Sometimes all you want is to wake up to a big bowl of crunchy, sweet cereal. But if you’re on keto and limiting your daily carb intake to around 20 grams, then a big bowl of cereal aka carbs in the morning isn’t ideal.
But truth be told, a good morning is incomplete without some crackly, crunchy cereal. And so, we’ve curated a list of keto-friendly cereal recipes that you can whip up at home and gobble up for breakfast (or even dinner!), without worrying about maxing out your carb limit.
How to Make Low-Carb Cereals?
Since cereal by definition is grain, making low-carb cereals requires thinking outside the (cereal) box. Traditional cereals – the ones stacked up in supermarket shelves – are high in sugar and carbs and certainly not keto-friendly.
To make cereals low-carb, you need to switch regular grains with keto-compliant flours and sweeteners, and most importantly, make it at home, yourself.
But making your own keto cereal might sound like a daunting task at first. And so, we’ve compiled a list of easy but scrumptiously delicious keto cereal recipes which you can recreate without much effort and then munch on, without breaking your diet.
Is Granola Keto?
Most store-bought granolas are not keto friendly since the key ingredient in them is grain and sugar. And while there are keto granolas available on the market, the safest and best bet is to D-I-Y it at home. They’re super easy to make, and store well, so you can make a large batch ahead and enjoy them throughout the week.
12 Low-Carb and Keto Cereal Recipes
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See also: No Egg Keto Breakfasts
1. Low Carb Keto and Paleo Granola
With just 10 minutes of prep time, you can whip up a large batch of this keto and paleo friendly granola. This sugar-free granola creates a simple blend of nuts and seeds for the crunch, butter for creaminess and a splash of vanilla extract for some added oomph!
Each serving contains 2g of net carbs, 7g of protein and 26g of fat for a total of 278 calories.
Get the full recipe for low-carb keto and paleo granola here
(Prep time: 10 mins, Cook time: 15 mins)
2. Keto Cocoa Puffs
These chocolatey, crunchy and mildly sweet keto cocoa puffs are sure to be a hit among adults and children alike. With just 6 pantry-staple ingredients, recreate and relish your childhood favourite cereal, in a much healthier way.
Each serving contains 12g of carbs, 7g of protein, and 25g of fat for a total of 276 calories.
Get the full recipe for keto cocoa puffs here
(Prep time: 20 mins, Cook time: 14 mins)
3. (Extra Crisp) Keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal
With just 2g of net carbs per serving, this keto cinnamon toast crunch cereal is deliciously brilliant. This ultra crunchy, cinnamon spiced cereal will satisfy all your cinnamon toast cravings while keeping carbs at bay. Make a large batch of the dough and freeze ahead for a rainy day, or for when those random cereal cravings hit.
Each serving contains 2g of net carbs, 4g of protein and 16g of fat for a total of 172 calories.
Get the full recipe for keto cinnamon toast crunch cereal here
(Prep time: 20 mins, Cook time: 15 mins)
4. 4 Ingredient Keto Cereal
Like classic cereals, this 4-ingredient keto cereal retains its crunchy sweetness even after being dunked in milk. Made with a blend of almond and coconut flour, sugar-free maple syrup and coconut oil, it’s unbelievably easy to make with just 2g of net carbs per serving!
Each serving contains 3g of net carbs, 6g of protein and 34g of fat for a total of 273 calories.
Get the full recipe for 4-ingredient keto cereal here
(Prep time: 5 mins, Cook time: 10 mins)
5. Keto Gingerbread Granola Cereal
This crunchy keto granola cereal seasoned with gingerbread spice mix is perfect to add a bit of holiday flavour to your morning breakfast. Combine it with keto yogurt and fresh berries, and begin your day on a celebratory note
Each serving contains 4g of carbs, 3g of protein and 12g of fat for a total of 130 calories.
Get the full recipe for keto gingerbread granola cereal here
(Prep time: 10 mins, Cook time: 30 mins)
See also: Keto Breakfasts for On-The-Go
6. Gluten-Free Keto Coconut Granola
This gluten-free keto coconut granola is crunchy, coconutty-sweet and loaded with fibre. This recipe is superbly adaptable. You can add pecans, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds or any other keto-friendly nuts and seeds of your choice and customize this granola to your liking.
Each serving contains 13g of carbs, 11g of protein and 33g of fat for a total of 376 calories.
Get the full recipe for gluten-free keto coconut granola here
(Prep time: 5 mins, Cook time: 25 mins)
7. Baked Keto Oatmeal
This baked keto oatmeal is surprisingly made without a single grain of oats to make it keto compliant. A mix of flaked coconut and almond slices ground to the size of oats becomes the perfect replacement for carb-heavy oatmeal in this keto-friendly breakfast recipe. It tastes as good as or (dare we say) better than the real deal, and is great for days when you’re craving some gooey, creamy oatmeal.
Each serving contains 5.2g of carbs, 10.3g of protein and 26.9g of fat for a total of 307 calories.
Get the full recipe for baked keto oatmeal here
(Prep time: 10 mins, Cook time: 25 mins)
8. Keto Chocolate Pancake Cereal
With this keto chocolate pancake cereal, even ketoers can hop on the bandwagon of the TikTok pancake cereal trend. Sweetened naturally with coconut yogurt and flavoured with decadent dark chocolate, these mini pancakes are fluffy, soft and worth indulging on.
Each serving contains 4.1g of net carbs, 10.1g of protein and 20.6g of fat for a total of 248 calories.
Get the full recipe for keto chocolate pancake cereal here
(Prep time: 5 mins, Cook time: 10 mins)
9. Keto Chocolate Toast Crunch Cereal
Why limit keto cereals to just flakes and nuts when you can have chocolate flavoured toast crunch cereal? Made with almond flour, ground flax and chia seeds, and keto approved sweetener, this chocolate crunch is chocolatey, crunchy and far better than the boxed alternative.
Each serving contains 9g of carbs, 7g of protein, and 26g of fat for a total of 282 calories.
Get the full recipe for chocolate toast crunch cereal here
(Prep time: 15 mins, Cook time: 20 mins)
See also: Keto Breakfast Egg Muffin Recipes
10. Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Porridge
What better way to start off a chilly morning than with some hot porridge? Made with almond flour, flaxseeds, eggs – blended together with pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice mix, this breakfast porridge is warm, gooey, gently-spiced and the ultimate comfort meal for the cold fall weather.
Each serving contains 13g of carbs, 18g of protein and 29g of fat for a total of 384 calories.
Get the full recipe for low carb pumpkin spice breakfast porridge here
(Prep time: 10 mins, Cook time: 10 mins)
11. 4-Ingredient Low Carb Keto Flakes Cereal
This low carb keto flakes cereal is a keto-friendly alternative to traditional cornflakes. Thin coconut flakes are dipped in egg whites and vanilla essence and then baked until crisp. Crunchy, moreish and delicately sweet, these coconut flakes are sure to replace traditional corn flakes even for non ketoers.
Each serving contains 7g of carbs, 3g of protein and 18g of fat for a total of 193 calories.
Get the full recipe for 4-ingredient low carb keto flakes here
(Prep time: 5 mins, Cook time: 50 minutes)
12. Keto Rice Krispie Treats
Rice krispie treats that are keto friendly. Need we say more? Crunchy, crispy and unarguably delicious, these keto rice krispies taste just like the original but without the extra sugar and carbs.
Each serving contains 2.8g of net carbs, 11.2g of protein and 21g of fat for a total of 321 calories.
Get the full recipe for keto rice krispie treats here
(Prep time: 2 mins)
See also: Sweet Keto Breakfasts
Our Thoughts on Keto Cereal Recipes
A good breakfast sets the tone for the day. With these keto-friendly recipes, you no longer have to limit your breakfast choices, or skip out on crunchy, delicious cereals. These recipes are not only low on carbs but also easy to make and so mouth-wateringly scrumptious, that you’ll want to wake up to these every day.