Keto Cereal

5 from 269 votes

What makes this keto cereal a cut above the rest is that we’ve focussed on selecting the most nutrient-dense low-carb ingredients full of quality fats and, at the same time, making it taste delicious. Plus, it’s very easy to make.

Two bowls of keto cereal.
This keto cereal is one of the best and healthiest low-carb breakfasts you can make at home. Super easy with little effort. It doubles as a nutritious trail mix as well.

What I love about this recipe

  • Super Healthy: Coconut oil, nuts, and seeds are excellent sources of healthy fats, essential for maintaining energy levels, promoting brain health, and aiding in nutrient absorption.
  • Low in carbs: This keto cereal is low in carbohydrates, which is important for those following a ketogenic diet. The body is forced to burn fat for energy instead of glucose by keeping carb intake low.
  • High fiber: Chia seeds and flaxseeds are high in fiber, essential for maintaining a healthy digestive system and promoting feelings of fullness and satiety.
  • Nutrient-dense: The combination of nuts, seeds, and coconut provides a variety of essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin E, magnesium, and zinc.
  • Easy to make. Simply mix, bake, cool, and eat. All of the ingredients can be found at the grocery store.
  • Gluten-free. Keto cereal contains only nuts and seeds that don’t contain gluten. There are no wheat, spelt, rye, barley, or oats added.
  • Delicious: This keto cereal is a tasty and satisfying way to start the day, especially when served with full-fat cream and unsweetened almond milk.

Tip: This keto cereal also makes a terrific trail mix with super-healthy fats from the nuts and seeds used for plenty of long-lasting energy that the keto diet is known for.

Ingredients and substitutions

Keto Cinnamon Cereal Ingredients in a bowl with almond milk
Keto Cinnamon Cereal Ingredients

Portion sizes are in the recipe card.

  • Shredded coconut. Unsweetened, read the label as some shredded coconut has sugar added.
  • Coconut flakes.
  • Flaked almonds. Crushed almonds also work.
  • Flaxseeds. Full of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.
  • Pepitas. Low carb and again full of healthy fats. Pepitas come from a particular type of pumpkin, not shelled pumpkin seeds.
  • Chia seeds. A superfood that provides so many benefits.
  • Sunflower seeds.
  • Cinnamon. You can use ground cinnamon or grind down a cinnamon stick yourself.
  • Erythritol. Granulated. You can also use monk fruit or allulose. Both are natural sweeteners.
  • Coconut oil. Melted. Depending on your climate, you may have to pre-melt your coconut oil so it is in liquid for mixing.
  • Vanilla extract. Vanilla essence also works and is less expensive. The difference is that vanilla essence is synthetic and vanilla extract is naturally taken from the vanilla bean. We prefer the natural one.

How to make the best keto breakfast cereal

Six images showing how to make keto cereal step by step
How to make keto cereal step by step. Easy!

Step 1. Preheat

Preheat oven to 150C/300F.

Step 2. Mix all ingredients

In a bowl, mix together all ingredients until very well combined.

Step 3. Bake

Spread evenly over a lined cookie sheet. Bake for 25-35 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to prevent burning. Remove from the oven when the ingredients are golden brown and toasted.

Step 4. Cool and store

Allow the cereal to cool completely before storing it in an airtight container.

Other Uses

  • With yogurt. Layer your yogurt with keto cereal as a granola in a keto parfait. Delicious!
  • Smoothie bowls. Add some crunch to a keto smoothie bowl with other healthy ingredients. You’ll have a delicious and nutritious meal in minutes.
  • Granola bars. Make the most awesome granola bars for the perfect snack on the go,
Keto cereal in a bowl.

Keto Cereal – (Super Healthy)

What makes this keto cereal a cut above the rest is that we've focussed on selecting the most nutrient-dense low-carb ingredients full of quality fats and, at the same time, making it taste delicious. Plus, it's very easy to make.

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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Australian, British
Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
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Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 9 serves
Calories: 344kcal
Author: Matt Dobson

Unit Conversion


  • 1 cup Unsweetened Coconut shredded
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Shaved Coconut
  • 1/2 cup Almonds flaked
  • 1/2 cup Flaxseeds
  • 1/3 cup Pepitas
  • 1/3 cup Chia Seeds
  • 1/3 cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon ground
  • 1/3 cup Erythritol
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Oil melted
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence


  • Preheat oven to 150C/300F.
  • In a bowl mix together all ingredients until very well combined.
    1 cup Unsweetened Coconut, 1 cup Unsweetened Shaved Coconut, 1/2 cup Almonds, 1/2 cup Flaxseeds, 1/3 cup Pepitas, 1/3 cup Chia Seeds, 1/3 cup Sunflower Seeds, 1 tablespoon Cinnamon, 1/3 cup Erythritol, 1/3 cup Coconut Oil, 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • Spread evenly over a lined cookie sheet. Bake for 25-35 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to prevent burning. Remove from the oven when the ingredients are golden brown and toasted.
  • Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.


Keto Cereal Recipe – Low Carb Cinnamon Granola – Crunchy & Tasty Breakfast (Easy to Make)


TIP: Use this keto cereal as a low-carb, high-fat trail mix. The healthy fats provide plenty of long-lasting energy, whether on a hike, day out, or something to munch on at work.
SUBSTITUTES: You can substitute erythritol for monk fruit or any natural sweetener that you prefer.
STORING: Stor in an airtight container in a cool dry spot for up to one month or freeze for up to three months.
SERVE: Serve with full-fat cream and unsweetened almond milk.
NET CARBS: There are 4g Grams of Net Carbs. Net Carbs = Total Carbs (17 grams) minus (13 grams) Fiber.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 2mg
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Frequently asked questions

How do you store keto cereal?

Store keto cereal in an airtight container on the counter if in a cool climate or in the refrigerator for up to one month in warmer climates. You can freeze keto cereal for up to 3 months.

Is keto cereal gluten-free?

Yes, keto cereal contains only nuts and seeds that don’t contain gluten. There is no wheat, spelt, rye, barley, or oats added, making it perfect for gluten-free diets.

How many carbs are in keto cereal?

There are 4 grams of net carbs per serving of keto cereal. Net carbs equal 17 grams of total carbs minus 13 grams of fiber.

If the coconut oil is melting off the nuts and seeds and pooling in the base of your container, it usually means you’re in a warmer climate. Mix it well and store it back in the fridge.

Keto Cereal Alternatives

Simply adjust the serving amounts above to make this Keto Cereal recipe in a larger batch.

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74 thoughts on “Keto Cereal”

  1. 5 stars
    I have made this recipe many times, and given it to friends. Now I tend to add cocoa nibs and cacao powder and done use any sweetener. It’s also great for camping when I take coconut milk powder and mix

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe is to die for!!! I’m making my second batch now as I can’t keep my husband away from MY special cereal. This time I’m trying maple extract instead of vanilla and I like to add 2 egg whites to help the smaller seeds stick to the larger. It comes out more like the store bought cereal. Some of my seeds had to be purchased already toasted and I was surprised they did not burn but I only baked for 20 minutes. Anyways, Thank you SO much for this fabulous recipe! P.S. the egg whites add 2g carbs. to the whole batch of cereal.

    • Hello, Sheri. Thank you so much for the feedback and your kind words. So glad you liked the cereal. We’ll give your egg white trick a go next. Thank you.

  3. 5 stars
    I was scanning the internet looking for keto recipes and found this website. I was never a big cereal eater but you know how it goes, once you cannot have something – you crave it! Recipe is easy to follow, easy to make, and very little equipment needed. The kitchen smelled wonderful while it was in the oven baking! I am very happy with the results, it tastes delicious and has that much needed crunch factor! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    Very yum and easy to make…made it for my diabetic husband.
    Couldn’t find flax seed at local supermarket so left out and put mostly coconut chips and only a little shredded coconut.
    Trying your low carb Zucchini Muffins today.

  5. 5 stars
    Only put 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in but this tasted absolutely delicious. Great to have as a change from eggs for breakfast. Easy to make too!

  6. Hi

    This reminds Me of grain free granola my question is do I need to use flaxseed what is it what is the relevant of flaxseed and you have two kinds of coconut do I need to have two kinds or just one will do?

    • Hi Leilani,

      Flaxseeds are just nice high fiber seeds that go well in the mix – it’s something that I like to eat so I put it in the recipe when I created it. The 2 types of coconut are for texture, so you get some big crunchy flakes and some smaller crunchy shredded pieces – you’re welcome to just use one type, but I like the combination of the 2.

      There are no real scientific or fancy reasons, it’s just a mixture of things that I like in a cereal 🙂 I hope that helps.

  7. I love your keto cereal and make it regularly it is a real staple in our household. Many thanks for all the work you put into developing your recipes, much appreciated.

  8. What are the little white seeds in this cereal are those the chia seeds you used or Is that from the Flax? My chia seeds are black/brown and yours look white….haven’t made this yet but looks delish, can you eat in coconut milk, unsweetened type or will that add more carbs?

    • Hi Chris,

      Chia seeds come in both a black and white color – I use the white ones as they tend to look a bit nicer when mixed with paler ingredients – like in our Chia Pudding.

      As for using unsweetened coconut milk – it would depend on the brand. Our nutrition is based on the unsweetened almond breeze, as is available almost worldwide. I would suggest comparing your milk to it to see if the carb count needs to be adjusted. I hope that helps!

  9. I LOVE a keto granola, no matter the ingredients! So versatile. I put it on yogurt, ice cream, whip cream, waffles, peanut butter roll ups…. there’s no limit, haha. Thanks for sharing!

  10. 5 stars
    I have been remiss in not reading and commenting on this recipe until now. This is by far the BEST lo carb cereal/granola!! I’ve been making it for months now and get rave reviews from everyone I share it with. Thank you so much for posting!

  11. 5 stars
    Seriously, this is absolutely DELICIOUS!! I tried another recipe of Keto cereal, and while it was okay, it wasn’t anything to write home about. This? Just go ahead and make a double batch, you’ll thank me! I used only shredded coconut as I didn’t have the flakes on hand. I also used “Monkfruit in the Raw” (it’s a combo of Monkfruit and Erythritol) for my sugar, measuring it the same as the recipe indicates. Thank you, I’m so happy to have found this.

  12. 5 stars
    On my goodness! I now finally have a fast and easy breakfast item that helps w my cereal cravings. I used ground flax meal instead of the whole flaxseeds because I didn’t have any and it turned out wonderfully well. Thanks so much for this recipe!

    • Hi Nick,

      Depending on your tastes you might like unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk or macadamia milk. Just be sure to check the label!

  13. Every now and then I want a crunchy cereal. This sounds absolutely awesome. Have all the ingredients, now to take the time to make it.

  14. Wow this stuff is amazing! I made some changes: used MCT oil and monkfruit sweetener and seriously
    Amazing!! I never reply to these things but had to tell you good job

  15. 5 stars
    This cereal is absolutely amazing- better than any cereal I have ever had from the store, regardless of carb count.

  16. Wow!! I was so happy to see last night that I had all of the ingredients except the flax seeds, so I threw all these ingredients together and am enjoying them this morning on my homemade Gree yogurt…delish!! This is really giving me my cereal satisfaction. I did substitute some ground flax for the flax seeds and it seems to have worked beautifully. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly and couldn’t be happier with the results! Thank you thank you for posting this!

  17. Any ideas what could replace the shredded and flaked coconut? I’ve been trying to figure this out for several recipients. I would really like to try this but our family does not like coconut.

  18. If I don’t have coconut flakes, should I just double the shredded coconut? Or would another nut be a better substitution? Thanks!

    • Hi Susana,

      You can store either at room temperature or in the fridge. I store it in the fridge because cold cereal is perfect on a hot day 🙂

  19. 5 stars
    I made this last night. It’s super easy and is it ever delicious! Next time, I think I’ll also add pecans as well, as that is my mother in law’s favorite nut to eat! I’ll also have to double the recipe as everyone in the house loves it!

  20. 5 stars
    This is delicious! I doubled the recipe ~Maybe next time I would use a little less coconut oil. My daughter and I love it. Very satisfying.

  21. Hi, I am making this right now (can’t wait to try it)! I know this makes 12 servings, but can you please tell me the exact serving size? I want to make sure I keep myself honest and track properly. Thank you!

    • Hi Lauren,

      The serving size is half a cup – if you can’t see the serving size check the post above the recipe, we always put the serving amount there.


  22. Hi Amanda,

    The coconut oil doesn’t completely soak into the nuts and seeds and will leave them with a shiny surface. If your cereal is “dripping” wet there might be too much coconut oil added. I hope that helps 🙂

  23. I made this today and the flavor is outstanding! My only thing about it I’m not completely thrilled with is the lack of clumps of nuts and seeds. I put some pecan pieces in hoping they would form some clumps with the nuts, but it didn’t really help. I’m wondering if a thicker liquid would make a difference. Perhaps Sukrin gold syrup instead of coconut oil and sweetener? Could maybe add some maple flavoring to it. You might not be able to find Sukrin in the UK, but it is accessible through Amazon. Would maybe some of your followers from the US have an opinion about this?

    • Hi Marijane,

      The cereal won’t clump as there is nothing sticky in the recipe to help the pieces form clumps. We don’t have sukrin in Australia, so I can’t be sure how it would work. You could try adding one egg white that has been beaten to a foam and mixing through before baking.

      If you don’t wish to use eggs, another way would be to soak 2 tablespoons of the chia seeds 6 tablespoons water until it forms a gel and then mix it through before baking.

      Please let me know how you go if you try one of these.


  24. I rarely think keto shenanigans recipes are worth eating, let alone making again, but this breaks the mold. SO GOOD.
    Better than traditional cereal in every way!!
    Stays delightfully crunchy.
    I did stir in one foamed egg white for a half recipe which made it brown beautifully.

  25. My son and I are totally in love with this! I hadn’t realized how much I *missed* cereal until I had a bowl of this. We found the recipe to be too sweet for our taste, so we doubled all the ingredients except the sweetener and that was perfect. For milk we mix 2/3c water and 1/3c heavy whipping cream, and each of us uses half of that for our bowl of cereal. We do have to keep it in the fridge, especially during the summer. It’s totally yummy!

    • Hi Lou,

      You might be viewing the page via the “no frills” AMP version which cuts off our nutritional information card. Scroll to the bottom and click View Non-AMP to see the full page 🙂


  26. I made this and LOVED it so much that I started putting it in everything! If anyone has made the sugar free flour-less almond butter cookies, this yummy mixture is an amazing addition to those! I sometimes use butter in place of the coconut oil in this cereal recipe. Delish!
    Thanks, honey, bunches (of oats)!
    See what I did there???

    • Hi Tammy,

      I see what you did there 🙂 Thank you for your kind words and such a great idea adding the mixture into cookies! I’ll have to try it.


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