Pumpkin Porridge {paleo}

I made this delicious “porridge” last week. The combination of the eggs (or whites), almond milk and flax seeds create a protein-packed-porridge-like consistency — without oats! Since it’s October it is definitely time for a pumpkin recipe… because all the cool kids are doing it.

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Pumpkin Porridge

Adapted from Paleonit

Ingredients (Makes one serving)

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 tbsp. whole flaxseeds or flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • toppings (almonds, raisins sunflower seed butter…)


1. In a small pot, bring almond milk to a boil.

2. Once boiling, lower heat to medium-low and mix in eggs, stir frequently and vigorously.

3. Once the almond milk and egg start to thicken, add the flaxseeds, pumpkin, vanilla, and cinnamon.

4. Stir continuously for about three minutes (work those arms!) until the mixture has thickened.

5. Top with almonds, raisins, sunflower seed butter, etc.


30 thoughts on “Pumpkin Porridge {paleo}

  1. For someone who just started a new journey with changing up her meals, I’d say you are off to a great start. I would never of thought to add a sweet potato to tuna salad. Will have to give that idea a try.

  2. Ooo… This porridge is almost like paleo noatmeal. Sounds delicious!

    Michelle makes awesome pancakes and I’m sure you will be posting allergy-friendly ones in no time at all :D

    Yes. Total seafood fan. Calamari, shrimp, salmon, cod, etc. All good.

  3. Really…everything looks so wonderful! I would totally eat everything you have here! I already pinned to porridge and will be trying out soon! It definitely looks like your fairing pretty darn good despite your food sensitivities!

  4. wow everything looks so delicious!! i think its so awesome you’re taking your newfound food sensitivities seriously and trying new things! and i lovvve seafood! and that chocolate sauce sounds soo yummy! sounds like you’re doing a great job, keep it up :)

  5. I love some kinds of seafood, but I tend to go for fish that don’t taste as fishy. Haha does that make any sense? Don’t really like shellfish. And just like I told Arman, I love hearing the word “porridge” in regular life because it makes me think of the three bears. And Goldilocks, of course.

  6. That pumpkin porridge looks like a must make. I just need some whole flaxseed. I’ve never made hazlenut butter. I’ll have to keep that one in mind next time I’m making nut butter. Thanks for sharing the roasted chickpeas!

  7. I’d say you’re handling the changes well! And I did not realize that your salad from Grasslands came in a jar, that is adorable!
    I’m a huuuge seafood fan. Whenever shrimp or any sort of fish is on sale, i jump on it – I make sure we have it for dinner at least once or twice a week.
    I need chocolate/sugar in my life daily, so it’s pretty safe to say that I definitely have a sweet tooth :-P

    1. I definitely need to start cooking shrimp more. I get bored of just sauteeing them in stir fry so I’m going to come up with some new ways.

  8. Sorry to hear about your sensivities. I just caught up on your last post hence why I didn’t comment yesterday already. The list of alternatives you came up with is great and I’m absolutely convinced a creative chef like you won’t have a lot of trouble coming up with awesome meals still. Did I see peanut flour in your list or not? If not it’s a great source of protein for me, too. As a vegan/vegetarian I get a lot of protein from legumes [hello,chickpea addiction] but you named these already. I’m actually surprised when looking up the nutrition of my meals every now and then seeing how much protein they pack.
    That fudge spread sounds amazing and your idea of a lazy lunch looks pretty delicious to me. When did you say we’d cook for each other?

  9. So true! It’s all about how you look at it. My mom is actually deathly allergic to fish/seafood so I have gotten good at masking the smell in the house but I hear ya. I have been all about the dried fruit for my sweet tooth too! Dates especially.

  10. If you are going to use flax seeds you need to grind them first. The human body cannot digest whole flaxseeds. However do not buy them pre-ground as they lose their nutrients quickly upon being ground. Buy them whole and grind them and use them immediately. If you eat them whole you are getting none of the benefits and they just pass through your system.

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