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Coconut Almond Porridge

By Shane YoungNovember 10, 2016

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk, preferably homemade and additive free.
  • 6 tablespoon organic unsweetened shredded coconut, such as Let’s Do Organic®.
  • 3 tablespoon very finely ground raw organic almonds.
  • 1½ tablespoon freshly ground organic raw whole golden flaxseed.
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract, or vanilla powder.
  • Pinch of sea salt.

Flavoring and Topping Ideas:

Organic or ghee for buttery flavor or coconut oil

Full fat coconut milk or homemade almond milk, for drizzling

Ground cinnamon or cardamom, to taste

Freshly grated whole nutmeg, to taste

Fresh berries, such as blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and/or strawberries

Sautéed cinnamon apples

Sliced almonds or broken or chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts

Seeds such as pepitas (pumpkin seeds) or sunflower seeds, for sprinkling

Coconut flakes, for sprinkling

 

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the almond milk to a simmer. This should take about 1 minute or so.
  2. Remove from heat, carefully add remaining ingredients and stir until well combined. Return saucepan to heat and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until softened, thickened and heated through, about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in favorite flavorings and natural sweetener. Transfer porridge to serving bowl. Top as desired with favorite fruits, berries and/or sliced almonds, or other nuts and seeds and coconut flakes. If desired, drizzle with almond or coconut milk.
  4. Serve immediately.

Variations:

Extra-Creamy Coconut Milk Variation: When homemade almond milk is not available, I like to make this extra-creamy coconut milk variation with canned coconut milk. Simply substitute the 3/4 cup almond milk called for in the recipe with 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk and 1/4 cup filtered or purified (distilled) water. (Oh, so good!) Just cover and refrigerate any leftover coconut milk for making porridge the next morning.

Tips:

For Thicker Porridge: cook longer

To Freshly Grind Whole Golden Flaxseed: Simply use a clean coffee grinder to achieve finely ground golden flaxseed meal. A coffee grinder dedicated to grinding dried herbs and spices as well as other ingredients is a very helpful tool in the kitchen.

Time Saver: To save time in the kitchen on busy weekday mornings, simply pre-measure the dry ingredients and keep handy, covered in a prep bowl, on the countertop near the cooktop range or make a larger batch for a few days and warm up with a bit of milk to soften in the a.m.

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