Miss morning oats and porridge on a paleo diet? Don’t worry! There are many paleo oatmeal and porridge recipes and alternatives that are just as comforting and tasty. This is a collection of my favourite ideas.
One of the most common questions I hear from people who start following a paleo diet is about oats. More specifically it is about how much they miss having their daily morning porridge and is there a way they can still enjoy a little oatmeal every now and then. When it comes to oats themselves, they are not really paleo-friendly (although there are ways to prepare traditional oats to make them less problematic). You can read our post on oats and paleo here.
Alternatively, there are many paleo-friendly ways to make a paleo porridge-like breakfast that is equally comforting and delicious. I’ve put together a roundup of my favourite paleo oats and porridge alternatives for you to try. I have also found some ready-made instant paleo porridge on Amazon US here.
One thing I recommend doing is to add some paleo-friendly protein powder to your n’oatmeal so it’s more filling and satiating.
1. SIMPLE SWEET POTATO PALEO PORRIDGE
This sweet potato porridge only requires a handful of ingredients, and once the sweet potatoes are baked to perfection, all that’s left to do is mix everything up and add some toppings. Recipe from Real Simple Good.
2. INSTANT PALEO APPLE CINNAMON HOT CEREAL
Rich and creamy paleo breakfast cereal with 28 grams of protein! Made in one minute and can be made ahead. Paleo, gluten-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free. Deliciously addicting and topped with apple crunchies and cinnamon. This recipe is from Paleo Gluten Free blog.
3. PALEO & VEGAN BLUEBERRY N’OATMEAL BAKE
This blueberry “Oatmeal” breakfast bake has a flavour and texture reminiscent of baked oatmeal, yet it’s grain-free and paleo-friendly. It’s also egg-free, vegan and contains no added sugar. Recipe from Paleo Running Momma.
4. PALEO VANILLA FLAXSEED OATMEAL
Creamy delicious paleo oatmeal made with ground flaxseed meal, dairy-free milk and vanilla. No cooking required. These Paleo overnight oats can be made hot or cold and are gluten, dairy, grain, egg-free, and keto, vegan-friendly. Recipe from I Heart Umami. For another keto-friendly hot cereal, check out this low-carb hot porridge from Tessa The Domestic Diva.
5. PALEO PUMPKIN SPICE COCONUT PORRIDGE
This pumpkin spice coconut breakfast porridge meets all the requirements of the AIP diet but is so delicious, you won’t feel like you’re missing out on anything! Recipe from Wholefully.
6. NUT & SEED OVERNIGHT N’OATMEAL
Mock overnight oatmeal breakfast porridge made with nuts and seeds for a grain-free, protein-packed way to fuel your day. This recipe requires only a handful of ingredients and a few minutes to prepare. Recipe from The Roasted Root.
7. PALEO OATMEAL WITH ALMOND MEAL & BANANA
Learn how to make paleo oatmeal in just a few minutes, with 6 ingredients! This easy paleo oatmeal recipe comes with 7 ideas for topping your paleo diet oatmeal, too. Recipe from Wicked Spatula.
8. KETO & PALEO OVERNIGHT OATMEAL
A quick and easy recipe for low-carb keto overnight oatmeal made with flaxseed, chia seeds, and unsweetened coconut flakes! A paleo oatmeal alternative that is packed with protein, fibre and made with just 4 ingredients! Recipe from Big Man’s World.
9. Paleo Porridge With Caramelised Bananas
This 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. Recipe from Downshiftology.
10. Paleo Zucchini Oatless Oatmeal
Zucchini oat-less oatmeal is a paleo twist on a classic bowl of morning oatmeal. Made with eggs, almond milk, zucchini, applesauce, flaxseed and cinnamon, this simple bowl of goodness is packed with protein and fibre. Recipe from Skinny Fitalicious.
11. 3-MINUTE ULTIMATE PALEO PORRIDGE
This 3-minute paleo compliant porridge is the perfect comforting food for rainy morning breakfasts. Snuggle up with warm toasty coconut and almond essence and the deep flavours of cinnamon and pear. Vegan-friendly. Recipe from Paleo Gluten Free blog.
12. QUICK GRAIN-FREE HOT CEREAL
This super easy porridge is made in just 3 minutes and it’s gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and Whole30-friendly. This is a staple Whole30 breakfast! Recipe from Bakerita.
13. Tapioca Pudding Porridge with Roasted Apples
This tapioca pudding porridge can do double duty: it works both as a dessert AND as an occasional breakfast treat. Of course, it’s totally AIP and paleo (but still delicious, for those non-AIP/paleo readers). Recipe by Sweet Treats Baking.
14. Banana Cream Pie N’Oatmeal
Made with blended banana and coconut cream, as well as grated white sweet potato, this n’oatmeal is pretty close in colour and texture to the real thing. If you’re after a little added sweetness and crunch, add some toasted coconut flakes and drizzle local honey on top. Recipe from Fresh Planet Flavor.
15. Paleo Slow Cooker Butternut Squash N’Oatmeal
This Paleo slow cooker n’oatmeal is loaded with butternut squash and apples and sprinkled with dried sultanas or raisins for added sweetness. Recipe by Rubies & Radishes
If you shop on Amazon US, there is this pretty good instant hot paleo cereal alternative, it gets pretty good reviews.
Thanks for the shout-out on my Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Porridge! What an excellent round-up! Have pinned for referencing over and over! 🙂
anyone tried Buckwheat porrage?. great
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Half cup oatmeal, 1 can Tuna, half cup blueberries. Very satisfying and filling. Low in calories. Highost in protein and good fiber.