Cereal is something that everyone enjoyed having for breakfast as a kid. It’s sweet, crunchy, and hits the spot on a busy morning. Nowadays, cereal is filled with processed carbs and refined sugar. It can be hard to fit a bowl of cereal in on a keto diet.
But this easy keto cereal recipe has the perfect amount of sweetness, crunch, and flavor without the carbs and sugar. You can make this keto cereal and easily fit it into your low-carb diet.
Not only is it delicious, but there are only 4 ingredients and it takes less than 15 minutes to make! You probably already have these ingredients in your pantry which saves you a trip to the grocery store and you can make this cereal in no time!
This recipe makes four servings so you can share it with others, or store the leftovers in an airtight container and have them another day. This recipe is super easy to meal prep because this keto ceral has a longer shelf life than most homemade food!
What can you eat for breakfast on keto?
There are many keto breakfast options out there like a green smoothie, fat bombs, egg sandwich, and more! This low-carb cereal recipe is another great option for a keto breakfast. It’s full of healthy fats and low in carbs which means it’s going to keep you full until lunchtime and keep you on track with your diet!
Is milk keto-friendly?
Dairy milk is high in carbs and can easily be swapped out for lower-carb milk like unsweetened almond milk, or any other unsweetened plant-based milk. We prefer to pair almond milk with this keto cereal because it tastes the best!
How to make low-carb cereal:
Ingredients you’re going to need to make low-carb cereal:
- Almond flour – Almond flour is a low-carb and gluten-free flour substitute which is why it’s the perfect flour to use in keto recipes. It’s packed with healthy fats that are going to help keep you full.
- Coconut flour – Coconut flour is another low-carb and gluten-free flour substitute that’s found in most keto recipes. It absorbs more moisture than almond flour and will help these keto cereal balls stay together while baking.
- Sugar-free syrup – Sugar-free syrup is a low-calorie, low-carb, and low-sugar sweetener that’s keto-friendly. It’s what gives these low-carb cereal balls their sweet flavor. You can find sugar-free syrup next to the pancake mix and syrups at the grocery store!
- Coconut oil, melted – Coconut oil is going to help hold these cereal balls together when baking. Coconut oil also adds texture to the mixture as well!
Instructions for how to make keto cereal:
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, mix the two flours together. Add the sugar-free syrup and melted coconut oil and mix until crumbly.
Step 3: Using your hands form very tiny balls of dough (cereal size) and place them on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or so until the cereal is golden. Don’t over-bake.
Step 4: Remove from the oven and let the cereal cool completely before transferring to a sealable container. Serve with some unsweetened almond or coconut milk and fresh berries. Enjoy!
Tips for making low-carb cereal:
- Add ground cinnamon to your keto cereal – You can add 1 tsp of ground cinnamon to your dry ingredients for some extra flavor.
- Don’t overbake – It’s very easy to overbake these low-carb cereal balls because they’re so small but it’s important that you keep a close eye on them while they’re baking. If you do overbake, your cereal could turn out extra crispy or even hard.
- Add dried fruit – For some extra flavor, you can add dried fruit to your keto cereal before serving. Dried fruit adds a hint of sweetness without a ton of carbs. We chose to add dried strawberries to our cereal!
- Add this cereal to a yogurt bowl – This cereal is very similar to granola in the sense that it tastes great topped on greek yogurt. You can use this keto cereal as a way to add texture to your next yogurt bowl!
- Use almond flour – Almond flour and almond meal are very similar and easy to get confused. You want to make sure you’re using almond flour and not almond meal because the almond meal has a more coarse texture and will not bake correctly.
Can I eat frosted flakes on keto?
Frosted flakes are like most other cereals you find on the market, high in sugar and carbs. Foods that are high in refined sugar and carbs are typically avoided on a keto diet but it is possible to fit frosted flakes into your keto diet if you “save” all of your carbs the rest of the day. But, it is important to note that frosted flakes are not a keto food because of the number of carbs.
What should I eat first thing in the morning on keto?
Starting the day off with something low-carb is a great way to start your day! This is because you can spread your carb count throughout the day instead of consuming it all in the morning. Eggs, keto cereal, keto muffins or scones, and more are all great options!
How do I start my keto diet for the first time?
Starting keto can be confusing because there is a lot of information out there. We have a lot of free keto resources on our website that can help you get started with keto and be successful. You can even get a free keto grocery list, keto flour and sugar substitutes, and more!
It’s important that you start keto with a lot of information to make sure it’s right for you. Also, is you have an abundance of information, it’s going to be easier for you to succeed!
More keto breakfast recipes:
This low-carb cereal is delicious but here are a few other keto breakfast recipes we think you’ll enjoy.
- Keto blueberry muffins
- Keto maple walnut scones
- Keto blueberry scones
- Keto egg muffins
- Fluffy keto pancakes
It’s super easy to make something low-carb for breakfast because eggs have no carbs and with flour subsitiutes like almond flour, it’s easy to find baked recipes as well.
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 coconut flour
- 1/3 cup sugar-free syrup
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the two flours together. Add the sugar free syrup and melted coconut oil and mix until crumbly.
- Using your hands form very tiny balls of dough (cereal size) and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or so until the cereal is golden. Don’t over-bake.
- Remove from the oven and let the cereal cool completely before transferring to a sealable container. Serve with some unsweetened almond or coconut milk and fresh berries. Enjoy!
- Add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the dough to make cinnamon crunch cereal.
- Don’t overbake the cereal. If you do, it’s ok and they will just be extra crispy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 338Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Carb count will vary with different ingredients and brands. It should not be considered as a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.