Keto breakfast cereal with almond milk

Keto breakfast cereal with almond milk

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. Without the almond milk, the cereal is keto (1 g of net carbs per serving).

Keto breakfast cereal with almond milk

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. Without the almond milk, the cereal is keto (1 g of net carbs per serving).
USMetric
6 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (4 oz.) 240 ml (110 g) almond flour
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp 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 1.4 liters unsweetened almond milk
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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 a 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" (1.5 - 3 mm) thickness.
  5. Put on cutting board, remove top parchment paper, and cut into 1" (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 cooling 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.

Tip from our Dietitian

If enjoying this cereal for breakfast we recommend increasing the protein for a more filling and nutritious meal. If you tolerate dairy, replace the almond milk with greek yogurt. If you don't eat dairy products, eat a couple of eggs on the side.

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17 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
  6. Bradley
    Made a double batch as a cocoa pops substitute for my kids by adding in 1 tbsp of cacao powder and 1 tbsp of cacao nibs when blitzing in the food processor. Had to add about double the suggested amount of water (even after doubling it already) and in future would use a little less coconut oil (personal preference). Cooked over two trays for about 12 mins at 180c. Could add a small amount of sweetener next time for the kids (until they get used to less sugar in their diet) but I like it as is with some greek yoghurt :)
  7. cyphercleo
    Added 1 tbsp of Swerve brown sugar for a little bit of sweetness. Cutting tip, leave the top parchment paper after rolling out the dough, then use a pizza cutter to make your squares. I had issues with the dough sticking to the cutter, and didn't want to use additional flour. They came out beautifully.
    Reply: #8
  8. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Added 1 tbsp of Swerve brown sugar for a little bit of sweetness. Cutting tip, leave the top parchment paper after rolling out the dough, then use a pizza cutter to make your squares. I had issues with the dough sticking to the cutter, and didn't want to use additional flour. They came out beautifully.

    Sounds great! Thanks for the tip!

  9. Fatima
    how long can the squares be stored for? Is storing in container in the pantry ok?
    Reply: #10
  10. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    how long can the squares be stored for? Is storing in container in the pantry ok?

    Typically things like this should be stored in the refrigerator and can last up to a week refrigerated. If storing in the pantry, only 2-3 days as there are no food preservatives in this recipe.

  11. Dylan
    I'm thinking of substiting the almond flour with sunflower seed flour, either keep 2tbsp sunflower seeds or sub with pumpkin seeds and replace flax meal with chia seeds. Could this work?
    Reply: #12
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I'm thinking of substiting the almond flour with sunflower seed flour, either keep 2tbsp sunflower seeds or sub with pumpkin seeds and replace flax meal with chia seeds. Could this work?

    We have not tested this recipe with those substitutes, but they may work!

  13. Linda
    I doubled the cinnamon...added 2 TBSP sweetener...and it was STILL super tasteLESS. I will eat the remaining as a snack. Quite disappointed.
    Reply: #14
  14. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I doubled the cinnamon...added 2 TBSP sweetener...and it was STILL super tasteLESS. I will eat the remaining as a snack. Quite disappointed.

    I am sorry you didn't love this one. I will share your feedback with our recipe team.

  15. Jane
    I've just made up my first batch as per the recipe and my husband who declares he doesn't like anything keto, has munched his way through half the batch...I've eaten the other half, so will have to make some more ....Very tasty, super excited to have these for breakfast!
    Reply: #16
  16. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I've just made up my first batch as per the recipe and my husband who declares he doesn't like anything keto, has munched his way through half the batch...I've eaten the other half, so will have to make some more ....Very tasty, super excited to have these for breakfast!

    Wonderful! So glad you both love it!

  17. wplogin-d51d9a2e-f852-4d00-9010-1b9d0e0cc2c9
    Sounds like an ass pain recipe for those of us simple living folks trying to eat keto.
    MUCH love and appreciation to all of those who have time and mental space to go deep on the recipes.
    :>

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