Low Carb Muesli Keto Cereal Recipe (2024)

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It's so easy to make your own low carb muesli. You’ll love this crunchy keto cereal recipe! It’s loaded with whole food ingredients and has no added sugar!

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Article Index
  • What is Muesli?
  • Why is this muesli cereal recipe better?
  • How to Make this Low Carb Cereal
  • Ingredient Substitutions
  • Muesli Cereal Serving Ideas
  • Other Recipes to Try
  • Recipe

What is Muesli?

Aside from being incredibly delicious, muesli is essentially a mixture of rolled oats, dried fruits, plus healthy nuts and seeds.

Look at the list of ingredients on a package of muesli cereal at the grocery store. You’ll notice that it’s really just a blend of coconut, nuts, and seeds. Many of the varieties also include some sort of sweetener, vanilla extract, and spices.

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Why is this muesli cereal recipe better?

Making your own is a better choice for several reasons:

  1. You can make it at a fraction of the cost of store-bought muesli. And making it at home ensures that it’s low in carbs.
  2. All of the ingredients are easy to find at any grocery store. That makes this keto breakfast cereal very convenient to make.
  3. The recipe is super easy to make. As a result, you can quickly make a batch whenever you need to.

I like to make a large batch so I always have low carb cereal on hand for easy breakfasts and snacks. When I come home hungry after work, I often eat a bowl full of muesli with some unsweetened almond milk.

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How to Make this Low Carb Cereal

Making a batch of homemade low carb cereal is so simple.

  1. Start by dumping the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Stir the ingredients to combine everything together.
  3. Transfer the muesli to a jelly roll pan or cookie sheet and bake it in the oven. Don’t skip this step! Otherwise, the cereal won’t be crispy. It won’t have to bake for very long – only for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Cool completely then enjoy!
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Another nice thing about making your own keto cereal recipe is that you can change it up. Just adjust the ratio of ingredients to suit your tastes.

I love coconut, so I typically use more coconut flakes. I also like to add hemp hearts to my muesli, but you can leave them out if you don’t care for them.

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A homemade low carb cereal like this is wholesome convenience food. It can be a quick real food breakfast before work or a filling snack during the day.

And best of all, this low carb paleo breakfast cereal recipe is a cinch to make at home.

Ingredient Substitutions

You should be able to find all of the ingredients for this muesli at your local grocery or natural foods store. If there’s a particular ingredient you can’t find, leave it out or sub it with another nut or seed.

If you have a nut allergy, you can make the cereal entirely from seeds. Flax seeds or chia seeds are great add-ins. That’s the beauty of making keto cereal at home!

But, for those who don’t have issues eating them, the nuts really give a great flavor and extra crunch factor.

A lot of muesli recipes call for some sort of fruit. To make sure that it is truly a low carb cereal, you could add any of the following:

I wouldn’t add too much fruit, but about ¼ cup or a bit more could be a nice touch.

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Muesli Cereal Serving Ideas

I usually just add serve the muesli cereal in a bowl with some low carb almond milk. But it’s great to use as a topping for plain Greek yogurt too.

You can even make a yogurt parfait by layering in some fresh fruit and dried shredded coconut. Or just toss it in a bag and snack on it during the commute to work!

Other Recipes to Try

Need some more ideas for enjoying a healthy low carb breakfast on the run? Check out some of these other quick options for morning meals:

  • Low Carb Breakfast Bars with coconut and macadamia nuts are a convenient way to fuel up in the morning.
  • Keto Pancakes with Almond Flour can be made in advance and placed in the freezer. Then just pop a few in the microwave to enjoy.
  • Low Carb Protein Bars are easy to make for a fast portable morning treat.
  • Atkins Harvest Trail Bars are a convenient way to satisfy hunger while traveling.
  • Keto Breakfast Cookies taste like a dessert but are a healthy way to start any day.

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Muesli Low Carb Keto Cereal

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You'll love this muesli recipe if you're following a low carb paleo diet. It's a keto-friendly cereal that's loaded with whole food ingredients and has no added sugar!

Prep Time:1 minute min

Cook Time:8 minutes mins

Total Time:9 minutes mins

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

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Servings: 15

Calories: 217



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  • In large bowl, stir together all ingredients until well combined.

  • Lay out on a rimmed baking pan and bake at 350F for about 7-8 minutes.

  • Allow to cool. Store in air tight container.

  • Each serving is about ⅓ cup. Tastes great with almond milk or as a topping for plain Greek style yogurt.


The ratio of ingredients can be adjusted to taste. And substitutions can be made if needed. Flax meal is a good replacement for hemp hearts if you can't find them. Seeds are great subs for nuts if there's a nut allergy.

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Serving: 36g | Calories: 217 | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg

Additional Info

Net Carbs: 3g | % Carbs: 5.6% | % Protein: 14.9% | % Fat: 79.5% | SmartPoints: 7

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Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.


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First Published: June 17, 2016... Last Updated: August 14, 2019

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