The perfect allergy-friendly breakfast for a chilly morning, this paleo pumpkin porridge is easy to whip up and free from refined sugars, so you can enjoy it without guilt.
Warm comfort food.
Mmm… Hot breakfasts are so wonderful in the fall and winter! Especially when they contain pumpkin…. and chocolate. Two of my favorite things in one breakfast is pretty much a dream come true!
But you know, it’s not good to have chocolate every day for breakfast… Though if that’s what you like, I’m definitely not going to stop you. In fact, I wrote a whole round-up of healthy paleo ways to have chocolate for breakfast.
But that’s beside the post… Since I’m pretending I don’t eat chocolate for breakfast every day (I really don’t, promise), let’s focus on the other breakfast favorite: hot pumpkin breakfast things.
Paleo pumpkin porridge.
Back when I was just plain old gluten-free, I used to chow down on mini pumpkin donuts or pumpkin pie pancakes, but now, being pretty paleo, those are off the table. These days I’m eating my fill of easy pumpkin butter on my breakfast things and this delicious paleo pumpkin porridge.
This breakfast is sort of a cross between a pudding and a porridge, making it 100% comfort food and perfect for chilly mornings. It’s probably my favorite quick-fix breakfast for pumpkin-everything season. Which could probably actually be all year long for me.
After all, pumpkins are full of vitamins and minerals, so why not eat the pumpkin things year-round? They’re packed with vitamin A, C, E, and B-vitamins, plus magnesium, potassium, manganese, copper, phosphorus, calcium, and iron. They’re also a good source of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds and carotenoids.
For this paleo pumpkin porridge, like pretty much any recipe, you can use either store-bought canned pumpkin puree or make your own! I have an easy tutorial on making your own pumpkin puree that you can use if you’ve never done it.
I usually use whatever dairy-free milk I have on hand. Which is usually either my homemade coconut milk, or Aldi’s almond milk. I also usually sweeten it with honey, but maple syrup is a taste option for a treat!
And if you insist on eating chocolate for breakfast, you can always add in a tablespoon or two of cocoa powder (I love the fair-trade organic stuff from Azure!) and up the sweetener a tad. Either way, it’s delicious!
Favorite hot breakfasts.
If you’re on the lookout for more healthy and warm ways to wake up, here are a few of my favorite hot breakfast recipes. They’re all paleo-ish, and there’s a few pumpkin one’s in there for your enjoyment. You’re welcome.
- Dark Chocolate Triple Berry Muffins
- Savory Pumpkin Muffins with Apple & Sage
- Sourdough Almond Flour Waffles
- Paleo Pumpkin Spice Muffins
- Personal Pan Dark Chocolate Breakfast Brownie
- Paleo Pumpkin Mocha Brownies
- Paleo Cinnamon Walnut Cranberry Coffee Cake
- Banana Lemon Chia Seed Muffins
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Paleo Pumpkin Porridge
Free of grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 1 cup coconut milk (I like to use my homemade coconut milk)
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (learn how to make your own!)
- 2-3 tablespoons honey, depending on your taste
- 1/4 cup flax meal
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour (I like to make my own)
- 1 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon vanilla (I like to make my own, or use this kind)
- pinch of Himalayan salt
- chopped walnuts or pecans
- coconut shreds
- shaved bakers chocolate
- hemp hearts
In small saucepan, whisk together milk, pumpkin, and honey over medium heat until honey is dissolved.
Stir in flax, coconut flour, and cinnamon and heat until almost boiling.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt.
Let stand a few minutes to thicken.
Garish as/if desired and enjoy.
Inspiration for this paleo pumpkin porridge came from this recipe by Tessa Domestic Diva. 🙂
So comforting and delicious! I think my 1 year old will love this as well.
I hope so, Jean! My 2-year old sure loves it!
What a perfect fall inspired idea! This porridge is yum!
Thanks, Tina! 🙂
I love this! The flax seed and coconut flour definitely help turn it into a porridge. Delicious!
Thanks, Donny! I’m glad you agree!
How many servings is this?
Is this full fat coconut milk?
I usually use full fat coconut milk, but it works fine with whatever kind of milk you want to use.
It makes about 2 servings.
Can’t imagine a better way to start a day than with a bowl of delicious comfort food! Perfect for cold mornings!
Yes! I hope you enjoy it, Kelly! 🙂
I love how creamy and simple this is to prepare and has all the best flavors of Fall.
Thanks so much, Stacey!
Perfect for the start of a cold morning!
Ooh, I might try this and see if my kid likes it! I’m always trying to get more pumpkin in him. Thanks!
You’re so welcome! I hope he enjoys it!