This Easy Low Carb Keto Oatmeal is gluten, grain, dairy and sugar free! Tastes just like cozy oatmeal, hard to believe it’s missing the oats!
Cozy! Creamy! Oatmeal without oats!
This is the kind of breakfast that you do not expect to work because how can you make COOKED hot oats without, umm, oats?! Will it involve some kind of wizardry magic? My dear internet friends, the answer to that is NOPE. No Harry potter shenanigans here.
Just kidding, you will (unless you don’t eat oats) because it’s cheesecake for breakfast. DUH. But you will not be one bit mad about switching it up for this low carb oatmeal recipe because, as they say, variety is the spice of life!
The secret magic? Chia seeds. Like in the chia seed oatmeal, it makes these no oats SO CREAMY.
Why you will love this Keto Oatmeal Recipe
If you’re following a keto diet, you know that it takes effort and lots of planning to ensure your meals align with how you want to eat! Sometimes, you might be craving a heaping bowl of pumpkin protein oatmeal or cookie dough protein oatmeal and WISHING you could indulge in some oatmeal.
BUT you don’t have to say goodbye to all your favorite foods! Did you know that you CAN have oatmeal on Keto? Yep, you heard right, and today’s oatmeal recipe is going to be one of your weekday morning breakfast go-tos! It’s a low carb, high fiber, delicious way to start the day! One bowl of this will keep you full until your next meal and will give you the energy you need to tackle the busy day ahead!
Is oatmeal keto?
Because oatmeal is made primarily of oats, which are predominantly a source of carbs and is grain-based, they are not suitable for the keto diet.
Don’t worry though, this recipe is still totally allowing you to wake up to cozy, creamy “oat” goodness.
Oats for ALL I say! No one should be deprived of such breakfast heaven.
How to make Low Carb Keto Oatmeal (aka ‘Noatmeal’)
Making oatmeal without oats is actually one of the easiest recipes you will ever make in your life.
- Combine almond flour, flax, chia seeds, coconut flakes, salt, cinnamon, monk fruit, vanilla, and milk in a medium-sized pan and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 1 minute or until it thickens. Turn the heat off and allow it to cool down to thicken. They will thicken a lot so don’t overcook.
- Get separate containers with lids and divide the oatmeal into batches. Add your favorite toppings and cover the containers. Chill and store in the fridge. The oatmeal will keep in your fridge for 5 days.
What Kind of Oats is low in carbs?
Oatmeal is not suitable on keto, but if you have to choose between all the varieties of oats out there, get the least processed steel cut or rolled oats. It has slightly lower carbs and a lower glycemic response. Steel cut or rolled oats release their energy slower thus making you feel full longer. The other important thing is to avoid flavored oats because of the added sugar.
Topping Variations for Low Carb Keto Oatmeal
If you’re looking for some good toppings or mix-ins, here are a few of my favorite:
- Roasted, diced nuts for a crunch
- Melted nut butter or coconut butter to make it SUPER creamy
- Sugar free chocolate chips. You might even think you’re waking up to dessert!
- You could even go savory and add in some cheese, avocado and a fried egg!
Do not knock that last one till you try it. I know sometimes you question my taste buds (watermelon curry I’m looking at you) but I pinky swear that savory oatmeal is SRSLY delicious.
How to Make Keto Oatmeal Ahead?
Make a big ol’ batch ahead of time and store it in the fridge. You may need to add a little almond milk to reheat it as it tends to thicken after a while. You can also just make yourself a single-serve bowl of breakfast bliss each morning.
Keto Oatmeal FAQ
Oatmeal without oats still brings that delicious flavor and PERFECT texture you want in a bowl of oatmeal! This keto oatmeal is made with a combination of coconut flakes, chia seeds, and flax to replace the oats!
That depends on what toppings you add to your oatmeal! Feel free to add a handful of berries or ALL the healthy fats you desire! I recommend a generous drizzle of your favorite nut butter!
Oatmeal has long been a common breakfast food, known for its health benefits. Oatmeal can be great for diabetics as long as the portions are controlled. It’s a healthy energy source, rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. A cup of oatmeal a day contains about 30 grams of carbs which can easily fit into a diabetic’s daily diet. Again, use steel cut or rolled whole oats for a healthier variety when choosing your oatmeal.
3 cheers for healthy fats and filling breakfasts that give us a reason to douse our food with pools of melted nut butter!
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- In a medium pot, stir together all the ingredients except the milk and vanilla.
- Add in the milk and vanilla and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and simmer until it just begins to thicken, about 1 - 1 1/2 minutes. It will thicken a lot as it cools so don't over cook.
- Once cooked, let cool for 3-5 minutes.
- Add toppings and DEVOUR!
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FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: FREESTYLE POINTS:11 POINTS+: 9. OLD POINTS: 8
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