This low carb porridge is creamy, warming Keto breakfast heaven! You can whip up a bowl in only 3 minutes from start to finish. There's no need to miss oatmeal ever again! My keto porridge recipe is sugar free, dairy free, Paleo and suitable for diabetics.
There are some mornings when only a bowl of warming porridge will do. It might be still dark outside, or you might be tired and in need of simple comfort food.
I was brought up on oatmeal for breakfast, so that's what I crave when I'm feeling a bit delicate in the AM.
Can you eat oatmeal on a low carb diet?
Oats are a grain. And while you can get gluten free oatmeal, oats do contain a significant amounts of carbs. Frankly, you can get more nutrients elsewhere without sending your blood sugar levels sky-high.
Luckily, you can make creamy and delicious low carb porridge using nut and seed flours!
I have tried all kinds of combinations of flax meal / ground flaxseed, almond flour, coconut flour, ground sesame seeds, ground sunflower seeds, ground pumpkin seeds and ground chia seeds. All are delicious, and there really is not much that can go wrong.
For one portion, use about 6 tbsp (US measuring spoons) of nut and seed flours plus ½-3/4 cup of liquid such as water or almond / coconut milk. If you want your oatmeal to be extra creamy and rich, you can even use coconut milk/cream from a can, using both the liquid and the firm parts.
This Keto porridge version is my current favourite:
It uses ground sesame seeds, flax meal and almond flour. I find the sesame lends a lovely depth.
The sesame flour you can make yourself. Just take a small bag of sesame seeds and blend it yourself in a food processor or with the attachment of a stick blender. Once it resembles a flour, store it in a mason jar.
When you're ready to eat, simply whisk together the dry ingredients with almond milk. Microwave or gently heat in a small saucepan and enjoy!
Can you make low carb porridge ahead?
You can easily multiply this recipe and combine the dry ingredients in advance. When you feel like a porridge, simply scoop out 6 tablespoons and mix it with your liquid of choice. I find that fresh is always best!
As with regular hot cereal, Keto porridge has the habit of continuing to expand once cooked. You'd need more nut milk to loosen it before heating.
Recipe variations for keto oatmeal
Here are some substitutions you can try:
2 tablespoon almond flour, 2 tbsp flax meal, 2 tablespoon whey protein powder plus ½ cup water and ¼ cup almond milk (for an extra protein kick)
Coconut flour porridge
2 tablespoon coconut flour, 2 tbsp flax meal plus ¾ cup coconut milk (coconut flour expands more than almond flour so you need more liquid and less dry ingredients)
Replace the almond flour with sunflower seed flour or powdered hemp seeds.
Add-ins / Toppings for your "noatmeal"
I love my porridge with just some berries and topped with a spoonful of golden monk fruit sweetener. This is a brown sugar substitute - blend of erythritol and monk fruit. However, any sweetener works here, from xylitol to Swerve to stevia drops.
Here are some more ideas how you could serve it:
Raspberry Swirl: Mash a handful of raspberries with a fork and add 1 teaspoon of erythritol. Swirl into the porridge after cooking.
Peanut Butter Fudge: After microwaving for 1 minute, stir in 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of cream or coconut cream.
Cinnamon Swirl: Melt 1 teaspoon of butter with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and stir into 1 tablespoon of sugar free syrup. Swirl into the porridge.
Chocolate Chip: Add 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon erythritol to the mix before microwaving. Loosen with some additional milk or cream. Top with sugar free chocolate chips or shavings from a dark chocolate bar (at least 85% cocoa solids).
Vanilla: Add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Salty: Add a pinch of salt and top with crispy bacon.
More easy keto breakfast recipes
- Keto Coconut Flour Oatmeal
- Low Carb Granola
- Creamy Keto Chia Pudding
- Gluten Free Keto English Muffins
- Easy, Creamy Keto Overnight Oats
- Grain Free Peanut Butter Granola (Sugar Free)
- Keto Coconut Pumpkin Porridge
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Keto Low Carb Porridgefrom Sugar Free Londoner
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- 2 tablespoon flaxseed ground / flaxmeal
- 2 tablespoon almond flour
- 2 tablespoon ground sesame seeds
- ½ cup / 120 ml almond milk unsweetened
- 1 teaspoon Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener optional
- berries, to decorate optional
- Place the flaxmeal, almond flour and ground sesame seeds in a bowl and mix.
- Add ½ cup of unsweetened almond milk and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir. Then microwave another 1 minute.
- Add more almond milk to loosen if necessary. Sprinkle with erythritol and berries and serve.
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First published in March 2019. Republished with more details in June 2022.
Some great tips there - must try the ground sesame seeds! I also like adding some poppy seeds in mine. I'm not on Keto, so I don't mind using a bit of oats in the mix as well - especially that I often refrigerate the leftovers for the next day and apparently that turns (at least some of) the carbs in oats into resistant starches, even if reheated.
I tried this recipe on a "lark" and it is now my wife's and my go-to breakfast. I sprinkle berries on top and go to town. Tomorrow I'll try cinnamon and see, maybe a bit of vanilla extract also. Very filling and a very good substitute for oats.
Do you have to add sesame seeds, what is the purpose of them please?
I’ve never had them or used them before.
I like the taste. But as I explain in the post, you can substitute them for another dry ingredient.
What is the net carb for this please?
It's total carbs minus fiber = 2.5g net carbs.
So much better than my old keto porridge (bird seed) recipe. Thank you!
Thank you. I have tried most of your recipes and definitely I will also try this keto porridge. I printed the recipe so I will not lose it in my email.
I was wondering if anyone has tried just soaking this mixture overnight, or is cooking it a must?
I think it would work. The flax will absorb the liquid whether it's warm or cold. However, I think that warm porridge tastes better!
Honestly, this was sooo good! I was really craving porridge and came across your recipe and I'm glad I did. The only thing I changed was I added a pinch of salt and half a teaspoon of psyllium husk before cooking. Then I added another half a cup of almond milk at the end and sprinkled with the golden sweetener. Thank you for your recipe. This will be a new staple for sure!
I substitute Nut Flour Blend for the sesame seeds. If I haven't fresh fruit (and the carb allowance is in my favor), I'll stir in a tablespoon of sugar free jam, or Skinny Syrup (Bourbon Maple Pecan), or a dab of whiskey butter.
This might well be my #1 favourite recipe - it is infinitely variable and always good. I can't have any sweeteres or erythritol blends and have actually found that this doesn't need sweetening at all, especially if I add a sprinkle of cinnamon and/or a few drops of vanilla.
So glad you like the recipe. Cinnamon and vanilla are a great replacement for sweetener.