Paleo Porridge

While I don’t consider myself “Paleo” many of the concepts of the diet are naturally part of my families eating lifestyle.  When I came across this recipe for a warm oatmeal like breakfast I was intrigue and gave it a try.  It got three thumbs up from J, Trey, and myself!
I like to make a big batch so it’s ready for a high protein breakfast or pick-me-up snack in a jiffy. 

Paleo Porridge
Recipe from www.thepaleomom.com
Ingredients:

1.    Process coconut, walnuts, almonds, pepitas and flaxseed together in a blender or food processor until finely ground and blade starts to seize.
2.    Boil water in a kettle or in the microwave.  Pour into a microwave-safe container and mix in honey if using. 
3.    Stir ground nuts into hot water.  Add protein or other fixins.
4.    Heat in microwave on high for 30 seconds.  Stir once more.  Let sit for 3-5 minutes to thicken.  Enjoy!

Variations:  Just like traditional porridge, you can stir in some extra ingredients at the end to change the flavor.  Here are some ideas, but feel free to experiment!

  • Spiced Porridge:  Stir in ½ tsp Ground Nutmeg and ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon before eating.
  • Apple-Cinnamon Porridge:  Stir in 2 Tbsp Freeze Dried Apple pieces (or apple sauce) and ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • Maple-Nut Porridge:  Use 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup instead of honey and sprinkle 2 Tbsp chopped Pecans over the top.
  • Banana-Nut Porridge:  Omit honey and mash in half of a ripe banana instead.  Sprinkle 2 Tbsp chopped Pecans over the top.
  • Blueberry Porridge: Stir in 1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (or any other berry you like).
  • Peaches and Cream Porridge:  Stir in 1/3 cup chopped fresh or preserved Peaches and 1-2 Tbsp heavy cream or unsalted butter
  • Pumpkin Pie Porridge:  Stir in ¼ cup Pumpkin Puree (fresh or canned) and 1/8 tsp (a good pinch) each of Ground Cinnamon, Ground Ginger, Ground Nutmeg , Ground Allspice, and Ground Cloves
  • Butter and Salt Porridge:  Stir in ½ tsp Salt (to taste) and let 2 Tbsp unsalted butter melt over the top.
  • Chocolate Porridge:  Stir in 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder.Let me know what variation you try!Until next time…
    Look good, feel good, do good
    Sara B.

 

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