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(4 net carbs)
Hey Keto People!
Get your day started right with all the taste and none of the carbs from hot cereal you remember as a kid...
Keto Porridge is kind of like oatmeal and this Easy Keto-Friendly Hot Porridge is going to make your morning routine a lot easier.
You can even make this for your kid and share a moment. (Maybe a moment about why there are no Coco Puffs, but a moment none the less).
You can make this super easy low carb gluten free porridge (Keto cereal) recipe in less than 5 minutes.
It has all of the creamy rich heart warming goodness of oatmeal and only 4 net carbs.
With 12 grams of fiber and 26 grams of healthy fat it will fill you up and keep you full all day.
Maybe you remember hot cereal on a crisp fall day, the brown sugar and cinnamon floating on the butter as it melts in the middle of your bowl. Yum!
Being Keto doesn't mean that you have to miss that.
What is Porridge?
I never really considered myself a porridge eater. I thought it was some mystical food from fairy tales.
But I have always I loved oatmeal, cream-o-wheat, Malt O-Meal and even grits.
How can you go wrong with all of the butter, cinnamon and brown sugar?
Even as a Captain Crunch loving, carb fueled kid I never complained about getting hot cereal.
As it turns out, I was a porridge eater the whole time!
All hot cereals are just different kinds of porridge.
The definition of porridge is "a dish consisting of oatmeal or other meal boiled in either water or milk."
And you can be a porridge eater even if you are on the Keto Diet.
You can have the butter and the cinnamon, and if you want the brown sugar try Swerve Brown.
I know these look like a lot of ingredients for a simple recipe but they are all Keto staples.
If you are first starting Keto you may not have flax seed meal. If you don't you really should get some because it tastes good and it is oh so good for you.
It has a bunch of fiber and essential Omega 3 fatty acid.
You can still make this if you don't have it.
Recipe Tip: Substitutions
If you don't have flax meal and you really must have porridge right now you can use another tablespoon of coconut flour in place of the 2 tbsp. of flax meal.
If you don't have or don't want to use almond milk, you can substitute heavy cream.
I say to use Erythritol but if you would like to substitute an equal amount of stevia or monk fruit sweetener that will work just fine too.
It's a personal decision and I know you're a grown up, but I don't recommend sweeteners like Equal or Splenda or any other sweetener made of saccharine, aspartame or sucralose. These sweeteners - used regularly - are really bad for you.
If you don't have or don't care for butter in your keto oatmeal, you can substitute some other fat like coconut oil too.
I would recommend coconut oil with a little extra salt to maintain a consistent flavor.
Recipe Tip: Pre-Melt the Butter
You can make this without melting the butter before you mix it in with the rest of the ingredients, but 15 seconds in the microwave will melt the butter, and then when you add the egg and almond milk it will be much easier to mix.
Planning Tip for busy People: Make a mixture of the dry ingredients ahead of time.
If you are one of the busy people who doesn't have time to get all of the ingredients together every time you make something the thing to do is make your self a mix of all of the dry stuff.
If you mix the following it will make 4 servings worth of the dry ingredients.
- ½ cup of coconut flour
- ½ cup of flax meal,
- ¼ cup of erythritol
- 2 tsps. of cinnamon
- ½ tsp of salt,
Each serving will be a tiny bit more than 5 tablespoons. (5 tbsp. is a ¼ cup + 1 tbsp. I usually just use a heaping ¼ cup.)
Then you can just scoop it out add egg, cream and butter and nuke it.
Easy Keto Coconut Porridge
- 1 egg
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tsp butter
- Put all dry ingredients in a microwave safe bowl, and use a fork mix thoroughly.
- Add the egg butter and milk (cut into small peices) and whisk (with the same fork) vigorously.
- microwave on high for 60 seconds
- Remove and whisk vigerously again.
- Microwave on high for another 60 seconds. At this point it should have the consistency of a hot cereal all the way through. If not stir again and microwave for another 30 seconds.
- Garnish with butter cinnamon maybe a berry or two and enjoy.
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