Low Carb Flaxseed Oatmeal (Flaxseed Porridge)

flaxseed oatmeal / flaxseed porridge

5 from 6 reviews

Flaxseed oatmeal: Hot Diggity! Here’s an effortless keto & low carb alternative to oatmeal: flaxseed oatmeal! This flaxseed porridge is a breakfast with a boost, think: healthy fats, protein & fiber without the carbs. Also it’s supremely customizable on the flavor front.

The dream of breakfast is very much alive with flaxseed oatmeal.




  1. Measure your nuts and flaxseed meal (or whole flaxseeds) and add to a blender or food processor. Run about 30 seconds until a coarse meal/flour is reached.
  2. Add your flaxseed meal base to a pot, add milk, cinnamon, and sweetener of choice and simmer over low heat for 3-5 minutes. This will cook and thicken quickly! Don’t walk away.
  3. Adjust the consistency as needed depending on your taste- I use 3/4 cup but add more liquid to reach the consistency you desire. You can also use water instead of milk!


  1. Microwave option: Follow step 1 but instead of adding to a pot, add ground nut/seed mix and all other ingredients into a bowl & microwave for 1 minute. Stir and add liquid as needed, microwaving in 30-second increments until desired consistency is reached.


** Keep in mind flaxseeds have a thickening property & this oatmeal will thicken as it cools. Also, if prepping a batch for several days, add a few tablespoons of water when reheating to thin again.

** Nutritional info for this recipe was calcuated using 3/4 cup almond milk & 1/4 cup hazelnuts, swapping different nuts and milks will change the nutrition count.

** Try this swirled with our sugar free blackberry jam!

** Nuts and seeds are calorically dense foods but provide a variety of essential nutrients. If you’re looking for a low calorie option, you can substitute the 1/4 cup nuts with 1/4 cup cauliflower rice (cauliflower florets finely chopped of pulsed in a food processor!) or you can eat this as 2 servings vs. 1 serving. 

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