This low carb hot cereal will be ready in minutes and satisfy that porridge craving when grains are not on the menu and you can’t stand the thought of another egg breakfast! I’ve been there…trust me! As much as I adore eggs, sometimes you just want something ELSE when you are on a ketogenic, paleo, or low carb meal plan!
I have done various Whole30 resets, and did a ketogenic style eating plan for over a year. I modified my original paleo oatmeal to enjoy occasionally, and I also did some smoothies (one my favorites was this keto chocolate shake). And eggs. Lots and lots of eggs in all their glorious forms!! I am a total sucker for a molten yolk!
But sometimes…you just want something to change things up…and this cereal was born to fill that need!
Warm and cozy, this cereal is quick to cook up and top with any variety of typical porridge toppings for your pleasure! Personally…I love to add a pat of Kerrygold butter, some cinnamon, maybe a splash of coconut cream. Fresh berries are always a worthy addition!
Can I make this low carb breakfast ahead of time?
Simply prep blend all the ingredients as directed, and then store the mixture, uncooked, in your refrigerator until you are ready to cook some up!!
That means you have a warm and comforting paleo porridge ready to go in under 5 minutes on busy mornings!
Low Carb Hot Cereal Topping Ideas
- MCT Oil, browned butter, butter, coconut butter are all some great healthy fat options!
- Chopped nuts or seeds for added crunch
- Berries are a great addition, and most are good low carb choices in moderation!
- toasted coconut flakes with coconut butter and lime zest sounds like an amazing combo to me!
- maple syrup (low carb or not)
- coconut cream, cream, or milk
Additional Low Carb & Keto Breakfast Ideas:
- My Instant Pot Mini Quiches require no crust and have wonderful silky texture!
- Sometimes you just need a pancake: Keto Cream Cheese Pancakes
- I want to try these Low Carb Cinnamon Sugar Muffins !
Low Carb Hot Cereal Recipe:
If you try this, let me know in the comments below!!
Low Carb Hot Cereal - Keto | Paleo
Creamy, cozy, and ultra filling, this low carb and keto hot cereal if a perfect way to change up your low carb start!
- 1 cup almond milk or any preferred milk
- 1/4 cup raw pecans
- 2 tablespoons almond flour or whole almonds
- 1 tablespoon flax meal or chia meal
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or more to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon erythritol, stevia glycerite, or any sweetener of choice, to taste
- 1 large egg optional
- 1 scoop collagen optional
Place all ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth and no chunks remain. (You may use a regular blender, but I recommend soaking the nuts overnight to soften a bit)
Place the liquid into a small saucepan and gently simmer over medium low heat until thick (if you want it thicker, cook it longer).
Top with preferred toppings, and serve!
NUTRITION FACTS include collagen and egg, although they are optional ingredients!
This is the absolute best keto hot cereal! It reminds me of my childhood favorite Ralston!! Same taste and consistency! I omitted the egg and collagen but added 1/4 tsp xanthun gum to help thicken it!!! Definitely will be making this more often as a rotation breakfast!! Thank you for this!!
So glad your enjoying it Heather!
I’m going to try this right now… but I’m curious… can I make a big batch ahead of time and then reheat during the week? Thanks.
I am not sure actually! I would probably either blend and leave uncooked in a mason jar in fridge OR bring all the nuts and seeds and store separately to Liz with liquids later. But it could work just fine! Let me know!
This is just what I was looking for. Perfect Breakfast choice
A little like the texture of cream of wheat, but with a little more “mouth feel”. I used macadamia nut milk, and chose the flax over chia. Added a splash of vanilla, and used cinnamon and brown sugar substitute. I did choose to use the egg, but not the collagen (I don’t have it). Takes a good 5 minutes to thicken this at about medium heat. Taste was good and satisfied my desire for a warm cereal for breakfast. I will do this again. I may leave the pecans a little less ground up, just for the texture. Overall, two thumbs up for taste and low carb option. I am pre-diabetic, and it is hard to find a good breakfast food that isn’t fried, boiled or scrambled eggs, which I like, but not all the time. This is a good option.
I agree, nice to have something different than eggs! Glad you enjoyed it!
I’m really into hot-cereal these days and really enjoyed this recipe!
linda spiker says
This sounds really good! A great low carb option for cereal lovers 🙂
I’ve been making this for about a year and I love it! Just today I thought to ask you: does the protein count include the egg and collagen? Thanks!
Hi Rachel! I’m so glad you have been enjoying it! Great question, nutrition includes BOTH!
Thanks so much!
Katherine G Beck says
You have no idea how excited it makes me to see this! I have been making an almondmeal/flax seed/ chia hot cereal as an oatmeal replacement for like two years! I always thought I was the only one! I eat it almost EVERY MORNING! It is the perfect replacement for oatmeal. I hope you get a lot of response that people try this, bc it is legit awesome and save dme from eggs everyday when I am low carbing 🙂
I had this yesterday for breakfast and it was fantastic! All of the flavours worked so well together, loved the pecans!
This recipe is so unique – I never would have though to put all these ingredients together, but you’ve made it work! This is such a great sub for other breakfast cereals and I love all that calcium and protein!
Megan Stevens says
I really enjoyed this porridge!! It’s super cozy and nourishing. LOVE the brown butter topping option. I used the stevia option and the egg for protein. Yay and thanks for another great breakfast option!! 🙂
This is exactly how I want to start my day. Love all the tasty ingredients!
I love this!!! It’s so nice as an alternative to eggs. Thank you for the great recipe!