Low-Carb Cereal Recipe for a Keto Friendly Breakfast (Vegan, GF)

Low-carb cereal Keto

Easy coconut vegan low-carb cereal for Keto friendly breakfast.

On the Keto diet, even healthy cereals are off limit because of their high carbs content. So if you are someone who loves hot cereal in the morning, you’ll miss having the option on a ketogenic diet.

This also goes for oatmeals. Sorry! It’s a carb food to be avoided to reach ketosis and stay on course with a low carb diet.

So it’s important to find a keto cereal alternative recipe.

And this one will do the trick… I promise you won’t be disappointed.

With that said, I admit. There isn’t really a workaround for this that totally replicates your beloved oatmeal. Or hot cereal.

But the good news is you can imitate the flavor with a more keto friendly food, coconut.

Together with chia seeds, you can turn a shredded coconut into low-carb cereal you’ll love to eat.

If you are familiar with the process of making chia pudding, you’ll find this recipe super easy. It’s also a lot like making overnight oatmeal.

It’s a perfect make-ahead recipe that’s vegan-friendly, dairy free, and keto. Not to mention it’s low in carbohydrates.

Compared to regular oatmeal, which contains 27g total carbs and 24 g net carbs, this keto cereal is skim in carbs.

One serving with berries as toppings, this low-carb cereal is net 7g in carbs.

Since it takes a bit of time to make, let alone one night to chill in the fridge, I suggest you make this the night before.

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Low-Carb Cereal Recipe for a Keto Friendly Breakfast
The perfect low-carb cereal Keto friendly recipe that won't kick you out of ketosis. It's tasty, gluten-free, vegan and super easy to make.
Low-carb cereal Keto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Low-carb cereal Keto
  1. Pour the water and coconut milk into a medium saucepan. Use a paring knife to scrape the vanilla seeds out of the pod into the liquid. Add the bean pod.
  2. Place the saucepan over medium heat, and bring the liquid to simmer about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat, and set aside to cool for 20 minutes or until it cools.
  4. Remove and discard the vanilla pod.
  5. In a refrigerator safe bowl, mix the chia seeds, shredded coconuts, and almonds. Pour the cooled coconut milk liquid over the chia seed mixture, and stir to blend.
  6. Place it in the fridge overnight, covered to let chia seeds soak up the liquid.
  7. Stir in the stevia, divide the mixture into 4 cups and top with berries to serve.
Recipe Notes

Per Serving (1 cup):
219 calories, 18 g fat, 9g protein, 16g total carbs, 7g net carbs.

Tina Alexandre
Tina Alexandre


Hi, I'm Tina, a mom, and wife who loves to write about nutrition and dieting. When I'm not writing, I also enjoy baking healthy pastries with my 7-year-old daughter.

  1. Hi just read you 7 day KETO diet. I am looking for a easy plan to start in 2 weeks. I already have a lot of KETO friendly products.
    Where can I get the receipts?

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