Apple-Delicata Squash Instant Pot Porridge~ AIP, GAPS, Paleo deliciousness; cooks in 8 minutes

Apple-Delicata Squash Porridge– an easy Instant Pot Recipe {AIP, GAPS compliant} For breakfast, hot or as pudding, chilled and portable for lunches

Megan Breakfast, Lunch Foods, Whole Food Recipes 16 Comments

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We love love love delicata squash around here.

The porridge? My kids love it, and I think you will too! Throw a few things in the Instant Pot, including a whole, uncut delicata squash, and with only about 5 minutes’ labor you have a beautiful, wholesome porridge. This recipe is AIP compliant as well as GAPS-friendly, but serve it to anyone who loves porridge. It’s delicious and naturally sweet!

The slippery elm is optional, as it’s not compliant for those just starting out on the AIP Diet. Otherwise, I recommend it. Here’s why. Also, I show nuts (below) as a topping on the porridge. Of course, AIP folks aren’t going to use those. But have fun with the toppings, based on your restrictions: coconut, fresh or frozen berries, sliced banana etc.

One afternoon my 15-year-old daughter said to me as she ate this recipe chilled as pudding, “Mom, this pudding you made is soo good.”

Then I happily overheard this between my teenage kids. I was in the bathroom listening, unbeknownst to them, while my daughter continued to eat the leftover porridge cold as pudding:

Son: Isn’t that stuff so delicious?
Daughter: Mmm, so good.

🙂 (My son ate the porridge hot that morning for breakfast.) So I recommend the loveliness not only as hot porridge, but I pour it into 8 oz. canning jars for lunches and snacks.

Apple-Delicata Squash Breakfast Porridge- AIP, GAPS, Paleo (or chilled as pudding for lunches and snacks)

 

Apple-Delicata Squash Porridge
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Servings Prep Time
3 generous servings 25 minutes, including passive time
Servings Prep Time
3 generous servings 25 minutes, including passive time
Apple-Delicata Squash Porridge
Yum
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
3 generous servings 25 minutes, including passive time
Servings Prep Time
3 generous servings 25 minutes, including passive time
Ingredients
Servings: generous servings
Instructions
  1. Place whole, uncut delicata squash into insert pot. Add apple chunks. Add bone broth and spices. Make sure rubber ring is in place in the Instant Pot lid, and secure lid, closing steam valve. Choose Manual setting and 8 minutes.
  2. When timer goes off, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes; then press Cancel, place a dish towel over steam valve and open it to release any remaining pressure. Remove lid and insert, so the pot's contents begin to cool.
  3. When cool enough to handle, place delicata on a plate or cutting board. Cut in half length-wise and remove seeds with spoon. (They come out very quickly and easily.) Place squash halves and pot's contents (apples, broth and spices) into blender.
  4. Add remaining ingredients: optional slippery elm, gelatin, maple syrup and sea salt. Blend for about 30 seconds, until smooth. Serve with optional toppings, or pour into portable containers for packing in lunches.
Recipe Notes

Here's the grass-fed gelatin I use and recommend. You can use the discount code BEAUTIFUL10 at checkout to get 10% off your purchase! 🙂

Here's the sustainably-grown and harvested slippery elm I buy and use.

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Apple-Delicata Squash Breakfast Porridge- AIP, GAPS, Paleo (or chilled as pudding for lunches and snacks)

By the way, this is the Instant Pot I use.

  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    Wow Megan, THIS is so lovely! I can’t wait to try it. I love the conversation between your kiddos, so cute! I’m glad you heard it. I’m sure that warmed your heart. xo

  • Mmm, I think I’d eat mine warm while my kids would most certainly enjoy it cold as a pudding! It’s always such a blessing to hear kiddos appreciate (and actually like) healthy food!

  • Pinning to try after Christmas when I an unpack my brand new iPot!!
    Sure sounds like a winning recipe. Must have made you smile to hear the kids talking about how Mmmm good it is!

  • Marjorieann1977

    Just pinned to my AIP board. Hubby will love this! He’s been on the hunt for some good breakfast options and this one has broth – win!

  • linda spiker

    What a beautiful and comforting porridge!

  • Megan Stevens

    Yes, it totally did! 😉 You can imagine. I cook so much for them, so often. It’s really fun when a new recipe wins their hearts on the first try, and it’s different from all the usuals PLUS they all 3 can eat it, and it’s healthy!! Thank you!! xo!

  • Megan Stevens

    Yes, so true! I like mine warm best, too! And kids are so drawn to jello type foods.

  • Megan Stevens

    Yes, thank you, Carol. Enjoy and enjoy your new IP!! 🙂

  • Megan Stevens

    Great, Marjorie! Thank you for the pin, too!

  • Megan Stevens

    Thank you, Linda!

  • thefoodhunter

    What an interesting combination. I would love to try it.

  • Megan Stevens

    Not too sweet comfort food. 🙂

  • Karen Heckle Durbin

    The bone broth…is that chicken or beef or does it really matter?

  • Megan Stevens

    It can be either. 🙂

  • Danielle Hennessy

    Is there a way to make this in a slow cooker instead? Haven’t hopped on the instant pot trend yet

  • Megan Stevens

    Hi Danielle, I’m sure there is. 🙂 I haven’t done it that way, so I can’t give you the cooking instructions. I would increase the bone broth, though, because liquid evaporates more in the slow cooker, and then determine how long it will take to cook the squash through, perhaps 3 hours? You may have to experiment a bit.