Delicious Low Carb Breakfast Oatmeal
Overnight oats have become quite popular in the last few years. It is pretty clear to see why, too. The idea of making a healthy, delicious breakfast the night before sounds so nice. You can wake up and simply enjoy the meal you have already prepared. Anything that makes mornings easier is a triumph.
However, for us keto followers, overnight oats really aren’t allowed. One cup of oats has about 32 grams of carbs. That is an extremely high amount! Especially for one meal. Eating a bowl of overnight oats would definitely throw you right out of ketosis. So how can we low carb lovers enjoy this easy morning trend? We just have to be a little creative.
Our keto overnight oats actually have no oats. Sounds funny, I know! Instead of oats, we use seeds, coconut and almonds to make our “oatmeal”. If you have ever made keto granola or low carb granola bars, this blend of nuts and seeds may sound familiar. These ingredients have a similar texture to oatmeal and blend together to make a creamy, cereal-like mix. It is keto oatmeal at it’s finest!
Chia seeds and hemp seeds are the first ingredients we use to make our keto overnight oats. Chia seeds puff up and thicken the milk as they sit. The pudding-like texture that the chia seeds add is responsible for the whole bowl feeling like oatmeal. They are an essential ingredient if you want to pretend you are eating real oats!
Hemp seeds are also super important to this low carb overnight oats recipe. Hemp seeds have lots of protein, fiber and healthy fatty acids. They, too, have a grainy, oatmeal texture and they add a nice nutty flavor to the breakfast. Speaking of nuts, sliced almonds are next on our ingredient list. Almonds are full of healthy fats that we keto dieters need. The give the oatmeal a nice crunch, too.
Shredded coconut is another important oatmeal-like ingredient. The flakey coconut is very similar to the texture of rolled oats. Of course coconut is keto approved as it is high in fat and low in carbs. Shredded coconut also tastes way better than plain old oats. I’d rather have a scoop of coconut flakes any day!
To flavor our keto overnight oats, we use vanilla extract, So Nourished granular erythritol, strawberry slices and almond butter. We love this blend of flavors, textures and tastes. However, you can totally add in your favorite keto mix-ins. Here are a few ideas that you can try to switch up this keto oatmeal:
- Use peanut butter in place of almond butter.
- Add almond extract instead of vanilla
- Use blueberries or raspberries in place of strawberries
- Try chopped walnuts, hazelnuts or pecans instead of almonds
- Use So Nourished GOLD for a brown sugar flavor.
The possibilities really are endless when it comes to making delicious keto overnight oats. Mixing everything together at night then wake up to a perfect breakfast is an unbeatable feeling. It is a great way to ensure you start your day off on a healthy, nutritious path. And, you get to enjoy one of the latest breakfast trends! With great recipes like this, keto dieting has never been easier! Enjoy!
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