Paleo Porridge

February 24, 2012 in Categories: by

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What a discovery!  A warm, hearty hot cereal full of flavor and as versatile as traditional porridge and just as easy too!  It reheats very well so you can save time during the week by making a big batch and reheating in the microwave each morning (just add a little water to thin it out to your liking).  You can also grind the nuts in the evening to save some time in the morning.  My kids love it as an occasional breakfast treat with some honey added for sweetness, but this is completely optional (I like it without any honey).  Base recipe is for one large bowl (about 1 cup).

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 (I like to use a Pyrex measuring cup) and mix in honey if using.
3.    Stir ground nuts into hot water.
4.    Heat in microwave on high for 30 seconds.  Stir once more.  Alternatively, heat over medium-low heat in a small saucepot stirring constantly for 4-5 minutes until it almost simmers. 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!

Do you need help finding any ingredients?  Check out  Important Pantry Items for the Paleo Baker.

Comments

Hi Paleomom, do you have any views on the grain, sorghum, which is a type of grass? Does it contain anything harmful, similar to lectins or gluten, or is it “safe” to eat in a porridge?
Thanks.

HI Sarah,
I’m new to the whole Paleo thing, and have just read your book, The Paleo Approach; so much to take in! Really looking forward to getting the cookbook, too. But I’m confused about something – in The Paleo Approach, you say that nuts & seeds are not part of a Paleo diet (pp. 81, 104, 107140). Why, then, would you recommend making a whole meal out of them? Not trying to be critical – just trying to understand as a newbie :)

The Paleo Approach discusses Paleo for autoimmune disease, or the autoimmune protocol. It is not the same as the Paleo diet, which does include nuts and seeds. – Christina, Sarah’s assistant

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