Easy Keto Oatmeal

by Joanna

This quick and simple keto oatmeal recipe is ready in just 5 minutes with only 5 ingredients. It’s the ideal low-carb breakfast that resembles to traditional oatmeal that is super filling and loaded with nutrients.

Keto Oatmeal

Keto Oatmeal is my go-to breakfast recipe I make whenever I don’t have much time to cook. It’s a hearty and healthy breakfast that provides all the necessary nutrients. In addition, it is super versatile, and you can make various combinations that will not let you get bored.

If you ever get tired of keto smoothies, keto pancakes, or the classic bacon and fried eggs breakfast, you can enjoy this nutritious grain-free oatmeal recipe.

The recipe contains no oats, so you can call it not meal. 

You’ll be surprised that this oatmeal recipe has a texture similar to a traditional oatmeal bowl. Since I discovered this recipe a few months ago, I’ve been preparing it practically every day. 

What is Oatmeal?

Oatmeal is a type of porridge made from oats that have been boiled in water, milk, or a combination of both. It is a popular breakfast dish in many parts of the world, and it can be served hot or cold. Oatmeal is often eaten as a healthy breakfast option due to its high fiber content and other beneficial nutrients. It can also be used as an ingredient in other dishes, such as baked goods, smoothies, and energy bars.

Is Oatmeal Keto-Friendly?

Traditional oatmeal is not keto-friendly since it contains too many carbohydrates per serving. The good news is that you only need a few basic ingredients to prepare delicious low-carb oatmeal.

Can You Eat Oatmeal On a Keto Diet?

No, oats are a grain that is not low carb or keto-friendly. Quick oats are high in carbs, and half a cup of oats(40g) has over 23g of net carbs. 

I just love oatmeal, and since it has too many carbs, I developed a keto oatmeal recipe that’s delicious and packed with nutrients. My version is low in carbs and tastes similar to regular oatmeal.

Why Are You Going To Love This Keto Oatmeal Recipe

This keto oatmeal recipe is sure to become a breakfast favorite for several reasons.

  • It doesn’t use oats, grains, or wheat, but it tastes like classic oatmeal.
  • It’s incredibly convenient since it’s ready in just 5 minutes
  • You can enjoy it warm or cold, making it a versatile breakfast option that can be eaten straight from the refrigerator, like overnight oats.
  • It’s easy to meal prep, allowing you to make a week’s worth of breakfasts in advance.
Keto Oatmeal

Paired with a cup of keto coffee, this breakfast will leave you feeling like royalty to start your day.

Ingredients For Keto Oatmeal

You will need only a few easy ingredients that you probably have already in your pantry to create this keto oatmeal. Here is everything you will need:

  • Almond Flour – In this recipe, you can also use almond meal which is similar to almond flour but has a coarser texture.
  • Coconut Flakes – They add texture and a delicious coconut flavor to the oatmeal.
  • Flax Meal – It is a good source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and lignans. Flax meal is used in this recipe to bind everything together and add extra fiber and healthy fats to the oatmeal.
  • Chia Seeds – This increases the fiber content and thickens the oatmeal.
  • Sweetener – r – You can use any sweetener you like, such as stevia or monk fruit sweetener. Make sure to adjust the amount according to your taste preference.
  • Cinnamon – Cinnamon adds a warm and comforting flavor to the oatmeal. It is also high in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Almond Milk – use unsweetened almond milk. You can also replace it with coconut milk.
  • Vanilla Extract – se the best quality you can find, as it will make a difference in the overall taste of the recipe.

How To Make Keto Oatmeal

You will be surprised to see how easy it is to make this keto oatmeal. Here is everything you have to do:

Add all the ingredients, except for the vanilla extract, to a medium saucepan and mix them together until they are well combined.

Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil.

Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture has thickened to your desired consistency.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.

Transfer the oatmeal to a bowl and serve with your favorite toppings.

Tips For Making The Best Keto Oatmeal

  • To prevent the keto oatmeal from becoming too thick, avoid overcooking it as it will continue to thicken as it cools.
  • Make sure to use unsweetened almond milk to keep the carb count low.
  • Instead of using a milk alternative, try using water as a substitute.
  • Add some chopped pecans, walnuts, or crushed almonds for some extra crunch.
  • Make a big batch of keto oatmeal at the beginning of the week and store it in individual containers for a quick and easy breakfast throughout the week.
Keto Oatmeal

Topping Ideas

Frequently, the toppings are the greatest part! Depending on your toppings, you may make this oatmeal different each time! My favorites are listed below:

Flavor Variations

  • Blueberry Almond: Add 1/4 cup of fresh blueberries and one tablespoon of sliced almonds.
  • Chocolate Hazelnut: Add unsweetened cocoa powder and chopped hazelnuts.
  • Pumpkin Spice: Add pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice to the oatmeal.
  • Lemon Poppyseed: Add lemon extract and poppy seeds.
  • Apple Cinnamon: Add diced apple and cinnamon.
  • Coconut Mango: Add diced mango and shredded coconut.
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate: Add peanut butter and unsweetened cocoa powder. Drizzle with keto Nutella.
  • Raspberry Vanilla: Add fresh raspberries and vanilla extract to the oatmeal.

Storing Ideas

This low carb oatmeal makes 2 servings, but you can easily double the recipe to meal prep more servings to enjoy during the week.

You can make this oatmeal, store it in the fridge for up to three days, and enjoy it anytime. Just add the toppings!

It can be eaten with additional almond or coconut milk on top or reheated in the microwave. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Oatmeal Healthy?

Sure, this low-carb oatmeal is a fantastic healthy alternative for breakfast. The chia seeds, coconut flakes, almond flour, and flax meal are loaded with nutrients, fiber, and healthy fats. In addition, the sweetener I used contains no calories or carbohydrates. So the short answer is: Yes, this oatmeal recipe is healthy.

Can I Make This Keto Oatmeal Ahead Of Time?

Sure! You can prepare a large quantity of the dry ingredients, then take about 1/2 cup each morning, add almond milk, and reheat. This will save a ton of time in the morning.

More Keto Breakfast Recipes

Keto Oatmeal

Easy Keto Oatmeal Recipe

4.88 from 8 votes

Cook Time 5 minutes
Yelds 2 servings


This quick and simple keto oatmeal recipe is ready in just 5 minutes with only 5 ingredients. It’s the ideal low-carb breakfast that resembles to traditional oatmeal that is super filling and loaded with nutrients.



  • Add all the ingredients to a medium saucepan, except the vanilla extract. Stir well to combine.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil stirring continuously. Simmer for about 2 minutes until it starts to thicken. Add more milk to reach the desired consistency. The oatmeal will thicken as it cools down.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl, top with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
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How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Keto Oatmeal
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Recipe Rating


Linda May 16, 2023 - 11:55 am

5 stars
Delicious and satisfying!

Rhonda November 2, 2023 - 4:56 pm

4 stars
This was good and filling! I did use hemp hearts instead of coconut.
I also added a pinch of salt, a little extra water, and blueberries..


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