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

Apple-Delicata Squash Porridge

Apple-Delicata Squash Porridge is the perfect fall and winter breakfast, easy to make, fortified with protein, nourishing and comforting, well loved by both kids and adults.
Course Breakfast, lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword aip, apple, breakfast, delicata squash, porridge
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 3 generous servings
Calories 110kcal
Author Megan
Cost $6


  • Instant Pot or other pressure cooker
  • blender


  • 4 small or 2 large apples unpeeled, flesh cut from the cores
  • 1 delicata squash washed and whole
  • 1/2 cup bone broth with little fat, or water instead
  • 3 Tablespoons slippery elm optional for those on AIP
  • 2 Tablespoons gelatin or up to 1/4 cup if eating the porridge hot (not chilled as pudding)
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup , or honey for GAPS diet
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon each: cloves and ginger
  • pinch sea salt


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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.


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 559mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2065IU | Vitamin C: 18.6mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 0.9mg