Are you a fan of porridge but following a keto diet? You might be wondering if porridge can fit into your low-carb lifestyle; the answer is it depends. Let's explore if porridge is keto-friendly.
Is porridge low-carb?
Traditional porridge is made with oats, which are high in carbs. Therefore, porridge is not considered low-carb. However, there are low-carb alternatives available to make porridge.
Porridge nutrition facts
Let's take a look at the nutrition facts for 1 cup (234 grams) of cooked oatmeal:
- Calories: 166
- Carbohydrates: 28 grams
- Fibre: 4 grams
- Protein: 6 grams
- Fat: 3.6 grams
As you can see, most of the calories in porridge come from carbs, making it challenging to fit into a keto diet, where you aim to keep your carb intake low to enter ketosis.
How many carbs are in porridge?
The number of carbs in porridge can vary depending on the type and serving size. For example, one cup of cooked steel-cut oats has 29 grams of carbs, while one cup of cooked instant oats has 27 grams of carbs. Therefore, porridge can take up a significant portion of your daily carb allowance on a keto diet.
Low-carb porridge alternatives
Fortunately, there are plenty of low-carb porridge alternatives you can enjoy on a keto diet. Here are some ideas:
- Organic Coconut flour porridge
- Blanched Almond flour porridge
- Oat fibre porridge
- Chia seed porridge
- Golden flaxseed porridge
These low-carb porridge alternatives have more fat and fibre ingredients and lower carbs than traditional oats. The low-carb porridge can be tweaked to your liking.
Low-carb porridge recipes
Here's a recipe for a coconut flour porridge that's keto-friendly:
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 tbsp erythritol or stevia, to taste
- Pinch of salt
- Combine coconut flour, almond milk, and water in a small saucepan. Whisk until smooth.
- Place the saucepan over medium heat and add the cinnamon, vanilla extract, sweetener, and salt. Whisk the porridge until it thickens and comes to a boil.
- Turn the heat to a lower temperature and continue cooking, occasionally stirring, for 3-5 minutes or until the porridge has thickened to your liking.
- Serve warm with your favourite low-carb toppings.
Low-carb porridge toppings
You can make your low-carb porridge more enjoyable by adding some delicious toppings. Here are some ideas:
- Unsweetened coconut flakes
- Chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts)
- Fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)
- Sugar-free chocolate chips
- Nut butter (peanut butter, almond butter)
- Whey protein powder
- Unsweetened yoghurt
Keto porridge is a term used to describe porridge explicitly made for a keto diet. These porridges are usually made with low-carb ingredients like coconut flour, almond flour, or oat fibre and sweetened with keto-friendly sweeteners like erythritol or stevia.
You can find keto porridge mixes and recipes online or on our website. Our range of keto porridge include Cinnamon Porridge, Cocoa Porridge and Original Porridge. These products are convenient for those wanting a quick, leisurely breakfast that fits their keto diet.
When shopping for keto porridge, check the nutrition label and ingredients list to ensure it's low in carbs and free from added sugars.
Traditional porridge is not keto-friendly due to its high carb content. However, plenty of low-carb porridge alternatives are available that can be made with keto-friendly ingredients like coconut flour, almond flour, and chia seeds. These low-carb porridge options are a great way to enjoy a warm and comforting breakfast while sticking to your keto diet.
Check out some keto recipes online if you want even more keto-friendly breakfast ideas. With some creativity, you can enjoy a delicious and satisfying breakfast that will keep you in ketosis and support your weight loss goals.