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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Servings 2



  • Combine dry ingredients in a vitamix and blend until finely ground
  • Pour boiling water into vitamix, cover with lid
  • Blend very carefully starting on low setting, then moving to high, until porridge is smooth
  • Transfer porridge to a bowl
  • Garnish with raisins, sunflower seeds, or shredded coconut
  • Serve
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
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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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