Keto Coconut Porridge

Written by Chelf
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A hot bowl of porridge is probably the most comforting meal year-round. It's traditionally served for breakfast, but once you try our mouth-watering keto version, you will want to have it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! This keto coconut porridge is a heavenly, coconutty take on a classic, all-time favourite and it’s guaranteed to not mess with your keto diet. You can also top it with berries or any low-carb seasonal fruit you have available.

Why should you try this keto coconut porridge recipe?

This simple recipe for low carb coconut porridge is so easy to make, you can be spooning some into your mouth in just a few minutes. Initially, the prep and cook time may take up to 12 minutes. But once you’ve made this recipe a few times, you’ll be able to whip this up in maybe 6 or 7 minutes.

This popular low carb coconut porridge recipe is one of the most fulfilling dishes you can eat while doing keto. Each recipe is good for two servings, with each serving containing a healthy 446 calories, 43.8g of fat, 8.2g of protein, and only 4.4g of net carbs!

Eating a hot bowl of coconut keto porridge to start your day is a fantastic idea as it will fill you up with tons of energy. Plus, since it’s rich in healthy fats, it will also keep your tummy full for hours.

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Yields2 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time7 minsTotal Time12 mins
Keto Coconut Porridge Ingredients
 2 eggs, beaten
 2 tbsp coconut flour
 60 g butter
 8 tbsp coconut cream
  tsp salt
How To Make Keto Coconut Porridge
1

Mix together the eggs, coconut flour, and salt.

step 1 on how to make keto coconut porridge

2

In a pot, heat the butter and coconut cream. Gradually add the egg mixture, stirring to get a creamy consistency.

step 2 on making coconut porridge for keto

3

Top with fruit (optional) and serve.

step 3 on how to make low carb coconut cream porridge

Nutrition Facts

Keto Coconut Porridge

Calories

Fat (g)

Carbs (g)

Fibre (g)

Net Carbs (g)

Protein (g)

2 eggs

126

8.8

0.7

0

0.7

11.1

2 tablespoons coconut flour

60

1.5

10

6

4

2

60 g butter

430

48.7

0

0

0

0.5

8 tablespoons coconut cream

276

 

28.6

6.7

2.6

4.1

2.8

1/8 teaspoon salt

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

892

87.6

17.4

8.6

8.8

16.4

Per Serving (<2)

446

43.8

8.7

4.3

4.4

8.2

Why is coconut perfect for keto porridge?

The thickness and creaminess of porridge are probably what defines it and makes a porridge a porridge. The starch or grain used – usually something like oats, rice, corn, buckwheat, millet – contribute to the thickness. But since starch and grains aren’t allowed on keto, we need to get creative so we can get our porridge fix.

We use two coconut products in this recipe – coconut cream and coconut flour. Both are staples in the keto world thanks to their low carb profile. Coconut flour is an excellent moisture absorber and has a ton of health benefits. Coconut cream, on the other hand, provides a rich, velvety texture to this keto porridge. It’s also rich in healthy fats and has a good amount of protein, fibre, and carbs.

Can I substitute with almond flour?

Yes, you can replace the coconut flour with almond flour. However, since almond flour is less absorbent than coconut, you’d need to use more than the 2 tbsp required in this recipe. According to this website, the best ratio is 3:1 almond flour to coconut flour. This means you’ll probably need to use around 6 tbsp of almond flour in this coconut keto porridge recipe.  

I don’t want the eggs mixed in porridge. What can I use instead?

You don’t need to use eggs in your porridge. But since eggs help thicken the porridge, you might want to replace it with golden flaxseed meal. To replace one egg, you’ll need to mix 1 tbsp of flaxseed with 3 tbsp of water. Stir until the mixture turns thick and gelatinous. Then slowly add the salt and coconut flour. Check Steps 2 and 3 above for what to do next!

Can I use coconut milk instead of coconut cream?

Yes, you can, but the consistency won’t be the same. Coconut cream is thicker and richer than coconut milk. It helps your keto coconut porridge to have the same thick consistency as starch-based, non-keto porridges. You can always water down the cream later on if you find it too rich.  

If you do use coconut milk, you can add xanthan gum (1/4 tsp will probably suffice). However, if you need more fibre for the day, consider adding some psyllium husk instead (try maybe ½ tsp) to thicken the porridge. Note that you will need to play around with the amounts. You should gradually add the thickener (xanthan gum or psyllium husk) until you reach your desired porridge consistency.

Other keto-friendly dishes to eat with your breakfast porridge

This recipe fits the keto lifestyle perfectly as it’s both low carb and high fat. However, the protein content is a bit on the low end. That said, it’s important to meet your protein requirement every day. Depending on where you are on your keto journey, you’d need more than just the 8.2g you’d get from a serving of this keto coconut porridge. To give you an idea on how you can have more protein for breakfast, here are some suggestions:

some protein rich foods to add to keto coconut porridge

* Pair this porridge with our Keto Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins which packs 7.3g of protein, 6.8g fat, and only 1g net carb. You only need 7 ingredients and it will only take 20 minutes to prepare. Our recipe will also yield 6 servings, so it’s perfect for sharing and/or packing it for lunch.

* Make our beginner-friendly Keto Chicken Fajita Bowl. This only takes 10 minutes to make, and it’s super-rich in protein at 53.8g per serving! This dish will perfectly complement our keto hot coconut breakfast porridge since it isn’t too rich in fat (16.4g) and net carbs (6g). The recipe is also good for 4 servings.

* Eat this low carb porridge coconut cream with some bacon and coffee (no extra fat added). Alternatively, any lean meat with minimal fat, e.g. fish, beef, etc. will also do. A perfect combo to start your day!

How about chia seeds? Can I add it to this porridge?

Feel free to add maybe a teaspoon or two of these tiny super seeds to your keto porridge with coconut cream. Make sure to soak the seeds for at least 10 minutes (the longer the better), so you’d need to prepare this in advance. Chia seeds are a staple in the keto diet as it’s low carb and rich in fat, protein, fibre, and many important nutrients!

Conclusion

One thing I love about keto is that practically any recipe can be keto-fied. Fortunately, this classic breakfast favourite made it to the keto list. Since this recipe only takes a few minutes to make, do give this keto breakfast coconut porridge a try and let us know how it was for you!

Ingredients

Keto Coconut Porridge Ingredients
 2 eggs, beaten
 2 tbsp coconut flour
 60 g butter
 8 tbsp coconut cream
  tsp salt

Directions

How To Make Keto Coconut Porridge
1

Mix together the eggs, coconut flour, and salt.

step 1 on how to make keto coconut porridge

2

In a pot, heat the butter and coconut cream. Gradually add the egg mixture, stirring to get a creamy consistency.

step 2 on making coconut porridge for keto

3

Top with fruit (optional) and serve.

step 3 on how to make low carb coconut cream porridge

Keto Coconut Porridge