Make-Ahead Paleo Porridge

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image of a bowl of paleo porridge

Disclaimer: I created this make-ahead, grain free paleo porridge while doing my first ever Whole30 program. All of the ingredients are Whole30 compliant and I personally feel very ok including it during my dietary reset.

THAT BEING SAID – some would argue that this porridge bends the Whole30 rules a bit. Mainly because it’s created to mimic real porridge and can elicit an emotional response that’s not exactly in the spirit of Whole30.

But I’m pretty sure that many Whole30 recipes mimic otherwise “off-limit” foods. (Are zucchini noodles not an obvious “real noodle” knock off?) All tangents aside, I re-named this delicious breakfast experiment to PALEO PORRIDGE so that nobody would turn me into the Whole30 police. ðŸ˜‹

image of apples which are an ingredient of paleo porridge

The bottom line is, I’m really into this porridge. It’s an awesome breakfast hack that’s made with really nutrient-dense ingredients and can really do wonders to mix up your paleo breakfast routine. 

It gives you those warm and cozy breakfast vibes (similar to oatmeal) and it can be made in advance and reheated which makes it ideal for busy weekday mornings!

image of ingredients for paleo porridge

The ingredient list for this paleo porridge is pretty simple – just don’t let the cauliflower throw you off!

You guys know by now that cauliflower is super versatile and really doesn’t have a flavor until you add something to it. (Are you putting it in your smoothies yet?? You should be.)

So we’re starting with frozen cauliflower rice (thank you grocery-store-convenience Gods). It goes straight into a pot along with a few other friends:

  • Sweet apples
  • Silky coconut milk
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Hearty hemp seeds
  • Creamy cashew butter
  • Warming apple pie spices
  • A healthy pinch of salt

I also added a couple of scoops of collagen peptides to increase the protein power of this paleo porridge. And because I put that ish in everything.

image of cauliflower and other ingredients cooking for paleo porridge

Then you just cook everything until the apples are nice and tender and smelling all amazing. (as cooked apples do)

Drum-roll for the magic paleo porridge transformation:

The immersion blender. Just a few go-rounds with the the immersion blender will give you the perfect faux-porridge consistency.

It’s creamy, and warm, and thick–with just enough texture to feel surprisingly porridge-like. (if you don’t have an immersion blender, you can still use your standard blender. Just whirl it a few times and stop while it still has a little texture to it.)

Enjoy it just as it is, or get a little porridge-fancy and top with sliced ‘nanas, slivered almonds, or whatever makes you smile. Just do it, ok?!

image of paleo porridge
PS — this recipe makes 2 servings of porridge. But you can easily double it and have 4-5 days worth of breakfasts that you can reheat on the stovetop or microwave.

PSS — I like to eat this with a hard boiled egg (on the side) to keep me full until lunchtime. â˜ºï¸

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