This Keto Oatmeal Recipe takes just 5 minutes to make from scratch, and it's easily one of the best keto breakfast recipes you'll try! Every bowl has LESS THAN 2 NET CARBS, and this low carb oatmeal recipe not only tastes like legit oatmeal, but it has the texture of legit oatmeal too.
The Best Oatmeal for Keto
It's almost the peak of fall, and the weather here in Buffalo has been crazy chilly lately!
And what better way to start the morning than with a warm and filling bowl of oatmeal?
I certainly can't think of one.
Now, you're probably wondering, "But Joe, is oatmeal keto?" Well, The answer is no… it's super starchy and loaded with carbs. And that's precisely why we're making this awesome low carb keto friendly oatmeal version today!
In fact, I think this recipe is more than just awesome; I honestly believe this is the best keto oatmeal recipe there is for the keto diet.
You don't have to take my word for it though, check out the comments section on the YouTube video I made for this recipe, and you'll see a ton of other people agree too!
How to Make the Best Keto Oatmeal
Now, this keto oatmeal recipe – some might even call it "noatmeal" because we aren't actually using oats to make it – has all the thick, creamy, and hearty qualities of oatmeal without the massive amount of carbs.
And, to give you an idea of how low-carb this recipe is, a whole cup of this keto oatmeal has only 1.5g NET CARBS. Compare that to the whopping 27g of carbs you get from regular oats, and you're SAVING yourself a TON OF CARBS by making this stuff instead.
Plus, this keto oatmeal is just as quick and easy to make as regular oats are.
As I've already mentioned, this low carb oatmeal recipe comes together with just a handful of ingredients and around 5 minutes.
And you hardly need any equipment to make these keto oats either – all you need is a saucepan and a stovetop!
How easy is that?
Anyway, let's talk about the ingredients you'll need to make this keto oatmeal recipe!
Keto Oatmeal Ingredients
So, to make this low carb oatmeal recipe, you'll need:
- Unsweetened Almond Milk
- Hemp Hearts
- Coconut Flour
- Blanched Almond Flour
- Chia Seeds
- Golden Flaxseed Meal - blended into almost a flour-like consistency
- Confectioners Swerve
As surprising as it may seem, by using these ingredients, we'll be able to create keto oatmeal that resembles regular oatmeal almost entirely!
As a bonus, the ingredients we're using are super nutritious too.
The hemp hearts, chia seeds, and golden flaxseed meal are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which will add some healthy fats to your day and help you keep on top of your macros.
With that said, the hemp hearts are really the key to giving our keto friendly oatmeal it's spot-on flavor and texture (plus some additional protein) without any added net carbs, so don't try to substitute those out.
Personally, I like to use the Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts for my oats, but you can use whatever brand is available to you to make this keto oatmeal recipe.
Keto Sugar Substitutes
Okay, so before we get into the rest of the recipe, I want to talk a little bit about the best low carb sweetener options for this oatmeal.
As always, the best choice for this recipe – and my absolute go-to when it comes to sweetening up keto dishes – is Confectioners Swerve.
It has the same sweetness level as sugar but with 0 net carbs and calories, which makes it the perfect substitute for low-carb dishes.
That being said, Lakanto's Confectioners Monk Fruit is another good option that can get the job done as well as Swerve. You can substitute it for Swerve on a 1:1 basis.
For my European readers, you can also use Sukrin.
Now, on the subject of what I don't recommend for sweetening your keto dishes – I suggest avoiding pure erythritol, stevia, and Splenda.
Those substitutes mentioned above are either too sweet or blended with sugar and aren't keto friendly.
I go into a little more detail on that in my ultimate keto chocolate chip cookies recipe if you want to learn more – and even try out the recipe while you're at it! It's my favorite cookie recipe for the keto diet.
Once again, there's not a lot to this keto oatmeal recipe. I mean, the whole thing has just two steps – so it's barely a recipe at all!
First, you'll want to mix all the ingredients – both wet and dry – together in a small saucepan.
Then, place your saucepan on a burner over medium-high heat and whisk continuously to avoid uneven cooking and make sure everything is evenly incorporated.
Now I like my oatmeal on the thicker side, so I do this for around 5-minutes or until it reaches my desired consistency. But, feel free to adjust the cooking time to suit your needs.
Then, all that's left to do is transfer your oatmeal to a bowl and dig in!
And, just so you know, this recipe makes two servings, so you can share it with someone special or save the rest in the fridge for later.
Customize Your Keto Oatmeal
One of the best qualities of oatmeal is how customizable it is.
It's a breakfast idea that never gets boring, and this low carb oatmeal recipe is no exception.
Here are some of my favorite ideas to get you started:
- Add in different keto-friendly nuts for crunch and flavor.
- Sprinkle in some keto chocolate chips – they get deliciously melty when mixed into hot oatmeal!
- Top with a dollop of my keto Nutella, almond butter, sugar-free peanut butter,
- Or even fresh or frozen berries - this list of the best fruits for weight loss has a ton of other fruit options to consider too.
And if you're feeling a little extra, go ahead and add everything in for a filling bowl of low carb oatmeal! Yum yum yum!
Making And Storing This Keto Oatmeal Ahead Of Time
One of the most brilliant things about this keto oatmeal recipe is that you can mix all of the dry ingredients ahead of time and then have it ready for when you want it.
It's basically like having your own "Instant Keto Oatmeal" packets. Just use airtight sealable bags or jars to store your oats, and you're in business! Talk about a quick, easy, and nutritious meal for the keto diet.
Other Keto Breakfast Recipes To Try
If you loved these keto oats, you might like some of these other low carb breakfast recipes:Print
Keto Oatmeal MADE IN 5 MINUTES | One Of The BEST Easy Keto Breakfast Recipes
This Keto Oatmeal Recipe takes just 5 minutes to make from scratch, and it's easily one of the best keto breakfast recipes you'll try! Every bowl has LESS THAN 2 NET CARBS, and this low carb keto friendly oatmeal not only tastes like legit oatmeal, but it has the texture of legit oatmeal too.
- Prep Time: 2 Minutes
- Cook Time: 3 Minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 Cups
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Keto & Low Carb
⅔ Cup (160mL) Unsweetened Almond Milk
3 Tbsps (30g) Hemp Hearts
½ tablespoon (4g) Coconut Flour
2 tablespoon (14g) Blanched Almond Flour
1 teaspoon (4g) Chia Seeds
3 Tbsp. (21g) Golden Flaxseed Meal
2 Tbsps (18g) Confectioners Swerve
Dash of Cinnamon
- In a small saucepan, mix all of the ingredients together.
- Over medium-high heat, cook the oatmeal for about 5 minutes until it's thickened to your liking.
- Serving Size: 1 Cup
- Calories: 220
- Fat: 16
- Carbohydrates: 4
- Fiber: 2.5
- Protein: 10
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Wow, this tastes just like oatmeal!! Thank you for the recipe.
Love it!!! It tastes like oatmeal
Can’t believe how good this is!!
Peter Washington says
Ihave never try ketonoatmeal the one that does not useoatmeal at all idont know how good is
Kate Wilkins says
Excellent recipe, tastes great and seriously, thats two portions not one, I can barely move after breakfast. Thanks
Lydia Shearer says
This is so satisfying now that the weather has turned cold!! I plan to mix the dry ingredients into baggies in advance so that it's really fast on the morning before work. I mixed in some unsweetened coconut flakes after cooking and that was yummy, too. :)
This was so good. I also felt like it was more of a cream of wheat texture and loved it. I doubled the recipe. It was fast and delish. I added frozen wild blueberries at the end and cut the amount of swerve for my husband who likes things less sweet than I. Sooooo good. Thank you!!
Beyond happy to have hot cereal as an option for breakfast again! This is sooooo close to eating oatmeal. Dare I say it's a cross between Cream of Wheat, Ralston Hot Wheat Cereal (grandma used to make it and it was hearty, delicious!) and, of course oatmeal. It just satisfies my craving for a piping hot bowl of oatmeal topped with nuts, some berries and sweet spices! Love I can prepare a make ahead mix to pop in the pot for a quick, hot KETO cereal . This is a keeper recipe🙂.
Anita Tennent says
SO good! I think I may (oddly) try a knob of butter in my next bowl. Thanks for sharing, perfect meal for this autumn day!
Alice Chasey says
Really great taste, but mine only made 1 cup, did I do something wrong? I followed the instructions exactly.
Michael P. says
So i just made it and it's pretty good. At first i thought 2/3 cup almond milk was not enough. When i make regular oatmeal i use about 1 cup or 1 1/3 cup of milk. I dont make it with water. I don't like too thick oats but i don't like it too thin either. I decided to stick with the directions. I didn't find it was sweet enough. Although i only had a tbsp and a half of swerve left.
I used some Maple flavoured stevia syrup ( keto friendly sweet like syrup maple by Good Good Natural Sweetness. you should try it if you never have. They have an IG page)
It made it taste better. My wife felt it was a bit seedy but i enjoyed. I don't feel as full as i would if i had oats but im sure the fat will keep me full.
Tina Shaw says
What a gift! It's been so long since I've had a warm bowl of oatmeal. This matches all my memories. Thank you!
Charlotte Loggie says
Great "oatmeal" taste and texture. I make this a few times a week and never get tired of it, and add in unsweetened coconut flakes and pumpkin seeds. Thanks for the recipes!
Very good! I too added a small butter. Topped with 2 diced strawberries and used keto brown sugar. Thanks for posting a great fall/winter breakfast option, Duff!
I make a similar Noatmeal but i use full fat coconut milk in place of almond milk. Helps me get my healthy fats in for the day. I love all your recipes!!
I just made it and it’s really good!! Thank you
Absolutely delicious! Made this to break my 16 hour fast. But ate the whole concoction. 1/2 seemed like too small of a portion. I tried splitting between two ramekins and opted to combine into one bowl (serving). Is this really one serving and I’m overreacting? Thx!
Absolutely delicious! Made this to break my 16 hour fast. But ate the whole concoction. 1/2 seemed like too small of a portion. I tried splitting between two ramekins and opted to combine into one bowl (serving). Is this really *two* servings and I’m overeating? Thx!
Thank you !100% great respire love it It’s a treat for cold days or just needed something warm !
So glad I gave this recipe a try! I miss oatmeal and it’s my comfort breakfast. Now I can get the same warming breakfast without the carbs. Love the nuttiness of this recipe. Thank you!
I have made this for the last 2 days....
Oops, didn't see that it was 2 servings. All gone each day.
It is a keeper. Thank you for bringing oatmeal back into my life.
Pam B says
I have been craving oatmeal all winter so decided to try, so glad I did! Oh my goodness this was so good! I decreased the swerve by half and added a pinch of salt. I topped mine with blueberries a teaspoon of butter and 1 tsp brown sugar swerve. This was better than the Starbucks oatmeal because it was keto friendly!!!! Can you premix ingredients for a quick breakfast to go?
brian Murdock says
Great recipe. I added blueberries, tab of butter, a little honey, a few nuts just as I have when making store bought oatmeal. Also the keto bread recipe is excellent too. Thanks
This was really good, I cut down the sugar to 3/4 of a tbsp (I don’t like a sweet tasting oatmeal), I added some açai smoothie to my bowl with some blueberries. YUM. I do have to say, this recipe doesn’t yield 2 cups. I ate 1/2 cup and have exactly 1/2 cup remaining for tomorrw.
Lori Sharpe says
My goodness, this is delicious! It is also great with Swerve Brown!
Made this today for a picky spouse just starting keto and missing oatmeal. He loved it. Thank you so much for making my morning so much easier now! I added a 1/4 c blackberries on top so yummy and fulling!
Amazing taste and texture, but followed recipe exactly and it only makes 1 cup when done. Luckily, a half cup was filling enough. Now I don't have to buy store bought keto oatmeal that's expensive and doesn't taste as good as yours. Thank you!!
Gina Donza says
This is the best “oatmeal” you can make even if you’re not keto. I add two beaten eggs to it and cook on 4/10 setting on the stove top whisking frequently. I also only add 1 TBSP of swerve. At the end, I add a small amount of Wholesome Yum keto maple syrup and a 1/2 tbsp of heavy whipping cream. It’s so delicious and you can’t taste any egg.
The Diet Chef says
Aweee so happy you liked it :)
Totally cured my oatmeal cravings.
Made it for breakfast, and it totally hit the spot.
It seems delicious ! How do you do to substitute almond flour ? because I'm almond intolerant ....
Thank you in advance for your answer
The Diet Chef says
Use sunflower seed or walnut flour ;)
Wonderful keto breakfast option right here :)
I made this today for breakfast. All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you. Just amazing!
Best keto oatmeal I’ve tried. Feeling all the fall things so I knew I had to find me some oatmeal. As one person suggested I added a little bit of butter. Delicious!
This is better than the boxed stuff no joke!!
Super awesome great oatmeal!
So delicious, thanks for sharing on Instagram! Love all your recipes!
Tasted like quaker oats!
I absolutely love love oatmeal, however it gives me terrible heartburn. Now I’ve been keto for almost 2 years and came across this recipe and I’m telling you all it is unbelievable in my honest opinion! Reminds me of Ralston hot cereal that I used to have as a kid. I topped off the bowl with a dollop of butter, some sugar-free maple syrup and red raspberries ! So yummy! Definitely might go to hot breakfast from now on! Thank you for the recipe!
Loved this! Had tried other keto oatmeal recipes, but this one approximates real oatmeal the best! I also, like others, added a small pat of butter and used regular flax meal vs golden, so end result was darker than pictured. Lastly, wanted everyone to know this works in the microwave, too. I have 1100 watt microwave and cooked for 2.5 minutes at 70% power, checking at 2 min for consistency (I like oatmeal thick). Less to wash!
I used the solid ingredients hemp hearts, flex meal etc mixed in a bowl. But butter & brown sugar substitute in melted butter added 2 tablespoons to the butter & chopped up 1/2 of a peach & made mock peach cobbler. It was delicious