Easy Keto Oatmeal

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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.

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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. 

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

  • Ready in just 5 minutes
  • You can make it ahead of time.
  • It’s a versatile recipe.
Keto Oatmeal

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.

Ingredients For This 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 – you can also use almond meal in this recipe.
  • Coconut Flakes – adds some texture and flavor to the oatmeal.
  • Flax Meal – is the ingredient that binds everything, and it is both high in fiber and fat.
  • Chia Seeds – This increases the fiber content and thickens the oatmeal.
  • Sweetener – use any sweetener you like.
  • Cinnamon – for that specific oatmeal flavor.
  • Almond Milk – use unsweetened almond milk. You can also replace it with coconut milk.
  • Vanilla Extract – use the best quality you can find.

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:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a medium saucepan except vanilla extract. Mix to combine.
  2. Place the saucepan over medium heat and to a boil.
  3. Lower the heat and simmer for 1-2 minutes, or until the mixture thickens.
  4. Transfer to a bowl and serve with your favorite toppings.

Tips For Making The Best Keto Oatmeal

  • Do not overcook because it will thicken considerably as it cools.
  • Replace the milk alternative with water.
  • Add some chopped pecans, walnuts, or crushed almonds for some extra crunch.
Keto Oatmeal

Topping Ideas For This Keto Oatmeal

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

  • Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Fresh berries
  • Almond Flakes
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Keto Maple Syrup

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. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Oatmeal?

Also known as porridge, oatmeal is an ideal breakfast recipe. It is a traditional dish in countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, Canada, New Zealand, and the Scandinavian countries, among others. This oatmeal is usually served hot for breakfast, which is why it is eaten, especially in the cold season.

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.

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Keto Oatmeal

Easy Keto Oatmeal Recipe

5 from 2 votes

Cook Time 5 mins
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!
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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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