For a super hearty, filling, comfortingly warm and delicious breakfast, look no further than this low carb oatmeal!
It’s full of low carb nuts and seeds, which create that beloved oatmeal consistency, and topped with a creamy finish. Make this low carb oatmeal because it’s cold and you wanna feel cozy, or because it comes together in a snap and you’re looking for tasty low carb breakfast ideas.
No matter what inspires you, I know you’re going to love this low carb oatmeal, so let’s do this!
How to Make Low Carb Oatmeal
This low carb breakfast comes together in less than 10 minutes! Here’s how to make low carb oatmeal:
Whisk everything together until they’ve dissolved into the milk.
2. Add your keto nuts, seeds, and/or unsweetened shredded coconut and give it another stir.
Bring your low carb oatmeal to a gentle simmer, and continue cooking until it has reached your desired temperature and consistency!
3. Top with fresh low carb fruits, more nuts/seeds and/or sugar free syrup and enjoy! (suggestions below…)
Low Carb Oatmeal Variations
This recipe is easy to mix and match to your taste buds! Here are a few swaps you may want to consider:
Low Carb Protein Powder
I wanted to make a high protein low carb oatmeal recipe, as most of the oatmeals I tested were super high in fat and had hardly any protein (which didn’t keep me full). To balance the macros a bit, I added low carb protein powder (make sure you find the best tasting protein powder for you before adding it in!).
You can skip this ingredient if protein powder isn’t your thing.
If you aren’t using the protein powder, you’ll want to add some keto sweetener into the low carb oatmeal mix. I always opt for erythritol. Feel free to use whatever you have on hand.
Low Carb Nuts + Seeds
Mix and match the nuts and seeds in your low carb oatmeal. Similar to my keto chia seed pudding, the chia seeds are the most important ingredient, as they give this recipe it’s oatmeal-like consistency. No matter what you decide to add in or take out, I recommend leaving the chia seeds as they are below.
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If using other nuts, be sure to chop them into an oatmeal sized grain.
Toppings For Keto Oatmeal
This is one of those low carb recipes that gets way better with toppings! There are so many tasty low carb foods to stir in, you’ll never get tired of this meal.
With all the topping combos you can try, you’ll be enjoying keto oatmeal recipes a different way, everyday of the week!
Here are some low carb shopping list ingredients to add to this recipe:
- Keto Fruits: strawberries, blackberries and raspberries are great options!
- More nuts/seeds/unsweetened shredded coconut: Chopped hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, and pecan are all delicious toppings for this low carb oatmeal
- Low carb peanut butter or almond butter
- Sugar free syrups: sugar free chocolate syrup, sugar free maple syrup — if you’re using store bought, read the labels, as sugar free doesn’t always mean low carb.
- Cocoa powder
- Low carb Greek yogurt
- Extracts: think maple extract, vanilla, pumpkin, etc.
Low Carb Cereal Combos
These topping are all super delicious on their own, but combining them is the secret to falling in love with this recipe!
Get creative by mixing and matching the low carb cereal toppings listed above into all sorts of tasty combos! Here are some of my favorites:
- Hazelnuts + Cocoa Powder (like Nutella low carb oatmeal)
- Blackberries + PB (think PB + J)
- Strawberries + Greek Yogurt (strawberries and cream!)
- Cocoa Powder + Almond Butter (kinda like a Reeses)
- Blackberries + Shredded Coconut + Sugar Free Maple Syrup (this is the combo I used for these low carb oatmeal photos)
Meal Prepping This Keto Cereal
Cutting down on breakfast prep time by making your low carb meals ahead is a great way to catch some extra Z’s! This keto cereal is perfect for low carb meal prep, here are two ways to do it:
Make a week’s worth of breakfast at once:
Simply combine all the dry low carb oatmeal ingredients in a resealable bag — I like to make a week’s worth of bags all at once to cut down on prep time!
Store these bags in the fridge, then when you’re craving low carb oatmeal, just pour the bag contents into a small saucepan with your low carb milk, heat, stir and serve!
Overnight low carb oatmeal
Combine all the low carb oatmeal ingredients together in a container and set them in the fridge overnight. The next morning, simply reheat your oatmeal over the stove or in the microwave!
The Breakdown of Carbs in Oatmeal (Traditional + This Recipe)
I grew up eating traditional oatmeal for breakfast, practically everyday! My parents served it as a healthier alternative to sugary cereals — that was well before anyone knew I had diabetes, or how carbs affected my family and I!
Looking back at that, WOW. There are SO MANY carbs in oatmeal — 1 cup cooked has 27 grams (and only 4 grams of fiber)!
This low carb oatmeal is a difference story — it’s higher in TOTAL carbs than most keto recipes on my site, but significantly lower in NET carbs than traditional oatmeal. This is due to the high fiber content of chia seeds, flax seeds and nuts.
Low Carb Oatmeal Recipe
I hope you guys find this low carb oatmeal recipe as comforting and delicious as I do! Let me know what you think in the comments below, what’re you favorite low carb oatmeal toppings?
Low Carb Oatmeal
- In a small saucepan, add the milk, protein powder, cinnamon and nutmeg and whisk to combine.
- Add the flaxseed, chia seeds and shredded coconut, stir to combine.
- Bring your oatmeal to a gentle simmer, and continue cooking until the oatmeal has reached your desired consistency (I usually cook it for about 10 minutes).
- Serve warm, with some fresh fruits, nuts or sugar free syrups and enjoy!
- Nutritional information doesn’t include additional toppings you may add.
- For TONS of topping ideas, see suggestions above!
Pst, in case you’re wondering, I have yet to find any low carb oatmeal brands worth purchasing!