Coconut Porridge

As the mornings are getting a little colder here, I have noticed a void in my breakfast ventures. Since changing my diet to low grain/mostly gluten free, breakfast isn’t as familiar as it used to be. I used to eat eggs and toast, pancakes, crepes, homemade english muffins, oatmeal, you get the picture, mostly carbs/grains!

On the cooler, misty, fall mornings, it seems like nothing will satisfy like oatmeal. I haven’t had oatmeal since the winter, probably. I’m not the biggest oatmeal fan, but as an adult, I was learning to love it. I used to love those Quaker instant packs as a kid. They even had ones where there was a squeezable topping, like strawberry jam, or chocolate fudge. I have a hard time finding people that remember those. Anyways, those are less than healthy, so I gave those up a long time ago.

I figured, to fill the void, yet sticking to my grain/gluten free diet, I would play around with some ingredients. I had been making a lot with shredded coconut, so that was going to be my medium. To my delight, things turned out just as I had hoped. It was warm, creamy, filling and satisfying. There was no grains, which made my belly happy.

The coconut offers a lot of health benefits and there’s a lot of fiber in it. Add in whatever trips your trigger. I topped it with honey and raw, slivered almonds and a white wine poached pear (left over from the party).

Coconut Porridge

2/3 C. coconut milk (or whatever milk you like)
1/4 C. shredded, organic coconut (unsweetened)
1 t. vanilla
a pinch of salt
2 T almond flour
1 T. golden flaxseed meal
honey to taste

Heat the milk in a small sauce pan and add in the remaining ingredients, cook on medium heat until it reaches the desired thickness.

9 Comments to “Coconut Porridge”

  1. What a great & healthy breakfast!! i just love anything coconut &I bake a lot with coconut flour too!

    MMMMMMMMMMMMM,..A lovely picture too!

  2. What a great idea! Love your blog too, just stumbled across it and it’s fab – very much my lifestyle as well. :) Can’t wait to explore more of your posts! You might like my blog too, it is called Affairs of Living and it is all whole foods, GF, allergy-friendly food and natural health info. http://www.affairsofliving.com Happy Tuesday! xoxo Kim

  3. sounds MOST delicious! please riddle me this: by ‘T’ do you mean ‘tsp’ or ‘tbsp’? i fear that i may interpret it incorrectly and end up with a big bowl of disaster for breakfast!

  4. A capital T means Tablespoon.

  5. What a great idea for grain-free hot “cereal”.

  6. just enjoying a bowl of this delicious porridge! thank you :) i topped it with pecans and cherries with a bit of maple syrup. YUM!

  7. wow. this is perfect for a cold day like today – which is cold and snowy.

    thanks for thinking it up – I’m always on a lookout for grain-free breakfast food. I never realized that would be one of the harder things to figure out.

    yum!

  8. Can’t do the flaxseed (not SCD legal). Does it thicken without it?

  9. I have not tried it without the flaxseed, but since flax does have great binding capabilities, you may want to substitue something for it, since it may be more soup like.

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