My whole life, I’ve lived in either New England or Quebec, two places known for their maple syrup (and hockey rivalry). While I don’t really miss sugary breakfasts all that much, one thing I really do crave from time to time is a nice warm bowl of maple flavored oatmeal. While browsing Amazon the other day for a low carb maple syrup, I stumbled across Lakanto and upon reading the overwhelmingly positive reviews, I impulse bought it at around 1 am. I’m truly living my best life. As soon as the syrup arrived, I began thinking of everything I wanted to do with it, including making this vegan keto maple cinnamon noatmeal.
The recipe itself is pretty basic, so the star here is really the syrup. Guys, it actually tastes like maple – I could have cried when trying it. If you at all miss maple syrup, I definitely recommend it. I’m planning on drowning some waffles and pancakes in it later on this week.
This low carb vegan noatmeal contains over 30g of protein, which makes me really happy. It’s definitely a good way to sneak some protein into your day without chugging a shake. It’s also nut-free, and coconut-free, so any of you who have allergies, or are just sick of coconut being in literally everything – this one is for you. Like all recipes on this site, this noatmeal is also gluten-free, and it’s even soy-free to boot (unless you choose a soy protein powder, but then that’s on you).
Have you tried this Lakanto syrup? Are there any other keto-friendly syrups you’d recommend? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
Notes on Making Vegan Keto Maple Cinnamon Noatmeal (high protein, nut free, soy free)
- If you don’t have the keto maple syrup (save 20% with code MEATFREEKETO!!), you could always use another sugar-free syrup in whatever flavor you choose. You could also just use 1 tsp of maple extract and 1 tbsp sugar-free sweetener, though it’s not quite the same.
- While the flax and hempseed certainly do contribute to the protein count, it will be a lot lower without the protein powder.
- I used Vega Clean Protein in vanilla, but you could use whatever plant-based protein powder you have on hand. Keep in mind that your macros will be different if you use a different brand, though!
- If you really hate the idea of using protein powder, you can thicken this with 1-2 tbsp of coconut flour instead, though it won’t be as creamy and the protein count will be much lower. You’ll also want to add in a little vanilla extract and stevia to make up for the flavor lost from the protein powder!
- For even more protein, you could top this with some toasted chopped almonds or almond butter, for an even more decadent and delicious breakfast treat.
- Nutrition information was calculated in Cronometer using the USDA standard for flax and hulled hemp seeds, and brand-specific entries for the syrup and protein powder. If you use different brands, you may have different results! Also, keep in mind that the sugar alcohol in the syrup is not subtracted out of total carbs by MyFitnessPal and other tracking programs, so you have to keep track of that yourself!
This rich and creamy maple vegan keto noatmeal is high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as gluten-free, nut-free and soy free.
- 3 tbsp (30g) hulled hemp seeds
- 3 tbsp (30g) Vega Clean Protein in vanilla
- 2 tbsp (15g) ground flax seeds
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp Lakanto sugar-free maple syrup
- 3/4 cup (180ml) hot water
- Stir dry ingredients together in a bowl. Pour the water over, and continue stirring until the lumps are gone. The mixture will continue to thicken as it cools. Top with sugar-free maple syrup. I like to mix in 1 tbsp, and pour the second on top for a more mapley experience.