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Whole30: Paleo Porridge, Take 2

One morning, after fun and games with porridge, I decided to try another approach. This time, after some feedback from my a friend and fellow knitter, Marti I thought I’d have another go at the recipe. This time I wanted to give some clearer idea of the how-to. The Basic Paleo Porridge uses two tablespoons of coconut flour. I wanted to change this up a little as well as offering some alternative flavors to try with your porridge. Since I’m doing a Whole30 Challenge (my second go!) I can’t add any sweeteners at all, honey or maple syrup but I’m guessing these taste abso-freaking-lutely yummicious with that. Here’s the alternative recipe for Paleo Porridge to try for yourself.

Paleo Porridge Variation 1 serving Time to cook: 15 minutes

2 eggs 1 tbsp coconut flour 1 tbsp almond flour 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk 1/4 cup water 1 pinch of salt 1/4 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste

Paleo Porridge

Getting everything together before you start. ©Francine Mastini

Topping 1/2 tsp Penzey’s Dutch Process Cocoa Powder or cinnamon to sprinkle over the top. 1/2 cup fruit 1. Combine all porridge ingredients into a saucepan and whisk together. 2. Turn heat to medium – medium / high and stir with the whisk gently for five minutes to ensure that the heat is not too high. Keep an eye on the bottom of the pan, you definitely do not want this to get sticky in the early stages. 3.After five minutes, it should still be liquidy and you’ll start to get a little impatient. Stop whisking.

paleo porridge

Starting to thicken! ©Francine Mastini

4. Turn heat to medium – medium low. Get out your spurtle or wooden spoon. Let it cook for another five minutes. 5. At this point, it should start to thicken. Depending on your elevation. 6. BUT IT’S NOT DONE! 7. It really needs to get so thick that you can cut it with a knife. It’s still soft, though, so don’t worry. This is not like oatmeal or a wheat porridge. This is a custard and you’ll need to be patient. 8. Stir gently, making sure that it doesn’t stick but don’t do a vigorous stir, the custard needs to set. You’re just making sure that it’s not burning on the bottom. If you see it starts to brown, turn down the heat.

paleo porridge done

Porridge is ready to serve up!

9. After another five minutes (fifteen minutes in total should have passed) you’ll have a lovely porridge! 10. Plate it up and serve it with your favorite delicious fruit! Sprinkle with some cocoa powder or cinnamon. Top with some maple syrup or some honey if you like it sweeter.

And then eat it all!

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