Paleo Porridge

Paleo Porridge will shake up your breakfast routine in the best way. This warm and hearty gluten-free hot cereal is every bit as good as traditional porridge. It’s also just as quick and easy to make!

What is porridge? According to Wikipedia, it’s a dish made by boiling grains such as oats or other cereal meals in water, milk, or broth. I often make oatmeal for the boys using gluten-free oats. I don’t eat that though because I’ve been strictly grain-free since 2001.

That’s why I love this Paleo Porridge. I grew up eating Cream of Wheat for breakfast. We ate it as a savory breakfast with tons of butter (actually margarine) and salt. This Paleo Porridge is a far healthier gluten-free breakfast that brings back memories of hot cereal from my childhood.

Paleo Porridge

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  1. Combine dry ingredients in a vitamix and blend until finely ground
  2. Pour boiling water into vitamix, cover with lid
  3. Blend very carefully starting on low setting, then moving to high, until porridge is smooth
  4. Transfer porridge to a bowl
  5. Garnish with raisins, sunflower seeds, or shredded coconut
  6. Serve

This Paleo Porridge recipe is based on one from Ricki Heller’s blog. According to Ricki, she based her recipe on one by our mutual friend Andrea Nakayama.

I use a full teaspoon of cinnamon in this hot cereal as several studies indicate this spice controls blood sugar, and I also like its flavor. This gluten-free hot cereal would make a quick and healthy breakfast with eggs and a hot mug of my Dandelion Root Coffee.

Here are some more easy paleo and gluten-free breakfast ideas for you!

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170 responses to “Paleo Porridge”

  1. Hello Elana,
    Thanks for all your delicious recipes. Is there an alternative way to cook this porridge without using a Vitamix? Can I use a hand mixer?
    Kind regards,

  2. Made this for the first time this morning and it was incredible, thick and creamy!
    I’m not a fan of cinnamon in anything other then baking though, so next time I will omit this.
    I added some coconut oil on top before eating.
    Thank you for sharing!

  3. Good morning! One thing I am grateful for during this unique season of Covid-19, is the extra time to try new recipes (and leave comments). I have seen this one for years and never took the time to try it. I didn’t think it would be sweet enough for me. However, once again, Elana, you do not lead us astray. I have enjoyed a full serving of this porridge almost every day whilst in quarantine. I have added dried blueberries, subbed out walnuts for pecans, and thrown in a scoop of collagen. It is an easy recipe to play around with. Thank you for a warm breakfast choice.

    • Jill, thanks for your darling comment! I love that you say, “Elana, you do not lead us astray.” You’ve inspired me to go whip up a batch right now.

  4. Uh oh. I’ve been making this for years now and only now am I seeing it’s supposed to be 2 servings I gobble all this up!!! I occasionally add butter or berries. This recipe has saved me so many times- settles my complicated stomach. Thank you so much.

  5. Sounds yummy and I can’t wait to try it! Just curious – have you tried using an Instant Pot instead?

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