Pumpkin Coconut Porridge

By November 11, 2019 November 14th, 2019 AIP, Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Whole30

Pumpkin Coconut Porridge is a warm and satisfying grain free breakfast with the consistency of oatmeal
and delicious taste of pumpkin.

Pumpkin is a nutrient dense food that can be enjoyed in so many more ways than just pumpkin pie.

Now that the cooler weather has arrived I need a cozy, comforting, warm breakfast.  I want a thick and creamy porridge I can drizzle with maple syrup and enjoy.

Since oatmeal is not on my meal plan right now, (I’m not eating grains) I created this Pumpkin Coconut Porridge.  It’s creamy, thick, naturally sweet, easy to make and delicious.

I shared this recipe in my Fall Nourishing Foods Fall Cleanse and everyone loved it so much I wanted to share it with you too!

Beauty Secret

Do you know that pumpkin helps keep your skin looking beautiful.  Yes, pumpkin is full of  Vitamin C and beta-carotene  which helps boost collagen production keeping your skin soft and smooth. It helps reverse UV and free radical damage which are two major causes of discoloration and wrinkles.

Additional collagen can be added to this porridge.  The collagen also adds more protein! A high protein breakfast keeps you satisfied all morning and prevents cravings in the evening

There are only a few ingredients in this recipe;   Pumpkin forms the base, and shredded coconut creates the grain-like texture.  Coconut flour thickens it nicely. Banana and spices provide sweetness. It’s not exactly the same texture as oats but it has the hot porridge feeling to it.  And it’s really satisfying!

The recipe is easy because everything is make in one pot. Mix it all together and simmer for 5 minutes and you have the perfect cool weather breakfast.

I love it so much I’ve been eating it for days. It stays 4-5 days in the refrigerator.

You can double or triple the recipe, store in pint size jars and then grab-and-go before work. Eat it cold or warm.

Choose any toppings you like.  I like coconut flakes and walnuts.  Since it’s not very sweet a drizzle of good maple syrup finishes it off just right.  Chopped apples or pears would also be nice.

If you’re into pumpkin for breakfast be sure to try out Pumpkin Chia Pudding. To enjoy pumpkin in your main dishes you may like Pumpkin Cashew Curry or my Comforting Moroccan Pumpkin Stew.

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Pumpkin Coconut Porridge


  • Author: Ingrid DeHart - EatWellEnjoyLife.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 miutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Combine the pumpkin puree, banana, coconut flour, shredded coconut, water, coconut milk, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and collagen (if using) in a medium size saucepan over low heat.
  2. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently, until the mixture is thickened to the consistency of oatmeal, about 5 minutes.
  3. Spoon into serving bowls and top with whatever toppings makes you happy!

Notes

  • If you need to thin it out, just add a touch more water or coconut milk.
  • Double or triple the recipe, store in pint size jars and then grab-and-go before work. You can eat it cold or warm.
  • Nutrition information is without collagen or toppings.  If you add collagen there are 9 grams of protein in each serving.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free, AIP

Keywords: pumpkin porridge

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