I Can’t Believe It’s Not Oatmeal! Creamy and comforting—my favorite (oat free!) cold weather breakfast makes any morning feel cozy. This keto oatmeal is easy to customize so that you can serve up some heartwarming goodness to anyone at your table—whatever the weather!
Looking for more keto breakfast? Check out my keto granola, keto pancakes, and my keto oatmeal cookies (which YES, I may sometimes eat for breakfast).
Breaking News! Coziest Oatmeal is IN FACT Not Oatmeal!
Let me get right to it—there are no oats in this oatmeal.
Rich in fiber and nutrients, chia and flax seeds have a long list of benefits that range from strengthening bones to lowering blood pressure. I love using a combination of seeds because the flax seeds are a little larger (with a slightly nutty flavor) so when the seeds plump up, it creates a texture that is similar to cream of wheat. Gluten free, low carb, paleo friendly—you can serve up some comfort to all—which is really what makes it heartwarming.
Then it’s up to you to personalize it. Top it off with a handful of berries and some nuts or seeds for crunch. I almost always add protein powder to keep me going a little longer. Sweet or savory, as basic or as beautiful as you please.
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Noatmeal Tips + Tricks
This EASY keto breakfast comes together in minutes, and requires no fancy techniques. Here are a few tips to mention before diving in:
- You don’t need to add the protein powder. (I always add it, for more of a high protein low carb oatmeal recipe) Just know, if you skip it, you’ll probably want to add more sweetener.
- Adjusting the consistency of your oatmeal by adding more milk.
- Keto palettes + sweetener. This recipe is one of those easy to taste test along the way types. So taste, and adjust to your liking. Many on keto prefer less sweetener as their palettes have adjusted to this. So start with a little and increase to your liking.
- Prefer a smoother consistency? Place your cooked oatmeal in a heat-safe blender (or use an immersian blender) to smooth out the nuts and seeds.
Meal Prepping Tips
You can meal prep low carb oatmeal a few ways:
- Measure and toss your dry ingredients into a small resealable bag. Next time you’re craving oatmeal, just add milk and cook per instructions below.
- Make a big batch and reheat individual portions.
If you made a big batch, and would like to reheat a serving, simply add a couple tablespoons of almond milk to your keto oatmeal, stir, then microwave until it comes to your desired temp. Microwaving will dry out this keto breakfast cereal, so continue to add more milk until you’ve reached the consistancy you love.
How do you make Oatmeal Taste Good (or GREAT)?
This oatmeal is pretty delicious as is, thanks to the sweetener, and the high nutrient density of ingredients used. BUT, if you want to make your oatmeal taste even better, go wild with your low carb oatmeal toppings and mix ins. Some of our favorites include:
- Sliced keto fruits, such as strawberries, raspberries and blackberries
- Sugar free syrup, I love Lakanto’s maple syrup
- Choppped keto nuts, for a delicious crunch
- Golden erythritol (this is how I grew up eating oatmeal)
- Keto chocolate, Lily’s brand is my go-to.
- Cocoa powder for a chocolate oatmeal–similar to my keto chocolate granola.
Can I Have Oatmeal on a Low Carb Diet?
There are a lot of carbs in oatmeal–in fact, traditional oatmeal contains –g carbs per 1/2 cup serving. So if you’re wondering is oatmeal keto, the answer is a firm no.
That said, this low carb version is PERFECT for those on a low carb or keto eating plan. With –g carbs per serving, you may even have some carbs to spare to go wild with your toppings!
More High Protein Breakfast Recipes
- Keto Protein Shake
- Keto Breakfast Cookies
- Protein Powder Pancakes
- Keto Bagels
- Keto Breakfast Casserole
Keto OatmealPrint Recipe Pin Recipe
- 1 Cup Keto Milk (Note 1)
- 1/2 Scoop Keto Protein Powder vanilla (Notes 2 + 3)
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg optional
- pinch Kosher Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed ground
- 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds whole
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut unsweetened, shredded
- 0-4 Tablespoons Golden Swerve or Lakanto (see sweetener notes below) (Note 4)
- Combine. Add low carb milk (1 cup), protein powder (1/2 scoop), cinnamon (1 teaspoon), salt (a pinch) and nutmeg (1/2 teaspoon) to a small saucepan and whisk to combine.
- Add nuts/seeds + simmer. Add flaxseed (1 tablespoon), chia seeds (1 tablespoon), and shredded coconut (1 tablespoon), 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).
- Adjust. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking. Serve warm, with toppings (Note 5), and enjoy!
Fans Also Made These Low Carb Recipes:
- Milk. Unsweetened + light almond or light coconut milk are great.
- Protein powder is optional, but I always add it to better balance the macros of this dish.
- Protein powder nutrition/flavor. A bad tasting protein powder will ruin the flavor of your oatmeal. I love ISO Pure vanilla, and always steer clear of pea protein powders, as I don't like the flavor. Always check the label of your protein to ensure it doesn't contain added carbs.
- Sweetener amount will vary depending on how sweet you like your oatmeal, and if you include protein powder. With the protein powder, I always add 2 tablespoons Swerve/Lakanto.
- Topping ideas. Chopped nuts, sliced fruit, shredded + unsweetened coconut, low carb chocolate, and/or low carb syrup.
- Nutritional information doesn’t include additional toppings you may add. This recipe has 1 serving: