Veggie-Packed Grain-Free Porridge (paleo, vegan, AIP)

Toddlers. Eye roll. They go through some weird food phases, huh?

A while back the Hattster decided she wasn't really into veggies anymore. Such a flip flopper, that one. Luckily for me, she'll eat just about anything if it's covered in cinnamon (kid loves the stuff - she walks around smelling like a graham cracker despite never eating one in her life). So I pulled this gem of a recipe out of my back pocket and started making it on the reg.

I LOVE this recipe for myself, too. Oatmeal is probably my favorite breakfast of all time. Unfortunately, oats affect me in a similar way that gluten does, so I really don't eat them at all anymore.

But I love me a bowl of porridge, and that's exactly what this feels like!

 

This is a great breakfast if you:

  • cannot tolerate eggs
  • cannot tolerate grains
  • are on the autoimmune protocol
  • are on any type of liver detox and want to up your cruciferous veggie intake
  • are looking to get more veggies in your face
  • are a psychotic toddler

 

 

Veggie-Packed Grain-Free Porridge

  • 2 cups packed cauliflower rice - about 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 2 cups coconut milk (I used homemade coconut milk, you could also use almond milk, hemp milk, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut 
  • 3-4 medjool dates, pitted and chopped OR 1/3 cup raisisins
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree (homemade or canned - you could also use roasted sweet potato or squash)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons REAL maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like it)

Break cauliflower up into chunks, then add to food processor. Pulse until you reach rice-like consistency. Transfer into a saucepan, then cover with coconut milk. Add coconut, dates, cinnamon and vanilla. Bring to a light boil, then stir. Reduce heat to low and cover, allow to simmer about 10 minutes (or until cauliflower rice is soft). 

Stir in pumpkin puree and maple syrup, cook 2 more minutes. Add extra milk if needed.

Serve in a bowl, topped with sliced bananas, berries and chopped pecans (not AIP). 

Optional stir-ins: 

When giving to Hattie, sometimes I'll stir in a scoop of grass fed ghee for a nutrient boost. You an also stir in collagen peptides for protein.