This Keto “Oatmeal” is a great and delicious way to start the day. The recipe calls for the superfoods flax seeds, hemp hearts, and coconut oil to make it a nutritionally dense way to break your fast.
This easy Keto Oatmeal recipe is ready in just a few minutes and makes a great alternative to regular oats. We love oats but keeping our glucose in check leads to fewer cravings during the day and an overall boost in metabolic health. This recipe is also grain-free so it’s perfect for folks on any type of elimination protocol.
Lower-carb breakfast options, especially for us now that we’re plant-based are hard to come by. We typically opt for a tofu scramble with loads of vegetables, this keto oatmeal, or a green protein smoothie. This “oatmeal” though feels pretty decadent, especially with fun toppings.
What is in Keto Oatmeal?
Our Keto Oatmeal mixture is a blend of the following ingredients:
- almond flour
- unsweetened shredded coconut
- flaxseed meal
- hemp hearts
- coconut oil
- vanilla extract
- almond milk (or another dairy or non-dairy product
Are Oats Keto or Low-Carb?
No, unfortunately, oats are not Keto. Although there is no “Keto” food since “Keto” refers to a Ketogenic metabolic state that is reached by limiting your daily carbs to under 5%-10% of your daily calories, oats are simply too high carb to be included in most peoples keto diet. 1 cup of prepared oats has 23g of net carbs. That’s what the majority of Keto eaters consume in an entire day. So, I guess if you wanted to just have a bowl of oatmeal in the morning with straight protein the rest of the day you could totally do that 😛. But really, that’s not balanced or feasible so our Keto Oatmeal is the perfect solution!
Keto Oatmeal Variations:
Here are some of our favorite flavor combos!
- sugar-free chocolate chips + peanut butter + sugar-free jam
- Keto maple syrup + toasted pecans
- berries + a drizzle of coconut cream
- blueberries + almond butter
How to Make Instant Keto Oatmeal
If you want to make the Keto Oatmeal as a meal-prep option you can make a large batch of the dry ingredients to have on hand as sort of an instant style oatmeal. You can do this by following these steps:
- multiple the recipe by the number of servings you want to make
- combine all of the dry ingredients (almond flour, shredded coconut, flaxseed meal, hemp hearts, and salt)
- place the mixture into a large container or individual baggies
Then when you’re ready to make the Keto Oatmeal all you need to do is measure out the dry mixture and follow the remaining steps!
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- Place all of the ingredients except for the toppings in a small cast iron skillet and bring to a simmer until thickened.
- Transfer to a bowl and top with desired toppings.