Grain-Free Breakfast “Porridge” (AIP)

12 Jan

Recently I have been trying to adapt my diet to the Autoimmune Protocol Diet / Paleo Approach diet. My hope is that like so many proponents of this approach, I will be able to reduce the impact of my disease. I have had a fairly easy time adapting to this approach so far (if you ignore the coffee I am still drinking) but breakfasts remain a challenge.

This morning when I woke up, I was dreaming of making a cauliflower based breakfast porridge. It’s not often I have dreams that manifest into such yumminess in real life. This was sweet, creamy and crunchy. I also liked that it was quick and easy to whip up.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups cauliflower finely chopped, grated or pulsed in the food processor
  • 1 medium carrot grated
  • 1 small golden beet grated
  • 3 TBS raisins
  • 1 TBS dried cranberry
  • 1-2 TBS ccoconut oil
  • 4 TBS toasted coconut
  • 1/2 cup coconut yoghurt
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon (depending on your taste)
  • 1/8 tsp cloves

Instructions:

Melt coconut oil over medium-high heat in a medium size sauce pan. Add the vegetables and cook until al dente. Make sure not to overcook the veggies, you want them to be crunchy. I chose to cook this on a slightly higher heat to maintain the crunchiness and to ensure they didn’t steam. Add spices and raisins and cranberries and cook for another 2-3 minutes. In the mean time, place coconut in a pan over medium-low heat until toasted nicely (between 2-4 minutes).

Pour vegetable mixture into a bowl, top with coconut yoghurt and toasted coconut. Enjoy!

Prep time: 5 minutes, cook time 10 minutes.
Serves: 2

Notes:

For those who are not raisin lovers, I think you could add a grated apple to this for the sweet factor.

Anyone wanting extra sweetness could add a little honey. For me the flavour of the raisins added enough sweetness and adding honey would have been too much.

Make sure the cauliflower is cut up very small. Larger pieces of cauliflower will taste too vegetabley and detract from the belief that you’re eating a grain based hot muesli. In the photo above some of my cauliflower pieces were too big.

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