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Breakfast Parsnip Porridge (Paleo, AIP)

5 from 3 votes

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).


overhead shot of parsnip porridge in a circular bowl with a side of bacon

Why You’ll Love This Easy AIP Breakfast Parsnip Porridge

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!

 

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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)
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Ingredients for Parsnip Purée

  • 4–5 cups filtered water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds parsnips, peeled, cored, and cut in 1-inch rounds
  • 1/2 cup full-fat unsweetened coconut milk, divided (additive-free for AIP)
  • 3 tablespoons ghee or extra-virgin olive oil (use olive oil for AIP)

Ingredients For Breakfast Porridge

  • 1/3 heaping cup leftover parsnip purée
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp shredded coconut
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract (alcohol-free for AIP)

How To Make Parsnip Purée

  • In a large stockpot, over medium-high heat, bring water and salt to a boil.
  • Add parsnips and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until fork tender.
  • Drain parsnips in a colander for 2 to 3 to fully drain and dry.
  • Return drained parsnips back to the pot and pour in coconut milk, ghee, and salt.
  • Using either a potato masher or an emulsion blender, puree ingredients until all ingredients are smooth and creamy.

How To Make Paleo Breakfast Parsnip Porridge

  • To a small saucepan, over medium-low heat, add all ingredients, and mix until combined.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes until heated and slightly bubbly.
  • Garnish with optional milk, cinnamon, etcetera, serve and enjoy!
paleo breakfast porridge in green circular bowl

Tips and Variations

  • For added natural sweetness, add in steamed softened carrots when all ingredients get pureed together
  • Add in steamed cauliflower for additional veggie source
  • If you’d like to up the protein, feel free to add in a scoop of your favorite vanilla or unflavored protein powder or collagen powder without affecting the taste and texture (just add more liquid as needed)
  • Add in or top with coconut oil to increase the amount of healthy fats in this dish
  • Feel free to top fresh sliced berries, ghee (if not on AIP), shredded coconut, cinnamon, or cardamon

Storage Instructions

Store any leftover porridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge.

FAQs

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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overhead shot of parsnip porridge in a circular bowl with a side of bacon

Paleo Breakfast Parsnip Porridge

5 from 3 votes
This cream of parsnip porridge is a delicious grain-free, AIP, Paleo-friendly breakfast that has comforting flavor and texture! Feel free to dress up this easy breakfast with either your favorite sweet or savory toppings!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Yield: 1

Ingredients

Instructions:

  • Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and heat over medium-low, mixing until well combined.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes until heated and slightly bubbling
  • Serve and optionally garnish with more milk and cinnamon, etc.

Notes:

Ingredients for Parsnip Puree:
  • 4–5 cups filtered water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds parsnips, peeled, cored, and cut in 1-inch rounds
  • 1/2 cup full-fat unsweetened coconut milk, divided (additive-free for AIP)
  • 3 tablespoons ghee or extra-virgin olive oil (use olive oil for AIP)
Directions for Parsnip Puree:
  1. In a large stockpot, bring water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil. Add in parsnips and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until fork tender. Drain the parsnips in a colander in the sink for 2 or 3 minutes to fully drain and dry as excess water will make the puree watery.
  2. Add drained parsnip back to the stockpot and add 1/4 cup of coconut milk, ghee, and 1 teaspoon of salt.
  3. Using either a potato masher or emulsion blender, puree the ingredients until smooth and creamy. Feel free to use a food processor, in which all ingredients would be added to the blender versus being returned to the stockpot.
Diet: American
Keywords: aip breakfast, gluten-free, grain-free, paleo breakfast, paleo recipes
Course: Breakfast
-Alison Marras
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