A Low Carb nutritious bowl of goodness to keep you optimally fuelled, so you can glide through your busy day!
Keto & Low Carb Porridge
Porridge is a classic breakfast dish which is usually made with oats.
Made with the traditional oats, porridge often contains upwards of 25g carbs per serving and is not suitable for a grain free or lower carb lifestyle due to the impact on your blood glucose levels after eating.
The good news is that porridge is actually a very versatile meal and can be made with a whole variety of oat alternatives, many of which are much lower in carbs and Keto friendly. Here are a few great examples.
🥣 Chia seeds
🥣 Coconut flakes
🥣 Hemp heart seeds
Not only are these oat alternatives naturally low in carbs and Keto friendly, but they're also packed with beneficial nutrients including healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and fibre.
In this recipe we use a combination of flaxseed and chia seeds for a nutrient-dense, low carb porridge with just 4.1g carbs per serving.
What is the difference between MCT oil and coconut oil?
MCT oil is a pure source of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). These are found naturally in coconuts, along with many other healthy fats.
However MCTs specifically have been shown to be beneficial over other fats in coconuts, especially for Keto lifestyles. Notably, MCTs have been shown to enhance ketosis, boost energy levels and improve satiety.
You can learn more about the difference between coconut oil and MCT oil in our article below.
Hunter & Gather Pure C8 MCT Oil
Hunter & Gather C8 MCT oil is a pure and concentrated source of caprylic acid (also known as C8). This is the most potent and effective MCT, second only to capric acid (C10).
Our MCT oil is 100% coconut derived and we use a natural extraction method with no solvents or added chemicals, to provide an entirely pure source of C8 MCTs - and nothing else.
It is easily added to your usual meals and drinks, simply stir in after cooking or brewing to best preserve the nutrients it contains. As well as upping the content of health-optimising fats, adding MCT oil to your porridge will create a rich, creamy texture.
You can learn more about the benefits of MCT oil in our article below.
Here's the recipe.
Nutritional info (per serving*):
Of which saturates: 16g
Of which sugar: 1.3g
*Per serving with no additional toppings
What you need (ingredients):
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed/linseed
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 100ml almond, coconut or cashew milk
- Pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon Hunter & Gather C8 MCT Oil
- Nut butter, coconut shavings & fresh berries (or whatever you fancy!)
What you do (method):
- Add the coconut flour, flaxseed, chia seeds, cinnamon, salt and milk to a saucepan
- Heat over a medium heat - stirring constantly until thick, then remove from the heat before stirring in the C8 MCT oil until creamy
- Add your porridge to a dish and top with your chosen toppings, before enjoying!