Paleo Sweet Potat-Oats Porridge

by | Oct 17, 2018 | Breakfast, Paleo

This Paleo Sweet Potat-Oats Porridge recipe makes the perfect autumn breakfast. Made with only 5 ingredients, it’s warm, comfy and filling. Pretty much all you need I’d say!

I’ve always loved anything porridge-like. Growing up, my mom used to make oatmeal on the weekends and it was always one of my favourite breakfasts. Pretty much anything warm, creamy, and thick (was that a little too descriptive?) makes me happy. Cream of wheat was also another favourite of mine – remember that stuff?

Unfortunately, oats stopped agreeing with me a few years ago so I’ve had to get creative when it comes to making porridge. I gotta say though, there are so many oat-free ingredients that can be used to make it. Soaked nuts and seeds, shredded coconut, pumpkin puree, nut butter, rice, cauliflower, and…

Sweet potatoes.

Or, I should really say, sweet potat-oats. Isn’t that the best name ever? I can’t even.

This recipe is everything you’ve ever dreamed of and more. It’s super warm and comfy and quite possibly one of the best breakfasts for the fall season. It’s also loaded with beta-carotene, blood sugar balancing almond butter, softened apples and of course, a good dose of cinnamon. Oh, and it’s only 5 ingredients!

This is also a fantastic meal prep porridge. Double or triple the recipe and store in glass containers for the week for quick and easy re-heatable breakfasts.

Since you’ll be shredding some sweet potato for this recipe, I’ll also add that I highly recommend shredding some extra because it’s a very versatile food to have on hand, and is delicious sautéed with salt and pepper for making Sweet Potato Hash Brown Egg Nests!

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Paleo Sweet Potat-Oats Porridge

A warm and comfy paleo porridge made with shredded sweet potato, almond butter, softened apples and cinnamon.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Meghan Livingstone

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded sweet potato
  • 1 small apple, cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (sub any other kind)
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp maple syrup *optional

Optional Toppings

  • pecans
  • walnuts
  • sliced banana
  • raisins
  • extra splash of almond milk

Instructions

  1. Begin by shredding 1 sweet potato (or more for meal prepping). You can do this by attaching the shredder blade to your food processor, or by hand with a cheese grater. You just need a little elbow grease! Once grated, add to pot. Peeling the potato is optional but not necessary.

  2. Core and dice apple and add to pot with sweet potato. Peeling is optional.

  3. Add almond butter and remaining ingredients to pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes.

  4. Porridge will be thick when done. If you want a thinner porridge, simply add some extra almond milk and stir.

  5. Enjoy right away with chopped pecans, walnuts, and sliced banana on top.

  6. Store extras in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes

Simply reheat on the stove with a small splash of almond milk as it will thicken as it sits.

I’m so excited to hear your feedback if you give this recipe a try. Tag me on Instagram @meghanlivingstone.

by Meghan Livingstone

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35 Comments

  1. Emily

    5 stars
    Omg i mafe this this morning andnit is absolutely amazing! So sweet and delicious!

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    • Meghan

      Yay! Glad you liked it Emily!!

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      • Susan

        Do you think I can add gf flour and baking soda or powder to turn it to pancakes? If so, how much flour would you recommend? Thank you.

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        • Meghan

          Hi Susan! I’m sure you could turn these into pancakes! I’d try about 1 cup of flour? You may want to add an egg, too. Let me know how it turns out if you try it 🙂

          Reply
  2. Cindy

    THIS WAS ABSOLUTELY THE MOST DELICIOUS RECIPE!!!!!

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    • Meghan

      Haha omg I’m so happy to hear you loved this recipe! It’s so comforting! 🙂

      Meghan

      Reply
  3. Dina

    Can’t wait to try this!

    Reply
    • Meghan

      Let me know how it goes Dina! 🙂

      Reply
  4. Candace

    5 stars
    I tried the recipe for breakfast today, not sure how I’d feel about it; it’s amazing!!!

    I’ve always liked the idea of oatmeal, but it never seems to keep me full, and tends to upset my stomach. This will be my new go-to for when I want the warm comfort of an oatmeal. Thank you!!!

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    • Meghan

      Yay!! So glad you liked it Candace xx

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      • Karin

        Ever since I tried this amazing recipe, I can’t get enough of it! It’s become an almost daily breakfast staple for me. I make enough for 2 days, then keep the extra in the fridge for the next day as a time saver. Thank you!

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        • Meghan

          I’m so happy to hear this Karin! It’s one of my favourites. So hearty and comforting!

          Reply
  5. John M

    5 stars
    I’ve made this a bunch of times. I like to have the same thing for breakfast every morning, and my wife is Paleo. This recipe is a winner! Very flexible and filling, super easy to make in bulk, and healthy. Who knew sweet potatoes were so delicious?

    Tips:
    – don’t get sweetened almond milk, it makes the porridge way too sweet 🙂

    – adding walnuts, or walnuts and 1/2 banana, is really wonderful!

    thanks so much!

    Reply
    • Meghan

      Hey John! Glad you like this recipe! Good point about the almond milk – it’s much better when it’s unsweetened! 🙂

      Reply
  6. Nancy

    5 stars
    This recipe is a godsend! I was so glad to find a replacement for my oatmeal that I used to love but couldn’t continue eating without horrible bloating and cramping. Thank you Megan for sharing. This tastes amazing! Keep the great recipes coming please!

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  7. Rebecca J Andrus

    I am looking so forward to trying this recipe! I’ll let you know when I do!

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    • Meghan

      Please do!!

      Reply
  8. Arlene

    5 stars
    Just made this and it’s soooo good. Second recipe of yours I’ve tried (the chia pudding) and they are both great

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    • Meghan

      So happy to hear Arlene!!

      Reply
  9. Laura

    This was literally INCREDIBLE! I’m so glad I found you, and this is already the third recipe of yours I’ve tried. And they’re all winners 🙂 thank you so much!

    Reply
    • Meghan

      Yay! I’m so happy to hear this! xx

      Reply
  10. Maddie

    Can I substitute something for the apple?

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    • Meghan

      Definitely! You could try pear, peach, banana, or any other fruit that you would like. Or, leave it out altogether (although it adds a nice sweetness!)

      Reply
  11. Maria Medeiros

    Love! Love! Love! I usually make in bulk so I don’t have to worry about what to make for breakfast or lunch. Especially now that fall is coming, it sure will hit the spot on a cool morning.

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    • Meghan

      So glad you liked this recipe Maria! It’s definitely a great one for fall. Good idea with the meal prepping/batch cooking!

      Reply
      • Cindy

        Is the Almond butter essential? Where do you buy it, what else would I use it for? Thanks

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        • Meghan

          Hi Cindy! The almond butter helps to thicken this recipe and give some added healthy fats. You can buy it at grocery stores, health food stores, or online and can use it for baking, or as a snack with banana/apple slices, etc. I also love it in ginger sesame dips and dressings. It’s very versatile!

          Reply
      • Cassandra

        Thank you for sharing thia recipe definitely will try. Came across this searching fpr healthy breakfast ideas. May substitute apple for banana. Would you recommend peanut butter instead of almond butter as a substitute.

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        • Meghan

          Hey Cassandra! You can definitely sub apple for banana. Peanut butter should work fine, too 🙂

          Reply
  12. Molly

    I just watched your video with this recipe in it and can’t stop thinking about how delicious it looks! I want to try it soon. What type of apple would you recommend compliments with the sweet potato the best?

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  13. Isa

    Anyone tried it with peanut butter instead of almond butter? I’m not doing Paleo, just trying to cut down on grains

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    • Meghan

      Oooh that would probably still be yummy!

      Reply
  14. Melissa

    5 stars
    This is delicious! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    • Meghan

      Glad you loved it Melissa!

      Reply
  15. shondra Rushing

    Hi Meghan

    I tried the sweet potato oatmeal and it was delicious.
    Roughly would you know the calorie intake for this breakfast meal?

    Reply

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MEGHAN LIVINGSTONE, CNP

Hi, I’m Meghan. I’m a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, blogger, and YouTuber with a passion for simple living, digestive wellness, and all things healthy and natural. I’m here to inspire you to create a life you love living.

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