I love oatmeal, especially on a chilly morning, as a hearty and delicious way to start the day. Being on keto however I thought oatmeal wasn't going to be a part of my diet anymore. Fortunately, that isn't quite the case. I just have to make it as healthy and low carb as possible. And as luck would have it, it isn't all that difficult to do.
Surprisingly the quick cooking oats are lower in carbs than steel cut or old fashioned so that is what I used. I also made sure to check the ingredients to make sure there weren't any preservatives or additives.
I think the serving size on the package is a bit too big. Even before keto a full cup of cooked oats was too much. I would usually make two servings and the girls and I would share it with some leftover. None of us could eat it all.
I began by making a single serving of oatmeal. One cup of water, a pinch of pink himilayan salt and 1/2 cup of oats. Once the water and salt came to a boil I added the oats and cooked it for a minute, then covered the pan and removed it from the burner to sit for five minutes. After it was done I added 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts, a packet of stevia with erythritol, a little bit of vanilla extract and some cinnamon and stirred it all together.
I divided the mixture in half to create two nice servings and topped each one with a couple tablespoons of cream and another sprinkle of cinnamon. It was delicious! The perfect size serving at only 12 grams of carbs.
While oatmeal won't be a part of my daily diet, it will still be a part of it on occasion. I like that when it comes to my old favorite foods all I have to do is come up with really healthy way to prepare it. I think I certainly accomplished it here.