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Keto Oatmeal

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This healthy keto oatmeal recipe is a thick, creamy, and delicious comfort food breakfast in a bowl!

Keto Coconut Flour Oatmeal

What is keto oatmeal?

Low carb and grain free, keto oatmeal is actually not oatmeal at all.

It is an oat free alternative that’s perfect for when you are craving a hot bowl of oatmeal for breakfast on a keto diet, or simply if you wish to try something new.

With a creamy texture similar to Cream of Wheat or oat bran, this gluten free and high fiber hot breakfast cereal is both nutritious and filling.

And from start to finish, the entire recipe takes less than a minute to make!

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The best keto oatmeal porridge

While you can find many recipes for keto oatmeal, their base is often made up of chia seeds, hemp hearts, almond flour, or flax meal.

Chia pudding is wonderful, but no one would ever say its texture is similar to oatmeal. And hemp hearts or flax seeds are not at all creamy.

This keto oatmeal recipe stands out from the others because it is super thick, creamy, and comforting, just like traditional rolled oatmeal porridge.

The sugar free breakfast recipe calls for just four ingredients, with no almond meal, flax meal, psyllium husk powder, chia or hemp seeds required.

Try serving with a slice of Almond Flour Banana Bread

Sugar Free Breakfast Keto Oatmeal Toppings

Keto hot cereal topping ideas

Top this healthy keto oatmeal alternative the same way you would garnish a bowl of classic rolled, quick, or steel cut oatmeal.

Try adding shredded coconut or large coconut flakes, Sugar Free Chocolate Chips, macadamia nut butter, tahini, or fresh strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream.

If you like texture, sprinkle on flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sugar free granola, or chopped pecans, walnuts, pistachios, or almonds.

Or make savory keto oatmeal bowls by cooking the porridge on the stove top with diced vegetables, herbs and spices, and optional egg or protein of choice.

For those not following a keto lifestyle, the instant porridge is wonderful with peanut butter, maple syrup, and sliced bananas.

Instant keto oatmeal recipe video

Above, watch the video showing how to make keto oatmeal

Keto Breakfast Oatmeal Ingredients

Ingredients for keto friendly oatmeal

The easy recipe calls for coconut flour, milk of choice, a pinch of salt, and your favorite liquid, granulated, or powdered sweetener.

You can usually find coconut flour in the flour aisle of both regular grocery stores and health food stores. We do not recommend substituting a different type of flour.

If you are on a ketogenic diet, choose a sweetener with no sugar, such as allulose, stevia, monk fruit, or erythritol. For those who do not mind the carbs, pure maple syrup or coconut sugar are also great options.

Use whatever milk you have on hand, and choose an unsweetened milk if you want a ketogenic recipe.

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How to make the coconut flour porridge

In either a mixing bowl or large cereal bowl, stir together the coconut flour, milk of choice, salt, sweetener, and add ins of choice.

The batter will seem very thin at first.

Keep stirring, and the mixture will thicken as the coconut flour absorbs all of the liquid. If you prefer a thinner texture, feel free to add more milk.

Garnish with sliced fruit or your favorite oatmeal toppings, and serve cold.

Or you may heat on the stove top or in the microwave to turn it into keto hot cereal.

Keto Porridge Hot Cereal

Frequently asked questions

Can this recipe be baked?

We have never tried baking the coconut flour oatmeal in a ramekin or on a tray as breakfast cookies. If you try turning it into baked keto oatmeal, be sure to let us know how it goes.

Can you make it the night before?

For overnight keto oatmeal, mix everything together in a lidded container. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Pop it out of the fridge in the morning, and stir in more liquid until it reaches your desired oatmeal texture. Eat cold or reheat in the microwave or on the stove.

What are the nutrition facts?

Thanks to the coconut flour, this grain free oatmeal is incredibly high in fiber, with eighteen grams in one bowl.

One serving of the keto porridge can also be high in calcium, low in saturated fat, cholesterol free, sugar free, tree nut free, paleo friendly, and high protein.

A look at the full nutrition facts and calories are included in the recipe box below.

Is keto oatmeal low carb?

More than half of the carbs in this recipe are from fiber, meaning there are only five net carbs per serving.

To compare, a bowl of rolled oats will include twenty grams of net carbs per serving before adding in the carbs from milk.

Is it vegan?

As long as you choose dairy free toppings and a plant based milk of choice, the recipe can easily be vegan.

My favorite nondairy milk options include almond milk, oat milk, cashew milk, soy milk, or coconut milk.

For those on a keto vegan diet, choose a low carb unsweetened milk alternative.

Keto Oatmeal Sugar Free Low Carb Breakfast
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Keto Oatmeal

This healthy keto oatmeal recipe is a thick, creamy, and delicious comfort food breakfast bowl.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Yield 1 bowl
5 from 95 votes


  • 6 tbsp coconut flour (40g)
  • 1 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • sweetener of choice
  • keto oatmeal toppings as desired


  • To make keto oatmeal, stir all ingredients together. It will seem thin at first. Keep stirring until the coconut flour absorbs all of the liquid. Add toppings to the keto breakfast recipe like you would to oatmeal or a similar breakfast porridge. Enjoy cold, or heat on the stove top or in the microwave to turn it into hot cereal.
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Published on January 7, 2024

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  1. Kaneez says

    5 stars
    Hi Katie,

    Thank you for a non oatmeal hot breakfast suggestion. I’m going to try this for my daughter and see how she likes it.

  2. Jill says

    Hi trying it now. I used the listed measurements but It isn’t thickening up at all.
    How long do you microwave for , generally speaking?
    Thank you

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