according to your preference.
Let the keto oatmeal sit for a few minutes to thicken further.
Finally, serve the keto oatmeal in a bowl and add your desired toppings, such as sliced almonds, berries, or a dollop of nut butter.
Expert Tips & Tricks
Here are a few expert tips and tricks for making the best keto oatmeal:
- Use good quality ingredients.
- Do not overcook the oatmeal. It should be cooked until it is just set, but still soft and creamy.
- Continue stirring as the oatmeal cooks. This prevents burning.
- Add your favorite toppings to customize the flavor of the oatmeal. Some popular toppings include nuts, seeds, low carb fruit, and spices.
Flavor Variations & Toppings
Keto oatmeal can be customized to your liking. Here are a few ideas for flavor variations.
Add different spices, such as pumpkin pie spice or nutmeg.
Use different types of nuts and seeds, such as almonds, walnuts, or pecans. This adds a delicious crunchy texture.
Add low carb fruit on top, such as berries.
Top with a keto-friendly sweetener, such as monk fruit or stevia.
Top with some keto chocolate chips. I love using Lily’s sugar free chocolate chips on top.
Add a scoop of almond butter on top. This adds a hearty and nutty flavor.
How to Serve & Store
Keto oatmeal is best served hot and fresh!
Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To reheat, place it in a saucepan over medium heat until warmed through.
For the best results, I do not recommend freezing this oatmeal recipe.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can make this recipe ahead of time. Simply cook the oatmeal and then let it cool completely. Store the oatmeal in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Keto oatmeal can be a complete meal. Or, you can serve it with a variety of sides, such as fruit, nuts, or seeds.
Yes, this oatmeal is naturally gluten free. Oftentimes, oats are not gluten free. Thankfully, this oatmeal is made without oats. The ingredients are all gluten free.
This keto oatmeal contains only 2 net carbs.
Oatmeal is naturally high in carb, thus making it not suitable for the keto diet.
Keto oatmeal is made with flaxseed, chia seeds, milk, and toppings.
Nonstick Saucepan: This saucepan is great for stovetop cooking.
Pyrex Glass Measuring Cups: Measure out the ingredients with these glass cups.
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This keto oatmeal is thick, creamy, and packed with nutrients! The nuts and seeds add so much flavor and vitamins. This quick and easy recipe takes just 5 minutes in total. Great for a quick breakfast, healthy snack, or even fun dessert!
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons keto-friendly sweetener (such as stevia or erythritol)
- Toppings of your choice (e.g., sliced almonds, berries, nut butter)
1. First, in a microwave-safe bowl or small saucepan, combine the flaxseed, shredded coconut, chia seeds, hemp hearts, and cinnamon.
2. Add the almond milk and vanilla extract to the bowl or saucepan, and mix well to combine all the ingredients.
3. If using a microwave, heat the mixture on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring halfway through. If using a saucepan, cook over medium heat until the mixture thickens, stirring constantly to prevent burning.
4. Once the mixture reaches a thick and oatmeal-like consistency, remove it from the heat.
5. Sweeten the keto oatmeal to taste with your preferred keto-friendly sweetener. Adjust the sweetness according to your preference.
6. Let the keto oatmeal sit for a few minutes to thicken further.
7. Serve the keto oatmeal in a bowl and add your desired toppings, such as sliced almonds, berries, or a dollop of nut butter.
- This recipe is pretty forgiving. Feel free to adjust the amounts of nuts and seeds.
- Stir constantly to prevent burning.
- Add your favorite toppings on top!
- Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 5.4gUnsaturated Fat: 5.8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 3gSugar: 0gProtein: 12g
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