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Low-Carb Chocolate & Cherry Porridge

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This is a great low-carb option for those who are missing their breakfast porridge. Imagine the flavor of your favorite Cherry Garcia Ice Cream in a healthy breakfast meal!

And although there are no oats used in this recipe, you will be surprised how much it tastes like real porridge. You can enjoy a bowl of this satisfying keto-approved porridge in less than 15 minutes!

The Low-Carb Amarenata Cherry Sauce does take some time to prepare but even if you don't have time to make the sauce, you can simply top the porridge with fresh or frozen berries, or you can skip the fruits altogether and use some more 90% dark chocolate or sugar-free chocolate chips.

Substitutions and Tips

This breakfast porridge recipe is low in carbs, dairy-free and vegan in case that's the approach you follow. It's sweetened with homemade cherry sauce, dark chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon, although you could use additional low-carb sweetener if you like it sweeter.

You can make this recipe nut-free by using seed milk instead of nut milk. Here's a guide to making nut & seed milk if you're making your own.

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How To Use Amarenata Cherry Sauce

For this porridge recipe you'll only need a small amount of the cherry sauce which means that you'll have plenty left. You can use it to make many more low-carb recipes, including:

Low-Carb Breakfast Porridge & Cereal Recipes

For more low-carb and keto breakfast cereal recipes, check out some of these options:

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Hands-on Overall

Serving size 1 bowl

Allergy information for Low-Carb Chocolate & Cherry Porridge

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 1 bowl)

Net carbs7.7 grams
Protein9.6 grams
Fat29.1 grams
Calories357 kcal
Calories from carbs 9%, protein 12%, fat 79%
Total carbs18.5 gramsFiber10.8 gramsSugars4.8 gramsSaturated fat14.6 gramsSodium74 mg(3% RDA)Magnesium83 mg(21% RDA)Potassium502 mg(25% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)


  1. To make this Chocolate & Cherry Porridge, you will first need to make our Low-Carb Amarenata Cherry Sauce. This will take an extra 40-45 minutes. You can store the sauce in the fridge in a sealed jar for up to 2 weeks. (See recipe tips on how you can use my cherry sauce in other recipes.)
    Tip: If you're short on time, substitute the cherry sauce with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries or raspberries. Low-Carb Chocolate & Cherry Porridge
  2. To toast the coconut and almond flakes, place them in a hot dry pan. Cook on medium-high, tossing frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes until lightly golden. Transfer to a plate to prevent further cooking and set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, mix the coconut milk and almond milk and bring to a simmer over a medium heat. Once hot, take off the heat and add the chia seeds and coconut flour. Low-Carb Chocolate & Cherry Porridge
  4. Stir in the cinnamon and vanilla powder (or unsweetened vanilla extract), and optionally add low-carb sweetener to taste. Let it sit for 5 minutes for the chia seeds to bloom. Low-Carb Chocolate & Cherry Porridge
  5. Add most of the toasted coconut and almond flakes, reserving some for topping. Low-Carb Chocolate & Cherry Porridge
  6. To serve, divide between two bowls and stir in the chopped chocolate (or chocolate chips). Top with the cherry sauce, 1 heaped tablespoon each. Low-Carb Chocolate & Cherry Porridge
  7. Serve while still warm. This porridge is best prepared fresh but it can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days and eaten warm or cold. Low-Carb Chocolate & Cherry Porridge

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 bowl)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Coconut chips, unsweetened (dried, flaked coconut)
0.7 g0.7 g6.5 g66 kcal
Almonds, nuts (flaked, sliced)
0.8 g2.8 g6.3 g71 kcal
Almond milk natural (unsweetened)
0.5 g0.6 g1.4 g17 kcal
Coconut milk (full-fat, unsweetened)
0.8 g0.6 g6 g56 kcal
Chia seeds
0.8 g3.2 g5.1 g82 kcal
Coconut flour, organic
0.6 g1 g0.9 g22 kcal
Vanilla extract, powder (vanilla bean)
0.1 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Cinnamon, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Extra dark chocolate, 90% cocoa (cacao)
0.7 g0.5 g2.8 g28 kcal
Amarenata Cherry Sauce, homemade (KetoDiet blog)
2.7 g0.2 g0 g13 kcal
Total per serving, 1 bowl
7.7 g9.6 g29.1 g357 kcal

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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