I am about to share with you one of my most very favorite Whole30 recipes…
Warm Pumpkin Breakfast Bowl
AKA: Pumpkin Porridge, Pumpkin Oatmeal, Pumpkin Hot Cereal…
I LOVE THIS BREAKFAST.
It is filling.
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And super clean… so not only is it Paleo friendly, it is Whole30 friendly!
It is also verrrry, verrry delicious.
AAAAAAND, you can add egg if you want to up the protein content.
But I do not. Eggs make me feel icky.
And that makes me verrrrry sad.
I think part of the reason I love this dish so much is it is a great, eggless breakfast choice for me… and I love to eat it whether or not I am on the Whole30.
I love this dish because it is thick and hearty. It is a great way to fill a belly to help keep those snacking demons at bay. Plus, I really try to avoid grains and gluten, so I miss having a warm, hearty bowl of oatmeal and/or Cream of Wheat, but the base of pecans and shredded coconut give it that umph that I crave…
Looking for more Whole30 inspiration? Check out my post on 45 Whole30 finds at Trader Joe’s here! And of course there’s a whole bunch of support in my post with Tips to Start Your First Whole30 or Kickstart Your Next One!
- 4 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1/2 c. water
- 1/2 c. pecans
- 1/2 c. shredded coconut
- 1 15 oz. can pure pumpkin
- 1/2 c. coconut milk
- 1/2 c. applesauce
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- Optional: 2 eggs, beaten
- Garnish ideas and options: chopped pecans, shredded coconut, diced apple, sliced almonds, flax seeds, chia seeds, dried fruit (I adore craisins, but if you are going Whole... they are VERY hard to find unsweetened).
Pit dates and slice in half (or quarters). Soak in water for a handful of minutes. Set aside. Blend pecans in food processor.
In a heavy bottom saucepan combine toast coconut shreds and pecans. Heat until toasted (around 5 minutes or until that toasty smell passes your nose and/or you see the coconut beginning to brown).
Purée the dates in food processor.
Reduce heat to low, mix in the can of pumpkin, apple sauce, and coconut milk to the toasted coconut and pecans. If you are adding egg, gradually mix beaten egg in now. Stir and cook until combined.
Once combined, mix in cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and date purée. Top with nothing, or anything! It is a perfect balance of sweet. It is a thick, full-feeling bowl of good, clean fun.