I’m in love, I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it!
I know I can be a bit overdramatic at times (okay, maybe a lot) … but it’s true …. I’m in love with this scrumptious Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Porridge! I can’t begin to tell you how much I’ve longed for a warm, creamy bowl of delicious porridge! Maybe you have too?
Since oats are a big no-no for those of us living grain-free, the question was how to capture the flavor and texture of oats without the use of that classic porridge staple?
So, similar to my scrumptious grain-free Almost Oatmeal Cookies recipe, I decided to use unsweetened coconut to provide a chewy texture similar to oats. I also based this recipe on a method for creating grain-free porridge that I learned from Danielle Walker in her wonderful cookbook Against All Grain – by grinding soaked nuts with sweet ripe banana you can create a consistency remarkably similar to porridges like Scottish Oatmeal and classic Cream of Wheat. (Danielle is so brilliant!)
Another secret to this unbelievably yummy grain-free breakfast porridge is sweet and fragrant bite-sized apples sautéed with a pinch of fresh ground nutmeg and the addition of chewy sweet raisins. The culmination of flavors creates the ultimate porridge experience – rich cinnamony-apple flavor delightfully paired with a creamy, oat-like chewy texture.
Still, even with all these tempting descriptions … Maybe you’re feeling a little skeptical – wondering if this interesting concoction of healthy grain-free ingredients might actually be capable of filling that void in your heart that longs for a warm bowl of creamy oatmeal?
Well, let me assure you that all of my doubts were tossed aside after one delicious bite … followed by two … then, three … then, oops! the whole bowl is gone! (Of course, it’s important to point out that technically speaking this isn’t a Whole30-compliant breakfast since it mimics cereal. But you’ll definitely want to add this to your reintroduction phase!)
It’s such a joy to be able to create delicious grain-free foods that capture the tastes and textures of favorite comfort foods, and even better is when they are SO good that even our family and friends eagerly enjoy them too!
That’s why I’m SO excited to share this delightful Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Porridge with you. I’m beyond thrilled to be reunited with one of my ultimate wintertime favorites and I’m certain you and your family will be too!
P.S. The lovely table linens featured in these photos are courtesy of my friends at Hen House Linens. I just adore their beautiful linens, and even more so, their mission to make mealtimes special by adding a touch of warmth and beauty to the table.