This quick keto hemp seed oatmeal is ready in 5 minutes. Hemp seed hearts give this low carb oatmeal a thick texture to replace the oats for a hearty low carb & gluten free breakfast.
If you miss your oatmeal whilst following a low carb diet, this hemp seed porridge with help you through those cold mornings. Oatmeal is not keto friendly as it is a grain, but hemp seed hearts are a great alternative. Hemp hearts, chia seeds and flaxseeds make this a thick hearty cereal with only 5.5g net carbs a bowl.
Also known as “NoOatmeal” this creamy hot breakfast is also grain free, vegan, dairy free and gluten. The high fibre content means it will keep you going all morning too. I just love how it keeps me full all day. It's now a weekly breakfast for me. The Chief Taster has yet to enjoy a bowl as I made the mistake of telling him that flaxseed was in it. Rookie mistake! Next time, I'll give it a fancy title and get him to sample it before I tell him what's in it!
What are Hemp Hearts?
The texture of this low carb oatmeal is mainly due to the use of hemp seed hearts. Hemp hearts are the edible interior of hemp seeds and are a great source of protein. It is a complete protein and provides all the essential amino acids, making it an excellent choice for a keto vegetarian diet. They have a mild nutty flavour and are also great sprinkled on a salad.
I purchase mine from a health food store but just found a cheaper bag in a specialist food store we have on the island. Head to the nuts and seeds section of a store and they should be there.
Are Hemp Seeds Keto?
Hemp seeds are a great addition to a keto diet as they have a good balance of fat and protein and due to their high fibre content are a great low carb ingredient. It’s a powerhouse of a superfood too!
- Premix the dry ingredients and store in container to have a breakfast mix ready to go. Just add the milk in the mornings and heat.
- Add cinnamon or a dash of nutmeg for a warmed spiced bowl of breakfast.
- Add sugar free maple syrup or pancake topping for a sweet topping.
- Serve with a sprinkling of berries or nuts for extra crunch and flavour.
- Any nut milk or coconut milk can be used.
Other Low Carb Breakfasts to Enjoy
Coconut & Turmeric Chia Pudding
Strawberry Spirulina Smoothie Bowl
Keto Hemp Seed Oatmeal
- ¼ cup hemp heart seeds
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed
- 2 tablespoons erythritol
- 1 cup almond milk or coconut milk
- Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan on a medium heat and stir until the mixture is blended.
- Gently heat for 3-5 minutes.
- If the mixture is too stiff add a dash of almond milk.
- Serve immediately.
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Sooooo Love this!! Hemp hearts are so tasty and good as well as chia and flax.. All together it is a very healthy breakfast. I am soooo pleased with all the great Keto recipes in the past 15-20 years... It makes life very enjoyable losing weight! Thankyou!
Delighted you enjoyed this!
Just made this and it's so very good! I added 1T whole flax seed, 1T roasted pepitas, a small handful of slivered almonds, chopped walnuts, blueberries, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves & ground nutmeg. Substituted unsweetened oat milk for almond milk. Microwave in high about 3.5 minutes stirring periodically. Let stand in microwave 2 minutes & stir again before serving. The only thing I'd do differently next time is cut the recipe in half. The 1x recipe makes a lot for one person. I think I'll refrigerate some till firm, then slice and brown in a skillet. Thanks so much for doing what you do.
Delighted you enjoyed it!
Can this be made in the microwave
I think it could.
I used golden flaxseed; a monk fruit & erythritol combo. I also added a 1/4 cup of butter powder (I always added butter to my oatmeal before keto- I also added another teaspoon after the cooking process was over. Not sure what, if anything it added to it but it felt like I was eating “oat”meal! After cooking, I added a palmful of unsweetened coconut flakes and a dozen blueberries. Yummy!
Delighted you enjoyed it!
Is the flaxseed in this recipe ground or whole? I'm going to try it today with ground flaxseed and I'll get back to say how it is.
It's ground. Hope you enjoyed it!
This was amazing! I was looking for a noatmeal recipe that didn't have a ton of carbs because I'm limiting my carb intake to 20g total per day. This recipe did the trick! Even with the add-ins I put in, the total carb intake per serving was only 7.1 total grams. That's net 4.2g!
I didn't use the erythritol and tried adding 5 drops of liquid stevia instead. To be honest it was sweet enough without it, so I won't add that next time. I used unsweetened almond milk. Instead of the flax seed, I used Linwood's organic milled flaxseed, almonds, brazil nuts and q10 mix. I also added a tsp. of vanilla essence, a tsp. of cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of blanched almond butter and a tablespoon of coconut oil to increase the fat content as I plan to use this as my predawn meal during Ramadan. It ended up being so yummy and really reminded me of a Filipino dessert called Pitsi Pitsi which is made with grated cassava, lye water and coconut which I'm excited about because I thought I wouldn't be able to eat that anymore. It also reminds me of mochi! (I let this sit overnight but didn't add extra liquid so it was a little chewy)
I am also very surprised at how FILLING it is! I ate this to break my fast (16:8) and could only get through a quarter serving before I was full! I couldn't believe it. It's been six hours and I'm still full. This is amazing.
Thank you for such an awesome recipe! I'm looking forward to trying different flavor combinations like adding cacao powder and some sliced strawberries, or maybe some different berries. I also love the ziplock bag idea and will be implementing that to make meal prep much easier.
Thank you for your kind review! Delighted you enjoyed it!
Left out the flax, added strawberries, vanilla extract and extra sweetener. YUMMY! Will never miss my oatmeal again! Thank you so much.
Delighted you enjoyed it!
This is delicious! I make half this recipe and it fills me up all morning 🙂
Delighted you enjoy it!
Do I have to include the flax seed?
No, you could increase any of the other ingredients to keep the volume the same.
Can this be made like an overnight oatmeal?
Yes it could but you might want to add a little bit of liquid to it when you reheat it in the morning.
I brought hulled hemp seeds is that the same as hemp hearts ???
I believe they are.
This is great. Tastes just as good as oatmeal. I did add 1/4 t salt. After trying it, I did as you suggested and mixed up the ingredients in zip lock bags. It is so nice to have a quick convenient and healthy cereal. Thank you for the recipe.
Glad you enjoyed it! I recently took a few bags on my travels and found it a life saver when faced with the carb heavy hotel breakfast!