Paleo Porridge [Gluten free, Grain free, Dairy free]

Quick and easy, made in the microwave in minutes, and delicious! A great egg-free alternative to a warm paleo breakfast

Watching the sun rise this morning (yes, a quiet moment before everyone wakes up, my egg coffee in hand), I felt like eating a warm, comforting breakfast that did not include eggs of any sort. I’ve seen porridge ‘oats’ replicas and finally decided to give it a bash. I was inspired by the recipe I saw on ‘Wicked Good Kitchen’ because it just looked so good. Now I’m not the biggest fan of oats in general and tended to only eat it if I really had no other option so have hesitated with jumping on the Paleo porridge bandwagon! Needless to say, you never do know until you try so I thought alas, try I must!  

I’ll be honest, if you aren’t happy with the texture of porridge oats, you probably won’t be happy with the texture of this porridge. It’s exactly the same but the taste – wow! You can make it as bland and plain as you like, or set your mind free and add whatever flavours and toppings you can possibly think of.  I’ve grown very partial to coconut and although this is coconutty, it’s not overpoweringly so. Had I used almond milk, I wonder if I’d have tasted much coconut at all. 

Long story short, it’s great. A few minutes of your time, and you’ve got yourself a warm and comfy breakfast. Best of all, no eggs! 

Recipe for Paleo Porridge

Yield: 1 large, or 2 small portions 

Prep time: 2 minutes 

Cooking time: 2-3 minutes 

What you need

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

2 tblspns almond flour

1 tblspn flaxmeal

1 tblspn ground sunflower seeds 

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup water

1/2 tspn vanilla powder (or extract)

Pinch of salt 

Flavours and toppings (all optional)

Fresh berries, nuts, seeds, cacao, cinnamon, honey, date paste, maple syrup, nut butter 

What you need to do

1. Mix the coconut milk and water together, and heat (either in a microwave for 1.5-2 minutes, or in a saucepan). 

2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the warm milk mixture, give it all a good stir, and put it back in the microwave or return to the stove and cook for a further minute or so. 

3. Top with a bit of extra milk and flavours/sweetener of your choice. Done! 

I devoured mine with blueberries, raspberries, flaked almonds, and a sprinkle of extra vanilla powder (love that stuff!). 

Here’s to great mornings and deliciously nutrititious breakfasts to start our day just right 😉 

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