Keto Protein Noatmeal (Low Carb “Oatmeal”)

Winter weather is here in force, which means cold, snowy mornings where I am. A cup of coffee or tea can definitely be warming, but that’s not always enough to get me ready to face the cold so lately I’ve been adding this keto “noatmeal” recipe to the rotation. I wanted something that would be warm and filling like traditional oatmeal…minus the oats of course!

I settled on this combination of coconut, hemp hearts, flax, and chia, which are packed with healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants to really fuel your day. To up the flavor and add a protein boost, I also include a scoop of vanilla or salted caramel Keto Collagen for the benefits to skin, joint, and gut health. If you don’t have any on hand, you can pick some up here for 20% off with the code TRYKETO, substitute it with 1/2 scoop of another protein powder, or leave it out (see notes below).

Either way, you can have a bowl of this keto noatmeal ready to go in 10-15 minutes…which is a pretty good tradeoff since it should keep you full for hours!

Keto Protein Noatmeal/Fauxtmeal (Low Carb “Oatmeal”)

Sometimes nothing warms you up quite like a bowl of oatmeal…or in this case noatmeal! This low carb oatmeal alternative is packed with healthy fats and protein to fuel your day. Per serving: ~315 kcal, 25g fat, 17g protein, 9.5g total carbs – 7.3g fiber = 2.2g net carbs

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 10m
  • Total Time: 15m
  • Serves: 1
  • Yield: 1 bowl noatmeal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon flaxmeal (ground flaxseed)
  • 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other low carb milk)
  • 1 scoop Keto Collagen (or 1/2 scoop protein powder)
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 dash salt
  • sweetener to taste (optional)

Instructions

  1. Blend together almond milk and collagen/protein powder, then add butter. Separately, add remaining dry ingredients (coconut, flax, hemp, chia, cinnamon, salt) to a bowl and stir to combine. Continue with either the microwave or stovetop directions below.

Microwave Method

  1. In the microwave (using 20-30 second increments), heat the almond milk mixture. You want it hot, but not boiling. About 60-90 seconds in the microwave or should do the trick.
  2. Pour the almond milk over the dry ingredients, and mix well. Rest for 8-10 minutes to allow the mixture to thicken, then stir again. Add sweetener if desired.
  3. Reheat in microwave for 20-30 seconds, then stir again.
  4. Serve immediately. Optionally, add nuts, berries, or other toppings.

Stovetop Method

  1. In a small saucepan over medium low heat, simmer the almond milk mixture for 2-3 minutes. You want it hot, but not boiling.
  2. Remove from heat, then stir in dry ingredients and mix well. Rest for 8-10 minutes to allow the mixture to thicken, then stir again. Add sweetener if desired.
  3. Reheat mixture to desired temperature over medium low heat, stirring frequently.
  4. Serve immediately. Optionally, add nuts, berries, or other toppings.


Notes:

  • I add Keto Collagen to boost both the protein and flavor in this keto noatmeal recipe. Standard protein powders tend to be higher in protein (~20g per scoop) and less heat tolerant, so I would recommend using half a scoop if you substitute.
  • Want to skip the extra protein entirely? No problem! I would recommend adding 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and/or a splash of sugar free syrup to add flavor instead.
  • Part of the resting time for this keto noatmeal recipe is to allow the chia seeds to soften. If you don’t mind the texture of the chia seeds, you can cut the time down to 3-5 minutes. Using ground chia instead will also make it quicker.

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