What’s Inside: This cream of parsnip porridge is a delicious grain-free AIP-friendly breakfast that has a comforting flavor and texture! It’s a perfect base to dress up sweet or savory with your favorite toppings (spoiler alert: mine is savory with a side of bacon).
In my nutrition practice, many of my clients have the best intentions to start their days off right with a healthy breakfast, but when you’re on alternative diets and managing food sensitivities, it’s not always easy to whip up a quick egg-free breakfast on the go. This is why these simple make-ahead breakfast recipes are staples in my household and my clients!
Not only is this Breakfast Parsnip Porridge naturally gluten-free but it’s also Paleo and AIP-friendly, and it tastes delicious – winner, winner porridge winner!
This healthy breakfast porridge is warm, perfectly spiced, and oh-so-delicious. The leftover parsnip puree offers a subtle sweetness with a hint of spice, a touch of warmth from the cinnamon, and an essential richness from the coconut offering one soul-satisfying comforting dish. The best part is this dish can be topped with more sweet or savory toppings; whichever you prefer, feel, or can tolerate!
So, the next time you need a quick, healthy breakfast. Whip up my parsnip puree, store in the fridge, and scoop out in the morning to make this breakfast porridge. All you’ll the morning of is a heaping scoop of leftover puree, a small saucepan, a few pantry staples, and only 10 minutes of hands-on prep. Then you can continue with your morning until the porridge is warm, bubbling, and ready for you to enjoy; it doesn’t get any easier than this!
tip! Not only are parsnips naturally sweet with a subtle nutty flavor, making them perfect for adding a unique twist on a multitude of dishes, but they're nutritious with a ton of health benefits! High in fiber; they help balance out blood sugar levels while also maintaining healthy gut function. Parsnips are also high in anti-oxidants that help enhance your immune system and can aid in preventing chronic health conditions. (source)
Store any leftover porridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge.
What is porridge?
Porridge is a dish consisting of oatmeal or another cereal meal that’s boiled in water or milk. This AIP and Paleo-friendly recipe removes the grains but still gives you a warm and hearty breakfast that is reminiscent of the original but is easy on those of us who need dietary alternatives.
Can I make this ahead of time?
Sure can! This breakfast porridge can be made 5 days in advance and just reheated when ready to enjoy!
Do I have to use coconut milk?
If you are on Paleo or Whole30 diet, you can use any nut or seed milk that you prefer; however, if coconut doesn’t work for your body and you’re on AIP, feel free to swap in tigernut milk, sweet potato milk, or banana milk as these are excellent alternatives.
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