Keto breakfast cereal

Keto breakfast cereal

No grain? It's a no-brainer. Make this simple, nutty, low-carb cinnamon cereal ahead so you’ll have a quick-and-easy breakfast for busy mornings. Or, take it along for a quick, crunchy snack on the road.

Keto breakfast cereal

No grain? It's a no-brainer. Make this simple, nutty, low-carb cinnamon cereal ahead so you’ll have a quick-and-easy breakfast for busy mornings. Or, take it along for a quick, crunchy snack on the road.
USMetric
6 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 225 ml (110 g) almond flour
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp (20 g) sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp (10 g) golden flax meal
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp coconut oil
Serving
  • 6 cups 1.5 liters unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Blend together almond flour, sunflower seeds, flax meal, cinnamon, and salt in bowl or preferably in a food processor to finely chop the sunflower seeds.
  3. If using a food processor, pulse in the water and coconut oil until dough forms. If blending by hand, stir the liquid ingredients into dry ingredients to form a dough.
  4. Place the dough ball on a sheet of parchment paper and press flat. Cover with another sheet of parchment paper and roll dough to about 1/8 to 1/16 inch (1.5 - 3 mm) thickness.
  5. Put on cutting board, remove top parchment paper, and cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) squares using a pizza cutter or knife.
  6. With the parchment paper still on the bottom, transfer the cut dough onto a baking sheet. Bake until edges are brown and crisp (about 10-15 minutes). Allow to cool on a rack then separate squares into individual pieces.
  7. Serve plain for snacking or enjoy in a bowl with unsweetened almond milk or other low-carb, unsweetened nut milk.

Serving suggestion

If not vegan, you can serve these cereal with full fat greek yogurt or cream if desired.

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Keto doesn’t have to be expensive. With a little planning and know-how, you can be both keto and thrifty! This week we’ve focused on cheaper yet still very tasty ingredients. We also use the same ingredients in more than one meal so you can buy them in bulk.

To cut your costs even more, buy regular cheese, especially on sale, rather than specialty cheeses that are much more pricey. Don’t buy pre-­shredded cheese; buy cheese in large or bulk sizes and shred/grate it yourself.  Shredded cheese can be frozen in small batches for quick use and no risk of spoilage. Use fresh vegetables when they are in season, but buy frozen the rest of the year. Frozen meats, too, are usually cheaper. Here you’ll find more money saving low-carb tips.

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5 comments

  1. Rosemary
    Just made this recipe to use more as a snack than a cereal. Would add a little more cinnamon next time and a bit of sweetener I think. Have a nice crunch and if you switched out cinnamon with ginger it would make a lovely ginger snap biscuit
  2. Stephnie
    Can the flax be swapped with anything? Not keen on the flavour it gives.
    Reply: #3
  3. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can the flax be swapped with anything? Not keen on the flavour it gives.

    You could try omitting the flax but we have not tested this recipe without it or with a substitute.

  4. Luna
    Excellent as it is with milk. I also substitute cinnamon for ginger and cut bigger squares which became my low carb ginger snap cookies.
  5. jill
    Love it.. beautiful with some berries and almond milk

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