Banana Cinnamon Paleo Porridge

Instant Porridge

Some say oats are healthy, but I know better. Grains are highly inflammatory. But porridge is such a warming breakfast option in the colder months of the year, so how do we get the goodness of porridge and speed of cooking with oats without the toxicity?

This is how...

Ingredients

This is for a banana + cinnamon version. You can use whatever healthy fruits and clean flavours you like.

1 large serve

 

1/4 cup organic green banana flour (available in health food stores and Woolworths under the Macro brand)
1/2 cup organic desiccated coconut + extra for garnish
Organic cinnamon powder (qty to your liking. I use 3 tsp), + extra for garnish

1/4 cup pure coconut milk for drizzling over to serve (use full cream A2 or regular organic dairy milk if you prefer)
1–1.5 cups boiled spring/filtered water
1 organic banana, peeled and sliced

Drizzle of raw honey (optional)

Handy items to have

  • Jug/kettle to boil water

  • Large mixing bowl

  • Wooden spoon or silicon spatula

Method

  1. In a mixing bowl add the flour, coconut and cinnamon

  2. Stir well then add some of the boiling water. Stir and add more water until a thick texture is created. The green banana flour continues to absorb more liquid as it stands and 'rests' so starting with a custard-like thickness then having a smidge more water to add is handy

  3. Spoon into a serving bowl and top with sliced banana, a drizzle of coconut milk and honey to serve. Garnish with coconut and cinnamon if you like. 

  4. Serve and enjoy!

If the consistency is too thick come serving/eating time, the coconut milk stirred in will help. You'll get to know how green banana flour works after using it a few times, and will know how much hot water to add to your flour and dried coconut base to reach your preferred consistency.

TIPS:

Fill a jar with the green banana flour, dried coconut, spices of choice and even healthy (chemical-free) dried fruits chopped up for a truly 'instant' porridge option! Scoop some into a bowl, add boiling water and a smidge of your favourite healthy milk on top, some honey or pure maple syrup for optimal sweetness and you have a super quick and easy healthy brekkie ready to go!

Flavour ideas to try:

- Grated apple for a fresher flavour perfect for warmer months

- Cooked apple pieces are even more warming in winter

- Finely chopped dried fig and/or dates

- Add Allspice and ginger powders for a spicy kick

- Organic frozen berries and fruits are easy and available all year round (supermarkets now sell these)

- Add a native flare with ground cinnamon or lemon myrtle leaves, dried fruit powders such as davidson plum and lilly pilly

- Tropical with banana, mango, pineapple

- Sprinkle with cacao nibs for a caffeine hit and a bit of crunch

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