Judy's fabulous low-carb n'oatmeal

Judy’s fabulous low-carb n’oatmeal

Our friend, Judy, shared her awesome version of oatmeal with us — and it was so tasty, we had to let you in on it. Low-carb breakfast deliciousness at its best!

Judy’s fabulous low-carb n’oatmeal

Our friend, Judy, shared her awesome version of oatmeal with us — and it was so tasty, we had to let you in on it. Low-carb breakfast deliciousness at its best!
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1 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 225 ml canned, unsweetened coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp (10 g) flaxseed, whole
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp (12 g) chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp (10 g) sunflower seeds
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch salt

Instructions

Instructions are for 1 serving. Please modify as needed.

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and let simmer until desired thickness is reached. This shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes.
  2. Top with butter and coconut milk – or almond milk and cinnamon – or fresh, unsweetened berries. The possibilities are endless!

Tip!

Make a large batch of the dry ingredients and store in a big glass jar for an even quicker breakfast. This will be enough for 20 servings, corresponding to 3 tablespoons seed mix per serving:

1¼ cup flaxseeds
1¼ cup chia seeds
1¼ cup sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt

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140 comments

  1. Johannes Bell
    After cooking i couldnt eat it with this gelly like consistencey, but fortunately i have a blender and i mixed it and then i liked it.I add cinnamon andf toped it with cream, next time i try a kokosmush. Thanks for the recipe.
  2. Phi
    Flaxseed is also known as linseed in Australia, and the meal is what is called for in this recipe not the seeds. I made it with coconut milk, salt, and something called LSA meal (ground linseed, sunflower seeds, almonds), with chia seeds spinkled on top, and after cooking added vanilla flavoured unsweetened almond milk to serve (because I had it leftover from a freebie). It was reasonably good if a little bland. I always ate muesli for breakfast so there must have been more sugar than I thought in it. There was dried fruits as well.
    Reply: #138
  3. Brenda
    I tried it but it didn't thicken it was slimy. Did I do something wrong?
  4. Karen
    I find that if you blend the chia and other seeds it gives much smoother consistency. Add a few berries and a tablespoon of almond butter and it is lovely. You could also add a teaspoon of cocao to give it a lovely chocolatey look.
  5. Beth C
    I question using the whole flax seeds since they pass undigested through our systems. What would be the point of this?
  6. Jennifer
    This is AWFUL... looks and tastes like a bowl of mucous.
  7. Mary
    The first time I made this it was like eating troll bogeys but I have found and remedied the issue!
    I make this according to the recipe using unsweetened almond milk (have used both original and vanilla flavors).
    DO NOT OVERCOOK. If you are cooking it until you get the consistency you want, it will be overcooked. I heat mine up on the stove enough so the milk is warmed through but the consistency is still watery. Topped with cinnamon, banana, and strawberry. By the time you eat it, it will have congealed enough to not be soup, but definitely not enough to be worthy of being called troll bogeys.
    Reply: #129
  8. LJ
    Loved it! Made this with almond/coconut blend from a CARTON (can is not required), added splenda & cinnamon, brought it to a boil, then simmered very low for 5 min. Ate it with whipped cream and I'm going back for more!
  9. LJ
    Not sure where 8g of carbs is coming from though, unless canned coconut milk has a lot more carbs. I added pumpkin seeds as well and I'm still coming up with under 5g of carbs.
  10. Danielle
    I like it. Sure it was slimy but it tasted good. It's not like food's going down your stomach in one piece anyways. I added walnuts the first day, and added raspberries and cashew nuts the second. I couldn't finish the one serving in one sitting, it's very high in fat and I was full like 4 spoons in. So I ate it over two days. I'm not going to say it's the best recipe ever, but I do like it.
  11. Amanda
    This was pretty good, the texture didn't bother me at all. I used to take chia by itself with water, and I like gelatin. I adjusted for a 20 gram carb keto serving and did 1/2 cup of coconut milk plus 163 gr regular milk, and then I added Saigon cinnamon and Mexican vanilla and I'll probably add dried fresh stevia eventually. Stevia is several hundred times sweeter than sugar, milk has fat and protein, and fruit at best has some fiber, but this recipe is already full of fiber. If you're gonna go off road, do it well. I'll probably try ground flax next time since I have access to it in bulk.
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  13. Susan
    Gelatinous muck! No taste, never again.
  14. Mathilde
    I like reading the comments before I cook a recipe I’m not 100% sure of, so I took a bit of advise here and there: blended the seed mixture, added some of our preferred natural sweetener, a few berries and some cinnamon. Well worth repeating I say. Thanks for the recipe AND the tips!
    I do have a question though: does the added salt have a function or is that just preference?
  15. Barbara Steele
    It never got thick for me even after more than 5 min. Flax seed cant be digested whole anyway, so I put the whole hot mess in a blender. It as edible. After adding butter I used a couple of tablespoons to make crackers on parchment paper and they were quite good! Im going to tweek it somewhat and try the crackers again for sure. Adding a small amount of stevia takes the bitter taste out of the flax seed.
  16. Una
    One can hardly call it oatmeal when there isn't any oatmeal in it!!! Another fake name - like risotto which can't be made without Italian rice - otherwise it's something else!!! 😂 Reading through these reviews, it sounds revolting!!! 👹
  17. Joe
    Grim. Grim Grim.
  18. Heidi
    Slimy & Gross, tried it but never again
  19. Hayley
    I loved this! Made it with 1 C hazelnut milk and it was lovely. Not a "real" porridge, but warm and filling. I made a big batch and it's super easy to make in the morning and then either eat at home, or pack up i a thermal container and eat it at my desk. Makes it easy to stay healthy! Thank you!
  20. Frank
    one cup Unsweetened almond milk, a heaping tablespoon of ground flax and chia, no sunflower seeds cook and let boil for one minute and stevia a tablespoon or more of butter, add in some more almond milk to cool it down to make it more liquid and it tastes really good, a little like instant oatmeal but I have it for breakfast and sometimes even for a late night snack.
  21. nancy
    On another site they recommended to combine the ingredients and let it sit overnight in the fridge and thus it thickens more naturally. I find it less "slimy" and more of a consistency of a rice pudding that way. I eat cold or heat in microwave. But I LOVE rice pudding. The texture is a personal preference and I think naming it "oatmeal" is part of the problem because there is the expectation of a firmer grainy texture. I have also mixed it with a little coconut flour which absorbs some of the "gel".

    just a suggestion.

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  23. Hannah
    I thought it tasted pretty good. But the slimy texture was unnerving. So I added a tbl of almond four. That was much better. Think tomorrow I’ll try grinding the seeds up some first. I’m feeling desperate because I am SO SICK OF EGGS in the morning.... 🤢
  24. Peter
    I love chia seeds, I used chia seeds pre-soaked for 24 hours in coconut cream. I mixed freshly ground almond flour some fresh cream and blueberries and warmed it just enough.
  25. C
    ketoconnect.net has an overnight version of this...and it includes hemp seeds. The texture is grain-like, it is good cold or warmed in the microwave, and there is no slime. They offer several variations: a wee bit of peanutbutter, or walnuts and monkfruit syrup, etc...I like recipes from dietdoctor, but this one is grim as presented here. Making crackers from the mess, and I expect them to be good.
    Reply: #128
  26. Marja
    Couldn't get past the slime from the chia seeds. Definitely not worth the carbs. Flaxseeds definitely should be ground up otherwise they just pass through our systems.
  27. Una
    Please, it is NOT oatmeal! It is chia breakfast - hardly porridge, more like fishes eyes with all the slime and jelly - and it's not good or right to give wrong names to things! Why do you call it oatmeal????
  28. Una
    My argument is that it is not oatmeal!! Let's the company down by putting these kinds of fake things on the site - such a shame.

    ketoconnect.net has an overnight version of this...and it includes hemp seeds. The texture is grain-like, it is good cold or warmed in the microwave, and there is no slime. They offer several variations: a wee bit of peanutbutter, or walnuts and monkfruit syrup, etc...I like recipes from dietdoctor, but this one is grim as presented here. Making crackers from the mess, and I expect them to be good.

  29. Una
    If you're going to eat banana with it, you might as well skip the banana and have proper porridge oats - perhaps 20g, and made with cream or coconunt cream. Bananas are full of carbs - and sugar!!

    The first time I made this it was like eating troll bogeys but I have found and remedied the issue!
    I make this according to the recipe using unsweetened almond milk (have used both original and vanilla flavors).
    DO NOT OVERCOOK. If you are cooking it until you get the consistency you want, it will be overcooked. I heat mine up on the stove enough so the milk is warmed through but the consistency is still watery. Topped with cinnamon, banana, and strawberry. By the time you eat it, it will have congealed enough to not be soup, but definitely not enough to be worthy of being called troll bogeys.

    The first time I made this it was like eating troll bogeys but I have found and remedied the issue!
    I make this according to the recipe using unsweetened almond milk (have used both original and vanilla flavors).
    DO NOT OVERCOOK. If you are cooking it until you get the consistency you want, it will be overcooked. I heat mine up on the stove enough so the milk is warmed through but the consistency is still watery. Topped with cinnamon, banana, and strawberry. By the time you eat it, it will have congealed enough to not be soup, but definitely not enough to be worthy of being called troll bogeys.

  30. PirateJenny
    For a hot cereal, you can cook almond (or other nut) meal and make a "mush." To bulk it up (for more of a "big bowl of oatmeal" experience), I like to add grated zucchini & cook it along with the mush. Zucchini has a mild flavor that isn't very noticeable once you add coconut milk, cinnamon, sweetener, etc. (This isn't a "tweak" to the above recipe, but a different direction altogether, if you don't want slimy stuff for breakfast!) You could also add other mild low-carb veggies, such as pumpkin puree, sweet potato, or cauliflower (think rice pudding...ingredients are very similar to oatmeal).
  31. Charlene D Simpson
    Going to try as soon as I get the ingredients
  32. John
    Used this as a base for experimentation this morning and was pleased with the results. I agree whole flaxseed is the wrong way to go - I went with 2 tbsps milled flax, one chia, one sunflower and a tsp of almond flour, tbsp each of butter and double cream to finish (with a sprinkle of ground linseed on top), a good grind of salt too and it was very nice - will keep messing with it. Relatively high carb according to this website but as one other commenter says, my own maths come out a bit less. It's the closest thing to proper porridge I have found to date and gives me hope for the future: porridge/oatmeal is the one big thing I am missing on low carb.
  33. Andrea
    One thing we have to keep in mind that this will never be like REAL oatmeal. It’s ok. Part of being on this lifestyle change is understanding that. So, if you want your REAL oatmeal, then do it. Just be mindful of your carb intake later in the day.
    I didn’t have flax seed so i made it with almond flour and it was pretty good. Very filling.
  34. Judi
    Probably this ought to be called "porridge" or "hot cereal", but not oatmeal, since it has no oats. Or maybe N'oatmeal...
  35. Steph
    Wish I'd read the comments first. I clearly 'over cooked' it and ended up with a bowl of slime. Had to ditch it and go for eggs again. I'll give it a second and final try tomorrow...
    Reply: #136
  36. Steph
    Second attempt: Halved the amount of almond milk, cooked for about a minute and added cinnamon, cacao nibs, pecans and a dash of double cream. Not a favourite but it was 100x better than yesterday!
  37. Lee Wagner
    Not anything remotely related to oatmeal, and decidedly not fabulous. A hard-to-stomach slimy mass. I actually wonder if Joy has ever eaten this......
  38. Marina Sparrow

    Flaxseed is also known as linseed in Australia, and the meal is what is called for in this recipe not the seeds.

    Thank you, that explains it!

  39. Rhonda F-L
    I made this and within a couple of hours had a very painful time digesting these seeds. I normally have no digestive issues. I’m thinking I should have soaked the seeds overnight before making this.
  40. g.ellie99
    I'm confused as to how this amounts to 8g of carbs? When I put the ingredients into MyFitnessPal it equated to 10.8g of carbs without even adding cinnamon
    Reply: #141
  41. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I'm confused as to how this amounts to 8g of carbs? When I put the ingredients into MyFitnessPal it equated to 10.8g of carbs without even adding cinnamon

    Coconut milk can vary by brand.

  42. Francat
    pic looks yummy, but the taste and texture are yucky!
  43. robynbeltrametti
    can I use LSA mixed, flaxseed, sunflower- and almond instead of chia?
    Reply: #144
  44. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    can I use LSA mixed, flaxseed, sunflower- and almond instead of chia?

    We have not tested this recipe with chia alternatives.

  45. Tori
    I normally don't read the comments first and I wish I had. Even though I love chia puddings, this bowl of snot was not nice at all. I have read ways to tweak it etc but I'm sticking to chia puddings. No more snot bowls in this house LOL
  46. Loretta
    I made this recipe this morning. As with others I was very tired of eggs. I found it to be quite tasty. I made the bulk servings and placed it in a jar to store in my pantry. I took 3 tablespoons per serving and ground that amount in my coffee grinder with an added 1 tablespoon of almond flour. 1 cup of coconut milk, not canned. I used 2 tablespoons of monk fruit to sweeten it but this was too much sweetener for me. Next time I think I will leave out the sweetener. I did taste it while it was cooking and did enjoy the nutty taste the almond flour gave it. Also, next time I will let it thicken a bit more while in the pot.
    This is a keeper for me. Thanks for the recipe.
    Reply: #147
  47. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I made this recipe this morning. As with others I was very tired of eggs. I found it to be quite tasty. I made the bulk servings and placed it in a jar to store in my pantry. I took 3 tablespoons per serving and ground that amount in my coffee grinder with an added 1 tablespoon of almond flour. 1 cup of coconut milk, not canned. I used 2 tablespoons of monk fruit to sweeten it but this was too much sweetener for me. Next time I think I will leave out the sweetener. I did taste it while it was cooking and did enjoy the nutty taste the almond flour gave it. Also, next time I will let it thicken a bit more while in the pot.
    This is a keeper for me. Thanks for the recipe.

    Glad you enjoyed it, thank you for taking the time to let us know!

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