Low Carb Keto Carrot Cake Oatmeal (Paleo)


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This Low Carb Keto Carrot Cake Oatmeal is a keto-friendly cereal alternative which is thick, creamy and perfect hot or cold- overnight oats style! Based on a whole30 and low carb oatmeal base (porridge), it’s a quick and easy breakfast which can be prepped in advance! 

An white bowl filled with keto oatmeal topped with shredded carrots, raisins, coconut flakes, walnuts and a pool of coconut butter frosting.

Keto Oatmeal- Carrot Cake Flavor

Whenever I think about partaking in a whole30 challenge or ketogenic diet, the one thing I always assume I’d miss is oatmeal.

There is no better breakfast out there than a comforting bowl of warm, creamy, thick and hearty oatmeal. 

Unfortunately, oats and grains are off limits on those diets.

When I first started the ketogenic whole30 diet, my breakfasts consisted of pancakes, smoothies and the occasional low carb breakfast cake. Never in a million years would I have ever thought oatmeal and cereal could also be key players in my morning meal.

After experimenting with chia seed oatmeal and flaxseed oatmeal, I developed an easy low carb oatmeal base which can be adapted to a plethora of flavors! 

A measuring cup filled with shredded, unsweetened coconut flakes


Traditional oatmeal, made from rolled oats or quick oats, are definitely not keto-friendly. Nor are they suitable for a paleo or whole30 diet. This is due to grains of any form not being included in the allowed foods list. 

Oats are also high in carbohydrates, making them a poor option in a keto diet. 

Instead, there are low carb oatmeal alternatives which produce the same hearty texture of oatmeal, minus the carbs and grains!


Calling it low carb oatmeal is a little deceptive, as there is NO oats or grains in low carb oatmeal. Instead, this ‘oatless’ oatmeal (or sometimes called n’oatmeal) is based around several key ingredients to produce a delicious oatmeal breakfast alternative which can be enjoyed hot or cold (overnight oats style!).

The keto oatmeal base needs just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to prepare- Shredded unsweetened coconut, chia seeds, ground flax and a keto-friendly granulated sweetener of choice


While the keto oatmeal base is thick, creamy and satisfying on its own, it tastes even better when it tastes like carrot cake! 

Carrot cake overnight oats are one of my favorite breakfasts when I used to eat oatmeal regularly, so of course, I had to give it the keto oatmeal treatment.

To the oatmeal base, you’ll add-

A measuring cup filled with shredded carrots


To keep this oatless carrot cake oatmeal whole30 friendly, simply leave out the granulated sweetener of choice and add 1 small-medium overripe mashed banana, for sweetness. 

Alternatively, you can add some chopped Medjool dates or another dried fruit. 


You can prep this keto oatmeal in advance- Overnight oats style! Do do this, simply quadruple the number of dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add 3 cups of unsweetened coconut milk, shredded carrots and refrigerate overnight. 

In the morning or before eating, add extra liquid if desired and top with coconut butter and extra cinnamon.

To enjoy this keto oatmeal warm, simply reheat it, add extra liquid and melt the coconut butter over the top. 

A white bowl filled with keto carrot cake oatmeal and topped with shredded carrots, walnuts, raisins, dried pineapple and a pool of coconut butter frosting.

A white bowl filled with keto carrot cake oatmeal topped with shredded carrots, crushed walnuts, dried pineapple, raisins, cinnamon and a pool of coconut butter in the center.

Low Carb Keto Carrot Cake Oatmeal (Paleo)

5 from 24 votes
An easy recipe for homemade keto and whole30 friendly cereal made without oats! Enjoyed hot or overnight oats style, this oatless oatmeal (porridge) tastes like carrot cake and is a perfect quick and easy breakfast recipe! 
Servings: 1 Serving
Prep: 1 min
Cook: 4 mins
Total: 5 mins



  • Prepare your keto oatmeal base as directed. 
  • Add your shredded carrots, cinnamon and walnuts and mix well. If desired, add extra milk or liquid of choice. 
  • Top with coconut butter and enjoy! 


To enjoy this keto carrot cake oatmeal overnight oats style, refrigerate without the coconut butter. Before enjoying, add extra liquid and enjoy.
To reheat, add 1/4 cup liquid of choice and microwave or heat stovetop until thick and creamy. 
Low Carb Keto Carrot Cake Oatmeal (Paleo) can be prepped in advance and kept refrigerated for up to 1 week. 


Serving: 1BowlCalories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 8gFat: 19gFiber: 15gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 4.1mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 0.9mgNET CARBS: 2g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, australian, English
Author: Arman
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A collage of two photographs of carrot cake keto oatmeal- Each white bowl is filled with keto cereal, shredded carrots, roasted nuts, dried pineapple, raisins and a coconut butter frosting.

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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. Just bought your book, Clean Sweets! It’s so amazing! You’ve made it so easy to follow, all the ingredients are easily accessible, you provide several options for dietary restrictions and preferences, and you have shared which ingredients work best but offer alternative ingredients and how to adjust the recipe to get the same delicious treat! It’s brilliant, it’s simple, it’s fast, and most importantly, it’s absolutely delicious…and healthy! Thank you so much!!

  2. Carrot cake has to be one of my favorite kinds of cake! To make it edible in breakfast foods is a dream. Now I have to try the keto oatmeal base–I might be addicted to it soon enough!