Grain-Free Cinnamon Almond Porridge

This vegan, paleo breakfast option will keep you full all morning long as it provides healthy fats, protein, fiber and many nutrients to sustain your energy levels. The almonds are a great source of protein, vitamin E, zinc, calcium, magnesium and B vitamins. One serving of this breakfast offers a whooping 9 grams of fiber, which is approximately 35 percent of your daily needs for optimum gut health. You can enjoy this breakfast bowl warm or cool.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of almonds
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1 date, pit removed (optional)
  • 1/3-1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1 tsp of coconut oil
  • 2 tsp of chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp of ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean extract
  • Pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Process the nuts in a food processor until well chopped.
  2. Add the date and apple, and process until chopped and combined to form a crumbly mixture.
  3. Mix in the remaining ingredients and combine well.
  4. For a warmed porridge, use a small saucepan to warm over a medium heat stirring for 5 minutes.
  5. Enjoy with fresh chopped fruit, a sprinkle of nutmeg or a scoop of yogurt.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2

Substitutions

Almonds – other nut of your choice

Apple – pear

Date – honey, maple syrup, stevia

Almond milk – coconut, cashew, rice, oat or any other type of milk

Coconut oil – macadamia oil