Hot Keto Cereal (Dairy-Free, Low-Carb)

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This fiber rich, coconut keto breakfast cereal is quick to make and gives you a combination of protein and fat in the first meal of the day. With my keto breakfast recipes, you can still enjoy classic carby foods like hot cereal keto style!

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In efforts to have a well rounded mastery over keto cooking, I continue to try new recipes even when I don’t have high expectations.

By now, I can discern recipes pretty well. I know how to identify the “click bate” ones, the ones that are really just a mixture of artificial sweeteners and cheese under the guise of “healthy keto”.

I know how to modify the meals to maximize nutrient density and get my family to actually eat it. After writing two entire cookbooks, I am pretty confident in what I am doing!

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Finally, a Keto Breakfast Cereal worth making

The thick and porridge base has a neutral taste and texture, similar to oatmeal. This makes it the perfect medium to pick up the flavors of cinnamon and vanilla.

Add in other ingredients like unsweetened shredded coconut, seasonal berries, almond butter, or sprouted pumpkin seeds for extra texture and nutritional content.

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My five year old was hovering around eagerly asking for more. I mashed banana into her bowl and we discussed adding raisins, prunes, or a handful of the fresh blueberries we just brought home from the market in tomorrow’s bowl. She is already looking forward to helping make this recipe again!

I usually make an omelette for breakfast, like the one you see in myDay of Eating” video, and stuff it full of leafy greens from our garden or leftover vegetables from the fridge.

Typically speaking, I enjoy a large breakfast with substantial amounts of protein and fats early in the morning.

For me, breakfast is the biggest meal of the day. However, since not all days are the same, sometimes I’m not that hungry and just want something minimal. On those mornings, this keto breakfast cereal of chia, flax, and coconut is a great recipe!

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Are we stuck in the breakfast box?

I have completely adapted to eating meats and veggies or fish and veggies for breakfast. I don’t think twice about it but then after talking with a client or seeing other keto recipes online, I am reminded of how deep certain programs, based around wheat and grain, can run.

What’s a good keto breakfast?

Ask Pinterest and it will tell you: cream cheese pancakes, almond flour waffles, cream cheese danishes, and sugar-free cinnamon rolls.

All of these are wanna be wheat and sugar recipes!

While it is cool to see these recipes become “ketofied”, they are not sustainable breakfast meals and do not rise to Primal Edge Health standards of nutrient density.

Every once in a while they are ok and I understand trying them out if you are curious about different styles of keto food prep but these modified recipes based on junk food should not be considered daily staples.

Drawing inspiration from Cinnabun, the Costco bakery, and plates from IHOP will not shape a well-formulated ketogenic diet. They will be better than “breaking” a keto streak, “falling off the wagon”, and eating the grain-based, sugar rich “binge” meals but ultimately, do not promote our ideals of meals built up from organic, local, whole foods.

A well-formulated ketogenic breakfast will have protein, fats, and fiber. It sounds simple, right? It is!

News Flash: Keto isn’t Complicated! Save your time, money, and sanity!

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More Keto Breakfast Recipes

There are so many great keto breakfast ideas to try! Many are ready in one-half an hour or less. Take a look at Low-Carb 30 Minute Meals for more family-friendly inspiration.

Here are some to get you started:

keto cream of wheat recipe

Hot Keto Cereal (Low-Carb Oatmeal)

Jessica Haggard
This fiber rich, hot keto cereal recipe is quick to make and gives you a combination of protein and fat for breakfast. With easy recipes like this, you can enjoy comfort food like porridge, oatmeal, and cream of wheat on a keto diet.
4.34 from 15 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 231 kcal


Optional Add-ins:


  • Combine coconut flour, flax, and chia with the water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook for about 5 minutes, as it comes to a simmer.
  • Mix sweeter, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt in a small bowl. Add to the pot and stir to combine.
  • Reduce heat to low. Stir in the whisked eggs and continue cooking until cereal has thickened, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Serve warm with cream on top. Divide optional add-ins equally between all servings.


Add your favorite nuts and seeds as a garnish on top.

Nutrition & Macros

Calories: 231kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 18gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 193mgFiber: 13gNet Carbohydrates: 6g

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8 thoughts on “Hot Keto Cereal (Dairy-Free, Low-Carb)”

  1. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it was so good!! I drizzled some keto syrup on top of it. Thank you for the great recipe!! I’ll be making it again for sure!!

  2. 5 stars
    Mine does not look like the picture but I used ground flaxseed so maybe that’s why. I added more sweetener, vanilla and a few pecans with regular cream on top and it was yummy! To me, it reminded me of cream of wheat 🙂 Is the 1x meaning 1 serving? If not, how many servings in the 1x?

    • Hi Lora, I think you’re probably right about the difference coming about because I used whole flax and you used ground flax. I get the cream of wheat reference! They are very similar! By clicking the 1x, 2x, 3x buttons, the recipe card will automatically recalculate the amount of ingredients needed to make the recipe as usual (1x), or as a double batch (2x), or triple batch (3x). In this case, the 1x yields 4 servings. You’ll see “servings” referenced just above the ingredient list, next to “course” and “cuisine”. When you click 2x, you’ll note the servings adjust up to 8. Feel free to play around with the options and learn! I hope this helps to clarify 🙂


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