Keto-Friendly Hot Porridge

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Get your day started right with all the taste and none of the carbs from hot cereal you remember as a kid…

Keto Porridge is kind of like oatmeal and this Easy Keto-Friendly Hot Porridge is going to make your morning routine a lot easier.

You can even make this for your kid and share a moment. (Maybe a moment about why there are no Coco Puffs, but a moment none the less).

 You can make this super easy low carb gluten free porridge (Keto cereal) recipe in less than 5 minutes. 

It has all of the creamy rich heart warming goodness of oatmeal and only 4 net carbs.

With 12 grams of fiber and 26 grams of healthy fat it will fill you up and keep you full all day.  

Maybe you remember hot cereal on a crisp fall day, the brown sugar and cinnamon floating on the butter as it melts in the middle of your bowl. Yum!

Being Keto doesn’t mean that you have to miss that.

What is Porridge?

I never really considered myself a porridge eater. I thought it was some mystical food from fairy tales.

But I have always I loved oatmeal, cream-o-wheat, Malt O-Meal and even grits. 

How can you go wrong with all of the butter, cinnamon and brown sugar?

Even as a Captain Crunch loving, carb fueled kid I never complained about getting hot cereal.

As it turns out, I was a porridge eater the whole time!

All hot cereals are just different kinds of porridge. 

The definition of porridge is “a dish consisting of oatmeal or other meal boiled in either water or milk.”

And you can be a porridge eater even if you are on the Keto Diet.

We also have another porridge recipe made from chia seeds and hemp hearts.

You can have the butter and the cinnamon, and if you want the sweet taste add allulose


Easy Keto Breakfast recipe

I know these look like a lot of ingredients for a simple recipe but they are all Keto staples.  

If you are first starting Keto you may not have flax seed meal.  If you don’t you really should get some because it tastes good and it is oh so good for you.

It has a bunch of fiber and essential Omega 3 fatty acid.  

You can still make this if you don’t have it.

Recipe Tip:  Substitutions

If you don’t have flax meal and you really must have porridge right now you can use another tablespoon of coconut flour in place of the 2 tbsp. of flax meal.

If you don’t have or don’t want to use almond milk, you can substitute heavy cream.

I say to use Erythritol but if you would like to substitute an equal amount of stevia or monk fruit sweetener that will work just fine too.

It’s a personal decision and I know you’re a grown up, but I don’t recommend sweeteners like Equal or Splenda or any other sweetener made of saccharine, aspartame or sucralose.  These sweeteners – used regularly – are really bad for you.

If you don’t have or don’t care for butter in your keto oatmeal, you can substitute some other fat like coconut oil too. 

I would recommend coconut oil with a little extra salt to maintain a consistent flavor. 

Recipe Tip: Pre-Melt the Butter

You can make this without melting the butter before you mix it in with the rest of the ingredients, but 15 seconds in the microwave will melt the butter, and then when you add the egg and almond milk it will be much easier to mix.

Planning Tip for busy People: Make a mixture of the dry ingredients ahead of time.

If you are one of the busy people who doesn’t have time to get all of the ingredients together every time you make something the thing to do is make your self a mix of all of the dry stuff. 

If you mix the following it will make 4 servings worth of the dry ingredients.

Each serving will be a tiny bit more than 5 tablespoons.  (5 tbsp. is a 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp.  I usually just use a heaping 1/4 cup.)

Then you can just scoop it out add egg, cream and butter and nuke it.

More tips for busy people.

More Healthy Recipes to Love:

Easy Keto-Friendly Hot Porridge recipe Breakfast cereal gluten free

Easy Keto Coconut Porridge

Warm and filling stick to your ribs breakfast. 5 Net Carbs per serving
4.29 from 7 votes
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 342 kcal


Microwave safe


Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients


  • Put all dry ingredients in a microwave safe bowl, and use a fork mix thoroughly.
  • Add the egg butter and milk (cut into small peices) and whisk (with the same fork) vigorously.
  • microwave on high for 60 seconds
  • Remove and whisk vigorously again.
  • Microwave on high for another 60 seconds. At this point it should have the consistency of a hot cereal all the way through. If not stir again and microwave for another 30 seconds.
  • Garnish with butter cinnamon maybe a berry or two and enjoy.


If you want to make this quickly in the morning, put all the dry ingredients in a microwave safe bowl, and then add the almond milk, butter and egg in the morning. You should have your breakfast in less than 2 minutes.


Calories: 342kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 13gFat: 26gSodium: 533mgFiber: 12gNet Carbs: 4gFat Ratio per Serving: 68.42%Protein Ratio per Serving: 15.2%Carb Ratio per Serving: 4.68%
Keyword Easy Keto Coconut Porridge, low carb breakfast
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The nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and while strive to be as accurate as possible we will not be insulted if you do your own calculations.

We have lots more great info about the Keto Diet.

How to start Keto,

How to do Keto on a budget

How to Keto if you don’t have mountains of available time.

How avoid mistakes on the Keto Diet.

Even how to cheat if you have to.

And as always if you have a comment or question we would love to hear from you in the comment section below!

Cheers and Keto on!

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Recipe Rating


  1. 5 stars
    I love porridge and have been eating it since I was little. The doctor has me on a low carb diet and I am so thankful that I found this recipe (and the others for hot cereal). Thank you thank you Doll!