This is something you might not have tried before for breakfast. We like it hot or cold (cooked and then cooled). It’s a substitute porridge but made with a cauliflower base! Sounds weird right? Chef Dom and I find it super-delicious. But give it a go and let us know what you think!

Note that there are of course loads of different ways of mixing and matching different ratios of these ingredients. Keep them all white to mimic “normal” porridge or mix up with fun coloured nut butters. You can put in more or less cauliflower to taste. We use 1┬ácup or more. Just be sure your banana is ripe if you want to mask the cauliflower taste! Bananas are great at covering the taste of veggies and adding texture to these “porridge” type dishes. Dried apples are also good for this. Just use them in moderation as they are fairly high in sugar.

Also we often add in an egg or two to up the protein content using real food. Use egg whites only to keep it looking porridge like or just chuck in whole eggs.

This is really quick and easy if you have blended up/grated the cauliflower in advance. I find much easier to blend up a whole cauliflower at start of week and pop in fridge airtight container – then easy to use as filler in porridge or as rice with stir fry or as mash potato. Cauliflower is such a versatile vege!!

You could also make it the night before and keep in fridge eat cold or just heat up the next day.

If this one is too cauliflowery for you then you might prefer our Mint Chocolate Paleo Porridge (also using cauliflower as a base).

Quick & Easy Paleo Porridge (With Hidden Veggie)
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Totally yum whole food breakfast recipe - try it and see if the kids even notice there's a veggie hidden in here!
Recipe type: Breakfast
Type of food: Paleo
Serves: 2-4
What you need:
  • 1 cup cauliflower, grated
  • ¼ cup of coconut, dessicated
  • ¼ cup coconut, flakes (or more desiccated)
  • ¼ cup LSA (ground linseed, sunflower seeds, almond seeds or variation of similar crushed seeds/nuts)
  • 2 ripe medium size banana
  • 1 cup milk (we use coconut milk or coconut cream)
  • 1 cup water
  • Optional ingredients are: extra milk or cream (to add to mix or to serve with) coconut butter, chopped nuts, dried apple, coconut flakes or cashew nuts.
What to do...
  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high for 2 minutes or until pureed.(You can skip this step if you are ok with it being crunchy).
  2. Transfer to saucepan on stove top and bring to simmer and then cook for couple of minutes.
  3. Stir through some chopped coconut flakes, dried apple and coconut butter.
  4. Serve with milk/cream and whatever else you like on top!
  5. So yummy and delicious.
  6. You can cook in microwave too of course if you like just leave room at top of bowl for porridge to expand in cooking!