Low Carb Chocolate Breakfast Porridge

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  • prep time

    prep time

    4 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    4 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    8 min

Low Carb Chocolate Breakfast Porridge

45 ratings

Is your sweet tooth most active in the morning? If you’re the type of person that loves a sweet breakfast to perk them up in the morning, you’ve got to try this ultimate chocolate porridge recipe. Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Dark chocolate flavors this warm, sweetened porridge made with Swerve erythritol sweetener. This Keto sweetener has way fewer carbs than regular white sugar, plus it is less likely to trigger an insulin response. The best way to serve the warm porridge is with a dash of cold milk and a sprinkle of almonds on top. Adding some crunchy nuts on top will add more healthy fats to your meal, which is why this recipe is so great for the Keto diet.

Other Keto milk to use

Although a small amount of milk is used per serving, you can substitute the almond milk with another type, especially if you have a nut allergy. Coconut milk or oat milk will be your best milk substitution. You can even use a blend that is part coconut and part almond if you wish.

Swerve substitution

If you want to save yourself a handful of carbs for a more Keto-friendly breakfast, substitute the Swerve with liquid stevia. Swerve is made of erythritol, and unlike erythritol, liquid stevia adds zero carbs to your meal. A little goes a long way, to sweeten your porridge with a few drops before adding more to your taste.

Can I keep leftovers?

This recipe is best made fresh when you want to eat it. This is because of the egg that’s added to the porridge. If you microwave or reheat leftovers, you’ll overcook the egg and separate the porridge. Since it only takes a few minutes to make this recipe, you’ll have breakfast in no time at all!

  • Net Carbs

    6.6 g

  • Fiber

    11 g

  • Total Carbs

    44.6 g

  • Protein

    13.2 g

  • Fats

    25.2 g

360 cals

Low Carb Chocolate Breakfast Porridge

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  • Water


    ¾ cup

  • Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    ⅛ tsp

  • The Ultimate Icing Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    The Ultimate Icing Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    3 tablespoon

  • Organic Ground Flax Seed by Wild Oats

    Organic Ground Flax Seed by Wild Oats

    2 tbsp

  • Coconut Flour

    Coconut Flour

    2 tablespoon

  • 100% Cocoa Special Dark by Hershey's

    100% Cocoa Special Dark by Hershey's

    1 tbsp

  • Raw Egg

    Raw Egg

    1 large

  • Vanilla Extract

    Vanilla Extract

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Butter


    2 teaspoon

  • Almonds, sliced

    Almonds, sliced

    1 tbsp

  • Almond Milk

    Almond Milk

    1 tablespoon

Recipe Steps

steps 4

8 min

  • Step 1

    Combine the water, salt, Swerve, ground flax, coconut flour, dark cocoa powder together in a small saucepan. Whisk the ingredients together, then set the saucepan on your stove to medium heat. Heat the mixture while whisking continuously.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Keep whisking until the mixture begins to thicken. Once you feel the liquid thicken against your whisk, temporarily remove the saucepan from the heat. Whisk some more to release steam from the saucepan.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    In a different small bowl, whisk together an egg. Temper the egg by adding a little bit of the hot chocolate mixture to the egg and whisking it in. Then, add it all back into the saucepan.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Whisk the ingredients until the egg is cooked - about 30 seconds to 45 seconds. Do not overcook the egg or else the porridge will separate. Whisk the butter and vanilla extract into the saucepan. Place warm porridge into a bowl, and top it with almond milk and sliced almonds.
    Step 4

Comments 27

  • UnbelievableAvocado918369

    UnbelievableAvocado918369 6 months ago

    It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good either. It takes forever to get it thick.

    • StellarKale2023

      StellarKale2023 a year ago

      Disappointed I believe I did everything correctly however it didn't thicken at all in the 45secs. I took it off the heat in case the egg split. I added crunchy peanut butter and dessicated coconut to thicken it up and add texture. It tasted okay but I won't make this again. I can't think of anything I did wrong?

      • jengripp

        jengripp a year ago


        • RousingCauliflower513654

          RousingCauliflower513654 2 years ago

          very good

          • FortuitousKale791417

            FortuitousKale791417 2 years ago


            • TwiliaMae

              TwiliaMae 2 years ago

              The nutrition per serving needs to be checked. I am guessing there are NOT 144.1 carbs, 255 g fat in a bowl of this.

              • SpectacularArugula654596

                SpectacularArugula654596 3 years ago

                Love it

                • Fran

                  Fran 3 years ago

                  OMG, this was so delicious, i did have it without the milk as i didnt have any in, but it was so good.

                  • SuperKale133105

                    SuperKale133105 3 years ago

                    I let it simmer on low while I cleaned up and it did thicken up. It did take 5-10 min.

                    • SuperKale133105

                      SuperKale133105 3 years ago

                      Wow! This is amazing! What a treat.

                      • Sherrbearr5

                        Sherrbearr5 3 years ago

                        Great flavor , only problem I had was I couldn’t get it to thicken up .

                        • FaithfulChica

                          FaithfulChica 2 years ago

                          Did you temper the egg?

                      • Purpleterror

                        Purpleterror 3 years ago

                        How many servings do the basic ingredients make? It says 1 bowl at the bottom but at the 1 1/4 bowls at the top. Do people weigh the overall dry ingredients to work out their bowl? Bit worried I have eaten too much! But I have to say very yummy :)

                        • RemarkableKale709114

                          RemarkableKale709114 3 years ago

                          I’m confused too. But I just eat it all. Lol

                      • Jaydee201

                        Jaydee201 3 years ago

                        seem delicious... will try, minus the egg.

                        • annamarieromero126c

                          annamarieromero126c 3 years ago

                          I make this several times a week.

                          • J_freek

                            J_freek 3 years ago

                            Very skeptical, but it turned out pretty good! I’d make it again.

                            • SplendidMacadamia448077

                              SplendidMacadamia448077 3 years ago

                              Almost the same consistency as a thick brownie batter - loves it! Super filling.

                              • Anonymous

                                Anonymous 4 years ago

                                I had my doubts but this is delicious!!

                                • Rugie

                                  Rugie 4 years ago


                                  • Mellyemgee

                                    Mellyemgee 4 years ago

                                    Tasted good but not my fav consistency. I don’t get why this recipe calls for an egg, butter and almond milk. All seem unnecessary in this recipe.

                                    • JulieSch

                                      JulieSch 4 years ago

                                      Yuck, this was slimey brown mess. Followed the directions and instructions completely and this was just a goo mess. The texture is awful. Taste is "meh"

                                      • NicoleMarcillac

                                        NicoleMarcillac 4 years ago

                                        Delicious!! Definitely adding it to my morning favorites!

                                        • Rugbydoss

                                          Rugbydoss 4 years ago

                                          My recipe stated it was 6 net carbs. MWOODS said net carbs didn’t work for his body. It may not for everyone. But net carbs works for me. I’ve now done Keto for 2 months and I’ve lost 17 pounds along the way by tracking net carbs. (Loss came faster because I worked 9 days straight in a COVID isolation unit, 12 hours a day).

                                          • CEA

                                            CEA 4 years ago

                                            Not sure why this was on my meal plan at 44g carbs. This put me twice the value I’m allowed a day. Not sure I’m seeing the benefits of premium.

                                            • Augusta80

                                              Augusta80 4 years ago

                                              I think it's total 44 carbs because of the sweetener but the net carbs are important

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Anonymous 4 years ago

                                              It’s only 4 NET carbs. That’s what truly matters.