One of the hardest meals for me in adopting Paleo eating and especially the AutoImmune Protocol has been breakfast. Sometimes, especially during winter, I crave a hot bowl of...something. I used to be a big fan of oatmeal or warm muesli on a cold morning. I have been searching for something to fill that void (and empty stomach!), and I finally think I've found it.
Sweet Potato Porridge
This humble concoction warms your belly with good for you carbs and many other nutrients. Delicious with just three ingredients, but also fun to fancy up a bit. It goes a little something like this:
2 small or 1 large sweet potato, peeled*
1 cup coconut milk*
Shred the sweet potatoes with the grating disk of the food processor. You can use a box grater too, just watch those fingers!
Combine shredded sweet potatoes, coconut milk, and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Stir and put a lid on it. Cook 10 minutes, stirring once half way through. Breakfast is served!
Other tasty toppings or stir-ins: 1 Tbs raisins, leftover bacon crumbles, and/or toasted coconut. If I wasn't doing the AI Protocol right now, I would add some toasted almonds or hazelnuts...yum!
Trader Joe's has a bag of small organic sweet potatoes that work great in this recipe.
I used Trader Joe's light coconut milk because it was available (easy!) and comes in a BPA-free can.
Got more sweet potatoes? Another winner this week was sweet potato hash with chopped onions, diced sweet potatoes, leftover chopped chicken, and leftover crumbled bacon. Tasty!