Low Carb Hot Coconut Breakfast Porridge

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  • prep time

    prep time

    1 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    5 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    6 min

Low Carb Hot Coconut Breakfast Porridge

229 ratings

This unique Keto breakfast recipe puts a twist on porridge. If you’ve never had porridge before, think of it as a mix between oatmeal and thick pudding. It’s a hot breakfast that will really fill you up. Despite some ingredient changes to make porridge more Keto-friendly, you’ll find comfort in a hot, thick, hearty meal. Porridge is particularly great to have on especially cold mornings, but there are many other good times to eat porridge. If you exercise while on the Keto diet, this easy porridge recipe is great for eating beforehand. The low carbs will give your body some easy calories to burn. Any breakfast, really, will be better with this recipe!

What is porridge?

Oatmeal, grits, porridge, hot cereal: there are all types of thick, hot breakfast dishes that all seem so similar. Porridge is traditionally made with ground oats or rice. It’s the addition of milk or hot water that turns it into the creamy mixture that is porridge. For your Keto porridge recipe, you’ll be making it with ground flax seeds and coconut flour.

Porridge toppings

This recipe is topped with coconut milk and blueberries. For a more savory topping, try drizzling cashew cream or sprinkling sliced almonds over the top. If you really like coconut, unsweetened coconut flakes also make a scrumptious porridge topping.

I don’t like coconut

You can substitute coconut flour in this recipe with almond flour. Skip the coconut milk, and stir warm almond milk into your porridge instead! Add any other toppings that you’d like at your discretion.

  • Net Carbs

    6.5 g

  • Fiber

    13.5 g

  • Total Carbs

    20 g

  • Protein

    13.7 g

  • Fats

    28.6 g

357 cals

Low Carb Hot Coconut Breakfast Porridge

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  • Flax Seeds

    Flax Seeds

    2 tablespoon

  • Coconut Flour by Nutiva

    Coconut Flour by Nutiva

    2 tbsp

  • Water


    ¾ cup

  • Kosher Salt

    Kosher Salt

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Egg


    1 large

  • Butter


    2 teaspoon

  • Coconut Milk

    Coconut Milk

    1 tablespoon

  • Blueberries


    ⅛ cup

Recipe Steps

steps 3

6 min

  • Step 1

    Add ground flax seeds, coconut flour, water and salt to a small saucepan. Heat the mixture on medium-high heat over the stove until the mixture is slightly thickened. Stir continually while the mixture is heating.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Beat an egg together in a small dish to the side. Take your flax seed mixture off the heat, add only half of the egg, and whisk it in rapidly. Then, add the rest of the egg and rapidly whisk until the egg cooks through and thickens the porridge.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Finally, stir the butter into the porridge. You can add other toppings to the porridge. Here, a drizzle of coconut milk and a sprinkle of blueberries were added.
    Step 3

Comments 30

  • Shaay

    Shaay 5 months ago

    Almond flour doesn’t absorb water like coconut flour does- but oat FIBER (not flour!) does. It also lends the flavor of oats. I’m not a fan of coconut flour, and oat fiber has become my go-to substitute for it in keto recipes. It worked well in this one and made a nice porridge consistency. I also substituted heavy whipping cream for the coconut milk.

    • Marcar567

      Marcar567 5 months ago

      Very tasty I added coconut flakes and cinnamon yummy

      • blackmetalmage76739a

        blackmetalmage76739a 6 months ago

        This is an amazing recipe! I added a sprinkle of cinnamon and just a tiny amount of vanilla to mine!

        • FortuitousAvocado975889

          FortuitousAvocado975889 9 months ago

          Excellent. Great breakfast Love porridge and this is such a nice way to have porridge that otherwise is no longer part of my lifestyle

          • FeelinBeachy

            FeelinBeachy 9 months ago

            I added a little sprinkle of cinnamon and a squirt of stevia. Fantastic breakfast for a chilly morning!! I will definitely be making this again and again.

            • BrendaSchonig

              BrendaSchonig 10 months ago

              Perfect for a cold winter morning

              • Thelmaiii6977

                Thelmaiii6977 a year ago

                I used blackberries, whipping cream and monk fruit sweetener in place of blueberries and coconut milk. Added a scoop of protein powder. Very tasty

                • Camsvic

                  Camsvic a year ago

                  Can I substitute the egg?

                  • RousingCauliflower441151

                    RousingCauliflower441151 7 months ago

                    Yes, skip all together

                  • amandarada

                    amandarada 8 months ago

                    Ive made this for years the egg just adds fat and protein you can omit it and it will still hold solid like a porridge. No need to "replace" it.

                • Julesle

                  Julesle a year ago

                  This is so satisfying. Thank you!

                  • EnthusiasticVelociraptor

                    EnthusiasticVelociraptor a year ago

                    I added a squirt of Stur Blue & Black Berry, subbed heavy cream for the coconut milk, and used 10g of dried blueberries. Pushed the carbs up to 12 or so but I liked it so much that I’m willing to look for zero-carb foods for lunch and dinner!

                    • IncredibleAvocado473513

                      IncredibleAvocado473513 a year ago

                      Can I use unsweetened coconut milk in place of the water?

                      • MarvellousKetone388241

                        MarvellousKetone388241 a year ago

                        Lovely I added some stevia and walnuts.. wow I just found an alternative to porridge..

                        • Peaches83*

                          Peaches83* a year ago

                          So yum! I added nut butter instead of normal butter and sugar free maple syrup 👍🏼

                          • Ali

                            Ali a year ago

                            This is delicious and quick and easy to make

                            • RousingRadish796038

                              RousingRadish796038 a year ago

                              Can you use almond flour instead of coconut flour?

                              • SuperKale945083

                                SuperKale945083 8 months ago

                                It says you can in the explanation of the recipe.

                            • Glas0104

                              Glas0104 a year ago

                              Did not like the flavor of this at all. It tasted so salty and even after adding swerve brown sugar it wasn’t edible for me or my family.

                              • AmazingMacadamia618403

                                AmazingMacadamia618403 a year ago

                                I have no butter .Can I use ghee or coconut oil ?

                                • StupendousKetone979139

                                  StupendousKetone979139 a year ago

                                  I love this recipe. I added MCT oil instead of butter. So nice to have something warm and sweet (organic stevia powder added) for breakfast instead of boiled eggs !

                                  • ExcellentArugula517743

                                    ExcellentArugula517743 a year ago

                                    Pleasantly surprised! I also added some unsweetened shredded coconut, chopped pecans, pumpkin spice and a little Monk golden sweetener.

                                    • Johncin01

                                      Johncin01 a year ago

                                      I will make this again. I was hungry for cream of wheat..this reminded me of it.

                                      • FabulousMacadamia540221

                                        FabulousMacadamia540221 a year ago

                                        This was the nicest version of coconut porridge I’ve made. Very filling! I replaced the coconut milk for almond milk. Totally stuffed now!

                                        • Jenhen

                                          Jenhen a year ago

                                          Yummy, def hit the spot. Texture was a bit watery but could be the amount of cream I added. I will keep tweaking till I find what works for.me. I did also add some vanilla and a teaspoon of minkfruit.

                                          • Sam

                                            Sam 2 years ago

                                            Love this - I added a bit of caramel stevia too it too. Really sated my carb cravings.

                                            • PropitiousKetone815655

                                              PropitiousKetone815655 a year ago

                                              Wow! I have never heard of caramel stevia. Where do you get yours and are there other flavors? Thank you.

                                          • SpectacularArugula431071

                                            SpectacularArugula431071 2 years ago

                                            I really enjoyed this coconut porridge. I made it pretty much as written in recipe, except I tempered the egg with a tablespoon of the hot porridge before adding the egg to the porridge. I also sprinkled the top of the porridge with a bit of stevia powder, a little coconut milk, and a few blueberries. Yum!

                                            • Scottina

                                              Scottina 2 years ago

                                              This was delicious! I skipped the coconut milk and blueberries but added Swerve brown sugar and cinnamon😋

                                              • Oliviasavila

                                                Oliviasavila 2 years ago

                                                It was thick enough without the egg so I did not add it. I added more water, a dash of almond milk, cinnamon, erythritol, and a sprinkle of dry coconut on top with the blueberries. I haven’t added butter either . I ll have it again the way I cooked.