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5 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Cereal

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I love this breakfast keto cereal! It takes just a few minutes to prepare and you've got breakfast sorted for days to come. It's perfect for meal prep and busy mornings.

It's so versatile and you can use any nuts or seeds. I like using flaked coconut and almonds because they get really crispy and taste like proper breakfast cereal — you won't even know it's low-carb! Apart from cacao powder, you can add cinnamon, vanilla or almond extract. You can add sweetener but it tastes great even without it.

I like to serve mine with unsweetened almond milk or hazelnut milk but it goes well with other options such as yogurt, cream or coconut milk. You can even use it as topping on your favourite low carb ice-cream or these breakfast parfaits.

It's very low in carbs and simply delicious — I hope you like it as much as I do!

You can serve this keto cereal with:

  • coconut milk such as Aroy-D or heavy whipping cream (I thin it down with some water, using 1/4 cup each cream and water)
  • any unsweetened nut or seed milk (make your own by following this simple guide)
  • full-fat plain yogurt or dairy-free coconut yogurt
  • fresh or frozen berries or low-carb berry jam
  • cacao nibs or 100% dark chocolate instead of chocolate chips for sweetener-free cereal

Hands-on Overall

Serving size about 1/2 cup/ 57 g/ 2 oz

Allergy information for 5 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Cereal

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, about 1/2 cup/ 57 g/ 2 oz)

Net carbs4 grams
Protein6.9 grams
Fat29.6 grams
Calories310 kcal
Calories from carbs 5%, protein 9%, fat 86%
Total carbs10.1 gramsFiber6.1 gramsSugars2.7 gramsSaturated fat16.2 gramsSodium37 mg(2% RDA)Magnesium91 mg(23% RDA)Potassium305 mg(15% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 10 servings)


  1. Preheat the oven to 150 °C/ 300 °F (fan assisted), or 170 °C/ 340 °F (conventional). Place the coconut flakes, almond flakes, cacao powder and salt in a bowl. If you can't eat nuts, use more coconut flakes. Optionally, add sweetener and salt. Mix until well combined. 5 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Cereal
  2. Add melted coconut oil and combine. 5 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Cereal
  3. Place in a large baking tray and spread evenly. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, mixing the coconut and turning the tray half way through. 5 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Cereal
  4. Remove from the oven and let it cool down. Add dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate. 5 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Cereal
  5. Serve with coconut milk, almond milk or full-fat yogurt. 5 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Cereal
  6. Store at room temperature in a sealed jar for up to a month or freeze for up to 6 months. 5 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Cereal

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 1/2 cup/ 57 g/ 2 oz)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Coconut chips, unsweetened (dried, flaked coconut)
1.3 g1.2 g11.6 g119 kcal
Almonds, nuts (flaked, sliced)
1.3 g4.5 g10.1 g113 kcal
Cocoa powder, raw (cacao)
0.2 g0.2 g0.1 g2 kcal
Coconut oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g2.7 g24 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Extra dark chocolate, 90% cocoa (cacao)
1.2 g0.9 g5.1 g51 kcal
Total per serving, about 1/2 cup/ 57 g/ 2 oz
4 g6.9 g29.6 g310 kcal

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (19)

Is there a way to substitute the flaked nuts without more coconut flakes? I do have a nut allergy but I don't  want to use up my coconut flakes as I need to save them for other recipes

You could try other nut-free options such as sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds?

The 5 ingredient Keto Chocolate cereal was amazing!  

Glad you enjoyed!

What could the coconut flakes be substituted with as I’m really not a big fan!

You could use more flaked or slivered almonds or any nuts or seeds instead.

Thank you😀🧡

I Really enjoyed this one and I will make it again! thanks

Thank you Kathleen!

Very yummy with coconut milk and great to have a yummy choice to eggs..

Thank you Tonia!

This was fabulous! One of my favorites so far!!!!

Thank you Lisa!

Quite often almond milk is listed as an acceptable milk, however I never see mention of cashew milk.  It cashew milk ok?  From what I have seen, cashew milk is lower in carbs than almond milk.  Thanks

Absolutely! Any nut or seed milk are compatible with the keto diet as long as they are unsweetened. You can make your own (Complete Guide to Homemade Nut and Seed Milk) or buy ready-made. The carb count is about the same - I would find it odd if it was lower than almond milk but it depends how much water is used to make it.

Can you make this with dessicated coconut? Thanks

Yes you can if you donn't mind that the texture will be fine 😊

I literally just made it 🤣 WOW so simple and so yummy! Thank you so much this is a keeper!

That was quick! I'm glad you like it! 😊