If you’re on a keto diet, it’s likely you know just how hard it can be to find a low carb breakfast, especially when on the go! Most quick, on the go breakfasts such as cereal, cereal bars, bagels and pastries are carb heavy. However, there are some great keto friendly options available to have for breakfast, and keto cereals are one of them.
However, it’s not just the cereal that can be heavy with carbs. Adding milk to your cereal can also increase your carb intake. For example, the recommended serving of cow’s milk for a bowl of cereal is 180ml, which contains around 9g of carbs. This is half the daily recommended amount of net carbs during a keto diet. As a result, we recommend looking at milk alternatives that have a lower amount of net carbs to pair with your low carb cereal. Good alternatives are unsweetened almond milk, which has only 1g of net carbs per 180ml.
Whilst it seems an unlikely thing to find, considering cereal by definition is a grain, which makes it high carb. However, there are some keto cereals on the market and we’ve have our top 5 picks for keto friendly cereals available in the UK.
Top 5 Keto Cereals
#1 Raw Gorilla
Raw Gorilla granola cereal and musili are naturally sweet and use ingredients known for their prebiotic & low or zero carbohydrate values.
All ingredients are gluten, grain, soy, dairy & wheat free. No GM. Great for those on a keto, paleo or vegan diet & all those just wanting some healthy cereal to munch on.
No added nasties. No preservatives, colourings, or artificial ingredients & no palm oil!
We've tried and tested their entire keto cereal range and can confirm that they all taste delicious. The chocolate granola is our favourite with berry granola coming a close second.
Check out their website for more details or to order yourself a sample pack.
Eleat are a UK based healthy food brand founded by Hywel Rose and Hugh Hamilton-Green in 2022. Since their inception, they've been on a mission to reinvent cereal by providing you THE balanced, high protein cereal with no compromise on taste or convenience.
Eleat boasts in a 50g serving, their cereal contains 12.5g of protein, more than 10g of fibre, less than 1.5g of sugar, 7.5g of gut friendly prebiotic unulin. Eleat offers four different flavours: Chocolate Triumph, Cinnamon Sensation, Strawberry Blitz, Vanilla Thriller. These are available online on their website.
We've had the pleasure of meeting the guys at many events and not only are they all round nice people, their cereal tastes fantastic.
#3 Keto Hana
Keto Hana creates low carb, high fat keto granola to fuel your day. These keto breakfast cereals are made from natural ingredients, all plant-based and gluten-free.
You can find Keto Hana Granola in Planet Organic, on Amazon and of course their own website.
Flavours include Cinnamon, Blueberry, Raspberry, Cocoa and more.
Yummos compared their Spoonful of Awesome Amped up Protein Balls with a standard typical box of cereal and found a bowl of their cereal had 13g of protein, less than 1g of sugar, and 8g net carbs compared to the standard box of cereal which had 2g of protein, over 10g of sugar, over 25g of net carbs. Yummos offers three different flavours: Strawberry Dream, Chocolate, Cinnamon. These are available online on their website.
#5 Crispy Fantasy
Crispy Fantasy compared their chocolate box to a leading chocolate flavoured cereal and found per 30g their bowl contains 2g of sugar, 8g protein, and was gluten free and high fibre. Compared to the leading chocolate flavoured cereal which per 30g contained 5.1g of sugar and 1.9g of protein. Crispy Fantasy offers three different flavours: Chocolate, Honey and Cinnamon. These are available online on Amazon.
If you prefer a meal replacement bar over keto cereals, our range of keto bars are a great alternative with only 2.2g net carbs per bar and 8g of protein to eep you feeling fuller for longer. Choose between Choc Orange, Salted Caramel or Coffee Mocha