19 Satisfying AIP Cereal Recipes
Breakfast can be challenging on a Paleo autoimmune protocol. No more regular box cereal, oatmeal, or porridge!
That’s why these AIP cereal recipes will come in handy! I have included ‘dry’ cereals like granola as well as various oatmeal-replacement porridges for when you need some warming goodness.
As usual, these recipes can easily be adapted to suit you and there are various cooking methods listed too, so even if you just basic equipment, you’ll still find recipes you can enjoy.
Here are just a few of the AIP cereal recipes we’ve included:
- AIP Baked Apple Cinnamon Granola
- Pumpkin Spice Granola (Gluten Free and AIP)
- Cinnamon Coconut Crisp Cereal (AIP)
- Carrot Cake Breakfast Cereal
- Sweet & Crunchy Kale Granola [AIP Friendly]
- Peach and Ginger Oatmeal
- AIP “Raisin Bran” Recipe
- Tigernut Granola
Satisfying AIP Cereal Recipes – Fruity Cereals and Granolas
Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified
Ingredients: dried figs, dried apricots, dried dates, prunes, dried blueberries, dried cherries, raisins, dried strawberries, dried raspberries, unsweetened banana chips, unsweetened coconut.
This granola recipe shows off the great combination of sweet and salty, and is packed with fiber and nutrients making it a good starter to a busy day. The crunchy plantain chips add a lovely texture when combined with the coconut flakes. There is fruit in this recipe, so to avoid too much sugar it might be a good idea to restrict your intake and not use this as a daily dish.
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Ingredients: organic dried banana chips, organic unsweetened coconut chips, organic fuji apple chips, organic raisins or currants, organic expeller pressed coconut oil, raw local honey, coconut secret coconut nectar, coconut sugar, vanilla powder or alcohol free vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, sea salt.
There is something wonderful about the flavor of apple and cinnamon that makes you think of comfort food for winter days. The warming taste of the cinnamon goes so well in a granola and this one has a great crunch, but is grain and gluten-free. Granola is a good dish for breakfast, but it also makes a delicious healthy snack for a long road trip or train journey. Once the granola is cool, it can be stored in a jar.
One of the good things about granola is the occasional fruity bite of a raisin, adding a chewy sweetness to the crunchy coconut flakes. The cinnamon and ginger add a warming note to the overall taste and this would be a lovely breakfast dish to get you started! You can eat this granola as it is, or pour some chilled coconut milk over the top for a touch of creaminess.
– Nourished and Nurtured
Ingredients: coconut flour, water, honey, vanilla extract, shredded coconut, unrefined coconut oil, coconut oil, celtic sea salt, ground cinnamon, dried fruit.
Granola is a filling breakfast, full of slow-release energy, so it is perfect for the start of a long day and will keep you going till lunch. If you are adding the fruit to this breakfast dish, try to source organic raisins with no additives. They can usually be found in health food stores or bought online. This granola was crisped up using a dehydrator, but if you don’t have one, you can spread the mixture onto oven sheets and bake it.
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Ingredients: unsweetened coconut flakes, raisins, apple rings, bananas, coconut oil, cinnamon, ground ginger, ground mace, sea salt.
Pumpkin spice really makes you feel that winter is heading in, so it’s just as well this granola is warming, thanks to the cinnamon and ginger! What a lovely dish to start the day – fruity and crunchy at the same time. If you are like me and don’t like bananas, you can substitute them for pumpkin puree, although the granola won’t be quite as sweet.
Satisfying AIP Cereal Recipes – Sweet Cereals and Granolas
– Sweet Potatoes and Social Change
Ingredients: coconut flakes, water, cinnamon, honey.
This recipe is a lovely one for summer time as it tastes sweet and crunchy and goes really well served with a generous helping of chilled coconut milk. It can be eaten dry as a snack, or you could add in some dried fruit for a more substantial breakfast. If you don’t have honey you could add the slight sweetness by using maple syrup instead.
– Hollistically Engineered
Ingredients: unsweetened coconut flakes, ghee, cinnamon, granular sweetener.
This recipe is a great basic one that you can enjoy as it is or use as a carrier for other ingredients of choice. The cinnamon gives the coconut flakes a fantastic flavor and I found it didn’t really need any added sweetener. When you are baking the flakes just remember to keep checking on them so that they don’t burn, as this will give them a bitter taste.
– Eat Heal Thrive
Ingredients: spaghetti squash, carrot, apple cider, full fat coconut milk, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, raisins.
If you have always enjoyed porridge-type breakfast ideas for the winter then you will love this one. The carrot and squash give it the same kind of texture as porridge, making it a great way to start the day grain-free. There is a natural sweetness from the carrot and the cinnamon adds a gentle warmth. If you are a cinnamon fan, try sprinkling extra cinnamon on top before serving.
– AIP Lifestyle
Ingredients: coconut flakes, coconut oil, coconut manna, orange zest, cinnamon, salt.
There is a real zesty note to the flavor of this granola, giving it added freshness that may be missing from other recipes. The orange zest also goes really well with the cinnamon, giving this a taste of the holidays! You can add in dried fruit as well, although this will raise the levels of sugar. This granola can be served as a cereal or pressed into a tray and cut into granola bars.
– A Squirrel in the Kitchen
Ingredients: unsweetened coconut flakes, sliced tigernuts, coconut oil, alcohol free vanilla flavoring, ground cinnamon, dehydrated apples.
Here is another wonderful breakfast staple that is sweet enough to be a help if you are just starting on the AIP way and trying to move away from traditional store-bought cereals. You have the lovely combination of apples and cinnamon with the added hint of vanilla, but if you are following the AIP strictly, make sure your vanilla doesn’t contain any alcohol. Again, this makes a great snack for the evening too!
Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused
Ingredients: curly kale, pitted dates, coconut oil, blackstrap molasses, cinnamon, ginger, sea salt, raisins, coconut flakes.
Serving this granola either as a breakfast option or as a snack can be a fantastic way of getting the goodness of kale into the entire family! It gets its sweetness from the dates and together with the blackstrap molasses, the dates add richness to the flavor. One tip when serving this to kids – just don’t tell them it has kale in it!
Satisfying AIP Cereal Recipes – Hot Cereals
This recipe is a great one to help use up bananas that are getting a bit too soft. The coconut butter adds to the creaminess of the dish and gives it the texture of more traditional oatmeal. You can garnish this with fruit if you tolerate them, or just use a sprinkle of extra cinnamon over the top to set off the dish. As this is a banana-based breakfast, you might find it a good one for kids too!
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Ingredients: full-fat canned coconut milk, water, coconut flour, shredded coconut, banana, toppings of your choice.
If you are a fan of coconut then this is the breakfast dish for you! It is a warming and substantial ‘oatmeal’-type cereal but without the inflammatory properties of traditional oatmeal. If you are making the egg-free version of this you will get the added sweetness and creaminess of the mashed banana, although the added egg gives richness to this very satisfying breakfast option.
– Pure and Simple Nourishment
Ingredients: bananas, full fat coconut milk, coconut butter/cream/concentrate, organic vanilla extract, ground organic cinnamon, sea salt, shredded coconut.
Some days all you want to eat is a steaming hot bowl of oatmeal to fill you up till lunch, so now you can! Okay, this is the grain-free version, but it is still satisfying and nutritious. This would be a great dish to make if you have bananas that are getting a bit too soft. Once the banana is cooked and you have stirred in the coconut, letting it rest for a few minutes will soften the shreds and give it a more authentic ‘oatmeal’ texture.
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Ingredients: spaghetti squash, shredded coconut, coconut milk, peaches, powdered ginger, salt.
Here is another delicious ‘oatmeal’ recipe to add to your collection and bring out on chilly days when you need something warm to get your day off to a good start. We all know the goodness that is in ginger, but besides that, it makes this breakfast taste great. One option is to stir in a spoonful of collagen to this ‘oatmeal’ dish for added goodness. If you are serving this with peaches, just remember the added sugars and make it as a special treat!
Satisfying AIP Cereal Recipes – Other Cereals and Granolas
This recipe gives a delicious combination of flavors and textures – from the crispy coconut flakes to the plump and fruity raisins. The raisin bran makes a great breakfast idea, but is also a good thing to include in your kid’s lunchbox for school. It can be eaten with coconut milk over it or just as it is. There is very little protein in this dish so you should maybe consider having it with bacon to help balance your intake.
– Beyond the Bite for Life
Ingredients: whole tigernuts, unsweetened banana chips, unsweetened shredded coconut, currants, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, sea salt.
This granola is ideal for anyone who doesn’t like coconut as it tastes great without it! You can enjoy it as it is or pair it with some fruit of your choice for added texture and taste. Contrary to its name, the tigernut is actually a tuber which is rich in vitamins and can be useful for aiding vascular issues and promoting blood flow, making this granola a really healthy way to start your day. Soaking them helps to make them softer so please don’t skip this step!
– Lemons N Lymes
Ingredients: sweet potato, coconut, coconut oil, vanilla extract, banana, dried fruit (optional).
Baking the sweet potato in the oven gives it a crispy texture which is just what you need in a good granola. If you don’t like bananas you could substitute some pumpkin puree, but you might need added sweetener. One of the best things about homemade granola is that you can make a bigger batch and store it in an airtight container for breakfast later in the week.
– Backcountry Paleo
Ingredients: tigernut flakes, coconut flakes, raisins, lemon zest, vanilla bean powder, ginger powder, sea salt, coconut oil, maple syrup.
Here is another slant on granola, using the zest of a lemon to give it a fresh and zingy flavor and the ginger to give a hint of heat! Just like coconut, tigernut flakes can burn easily so keep turning them during cooking and that will incorporate the maple syrup and cinnamon with them too. This can be eaten dry as a snack or with your favorite type of milk for breakfast.