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Paleo Porridge with Caramelized Bananas

Paleo Porridge is a hearty, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free porridge that’s a delicious breakfast and perfect for the cooler months. The topping options are endless, but caramelized bananas are always fun for a weekend splurge.

Pour a little coconut milk, almond milk or cashew milk on top of the paleo porridge and you have yourself one tasty breakfast.

Paleo porridge with caramelized bananas. A delicious gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, paleo breakfast recipe.

Paleo Porridge

When I first made this recipe and posted it on Instagram it was a gloomy, rainy day. Think dark, brooding skies and cool, dismal weather. Weather that forced me to breakout a thick sweater in California (where we rarely need sweaters).

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On cold days like that the body instantly craves recipes that are warming, hearty and filling. But if you’re following a paleo diet the regular go-to options of Cream of Wheat, Cream of Rice or oatmeal are off limits. Well, good news. This paleo porridge recipe is a great alternative.

What’s in Paleo Porridge?

My paleo porridge recipes is a combination of pecans, cashews, dates, coconut milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract and a little sea salt. Simple, easy ingredients that are blitzed together for the perfect porridge texture.

I’ve topped my paleo porridge with caramelized bananas (sticky, sweet goodness!) but you could also top your porridge with your favorite seasonal fruit.

Paleo porridge with caramelized bananas. A delicious gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, paleo breakfast recipe.

Paleo porridge with caramelized bananas. A delicious gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, paleo breakfast recipe.

How to Make Paleo Porridge

This recipe is quite easy. Just follow these steps:

  • Soak the nuts overnight
  • Blend the nuts, dates, chia seeds, vanilla extract and sea salt in a food processor
  • Transfer the nut mixture to a pot on medium heat and stir in the coconut milk
  • Serve the paleo porridge warm and add toppings!

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Paleo Porridge with Caramelized Bananas

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan - Downshiftology.com
Paleo porridge with caramelized bananas. A delicious gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, paleo breakfast recipe.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 4 Medjool dates pitted
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Caramelized Bananas

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tbsp butter or ghee
  • 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup coconut milk

Instructions

  • Place the nuts in a large bowl of water and soak for 8 hours or overnight. Soaking the nuts not only helps to make the porridge creamy, it also helps to increase the digestibility of the nuts (so don't skip this step!).
  • Drain the nuts in a colander and rinse under cold water.
  • Place the nuts, dates, chia, vanilla and sea salt in a food processor and pulse until finely ground (stopping before you create a nut butter).
  • Transfer the nut mixture to a pot. Add the coconut milk and turn the heat to medium-high. Stir until hot and smooth, then remove from the heat.
  • Peel the bananas and slice in half, then again lengthwise.
  • Heat a skillet on medium heat and add the butter, maple syrup and cinnamon and stir until combined. Place the bananas in the skillet and cook for one minute, then carefully flip and cook for an additional minute on the other side.
  • Divide the porridge between four bowls. Add the caramelized bananas, a sprinkle of chopped pecans and 1/4 cup coconut milk to each bowl. Serve immediately.

Lisa's Tips

  • You can easily turn this into a vegan recipe by swapping the caramelized bananas for fresh fruit! 
  • Make sure to check out my Shop page for all the brands of raw nuts I love (and other great pantry staples).

Nutrition

Calories: 960kcal, Carbohydrates: 57g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 81g, Saturated Fat: 38g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 198mg, Potassium: 1150mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 3.5%, Vitamin C: 8.6%, Calcium: 11.5%, Iron: 51.8%
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: paleo porridge
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Recipe originally posted June 2015, but updated to include new information. 

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2 comments on “Paleo Porridge with Caramelized Bananas”

  1. This sounds SOOOO good! But as with the zucchini fries (which are delicious by the way), anything that cannot be leftover is a problem because it’s just my husband and myself here and he would not eat this. Is there a way to keep this? Otherwise I will try to cut this into quarters. Thanks for another delicious recipe!

    • Hi Donna – I have actually not tried storing this porridge recipe. But I think it would last in the fridge for a couple of days. If not, you could certainly reduce the portion size as well. I hope you enjoy!