A Quick & Easy Keto Breakfast!
Cereal is a quick fallback for most people. You throw it in a bowl and breakfast is served. But have you ever glanced at the nutrition facts on a box of your favorite cereal? Us, ketoers, are well aware of the carbs and sugars found in most boxed cereal, but let’s take a second to appreciate just how bad it can be!
Some of the top contenders for “worst start to your day” are cereals that are 50% sugar! Imagine eating a bowl of cereal and half of it is pure sugar. How can anyone eat that?! Most of these cereals list sugar as their first ingredient, followed by wheat, of course. Golden Crisp, for example, is 51% sugar by weight. Eating a bowl of it is essentially eating a bowl of sugar with some crispy rice mixed into it. Sure, it may taste good, but it’s not exactly a healthy breakfast and definitely not low carb. So what is a keto follower to do when they want an easy breakfast option like cereal?
Not much exists in terms of low carb cereal, as it is by nature made from wheat, oats or crispy rice in some form. Sure, there can be gluten-free cereals or paleo granolas here and there, but they’re still laden with sugar to make them more palatable to the average person. However, low carb options are practically impossible to find. So, what to do? Make your own!
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A quick and easy way we’ve found we can enjoy a crunchy start to the day is making a batch of our own chocolately, low carb, paleo & gluten-free cereal mix and enjoying it with almond milk! It’s full of nuts, seeds, and cocoa nibs for chocolate flavor and serious crunch! We got our cocoa nibs from Anthony’s Goods. They’re incredibly addictive little bites of pure chocolate. But don’t worry, there is no sugar in cocoa nibs which makes them completely keto-friendly while still having the great taste and richness of the chocolate. Our favorite way to enjoy them is sprinkled onto a spoonful of peanut butter. Cocoa nibs are mostly fat, with some protein and carbs, though they have a good amount of fiber in them as well. They give extra chocolate flavor to anything you put them in and we highly recommend them!
Our cereal is super easy to make and essentially just involves mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl or jar. We recommend making a double batch of the cereal so that you have cereal ready for every morning. Isn’t it great to have such an easy breakfast option on hand! Best of all, our low carb, paleo & gluten-free cereal is 13 grams of fiber in a serving! YOu don’t have to sacrifice taste or your simple breakfast routine to enjoy a keto diet!
Here’s how we make it!
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds
- 2 tbsp flaxseeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp shredded coconut
- 10 grams cocoa nibs
- 1 pinch Stevia
- unsweetened almond milk
- Combine almonds, flax and chia seeds, shredded coconut and cocoa nibs in a bowl.
- Add a pinch of stevia for sweetness and pour your favorite low carb milk over top (we used unsweetened almond milk).
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your ingredient list doesn’t state the amount of milk used; is the milk counted in the macro total? if so, how much milk was used? Thanks!
It’s up to you! Everyone uses a different amount of milk. You can use this as a cereal or as a snack eaten dry or crumbled on top of a smoothie. That’s why the milk is not included in the ingredients or macros. We recommend using unsweetened almond milk, which has very few calories and macros. The amount used wouldn’t alter the nutrition facts significantly.
How much is 10 grams of cocoa nibs? In teaspoon or tablespoons or measuring cups?
That should be about 2 teaspoons. I’d recommend getting a basic kitchen scale if you’re counting calories.
I’m on a ketogenic diet you did not list the five or so I couldn’t subtract that from the carbs so I don’t know if I can make this or not can you please tell me the fiber on this recipe?
You listed Seven Grams carbohydrates
We listed 7 net carbs per serving – that’s the total carbs minus the 13 grams of fiber in each serving. Hope that helps!