Think you can’t have cereal on a keto diet? Think again, my friends! You don’t have to forego the crunchy breakfast treat anymore. These delicious low carb cereal recipes will make your morning fun again. This post has been updated to include some wonderful new recipes!
If you grew up in Canada like I did, you probably spent a large portion of your formative years eating Quaker Harvest Crunch for breakfast. I was never that much of a cereal fan, but a bowl of that granola from the orange box was always welcome.
In fact, I was happy to eat it any time…breakfast, lunch or dinner. It was so good, so crunchy and so, so sweet. Addictively sweet. I shudder now to think of how much sugar was in what I assumed back then was a healthy option. No wonder I liked it so much.
But I don’t miss it anymore, not since I discovered that there are so many delicious ways to make keto and low carb cereals!
Can you have cereal on a keto diet?
Cereal is a tough one to give up when starting a low carb, grain-free, or paleo diet. It’s easy to put together, it’s tasty and it fills you up. For a little bit, anyway, before the subsequent blood sugar crash.
But it turns out that you don’t have to give it up at all, as long as you are willing to make your own. And many of these keto cereal recipes are almost as easy to make as grabbing the box from your cupboard and pouring cereal into your bowl.
From granola to squares to hot cereals for a cold winter morning, we’ve got you covered.
The Best Keto Cereal Recipes
- Baked Keto Oatmeal
- Peanut Butter Power Granola
- Keto Cinnamon Crunch Cereal
- Keto Chocolate Cereal (Nut-Free)
- Granola Clusters
- Low Carb Banana Nut Cereal
- Coconut Cacao Nib Granola
- Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Granola
- Chocolate Hazelnut Granola
- Maple Pecan Granola
- Keto Instant Hot Cereal
More great keto cereal recipes from other bloggers
- Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch
- Berry Nut Cereal
- Maple Almond Hot Cereal
- Butter Pecan Breakfast Porridge
- Keto Cinnamon Coconut Cereal
- Grain-Free Granola
- Pumpkin Spiced Granola
- Breakfast Muesli
- Warm Chia Porridge
- Keto Butter Crunch
- Cinnamon Pumpkin Flax Cereal
- Baked Spiced Granola
- Hazelnut Mocha Cereal
- Blueberry Morning Cereal
- Cinnamon Cranberry Coconut Crunch
- Gingerbread Toast Crunch
- Blueberry Hemp Breakfast “Oatmeal”
- Dairy-Free Chocolate Granola
- Coconut Flour Porridge
- Crunchy Coconut Cluster Cereal
Store-Bought Keto Cereal
Yes there are even some pretty great low carb cereals you can buy at the store (or online!). Here are a few of my favorites…
HighKey Protein Cereal
My kids love these little crisps that resemble Rice Krispies, and I love them for using in other recipes!
I love making my own keto granola but this stuff is the next best thing, in my opinion.
This is my favorite store-bought cereal, and I love to just grab a handful and snack on it. The serving size is small (about ⅓ cup) but it’s really crispy and super satisfying.
The Granola Bakery
My girls adore their Chocolate Macadamia Granola. It’s not available on Amazon right now but look for it when it comes back!
I thought their fruity cereal really did taste like Fruit Loops! It’s not really my kind of thing first thing in the morning, but it might be yours…
I have to be honest, I did not like this. It was far too sweet, with a distinct aftertaste. My kids didn’t like it either. But I do know a lot of people love it so I thought I would include it here.