This raw no-cook grain-free porridge replaces grains like oats, that porridge is traditionally made with, with processed apples and pears & topped with additional fruit. A healthy, quick and easy nourishing breakfast recipe, made in just 5 minutes. Allergy friendly and suitable for numerous dietary requirements. Free from gluten, dairy, lactose, wheat, soy, nuts, seeds, grains, refined sugar & oil. Vegan, paleo and autoimmune protocol (AIP) friendly.
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For other grain free recipes you may enjoy this Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto with Spinach.
Porridge and its variations like Overnight Oats With Frozen Fruit is such a popular breakfast. However, it’s traditionally made with grains like oats, which can be a common food sensitivity. Grains also contain anti-nutrients which can:-
- Damage the gut,
- Bind to nutrients in our food,
- Prevent our bodies from absorbing the nutrients, which over time can lead to deficiencies (6).
It’s why grains are excluded and not suitable for those following the autoimmune protocol, paleo and whole30 diets.
One healthy quick and easy alternative is to replace oats with apples and pears, processing them in a food processor until they resemble oat sized pieces to make noatmeal.
Related Post: 20 Healthy Food & Drink Swaps For Any Dietary Requirement.
Ingredients in this grain-free porridge
Apples & Pears used as a replacement for oatmeal.
Spices. Apples and pears are processed with the juice from half a lemon and flavoured with warm spices of:-
Toppings. The porridge is topped with plums, blueberries and raspberries. The sweetness of plums, neutral taste of blueberries with the tartness of raspberries compliments the apples and pears perfectly.
This grain-free porridge is the perfect quick and easy yet nourishing and hydrating breakfast, requiring no cooking or baking. It’s especially great during the autumn/fall months when these fruits are all in season (this Eat The Seasons post has a full list of the fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices in season for each month of the year). Eating fruits when they’re in season has many health benefits (1):-
- It provides us with the specific nutrients we need at specific times of year,
- Fresher, as the time from them being picked to us eating them is shorter,
- Higher in nutrients,
- Stronger flavour,
- Lower in toxins as fewer pesticides are needed to grow them.
- Food processor (UK Link/US Link)
- Measuring spoons (UK Link/US Link)
- Chopping knife (UK Link/US Link)
- Lemon juicer (UK Link/US Link)
grain-free porridge dietary requirements
This grain-free porridge is free from:-
- Refined Sugar
It is also:-
- Autoimmune protocol friendly
OTHER breakfast RECIPES
- Wild Blueberry & Lemon Energy Balls
- Sprouted Buckwheat Pesto Salad
- Rainbow Nourish Bowl – For Any Dietary Requirement
- Healthy Tropical Popsicles/Ice Lollies
- Healthy Turmeric/Golden Milk Panna Cotta
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Grain Free Apple & Pear Porridge
Grain free apple and pear porridge, flavoured with warming spices and topped with plums, raspberries and blueberries. A healthy, quick and easy raw no bake/cook breakfast recipe. Allergy friendly (free from gluten, dairy, lactose, wheat, soy, eggs, nuts, seeds, grains, oil & refined sugar). Vegan, paleo and autoimmune protocol (AIP) friendly.
- 2 apples
- 2 pears
- 2 tsp ceylon cinnamon powder
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- Juice from 1/2 a lemon
- 1 plum, pitted and chopped
- Handful of raspberries
- Handful of blueberries
- Step 1 Place apples, pears, ceylon cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves and lemon juice in a food processor.
- Step 2 Pulse until the apples and pears resemble oat sized pieces.
- Step 3 Transfer to a serving bowl and top with chopped plum, raspberries and blueberries.
- Step 4 Above links are for US readers. UK links – ceylon cinnamon powder, ground ginger, ground cloves, food processor.
45 thoughts on “Grain Free Porridge With Apple & Pear”
I eat a version of this every morning and tomorrow I’ll try this one. I love all the berries that you’ve piled on the top and the spices that you’ve added to the recipe. Thank you.
Fruit porridge bowls are the best breakfast aren’t they. Thank you Julia. I really hope you enjoyed it. Please let me know what you thought 🙂
This was so creamy and comforting! We can’t wait to make again! 🙂
Thank you so much Kristen, I’m so glad you enjoyed this porridge!
Apples and cinnamon are a perfect pairing in my book,. Adding pears makes this porridge extra delicious.
Thank you so much Mairead, I’m so pleased to hear you enjoyed it. Apples, pears and cinnamon are so great for the autumn/fall.
Why have I never thought to do this before? The porridge looks amazing thanks so much for incredible recipes.
You’re welcome, thank you Megan. I can’t believe I didn’t discover it sooner either!
Outstanding and delicious. Love my fruit and when I can have fruit for breakfast so much the better. Will schedule for pinning
Thank you so much Esme. I love fruit for breakfast everyday too, it’s so light, refreshing and hydrating. Thank you so much for scheduling a pin.
What a clever way to have porridge for breakfast without the grains! It looks really yummy, and using fruits that are in season makes so much sense, for better flavor and nutrition, but when produce is in season, it can be much cheaper as well.
Thank you so much Melissa! I love fruit and have been trying to focus on eating more seasonally, it really is so good for our health and the environment too! Plus the food being cheaper is always a great added bonus!
What a great healthy breakfast idea! Love all the warm flavors you use.
Thanks so much Danielle, I’m so glad you like this porridge.
So healthy and filling. The perfect winter breakfast.
Thank you Beth, I’m so glad you’re enjoying it. Apples and pears really are great during the autumn and winter aren’t they.
What a lovely breakfast idea. I love that this is grain-free. I’m definitely going to make this. Love added ginger btw. Yum!
Thank you Natalie. Grain free porridge makes a lovely change from oats. Ginger is the perfect spice for apples and pears. I hope you enjoy it!
This was such a wonderful breakfast this morning. My husband and kids enjoyed this before leaving! I’m excited to make this for breakfast again. Definitely a hit!
Thank you so much for letting me know Beth, I’m so pleased you and all your family enjoyed it!
Delicious, healthy, and filling. Thanks for the great recip. Even my picky son enjoyed this!
You’re welcome. Thanks so much for letting me know Beth, I’m so glad you and your son enjoyed this grain-free porridge recipe!
I finaly made it yesterday morning for breakfast. It was delicious. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thanks!
You’re welcome Natalie, thanks for letting me know. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
Sending this recipe to my mom who is currently doing AIP and struggling with breakfast options (def the hardest part of that diet). Such a lovely warming sweet option instead of savory and I know she’ll love it!
I absolutely love this idea – using apples & pears used as a replacement for oatmeal. I was eating oats for about 6 years because I couldn’t think of a good substitute. Thank you so much for this! Love.
Thank you so much Millie, that really means a lot. Like you, I always thought you could only make porridge with oats so I wish I’d discovered that apples and pears are a great substitute sooner. I really hope you enjoy it!
Apples and pears combined with cinnamon and cloves are so delicious, the perfect breakfast to start the day!
Thank you so much Jeri, I’m so pleased you’re enjoying it!
Love this warm and cozy porridge! Since I’m grain free, I love that I can enjoy this!
Thank you so much Addie! I’m grain-free too so finding healthy swaps like apples and pears has been so useful. I’m so glad you’re loving it!
I am trying to reduce my gluten intake and I eat porridge every morning so I love that I found a grain free recipe!
Thank you Kayla, I’m so glad this grain free porridge recipe has helped you find an alternative!
This is such a healthy start to the day. It’s a delicious one too. Thanks for such a lovely idea.
You’re welcome Choclette, thank you for your kind comment and feedback. I’m so pleased to hear you’re enjoying this porridge for breakfast.
This grain free porridge was so tasty! Perfect quick and filling breakfast. I topped mine with berries and a drizzle of agave syrup. Thanks for such a wonderful recipe, Lucy!
You’re welcome Natalia! Thank you so much for letting me know, I’m so pleased you’re enjoying this apple and pear porridge! Berries are always my go to porridge topping too.
This is such a quick, healthy, and delicious grain free porridge to start my mornings. Love the sweetness from all the fruits and how easy it is on the stomach.
Thank you Michelle, I’m so pleased you’re enjoying this breakfast. I agree with you, fruit porridge is so much easier on my stomach and easier for me to digest than oatmeal porridge.
How good does this look. I had never thought to do it just with fruit.
Thank you Megan, I wish I’d discovered fruit porridge sooner too!
What a delicious dish I love the ease of this recipe so good!
Thank you so much Claudia, I really appreciate your feedback. I’m so glad you loved the porridge 🙂
I love grains and don’t subscribe to a grain free lifestyle, BUT I can say that this porridge is delicious!!!! Give it a try, you will not be disappointed!
Thank you so much Nicole, I really appreciate your comment. I’m so pleased to hear the grain free porridge was a hit with you 🙂