Keto Oatmeal – “No Oats” Low Carb Porridge Recipe

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Keto Oatmeal Recipe
Keto Oatmeal Recipe

Our Keto Oatmeal Recipe is as close as you will get to real porridge on a low-carb diet. It is a quick and easy breakfast to make, and there’s nothing quite like a filling bowl of hot cereal on a cold morning!

Low Carb Oatmeal is very easy to customize to your tastes;

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  • For cinnamon – add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • For brown sugar – sprinkle over 1 tablespoon of Sukrin Gold
  • For double chocolate chip – add 1 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons of Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips

This Keto Oatmeal recipe makes 1 serving. 1 serving is approximately 1 cup of low carb porridge.

One serve of our Keto Porridge is only 4g net carbs – which is tiny compared to a regular bowl of oatmeal containing 23g net carbs!

We recommend making this quick and easy breakfast fresh to order. It can be made the night before and microwaved when you get to work, but you may need to add additional liquid.

Keto Oatmeal Recipe Ingredients

Keto Oatmeal Ingredients
Keto Oatmeal Ingredients

As you can see this Keto porridge contains some very healthy, high fiber ingredients including chia seeds which is a superfood and flaxseed for added nutrition.

How to Make Keto Oatmeal

How to make Keto Oatmeal
How to make Keto Oatmeal
  1. Place the dry ingredients into a small saucepan and mix together.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Place the saucepan over medium heat and whisk the ingredients together for about 10 minutes until it has thickened and is warmed through.
  4. Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings – we recommend extra Sugar-Free Maple Syrup and chopped Pecans.
Keto Oatmeal Recipe

Keto Oatmeal - Low Carb Porridge Recipe

Our Keto Oatmeal Recipe is quick and easy to make, and there's nothing quite like a filling bowl of "Hot Porridge" on a cold morning!
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Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American, Australian, British, Canadian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 381kcal
Author: Gerri

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the dry ingredients into a small saucepan and mix together.
  • Add the remaining ingredients.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat and whisk the ingredients together for about 10 minutes until it has thickened and is warmed through.
  • Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings - we recommend extra Sugar-Free Maple Syrup and chopped Pecans.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Calcium: 357mg | Iron: 3mg

Is oatmeal low-carb and keto-friendly?

Regular oatmeal is very high in carbs and not at all keto-friendly. 100g of oatmeal contains 12g of carbs and they are 66% carbohydrate. 

Our keto oatmeal recipe (not really oatmeal) is very low carb, high in fiber, and is loaded with many more healthy fats than you’ll find in oats.

Try it out, you’ll never have to worry about feeling deprived of this comforting breakfast food again.

Low Carb Oatmeal Porridge
Low Carb Oatmeal Porridge

If you like our Low-Carb Porridge; try our other Keto Breakfast Recipes:

To make a larger batch of this Keto Oatmeal Recipe recipe adjust the servings above.

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43 thoughts on “Keto Oatmeal – “No Oats” Low Carb Porridge Recipe”

    • Hi Elaine,

      It thickens up quite quickly. If you prefer it a bit thinner, just keep adding almond milk until it’s as thick or thin as you like.

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  1. I have made many keto recipes. I have a book of my favourites. This is going in my book ! I didn’t have almond milk so I used some protein powder and water. It doesn’t taste like oatmeal but it is just good. I love peanut butter in my oatmeal so I added unsweetened peanut butter. Yummy

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  2. This was the BEST “keto” recipe I’ve made in a looooong time. Absolutely delicious. I had it for breakfast this morning and I’m making it for dinner later! If you’re on the fence, just go ahead and make it. I used half a cup of Fairlife whole milk and a half cup water and it was perfect. I suspect all water would work too.

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  3. Hi, Super excited to make this recipe and once I was ready to sit down and eat it, I read it has 21 grams of carbs? I thought it had 4 grams. Well I was not gonna eat it, so disappointed it looked yummy too.

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    • Hi Olga,

      The recipe does have 4g of net carbs – it doesn’t need to go to waste! To get the net carbs, you subtract the fiber from the total carbs. We are a keto website and I would not post a recipe that doesn’t fit into the ketogenic principles of 20g net carbs per day. I hope that helps.

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  4. This was very good. I enjoyed it a lot. I didn’t have the vanilla. Also instead of heating it up on the stove I microwaved it for 2 mins and it came out perfect. I put some munkfruit on the top and a dash of cinnamon and a splash of almond milk to cool it down. It reminded me of my favorite cereal as a kid. Wheatabix from England!! Very yummy and I will be making this again!! Thank you for the recipe.

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  5. After adding the hwc I added water to help make it thinner, this didn’t dilute the flavor at all plus didn’t add anymore calories! I added a small scoop of my Keto protein powder in replacement of the vanilla essence. It was about a tsp that i added, best recipe ever!!!

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  6. I absolutely loved this “oatmeal”. I’ve been keto since December 2018 and have been missing my favorite breakfast cereal. This one is a great contender. The Taste was perfect. Instead of vanilla and syrup I added a skinny syrup and some kerrygold butter with a little bit of almond milk on top. I will be making this again. I also shared for all my keto friends

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  7. It’s just perfect! One does not even have to worry about the ingredients (provided the pantry is well supplied) and the preparation takes such little time 🙂 currently, my favourite supper, thanks a lot!

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  8. This recipe is the answer to my prayers! It’s all very well going keto but I really missed porridge and struggled with breakfast ideas.
    I’ve just made this and it’s a delicious healthy alternative. Thank you

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  9. Delish! Just started keto and already sick of eggs. This is perfect as i’ve always been a porridge person.

    Used semi skimmed milk and thinned it out with water. Didn’t need any sweeteners. Added some berries.

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  10. So good. Quick and easy. I microwaved mine. I was thinking I’d make up a bulk jar of ingredients for sleepy mornings. It’s so nice not to have to add an egg to breakfast.

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  11. I loved this recipe! I would have been satisfied with about half the recipe. I added about 1/8 tsp of salt to bring out the flavor. I microwaved it for 2 min. Delish! Thanks for this one!

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  12. So that was really good!!! Used 1 cup of almond milk, no heavy cream, stevia (didn’t have sugar free maple syrup) and a little vanilla, made it in the microwave at work. Sprinkled a few sliced almonds on top. Reminded me of cream of wheat, delicious!! Thank you!!!

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  13. Loved it!! Did not add vanilla as I had unsweetened vanilla almond milk. So easy to make. Will definitely be making this a lot! This time used sugar free maple syrup and blueberries. I want chocolate next time. The possibilities are endless!! Thank you!! ❤️❤️❤️

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  14. Absolutely the best Keto Oatmeal I have had to date. Such a large portion, not just a couple of bites. I will make this again and again and no longer need to search for an oatmeal recipe. Thank you so much.

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  15. This recipe was easy, fun and delicious! I’ve been craving a hot cereal for a long while now.., got tired of eggs , and needed to change up… This is the best tasting and easy and quick recipe ever! Thank you! I look forward to seeing more of your recipe’s and trying them

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  16. I’m a believer! This was so good. So easy and whips up fast.
    Used some skinny syrup and brown swerve.
    Delicious

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  17. I love oatmeal and have been missing it since I started keto. This hit the spot! It was so good! This recipe is going in the front of my recipe box. Thank you!

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  18. Perfection! Thank you for this yummy Oatmeal recipe, no other has come even close to how great this one turned out! My search ends here! Thank you so much ☺️

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  19. At first it looked Unpalatable, but it turned out to be a great meal. We added blueberries, chopped pecans, a dab of butter, and a little extra milk. Add a slice of wholesome yum paleo keto bread with it and a little outdoor sunshine, and you’ve got a perfect way to start the day.

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  20. This is absolutely delicious and perfect for keto meal-prep! I measure out dry ingredients into small containers ahead of time so its quick and easy to make. Thanks for a keto staple!

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  21. Hi I am putting the ingredients manually in my fitness pal and net carbs equate to 14gms not 4gms. The sugar free maple syrup is 5 net carbs alone.
    Was looking forward to having it.

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    • Hi Maria,

      We calculate based on net carbs, this means that the fiber and sugar alcohols are subtracted from the total carbs. There may be some variations on carb counts with different ingredient brands.
      The sugar-free maple syrup that we use has zero net carbs per serve, you may want to check the label of yours for sugar alcohols (that have not be subtracted) or switch to a different brand with lower carbs. (On a side note, myfitnesspal does have a lot of user-added data which can often contain errors).

      We do not share recipes that have more than 10g net carbs per serving.

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  22. Been really searching for an oatmeal substitute since on keto. This is delicious and satisfying! This added to my egg recipes and Greek yogurt and fruit breakfasts will make my morning menu complete. Awesome – thank you!
    Like someone else said – gonna premix the dry ingredients for sleepy mornings.

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