Keto Cereal?! Best 19+ Low Carb Keto Cereal Brands! [2021]

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Keto cereal kind of sounds too good to be true, right?

Well, it’s not!

The first trick is to replace your normal grains like corn, wheat, and oats with their naturally low carb counterparts: nuts and seeds.

Secondly, commercially available cereal tends to be overly sweet. Thus, we’ll need to reduce the sugar content, either by subbing in alternative sweeteners or drastically lowering the quantity of sugar used.

It’s going to be tough to get away from sweetness completely. Otherwise, you’d essentially be eating nuts and seeds!

So don’t be surprised to see some sugar content in these keto cereal brands. However, they are not going to be remotely as sugar-laden as regular cereal.

The Paleo Effect

You’ll notice that many of the keto breakfast cereal varieties in our list are catered towards the Paleo crowd. That’s not a coincidence.

We mentioned above the need to reduce the number of carbohydrates from grains. Well, fortunately, Paleo strictly shuns grains in food.

We figure that Paleo companies focused on crafting these grain-free alternative cereals to be Paleo-friendly, but they just so happened to turn out more keto-friendly as well.

Either way, we get more keto cereal alternatives to choose from, so we’re not complaining!

Smaller Serving Sizes

Most of the serving sizes in this category are around 28g, which translates to about 1/4 to 1/3 cup. Honestly, that doesn’t look like a lot once you measure out the amount and pour it into a bowl.

But remember that these keto breakfast cereals are nut-based rather than grain-based. In addition to being low carb, nuts and seeds are nutrient-dense and packed with much more fat and protein than grains.

That means you should feel more satiated eating keto cereal versus consuming the equivalent amount in say, Corn Flakes.

Don’t forget about milk!

While you can certainly eat keto cereal on its own, most people will want to add some cold milk into the mix. The good news is that you can definitely do that!

The “bad” news? We’ve explained in a separate post why dairy milk specifically is not keto-friendly. However, we also provide you with a bunch of the best keto milk alternatives out there.

Our favorite milk alternative for keto cereal?

Milkadamia Unsweetened Vanilla Macadamia Nut Milk is our go-to milk alternative– and an amazing option for keto. That’s because it doesn’t taint your cereal with added flavors. Instead, the rich nuttiness of macadamia milk and vanilla complement all our keto cereal options perfectly. Plus, it is 0g net carbs per serving!

Another option is So Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla Coconutmilk which has only 1g net carb per serving. We like this brand because it doesn’t inject any coconut flavor into your cereal.

Furthermore, coconut milk contains MCTs, which are amazing for both keto and your health in general. Plus, the coconut content gives it a little more fattiness and the unsweetened vanilla provides a nice bit of rich, complementary flavor.

A way to fulfill your cravings

Cereal is a breakfast favorite for many and one of the top categories that people ask us about. You’ll definitely find something on our keto cereal list that will satisfy your cereal cravings. With the lower net carb cereal products at the top of our list, you can easily make keto cereal a breakfast staple in your diet.

Of course with cereal especially, you can easily go overboard on portions without realizing it.  As such, we suggest enjoying keto cereal in moderation, remembering that these low carb versions are more calorie-dense than typical cereals. You really can become full from smaller portions.

Now, check out our list of uber tasty keto friendly cereal brands, below!

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Our Top 19+ Low Carb & Keto Cereal Brands List

#1 SOLA Granola

Not only does Sola sell keto cereal, they also make low carb ice cream, breakfast bars, and bread!

In fact, Sola is so low carb and keto friendly they even write the net carbs on the front of the packaging!

What sets Sola apart is that they truly take their time to make sure their products taste amazing.

As a result, Sola Granola actually has the texture and density of traditional cereal. That means it’s crispy and does not clump like most granola products. Think Rice Krispies meets granola.

We love all of the flavors and you won’t go wrong choosing any of them. 

Plus, as of 2020, Sola has shifted their granola line of products to use allulose rather than a proprietary blend of sweeteners that included maltitol. We love this decision to move away from maltitol, since maltitol has an  effect  on blood sugar and allulose does not.

This change puts Sola back in our top spot for keto cereals.

Here’s a video review we did of Sola’s keto granola:


Click here to check out the entire line of Sola products on Amazon



Sola Granola Flavors :

  • Strawberry Vanilla (2g net carbs per serving / 4g net carbs per bowl)
    • Seriously tastes just like the outside of a Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream bar! With some rich, creamy Milkadamia Vanilla Unsweetned Macadamia Milk, this is as decadent a breakfast cereal as you can find.
  • Vanilla Almond (1g net carbs per serving / 4g net carbs per bowl ) 
    • The toasted coconut flavor really comes through here. It has a very balanced vanilla/coconut/almond flavor. It’s the lowest carb flavor and a favorite in our household
  • Double Chocolate (2g net carbs per serving / 5g net carbs per bowl)
    • This is a great keto breakfast cereal that tastes like Cocoa Krispies! It’s not going to disappoint all you chocolate lovers out there! 
  • Maple Pecan Chocolate (1g net carbs per serving / 4g net carbs per bowl)
    • The name does this flavor justice. It’s pretty crunchy, with various seeds like pumpkin seeds. Otherwise, it’s really decadent with the maple flavoring combined with pecan and soft chocolate chips. 
  • Blueberry Cinnamon (2g net carbs per serving / 4g net carbs per bowl)
    • If you’ve ever had Nature’s Path Blueberry Cinnamon Flax cereal, this tastes just like that. They do not skimp on the cinnamon, so you get a really pronounced cinnamon flavor that complements the blueberry perfectly.


By the way: See where Sola landed in our list of low carb bread , as well as the top low carb breakfast bars .


#2 HighKey Keto Granola

 HighKey is back at it with another amazing keto product. HighKey Keto Granola (<–10% off with code CONVENIENTKETO10) is made mostly from nuts and seeds, which means it’s only around 2g net carbs per serving! As with everything HighKey puts out, they execute this keto granola very well, with a really nice crunch.

The sweetness comes for erythritol and monk fruit extract. We also appreciate that there are no fake added fibers. All the fiber you see is from the nuts and seeds.

Additionally, we are happy to see that there’s no milk or whey protein concentrate, but rather collagen, which may be less inflammatory.

Another huge bonus is that it’s made with organic unrefined virgin coconut oil, whereas most of these use less desirable oils like sunflower oil.

These come in 2 flavors currently (both 2g net carbs):

 

 

#3 Livlo Keto Nut Granola / Granolo Keto Granola

 

Livlo Foods is a new entrant into the keto granola market. It’s another gluten-free, grain-free option that is based on nuts and seeds. The great part about Livlo Keto Nut Granola is that there are no added proteins at all (so there’s no collagen or whey/milk protein). That also means this is one of the few options that is completely vegan friendly, completely plant-based protein.

Again, we appreciate that coconut oil is used rather than less desirable vegetable oils.

Overall, this is a super clean keto option that comes in at only 2g net carbs per serving, as it’s sweetened with erythritol and monk fruit extract.

 

 

#4 The Granola Bakery Macadamia Nut Crunch


We’re not ones to hide our love affair with macadamia nuts, so the fact that they are the number one ingredient in The Granola Bakery Macadamia Nut Crunch isn’t a surprise.Note: If the bag looks familiar, The Granola Bakery is a re-brand from the brand “Elan”.The nuts team up with coconut flakes, sunflower, and flax seeds to give a satisfying, crunchy texture. Everything is bound together with some coconut oil and only barely sweetened. The tastes and texture balance out perfectly.

This pairs extremely well with some macadamia nut milk.

  • 2g net carbs per 1/3 cup
  • A hint of sweetness via 1g maple syrup per 30g serving
  • 19g of fat about 16g of which are saturated or monounsaturated. Really great fat source, mostly from the macadamia nuts themselves!
  • Almost USDA Organic– just the macadamia nuts are conventionally grown, but everything else is organically sourced.

This stuff is very natural, and the maple syrup (as you’d expect) adds a nice bit of sweetness. It is heavy on macadamia nuts, so think of this is stuff kind of like candy-crusted macadamia nuts.

 

 

#5 Diabetic Kitchen Cinnamon Pecan Granola Cereal

If you love cinnamon flavor in your cereals–think a toned down Apple Jacks or Cinnamon Toast Crunch— this Diabetic Kitchen Cinnamon Pecan Granola Cereal

There is a very distinct Cinnamon and pecan flavor in this granola cereal. To give you a better idea, the keto cereal is sweetened mainly with chicory root fiber (inulin) as well as a touch of stevia leaf and monk fruit extracts. However, there is actually more cinnamon than stevia and monk fruit! There is a bitter aftertaste from the stevia which you can compound if you add a little stevia to the milk substitute you use.

The texture is great and mostly consists of nuts and seeds, but they also throw in a small amount of puffed brown rice to get that familiar cereal texture.

Overall, this is a very tasty, natural choice with no sugar alcohols to be found. Definitely worth a try at only 3g net carb per 31g or about 2.7 net carbs per 28g.

 

 

NEW FLAVOR:

Almond Butter Granola Cereal

 

  • 4g net carb, 14g fat
  • Sliced Almonds, Diced Almonds, Hulled Hemp Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Chicory Root Fiber, Almond Butter, Water, Unsweetened Coconut Chips (Coconut, sodium metabisulite), Puffed Brown Rice, Natural Flavor, Sea Salt, Cinnamon, Monk Fruit Extract, Organic Stevia Extract (leaf)

#6/7 Low Karb Keto Nut Granola / Snaxly

Another great low carb cereal granola option on the market! Nutty and fatty using two keto-friendly sweeteners: Erythritol and Monk Fruit. Great for the more “clean” keto crowd. Some people who love sweeter cereals will need to add a little sweetness to their keto milk substitute but overall great taste and crunchiness AND SUPER LOW CARB!

  • Traditional
    • 2g net carb, 18g fat
    • Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Coconut Chips, Pecans, Erythritol, Monk Fruit, Butter, Cinnamon
  • Blueberry
    • 3g net carb, 16g fat
    • Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Coconut Chips, Pecans, Erythritol, Monk Fruit, Butter, Blueberries, Cinnamon

 

 


 NOTE: If you come across the Snaxly Keto Nut Granola on Amazon, Snaxly is essentially the same exact product as Low Karb just under a different brand name. So, you can choose whichever one has a better price or ships quicker for you at the time of purchase.

#8 The Granola Bakery – Low Carb Paleo Granola Cereal

Whereas the Macadamia Nut Crunch from above is marketed more as “nut clusters,” the Paleo Mix (also from The Granola Bakery, formerly Elan) is a bonafide nut-based granola cereal.

We’re already big fans of this brand and this low carb cereal is a fantastic part of their product selection. The Paleo Mix has many of the same ingredients as the Macadamia Nut Crunch but kicked up a notch with cashews, brazil nuts, and pumpkin seeds.

Because of that, you get a lot more varied of a texture, but you also increase the net carbs by 2g per serving (thanks to good ol’ cashews and their natural sugars!).

  • 4g net carbs per 1/3 cup
  • 15g of fat, 5g saturated, 4g PUFA, 6g MUFA
  • 1g of maple syrup per 30g serving

 

 

UPDATE: The Granola Bakery also now has a Keto Dark Chocolate cereal they recently came out with. Just as good as their other flavors so you won’t be disappointed!

Includes:

  • 4g net carbs per 1/3 cup
  • 16g of fat, 6g saturated, 3g PUFA, 6g MUFA
  • 2g of maple syrup per 30g serving
  • Ingredients: Almonds, Dried Coconut, Sunflower Seeds, Maple Syrup, Ground Cacao Beans, Macadamia Nuts, Hazelnuts, Ground Flaxseed, Coconut Oil, Grey Sea Salt.

#9 Fla Keto Nut Granola

 
Fla Keto Nut Granola  follows the standard formula for nuts and seeds. These aren’t made into big clusters, so it’s more like a trail mix, if that’s what you’re looking for. This is similar to the Diabetic Kitchen cereal we’ve also reviewed. The sweetener is erythritol with a touch of stevia at the end.

If you like dark chocolate chips, they have a Chocolate Chips flavor that also has cocoa powder which may hit that chocolate cereal craving for you

Fla’s Keto Nut Granola comes in 2 flavors, both 2g net carbs per serving.

 

 

#10 PaleoKrunch Grainless Cereal

 

PaleoKrunch Cereal has two keto breakfast cereal options: The Original and Cinnamon. Both flavors are delicious.

It is not as crunchy as normal granola but it has very good flavor and also amazing, non-GMO ingredients!

There is a good amount of fat per serving so if you pair it with Milkadamia Macadamia Milk, you will stay full for hours.

  • The Original
    • Around 5g net carbs per 1/3 cup
    • 6.5g fat (3g saturated)
    • 3g sugar via honey
    • Almonds, Shredded Coconut, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Coconut Oil, Honey, Vanilla Extract.
  • Cinnamon
    • Around 5g net carbs per 1/3 cup
    • 6.5g fat (3g saturated)
    • 3 sugar via honey
    • Almonds, Shredded Coconut, Pumpkin Seeds, Walnuts, Pecans, Sunflower Seeds, Coconut Oil, Honey, Cinnamon

 

 

#11 KitchFix Grain-Free Granola

Kitchfix is a great Paleo-friendly brand that just happens to have some great keto-friendly products. Our favorite is their KitchFix Grain-Free Granola.

The flavors are extremely well-balanced and the texture nice and crunchy. The little pieces of dried berries add a very nice touch, as well.

  • Cocoa Sea Salt
    • 5g net carbs per 1/3 cup
  • Honey Pecan
    • 6g net carbs per 1/3 cup
  • Only 3g sugar (maple syrup and sugar from dried fruits)
  • Around 15g fat (4g saturated)

 

 

Bonus Breakfast Idea: Kitchfix sells some really great frozen Paleo Waffles which have only 4g net carbs per waffle. And, of course, they taste great!

Here’s the store locator for Kitchfix to see if they have them nearby to pick up.

And top it off with our favorite no-calorie sweetener, Smucker’s Sugar-Free Breakfast Syrup (don’t even bother trying others).

#12 General Nature Low Carb Granola Cereal

Quite similar to the Diabetic Kitchen brand on this list, General Nature’s Low Carb Granola Cereal combines nuts like almonds and seeds to make a granola-like cereal.

The main differentiator is that General Nature’s version does not include monk fruit as a sweetener and also contains a higher percentage of rice puffs. That means the texture has more of that crispy rice texture than Diabetic Kitchen’s.

Also adding to the carb count is a touch of honey. You can’t replicate real honey flavor, so that really injects a little bit of Honey Bunches of Oats style flavor

That also means there are more carbs in General Nature’s version, specifically 4g net carbs per 25g serving or 4.5g net carbs per 28g serving. Overall, however, this cereal is still low in net carbohydrates.

 

 

#13 Paleonola Grain-Free Granola

Grain-free granola company Paleonola makes some really delicious granola.

The picture above is of their delectable Apple Pie Granola, which tastes so good, it’s got to be bad (but really, it’s not). The dried apple adds some chewiness and real fruit flavor, which is a really nice treat in combination with the vanilla and spices.

Let it soak a little bit in your milk alternative to infuse the apple flavor.

  • The Original
    • 5g net carbs per 1/3 cup
  • Apple Pie
    • 5g net carbs per 1/3 cup
  • 4g sugar via honey
  • 15g of fat (only 3.5g of which is saturated)

 

 

#14 Bubba’s Fine Foods Grain-Free UnGranola

Bubba’s Uber Chocolate Ungranola is a favorite of ours because of its great taste and texture. The almond here really gives it a true granola texture. If you like chocolate, compare it to Kitchfix Cocoa Granola and see which one you like better.

We love to use it as a keto breakfast cereal but it is really a great stand-alone granola. Now, I say that because a true granola, in my opinion, should get your mouth tired from chewing– and this really does!

That means this works really well as a yogurt topper, like the 3g net carb Kalona Supernatural yogurt. (Call your local natural food stores to ask for availability).

  • Uber Chocolate
    • 6g net carbs per 1/3 cup
    • 13g fat (7g saturated)
    • 5g sugar via honey

 

 

Nut Free Keto Cereal Options

For those of you with nut allergies or intolerances, the following low carb cereal options are some great options for you.

#1 HighKey Protein Cereal

HighKey’s protein cereal is your best option for a Rice Krispies style keto cereal. They nailed the texture– they really have that crunch like Rice Krispies (and make great Rice Krispies treats, too!). 

Flavors

Pro-Tip: As always, for all your HighKey orders, you get 10% off with code CONVENIENTKETO10

Check out our video review of HighKey for all the details and to see that texture up close and personal:

Ingredients Example (Cocoa): Milk Protein Isolate, Erythritol, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Inulin, Allulose, Cocoa Powder with Potassium Carbonate, Natural Flavors, Natural Caramel Color, Sunflower Lecithin, Salt, Monk Fruit Extract

#2 Magic Spoon

Magic Spoon is another nut-free keto cereal option. It’s filling the Cheerios style keto cereal niche. Because they use a sweetener blend of monk fruit, stevia and allulose, the sweetness is really balanced and longer-lasting on your taste buds.

Comes in the following flavors:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Fruity
  • Cocoa
  • Cinnamon
  • Blueberry
  • Frosted

For all the juicy details, check out our video review:

Ingredients Example: Whey Protein Isolate/Milk Protein Isolate, Monk Fruit/Stevia/Allulose, High-oleic Sunflower Oil, Tapioca Starch, Inulin, Cocoa Powder, Natural Flavors, Berry Powder, Salt, Turmeric Extract, Spirulina Extract, Vegetable Juice.

#3 Cereal School

Cereal School is aimed toward the classic nostalgic kid’s cereal crowd. They are shaped like Kix or Corn Pops cereals.

  • Very crunchy! Amazing cereal texture. You won’t be disappointed with the texture.
  • Sweetened only with monk fruit.
    • It has a very sweet initial flavor, but the sweetness quickly fades. We recommend sweetening your milk alternative with stevia or some other low glycemic sweetener.
  • No nuts or seeds!
  • Contains 16g of protein per serving and only 1g of total carb! Each serving is about the size of one of those
  • Come in mini cereal boxes.
  • Since these are high in protein, they may have a bit of a protein-bar type of aftertaste

Flavors:

  • NEW! Peanut Butter – like Reese’s Puffs
  •  Fruity
    • The smell and flavor is spot-on with your classic Fruit Loops or Fruity Pebbles!
  • Cinnamon Bun
    • Tastes like a cinnamon bun-flavored protein bar.

Currently mainly sold on their website and Amazon.

 

 

Looking for Keto Oatmeal?

#1 HighKey Keto Hot Cereal

Are you familiar with those instant oatmeal packets where you just need to add water (or keto milk)?

HighKey is a keto brand that has just that! 

The texture is almost exactly like oatmeal! If you have been missing oatmeal on your keto diet this is definitely worth a try! Great for busy keto people or people missing their routine from their pre-keto days!

  • Sweetened with Erythritol, Monk Fruit and Stevia
  • Nut and Seed Based
  • Texture and taste perfect!

4 Flavors:

  • NEW! Maple + Brown Sugar
    • A touch of maple flavor adds a true richness and decadence. It complements all the nuts and seeds perfectly.
    • 3g net carb, 14g fat, 9g protein
    • Ingredients: Hemp Seeds, Coconut, Sunflower Seeds, Milk Protein Isolate, Pecans, Erythritol, Monk Fruit, Stevia, Flax Seeds, Chia Seeds, Cinnamon, Collagen, Sea Salt, Cardamom, Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon Spice
    • Tastes like your childhood cinnamon sugar oatmeal!
    • 1g net carb, 14g fat, 9g protein
    • Ingredients: Hemp Seeds, Coconut, Sunflower Seeds, Milk Protein Isolate, Pecans, Erythritol, Monk Fruit, Stevia, Flax Seeds, Chia Seeds, Cinnamon, Collagen, Sea Salt, Cardamom, Nutmeg
  • Cocoa Almond
    • Tastes like you mixed hot chocolate and oatmeal! 😀
    • 2g net carb, 13g fat, 8g protein
    • Ingredients: Hemp Seeds, Coconut, Erythritol, Monk Fruit, Stevia, Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Milk Protein Isolate, Flax Seeds, Chia Seeds, Cocoa Powder, Collagen, Sea Salt
  • Strawberries n’ Cream
    • Tastes fruity and rich with REAL strawberry pieces mixed in. If you love fruity oatmeals you’ll love this!
    • 2g net carb, 12g fat, 9g protein
    • Ingredients: Hemp Seeds, Coconut, Sunflower Seeds, Milk Protein Isolate, Pecans, Natural Sweetener , Flax Seed Meal, Chia Seeds, Dried Strawberries, Natural Strawberry Flavor, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sea Salt, Natural Vanilla Flavor

Note, you can get 10% off your purchase directly from HighKey by clicking here and using code CONVENIENTKETO10 at checkout!

 

 

#2 Pure Traditions Unsweetened Hot Cereal

Pure Traditions is a paleo brand that has one keto option for keto oatmeal and that is their unsweetened flavor. It comes in at 2g net carb per serving. It has zero sweeteners so if you are used to traditional oatmeal you will definitely want to take this into consideration and have your favorite keto sweetener nearby.

But because it isn’t sweetened we think this is one of the better keto oatmeals to add keto friendly fruits like blackberries or raspberries to. You can also add swerve’s brown sugar if that’s more to your style 😀

Ingredients: Organic Coconut, Almond, Pecan, Organic Chia Seed, Organic Flaxseed, Konjac Root, Organic Cinnamon, Salt

 

 

Have you tried any of the low carb cereal options on our list?

Let us know in the comments section below!

 

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