Apple-Cinnamon N’Orridge (Paleo, AIP)

Apple-Cinnamon N’Orridge (Paleo, AIP)

Eliminating eggs was a big part of the reason I was so wary of starting AIP, and, to be entirely honest, I don’t even really like eggs all that much! But like most people who eat paleo, I turned to eggs as a quick go-to, a convenient and economical source of protein, especially at breakfast, that start-of-the-day meal when time is of the essence and convenience is appreciated.

As I continued to think more seriously about committing to AIP, I was drawing a blank about how breakfast-time would pan out (har har har). I had become so accustomed to eating eggs in the morning that I was a bit gobsmacked as to what I’d be nomming on for that first meal of the day.

That’s when a most lovely and supportive fellow Instagram-er, let me know about the Whole30 adage: Think of what we eat during the day as Meal 1, 2, and 3 rather than breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This is an especially salient suggestion for anyone who follows AIP because those “traditional” breakfast foods like eggs or paleo-style bread and muffins (invariably made with nut flour) are highly allergenic and need to be eliminated so as not to cause further inflammation.

While I’ve come a long way from the morning bacon-and-eggs routine and will often be found sipping bone broth and eating organ meats along with green leafy vegetables for that early-morning Meal 1, there are times when I just want to tuck into something, well, breakfast-y.

Enter Cinnamon-Apple N’orridge – totes paleo, totes AIP, and totes delicious! I eat a warm bowl of this N’orridge along with a serving of protein, and I’m set until Meal 2!

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Apple-Cinnamon N'Orridge
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 can of coconut milk (aim for guar gum free and BPA free)
  • ½ cup of cauliflower rice
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 2 cups of grated apple
  • 1 tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Optional: honey, maple syrup, or chopped dates* to sweeten
  1. Mix the coconut milk, cauliflower rice, shredded coconut, grated apple, vanilla, and cinnamon in a pot and simmer for 15-20 minutes. *If you opt for the addition of chopped dates, then do so during the simmering process.
  2. Serve warm, although this dish is nice cold (almost like a rice pudding, especially if you add a few raisins!)

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Martine Partridge, founder of Eat Heal Thrive, is an eater of whole, nourishing, real food. She is also a combatter of Crohn's Disease. Martine wholeheartedly believes that food is the fulcrum for good health and has had wonderful results in managing autoimmunity by eating to heal, and healing to thrive.