Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Paleo Strawberries & Cream Cereal

I do enjoy a hot bowl of Paleo "n'oatmeal" some mornings, particularly when it's chilly out. Most of the variations I've made have cinnamon, pumpkin, and other more fall/winter comfort flavors going on. I wanted to try my hand at a version more in season with the warm weather, and thought berries were a natural way to go.

I also wanted to make a warm cereal without coconut flour, as I had a non-paleo friend recently ask me for some healthy breakfast recipes. While she's open to avoiding dairy and grains, I don't know that she wants to start branching out into seemingly obscure ingredients.
I adapted this from The Foodie & the Family's Strawberries & Cream No-Oatmeal, but I did tinker quite a bit with the proportions. I chose to use fewer eggs as I really wanted the berry flavor to be dominant. I also used organic strawberry spread (containing just wild strawberries & apple juice) for sweetness rather than maple syrup and/or apple butter.

My kids, who both adore "real" oatmeal, both gobbled this one up. My daughter has a strong aversion to bananas and still loved it, which I was particularly pleased about. I personally think it's sweet and tasty enough to enjoy as dessert.
Paleo Strawberries & Cream Cereal 
adapted from The Foodie & the Family

1 ripe banana, mashed
1 14 oz. can coconut milk
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup organic strawberry fruit spread (just fruit, no added sugar)
1 tsp. vanilla
6 eggs
1 lb. whole strawberries, plus more for topping (optional)
sliced or slivered almonds (optional)

Combine banana through eggs in a large pot over low heat, stirring with a whisk. Stir in strawberries. Cook for about 10-15 minutes, stirring often. As the berries soften, mash them to your desired consistency.

Remove from heat and allow to sit for about 5 minutes more, to thicken up further. Serve with more sliced berries and some almonds on top, if desired.


  1. This sounds great. What brand of fruit spread do you use?

    1. Hi Kristen! I used an Italian brand I found at Whole Foods called Fiordifrutta organic fruit spread. The ingredients are only strawberries, apple juice, wild strawberries & pectin. I know both WF and Trader Joe's also carry all-fruit spreads (they might not be organic though).