AIP Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Porridge {GAPS, Paleo}

Megan Breakfast 28 Comments

If you’ve been around Eat Beautiful for a while, you may know that our house has a few food intolerances. Finding treats we can all eat is challenging. Youngest is intolerant to eggs. Oldest is intolerant to dairy. Middle guy can’t have sugar, although none of us do.

This AIP Breakfast Cereal tastes awesome, even to hubby who can eat anything; and all the kids can have it! Woot. But yep, these kinds of recipes are hard to come by. AIP says it all: grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, refined-sugar-free, even nut and seed-free! And yes, delicious! (For those of you who can eat nuts and seeds, this is a great way to add variety to your diet. Nuts in moderation.)

Although we could belabor how hard it is to eat, we just focus on what we can have and the rest is… yummy!

The secret, magic ingredient in this porridge is spaghetti squash, the veggie with which I am the most enamored this fall. I’ve seen a few other porridge recipes that use it; so I made my own. (I rarely follow other people’s recipes mostly because I can’t be bothered. I just start cooking.)

The first time I made the recipe, the kids were thrilled. Hubby loved it. I would have been happy to tweak it; but everyone said it was perfect. Youngest kiddo asked to have it on his birthday! (which isn’t until April, btw) as long as he could have ice cream also, lol.

So enjoy this nutrient dense porridge, full of vegetable goodness. Add a sausage on the side for extra protein. The gelatin in the porridge is great for your gut; and its amino acids are rendered more effective when eaten with a source of meat.

This AIP Breakfast Cereal tastes awesome, even to hubby who can eat anything; and all the kids can have it! Woot. But yep, these kinds of recipes are hard to come by. AIP says it all: grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, refined-sugar-free! And yet, delicious!

 

AIP Apple-Cinnamon Breakfast Porridge
Yum
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
AIP Apple-Cinnamon Breakfast Porridge
Yum
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Place water, dried coconut, about 1/3 of whole apple, and the apple peel into a high powered blender. Puree on high for 50 seconds. Add gelatin, cinnamon and optional stevia and blend again briefly, about 10 seconds.
  2. Dice remaining raw apple into small cubes. Set aside. Using a spoon scoop out the flesh from cooked squash. Cut "spaghetti" into short lengths.
  3. Place puree into medium size saucepan. Add spaghetti squash and heat gently, stirring. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes; then allow the porridge to cool slightly, which will thicken it. Or refrigerate it until it's quite thick.
  4. Serve, topped with raw apple and honey.
Share this Recipe
 

 

One other thing I love about this recipe? Homemade coconut milk! You don’t even know you’re making it; but that’s what’s happening when you blend the water, dried coconut and apple. Better than canned milk and soo easy! I love the fiber, too. No need to strain your coconut milk, especially when it’s going into a porridge, where the texture of the fruit will only be a bonus.

Here’s the blender I love and recommend to do this job best! Owning our Paleo cafe, we have many of these blenders; and they hold up to heavy use for years!

More fun porridges and food-allergy-friendly treats? Enjoy my eCookbook! Amazon also just put the softcover version on sale! 🙂 It’s a winner: so many goodies that cater to food intolerances, with a sensitivity toward ingredients that digest well and nourish the body for wellness and healing.

And here’s the grass-fed gelatin that I recommend.

  • Renee Kohley

    This is a GREAT idea Megan! My girls would love this for breakfast! Thank you!

  • Susanna Zahratka

    My oldest can’t eat fruit so I will try this minus the apples. I love squash!!

  • linda spiker

    Yummy! Sounds amazing Megan!

  • This is such a unique way to do it. My hubs is on an special plan right now, and I’m intrigued by the squash!

  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    I love this recipe, so creative! Porridges are so lovely and comforting.

  • Elizabeth

    My breakfast just got so much better!

  • Oh…I HAVE to try this in my Instant Pot!! Thx Megan!

  • Megan Stevens

    You’re welcome! So glad.

  • Megan Stevens

    Great!

  • Megan Stevens

    Thanks, Linda!

  • Megan Stevens

    Great. Yep, it’s a mild-flavored squash, but yummy like pumpkin.

  • Megan Stevens

    They really are! And I miss the thick oatmeal that my mom used to make. This has a similar feel.

  • Megan Stevens

    Oh, so glad!!!

  • Megan Stevens

    Great, I’d love to know how that goes! I hope to buy one at some point.

  • This sounds lovely especially with the pureed apple-coconut milk. Spaghetti squash really is a magical & versatile ingredient!

  • eatplaylovemore

    This is genius! What a beautifully, tricky way to use squash!

  • Megan Stevens

    I like your description of the milk and spaghetti squash!

  • Megan Stevens

    Ha, thank you!

  • May

    I love your recipes! this is so clever and sounds amazing!!

  • Megan Stevens

    Thank you, May! <3

  • This recipe looks wonderful! Thanks!

  • Andrea Wyckoff

    This sounds so yummy! I even have 1/2 of a spaghetti squash in the fridge just waiting for me to make this! I am so stoked that spaghetti squash has such a low starch content too, much lower than other squash. Thank the heavens I can eat some squash and this comforting porridge! xx

  • I made this this morning and it came out great. As I was preparing it, my daughter and I were like ‘I don’t know’, but it was surprisingly good. Breakfasts are tough because eggs make us sick, cereal is out, as is bread and the like and in the morning, I want quick and easy. This was both, so I am so happy to have found this AND that it was great. Thank you!

  • Megan Stevens

    Thank you, Eileen!

  • Megan Stevens

    YAY for you, so glad!! Enjoy, Andrea!!

  • Megan Stevens

    YAY!!! Thanks so much for letting me know. I always love hearing back from people AFTER they’ve made a recipe. I’m so happy that it works well for your needs, too. 🙂 Cheers!

  • Leigh

    Hello, I’m so disappointed..I have no idea what I did wrong; I followed directions to the letter. It looked perfect; thick and smelled great until I put it on the stove and now it is almost water-thin. I put it in the fridge and it’s hardly thickening at all. Any ideas on what went wrong?

  • Megan Stevens

    Did you use gelatin, not collagen? There are so many elements. I wish I could be in your kitchen with you; it’s hard to know which step or ingredient…