17 Sweet, Crunchy and Easy Keto Cereal Recipes
By: Amanda Suazo
Sometimes you just want a big bowl of cereal in the morning. But if you’re on keto, traditional cereal isn’t even close to being keto-friendly. Enter keto cereal.
These keto cereal recipes put a breakfast classic back on the table—perfect for days when you want to switch up your low-carb breakfast routine.
Since each one cuts the grains and sugar, you can have a crunchy, creamy start to your day without maxing out your daily carb count.
Low-carb cereal essentials
Making your own sugar-free cereal might seem like a lot of work, but many of these recipes are simple to make, with only a few ingredients you may already have in your keto kitchen.
If you’re just getting started and want to make some keto-friendly cereal, you may want to load your pantry with the following staples:
- almond flour
- coconut flour
- alternative sweeteners, such as monk fruit, erythritol or stevia
- unsweetened coconut flakes
- xanthan gum
- Bulletproof Grass-Fed Ghee
- sugar-free chocolate/cocoa powder
- flax seeds
- Bulletproof Collagen Protein powder
- canned coconut milk
- unsweetened almond milk (for enjoying your cereal!)
Is keto cereal the same as traditional options?
It might surprise you, but keto cereal might even taste better than the original gluten-filled, high-carbohydrate versions you remember. While they may not be frosted, or in a familiar “Cheerio” shape, they pack the protein and other nutrients you need to start your day off right.
Using low-glycemic sweeteners and rich flavor from chocolate, cinnamon, fruit and nuts, these keto recipes pack flavor into every bite — all without the crash you would get from store-bought cereal.
Make classic versions of crispy box cereal, or make crunchy granola and piping hot oatmeal. These keto cereal recipes will keep you satisfied all morning long.
Classic crunchy keto cereal
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Grab a baking sheet for this ultra-crunchy and flavorful take on boxed cinnamon cereal that can also take care of any cinnamon toast cravings you may have.
This keto version makes a crumbly base out of almond flour, shredded coconut, butter and cinnamon, then coats the finished flakes in a cinnamon “sugar” topping—all for just over 3 grams of net carbs!
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This rich and chocolatey keto cereal tastes far better than the box version, thanks to satisfying ingredients like cocoa powder, butter and almond flour.
Whip this recipe up in under 40 minutes for a craveable breakfast treat with only 2 grams of net carbs per serving.
While this fluffy, fun cereal doesn’t have much crunch, it definitely makes a breakfast craving impact. Swapping out traditional high carbohydrate pancakes with an almond flour alternative, this recipe takes a bit of time but is worth the joy of eating tiny pancakes (with or without milk) for breakfast.
Plus, you can pretend you’re a giant while eating this low-carb cereal. With 6.5 grams of net carbs per serving, it’s a splurge, but 100% worth it.
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No eggs, nuts or dairy here. Instead, this recipe gets flavor and crunch from shredded coconut, cinnamon, sunflower seed butter and chia seeds.
Net carbs stay low at just over 4 grams with this recipe.
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This keto cereal recipe gets extra perks from brewed coffee mixed right into the dough.
Bake it up with add-ins like sugar-free cocoa powder and stevia for a super-satisfying breakfast with 3 grams of net carbs.
Try Bulletproof ground and whole bean coffee and taste the clean coffee difference.
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Make a unique and festive keto cereal with this easy recipe. Prep a dough with almond flour and warm spices like cinnamon and ginger, refrigerate 3-24 hours and then cut into shapes to bake.
Each sweet serving is only 2 grams of net carbs.
Granola-style keto cereal
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This sweet and seasoned keto cereal creates a simple blend of coconut flakes, almonds, and warm spices like cinnamon for a low-carb granola alternative.
Add to a bowl with some chilled canned coconut milk (try mixing it with ice cubes as the recipe suggests) to get the perfect blend of crunch and creaminess.
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Spices like cardamom, ginger and fennel make this keto cereal so flavorful, you won’t miss the high-carb version. Every bowl serves up 3 grams of net carbs, thanks to low-sugar ingredients like coconut oil, shredded coconut and seeds.
Use a granulated keto-friendly sweetener of choice in this recipe, like non-GMO erythritol or birch xylitol.
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This super-crunchy keto cereal makes a delicious low-carb snack or breakfast alternative, and it stores well in the fridge.
Make it with a blend of raw nuts, cacao nibs, cinnamon and sweeteners for just 4 grams of net carbs per serving.
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This coconutty cereal gets a sweet upgrade from fresh chunks of strawberries, all on a simple blend of flaked coconut, sweetener and cinnamon at 5 grams of net carbs per serving.
Make this one more ketogenic with full-fat canned coconut milk (thinned with water if desired) instead of the coconut almond blend.
Keto cereal: Oatmeal and porridge
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This keto cereal recipe makes the perfect base for all your favorite low-carb oatmeal toppings.
Using coconut flakes, coconut flour and flaxseed meal, this recipe makes a warm and creamy hot cereal without the oats—plus, it tallies up to only 2 grams of net carbs.
Make this oat-free keto cereal with a surprise ingredient: cauliflower rice! (Trust us.)
Once it softens and cooks down with coconut milk, add tart raspberries for a lightly sweetened hot breakfast.
Just 6 grams of net carbs, and contains Bulletproof Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil, the most ketogenic oil out there.
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This spin on sweet keto cereal uses pureed cauliflower and collagen protein as a base for a high-protein, nut-free pesto.
Explore other toppings like pasture-raised bacon or a scoop of grass-fed ghee if you want to up your fat intake with this savory, gluten-free cereal.
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If you miss the make-ahead ease of regular overnight oats, this keto cereal recipe delivers.
Soak ingredients like chia seed and hemp hearts in a mix of full-fat coconut milk and vanilla for a quick, low-prep time, cold breakfast with under 3 grams of net carbs.
With richness from cacao powder and healthy fats from Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil, this keto cereal tastes so good that you won’t believe it uses cauliflower rice as the base.
This recipe also gets an added protein boost from grass-fed collagen peptides and whole eggs.
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Using the power of the Instant Pot (or the stovetop), you can have this keto cereal recipe ready in about 15 minutes for only 6 grams of net carbs.
Lightly toast coconut flakes, then cook them in coconut milk and water before adding mix-ins like cinnamon and vanilla. It’s a great dairy-free way to start your day.
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Almond flour, pumpkin pie spice and egg fold together to create a hot breakfast you can prepare any time of year.
This warm and comforting keto cereal contains only 4 grams of net carbs and simple low-carb ingredients you probably have on-hand.
You can also take it to the next level with some canned coconut milk and grass-fed ghee for an even creamier start to your day. If you’re looking for a higher protein cereal, you can also add a scoop of collagen protein to boost that already found in almond meal.
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