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).

Paleo Porridge


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.


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?

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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Do you know approximately how many servings this makes? I would think that with over 3/4 of a cup of nuts/seeds it would make more than one serving?

So this is an 800 calorie breakfast. Is this what I should expect once I take the Paleo leap? Seems like 800 calories in a single meal is too much!

use bone broth on place of water, delete honey. wen done add dulse on top so its savory. prob could add an egg to the pot while cooking for nice protein. i put eggs in oatmeal n the kids eat it, its custardy but they eat it savory, with dulse, no sugar.

i made this with cashews as I didn’t have sliced almonds. So yes I would say the type of nuts is interchangeable.

It was delish, best paleo porridge I’ve tried!

Wonderful ideas for your porridge, but I am shocked that a PhD Paleo-knowledgable Mom would still be using the microwave. I know that they are useful and save time, but they change the composition of foods–they are definitely not Paleo, any more than Gluten is. Many people, including me, follow your writings and you have much influence. Please consider stopping the use of microwave in your own home and stop recommending its use to others. Warmly, drwelch

I made this for breakfast today… It was incredible! What a fantastic idea and it tasted just like porridge/oatmeal. Thanks for this recipe!

Oh my god, this porridge is so good! And so easy to make! Just transitioning into paleo and feeling overwhelmed – this will definitely help!

Can this be frozen? Not sure I would want to each it every morning and a whole batch might go bad in the fridge after a few days.

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