This hemp heart oatmeal recipe is the best creamy keto-friendly porridge recipe to start the day! If you are tired of eggs for breakfast on your keto journey, try this keto maple pecan porridge recipe made with hemp hearts!
Bonus, the recipe is also a great vegan keto breakfast, 100% egg-free and dairy-free.
You are probably wondering why using hemp hearts in porridge and not rolled oats. So, let me answer all your questions below.
No, regular porridge is not keto-friendly. A classic porridge recipe is made of high-carb cereal, usually rolled oats or instant oats.
While oat is a healthy whole-grain cereal for many people, it won’t fit on a keto diet.
Rolled oats contain 56 grams of net carbs per 100 grams, so a tiny amount of this cereal will quickly spike your blood sugar level and take you out of ketosis.
This is without mentioning the often added sugar you find in oatmeal recipes from whole milk and sweeteners.
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No, you can’t eat a regular porridge recipe made of oat and milk. One serving of a classic porridge recipe, 1/4 cup cooked oatmeal in milk, contains about 20 grams of net carbs.
It means it will reach your daily carbs allowance in one meal. However, there are plenty of options to make keto-friendly porridge, using keto flours, seeds, and nuts like keto coconut flour porridge or this keto oatmeal hemp heart recipe.
To make a creamy keto porridge recipe with a similar oatmeal texture, you need a combination few easy keto ingredients.
You can play with flavor and add many ingredients into your porridge, like:
This is a great keto vegan breakfast recipe, delicious on its own or topped with a few keto-approved toppings. My favorite options are:
Hemp hearts are complete plant-based seeds to add to your keto diet. They contain very few net carbs and lots of healthy fats and protein to keep you full for long.
Hemp heart nutrition profile for 3 tablespoons (30 grams) contains:
You don’t need fancy tools like an instant pot to cook hemp porridge. This is the easiest keto breakfast recipe cooked in 3 minutes in a saucepan or 1 minute in the microwave. Let me share both options below.
This is my favorite option because you can control the texture.
First, add all the dry ingredients to a saucepan, stir well to combine. Then, whisk in liquid ingredients and place the saucepan on the stove over medium heat.
Stir constantly with a spoon until bubbles forms on the side. Keep cooking and stirring for 3-4 minutes. The seeds will absorb the liquid in the saucepan and thicken.
Finally, when the oatmeal texture suits you, transfer to a bowl and let sit for 2-3 minutes to steam out.
In a tall and wide microwave-safe bowl, stir all the dry ingredients. Whisk in the liquid and place the bowl in the center of the microwave.
Microwave on high power 800W for 1 minute. Remove the bowl from the microwave, stir, and if your oatmeal is not dry enough, return to the microwave by 20 seconds burst until it reaches your favorite texture.
Sit for 2-3 minutes before eating and adding toppings.
To view this recipe a different way, watch my story about making the creamiest keto oatmeal!
Keto egg-free breakfasts don’t obviously mean tofu scramble for breakfast! It can be so much more fun and sweet too. Below I listed my favorite vegan keto breakfast recipes for you to try.
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