Cauliflower Breakfast Porridge (Paleo, Vegan)

Cauliflower Breakfast Porridge made grain-free and dairy-free. This easy recipe is vegan, paleo, whole30, and plant-based for a healthful way to start the day.

Paleo Cauliflower Breakfast Porridge - grain-free, vegan, dairy-free, plant-based and healthy | #glutenfree #breakfast #recipe

You know what they say…if you can make porridge out of cauliflower, m’dear, you can do anything.

For those who have an intolerance or sensitivity to oats, this cauliflower breakfast porridge meets that steamy-hot creamy breakfast porridge need with the added bonus of being grain-free and vegetable-based.

If you’re a fan of cauliflower rice, you will absolutely love this sweet, porridgey approach to the cauli.

Paleo Cauliflower Breakfast Porridge - grain-free, vegan, dairy-free, plant-based and healthy | #glutenfree #breakfast #recipe

How to Make Cauliflower Porridge:

Grate a head of cauliflower with a box grater, or pulse it in a food processor, to make it into a rice-like consistency.

Transfer the cauliflower “rice” to a saucepan along with coconut milk, almond milk, and a choice of mashed banana or pure maple syrup for sweetening. You can also add flavorful goodies like ground cinnamon and vanilla extract. A pinch of sea salt always helps make any dish more flavorful, both sweet or savory, so don’t forget the salt!

Heat to a full boil. Reduce the heat to a gentle boil and cook until porridge has reached desired thickness and consistency, about 15 minutes.

Serve with fresh berries, almond butter, or toppings of choice, and enjoy!

Recipe Adaptations:

  • Whisk an egg into the porridge during the cooking process for animal-based protein.
  • Add protein powder of choice or collagen peptides.
  • To make recipe Whole30 compliant, omit the pure maple syrup and use one mashed banana.
  • Make recipe AIP by replacing the almond milk with additional coconut milk, and serve porridge without nuts or seeds.
  • Make it Keto by sweetening the porridge with liquid Stevia, erythritol or xylitol.

Paleo Cauliflower Breakfast Porridge - grain-free, vegan, dairy-free, plant-based and healthy | #glutenfree #breakfast #recipe

And if you love the concept of cauliflower porridge, you may also love the idea of my Nut and Seed Overnight N’Oatmeal , A very similar concept, yet with nuts and seeds. Or, perhaps, my Mocha Smoothie Bowl or Ginger Peach Smoothie Bowl.

Breakfast porridge for the win!

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If you make this Cauliflower Breakfast Porridge, please feel free to share a photo and tag @TheRoastedRoot on Instagram!

Paleo Cauliflower Breakfast Porridge - grain-free, vegan, dairy-free, plant-based and healthy | #glutenfree #breakfast #recipe

Cauliflower Breakfast Porridge

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, dairy free, paleo, vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 to 4 servings
Author: Julia

A plant-based breakfast porridge made with cauliflower, coconut milk, and pure maple syrup or mashed banana.



For Serving:


  1. Remove the hard stems from the head of cauliflower and either grate it using a box grater or chop it and pulse it in a food processor to form rice-sized pieces. It should come up to about 3 cups.

  2. Heat cauliflower rice, coconut milk, almond milk, pure maple syrup, cinnamon, and sea salt in a medium-sized pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a full boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook 15 minutes until thick, stirring occasionally.

  3. Stir in the pure vanilla extract. Pour into bowls and serve cauliflower breakfast porridge with fresh fruit, nuts, and seeds.

Recipe Notes

*To keep this naturally sweetened, use 1 to 2 ripe mashed bananas.


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  1. Elizabeth

    I was just looking at this recipe in your cookbook! Could I use a bag of frozen cauli rice you think? I have a few in my freezer already.

  2. Ginger Brusa

    Oh. My. Gosh. This recipe was sooooo delicious. I used Kroger Ghost Pepper Maple Syrup, frozen cauliflower rice and cooked as directed. I topped it with ProGranola and berries. This is my new favorite summer breakfast!!


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