Hot cereal on the GAPS or keto diet? Yes please! This low carb porridge is made of nuts, seeds, and coconut, and is simple to mix up in batches. If you need something warm and filling in your tummy before braving the cool weather, you’ll love this recipe! This keto hot cereal is a favorite in our house, and became an obsession for a few weeks after I discovered this recipe.

If you’re looking for a cool seed-based breakfast, check out our Salted Caramel Chia Pudding.

Please note that hemp is illegal for SCD, but I believe it is legal for the GAPS diet.

Top this warm ‘not oatmeal’ with toasted coconut, crispy nuts, or berries if they fit into your carb counts. I love stirring in almond butter, or even sprinkling with cocoa powder.

Hemp Hearts

Hemp hearts are allowed on the GAPS diet once digestive symptoms have passed. They are high in protein and omega 3 fatty acids.  They also have a great mild nutty taste that is low in carbohydrates.

Chia and Flax

Chia and flax seeds are also high in protein and omega 3 fatty acids.  They absorb water well and give this keto porridge the creamy texture- without the dairy!

Low Carb Hot Porridge

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: GAPS, keto, low carb
Keyword: low carb porridge
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 249 kcal
Author: Cara

This dairy-free low-carb porridge is cooked into a comforting and easy breakfast.  




  1. In a small saucepan, gently mix all ingredients other than the vanilla and almond butter with a fork. This can be done the night before and chilled in the fridge, covered, if desired. 

  2. Simmer over medium-low heat for 3-5 minutes or until porridge is creamy and oatmeal-like in consistency. 

  3. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, and then serve. Top individual bowls with almond butter as desired. 

Recipe Notes

3 grams net carb per serving

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Hot Porridge
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 144mg4%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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