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I have found a new low carb breakfast that is delicious, as well as quick and easy. Inspired by Low Carb Yum (one of my favorite sources of low carb recipes), I have made my own meusli cereal that my husband and I eat with almond milk and either bananas or blueberries.
I made the recipe exactly as Lisa of Low Carb Yum directs the first time. It was so good! One batch only lasted about three or four days. I had to make another batch and decided to double the recipe and tweak it just a tiny bit.
I’ve always loved the maple brown sugar flavor, so I experimented with adding a bit of Stevia brown “sugar” and sugar-free maple syrup to the nut and seed blend. It turned out perfectly! The amounts I used gave the cereal a subtle maple brown sugar flavor without being overwhelming, which is the effect I was shooting for.
The Stevia brown “sugar” adds a little more carbs, but the overall carb count on a serving of this cereal is still approximately 5 or 6 grams of carbs. Be aware that a serving is only about 2/3 of a cup, but it’s satisfying enough that it lasts at least until mid-morning snack time and sometimes through to lunch.
I’m so happy to have cereal again. We usually eat yogurt or a protein bar in the morning, but those had been getting old for me. It would be great to cook something more substantial for breakfast, but I’m not much of a morning person, so that never seems to actually happen.
My typical morning goes like this: I get up, feed the cats, check my blood sugars, grab my morning caffeine, and get to work. Usually I’ll rummage for some easy-to-grab food for my morning sustenance about an hour into my work day, but now that I have this delicious cereal option, I’m finding I’m more reliably eating something before starting work.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this. Feel free to add whatever fruit you like to it, but just know that will increase the carb count. And I always use unsweetened almond milk. If you prefer the sweetened variety, that will also up the total carbs.
Low Carb Vegan Meusli Cereal
Prep Time:5 minutes |
Cook Time:8 minutes |
Total Time:13 minutes
Looking for a quick, easy, low carb, vegan breakfast idea? Try this homemade meusli cereal recipe, which allows you to get creative with the flavors!
Ingredients1 cup walnuts1 cup slivered almonds1 cup pecans1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut1/2 cup hemp seeds1 cup sunflower seeds1 cup pumpkin seeds2 teaspoons ground cinnamon1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 - 2 teaspoons Stevia brown sugar1 - 2 teaspoons sugar-free maple syrup
1 - Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2 - Make sure all the nuts are chopped into fairly small pieces. You want them to blend well with all the other ingredients into a cereal.
3 - Combine all ingredients in one large bowl and mix well.
4 - Spread on a baking sheet in a thin layer.
5 - Bake for 7-8 minutes. No need to stir during cooking.
6 - Remove from oven and allow to cool thoroughly.
7 - Eat immediately with your choice of milk (dairy, seed, or nut variety).
8 - Store what's left in a sealed container.
You can sub in and out pretty much anything in this recipe, depending on what you have in your cupboards. You can experiment with different flavorings, too, like I did! This is a versatile recipe, allowing for all sorts of tweaks and experimentation. Have fun!
I haven't run the nutritional numbers yet myself, but according to Low Carb Yum's version of the recipe and adding in the slight increase due to the Stevia brown sugar, each serving is approximately 5-6 grams of net carbs.