Egg-Free Slow-Carb Breakfast: Almond Porridge

slow-carb-porridge
Some people just don’t like eggs, or they want a breakfast option that doesn’t involve eggs sometimes.

On Finding My Fitness, I have a post with several other options, but one of my favorites right now is a good replacement for oatmeal. If you like the subtle flavors of coconut milk and almonds, then this recipe is for you.

I can see this especially hitting the spot as the weather starts to get cooler, and you can change the profile of the dish completely with just the spices you use.

Don’t feel married to almonds for this, either. Other kinds of nuts would taste just as delicious, and depending on your tastes you may even like it better with something like a walnut, macadamia nut, or pecan.

This is one of the recipes I’m featuring as part of the slow-carb meal planner I’ve developed.  A bunch of people have already signed up, and some have even told me they’ve reached their goals!  Check it out if you’re interested!

Let me know what you think about it in the comments!

Egg-Free Slow-Carb Breakfast: Almond Porridge

Ingredients

  • 1 c almond meal (for a coarser mouthfeel, you can also just grind up almonds in a food processor)
  • Cream from one can of full-fat coconut milk (the stuff you skim off the top of the can after it’s been in the fridge)
  • an optional bit or two of stevia
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, heat the coconut cream until it “melts” and gets liquidy. Then add the almonds and sweetener. Mix until combined thoroughly. Stir and cook on medium for about 5 minutes.
  2. When it thickens up a bit and you’re almost ready to take it off, add the seasonings and stir it together.

About Jason

Working on my own fitness, I love sharing with you what I find. You might recognize me from Finding My Fitness.

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6 Responses to Egg-Free Slow-Carb Breakfast: Almond Porridge

  1. tim December 26, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

    this was delicious! I was so excited to do this and I loved eating it, and then, hand to god…I crapped myself.
    so…That’s a thing that happens maybe.

    • Jason December 30, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

      Hey Tim,

      Well….that’s certainly a new one. 🙂 It didn’t happen like that to me. Maybe you got lucky. 🙂

      -j

    • Luke February 19, 2017 at 7:55 pm #

      I almost crapped myself after I read your comment! Well played, Tim, well played.

  2. Laura January 26, 2016 at 5:59 am #

    Jason Hi, im nor sure if you still writing in this blog but i find it realy hopeful, just a quick question, is coconut milk allow in the diet? This recipes look amazing and I want to try. Thanks

    • Jason January 26, 2016 at 6:51 am #

      Hi Laura,

      You’ll find a couple camps regarding coconut milk because some people consider it a carb and some consider it a fat. I consider it a fat, because the carb content is so minimal it doesn’t even register. When you use it as a condiment like this, it’s fine.

      Try it out! 🙂
      -j

  3. Mirjam January 4, 2017 at 6:43 am #

    There are big differences between brands of coconut milk. Some even have sugars added. Others have additives that can cause stomach problems. Try to find one with the lowest amount of carbs and additives (and a high amount of fat, because you’ll need less and it’s tastier). I just read this great article about it, but it’s in Dutch: http://www.evertberkelaar.nl/blog/kokosmelk/

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