Carrot Cake Breakfast Cereal (AIP, Paleo, SCD)

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cereal (AIP, Paleo, SCD)

Breakfast: A High Stakes Meal

According to Leigh Hunt (who, by the way, was a dear friend to my first literary love, John Keats – yes, I’ve got a thing for dead poets), there’s a lot at stake with breakfast: “Breakfast is a forecast for the whole day: Spoil that and all is spoiled.” Got it, Mr. Hunt – start as we mean to go, which is always splendidly, of course.

Start Splendidly

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cereal AlternateSo to get your mornings off to a splendid start, I’m sharing this delightful Carrot Cake Breakfast Cereal. Inspired by the flavour profile we know so well, this recipe delivers comfort in the way of a soothing bowl of gluten-, grain-, and dairy-free oatmeal-like scrumptiousness; and because it relies on a foundation of squash and carrot, it also delivers a good dose of veggies at that all-important Meal No. 1. Three cheers for that kind of nourishment!

The forecast for a day that begins with a serving of this Carrot Cake Breakfast Cereal alongside a portion of protein will be splendid and nourishing indeed.

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Carrot Cake Breakfast Cereal (AIP, Paleo, SCD)
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2
  • 2 c spaghetti squash, cooked
  • 1 medium carrot, finely grated (about ½ c)
  • ½ c apple cider (a.k.a. unfiltered apple juice, NOT apple cider vinegar because that would be gross!)
  • ¼ cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla (omit if following strict AIP; alternatively some have used alcohol-free vanilla)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp. raisins
  • Optional: shredded carrot and chopped nuts as toppings (Do not add nuts if following elimination-stage AIP.)
  1. Combine all ingredients except raisins and chopped nuts in a saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer. Allow to simmer for 5-7 minutes until thickened. Using a hand-held blender process a couple of times to achieve an oatmeal- or porridge-like texture. Add raisins and simmer for another 1-2 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and serve garnished with optional toppings and an additional drizzle of coconut milk.

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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.