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(2g net carb!) Keto Cereal 🥣

A terrific breakfast or snack idea, this keto cereal uses almond flour to amp up the flavor… and give a nice and crisp texture (you know, vip!). Enjoy as is, atop yogurt, with your milk of choice, or mixed in to your favorite trail mix.

Looking for more keto and gluten free homemade cereals?! Check out my cinnamon toast crunch and ‘Cocoa Puffs‘.

Keto cereal made with almond flour in a bowl with sliced strawberries and milk

Keto Cereal 🥣

At just 2g net carbs!

Perfect solo as a crisp snack or paired up with your milk of choice (I love macadamia and hemp). Having said that, heavy whipping cream diluted with a tad of water is definitely the way to go if you’re missing actual milk dearly.

Either way, whipping it up is legit easy-peasy and perfect for any and all cereal cravings.

Rolling out the keto cereal dough Rolling out the keto cereal dough with a tortilla press

The Deets

Melt the butter, mix together with ‘flour’ mix, chill for a few mins, roll out (pressing with a tortilla press is easiest imo though!), and bake away.

But here’s the deal: for best results I highly suggest baking the dough straight away, after a quick chill in the freezer (to stiffen up the butter). You see, I found that when I left the dough to hang out in the fridge overnight the cereal took twice as long to crisp up; I had to double bake a batch, no biggie but just took a little longer. My thought is that the almond flour absorbs the liquid overnight and becomes very soft and it just takes a little longer to crisp back up (think blanched almonds!).

p.s. I’m also thinking a dehydrator would work wonders here too after baking for suuuper crisp results (!!).

Seeing the thinness of the keto cereal unbaked dough Unbaked keto cereal on a baking tray

The Flours

I found that for this keto cereal, super fine almond flour does an awesome job (solo!). Add a touch of xanthan gum (I use Bob’s), and we’re golden.

In terms of brands, for the almond I always love Anthony’s.

Breaking apart the keto cereal to get flakes

The Sweetener

You’ve got one option if keto: erythritol, that’s it! You see, it’s the only sweetener that lends a very similar crunch and chew to sugar for crisp baked goodies (i.e. cookies). And no other low carb natural sweetener does that; allulose and xylitol will give you soft cereal, you’ve been warned ;).

If not restricted by carbs feel free to use anything from coconut sugar to regular cane sugar. You can also use maple syrup, but expect a bit of a longer baking time.

Keto cereal made with almond flour in a bowl with sliced strawberries and milk

Keto cereal made with almond flour in a bowl with sliced strawberries and milk

(2g net carb!) Keto Cereal

A terrific breakfast or snack idea, this keto cereal uses almond flour to amp up the flavor... and give a nice and crisp texture (you know, vip). Enjoy as is, atop yogurt, with your milk of choice, or mixed in to your favorite trail mix. 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chilling Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Keto
Servings 10 servings
Calories 166 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  • Melt butter in a small (microwave safe!) bowl until just melted, but not piping hot. Allow it to come to room temperature while you gather the rest of your ingredients.
  • Add the almond flour, sweetener of choice, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt to a medium bowl and whisk thoroughly. Pour in the butter and mix until evenly distributed (I just use my hands). Add in your egg and continue to knead until it forms into a ball. Cover in cling film and place in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to solidify the butter. 
  • Divide the dough into 10 pieces and either roll them out between two sheets of parchment paper or use a tortilla press (see pictures in post). I prefer to use a press as its quicker and gets you a totally more even thickness (= even baking!). Either way, just make sure to get it nice and thin as it will puff up a bit when baked.
  • Brush with melted butter (or a lightly beaten egg white if you want a shiny finish) and sprinkle a bit more sweetener on top. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until lightly golden (will depend on size and thickness). And to make them extra crisp, feel free to do a double bake biscotti-style (i.e. let them cool, and bake them again for 5 minutes). (And do remember that sugar alcohols can take a little longer to crisp up than sugar, even a couple hours).
  • Store in an airtight container for 5 days, and the dough keeps well in the fridge for 3 days or up to 3 months frozen.

Notes

The Sweetener

You’ve got one option if keto: erythritol, that’s it! You see, it’s the only sweetener that lends a very similar crunch and chew to sugar for crisp baked goodies (i.e. cookies). And no other low carb natural sweetener does that; allulose and xylitol will give you soft cereal, you’ve been warned ;).
If not restricted by carbs feel free to use anything from coconut sugar to regular cane sugar. You can also use maple syrup, but expect a bit of a longer baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 40g | Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword almond flour cereal, grain free cereal, keto cereal, sugar free cereal
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One comment

  1. krlars says:

    Love my tortilla press!!! I use it for keto tortillas (duh), but also crackers, fathead pizza and Naan. I have been thinking about cereal lately. Giving it a try tomorrow!

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