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 (100 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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10 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.

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