Oat-Free plantain porridge (paleo & vegan recipe)

by purelytwins
Healthy, gluten-free, oat-free paleo plantain porridge in a bowl. Creamy, dreamy porridge makes for a comforting meal made easy.  This breakfast will give you energy, a nice dose of healthy fiber, carbs, and fats without the sugar high.

Homemade Oat-FREE plantain porridge. No need to buy expensive packets of cereal anymore-this is Super Simple, tastes great and packed with healthy fats and carbs to keep you full and satisfied. It's also a great gluten-free substitute for that standby Cream of Wheat. Paleo friendly breakfast option.

We used to be huge oatmeal girls. We ate it just about every day in college. We remember our freshman year enjoying those quick oatmeal packets, not hot but COLD with milk. We loved the maple sugar flavored one, go figure…sugar!

Then the next few years in college we switched to warm oatmeal and added in almond butter or peanut butter with protein powder stirred in. This makes our stomachs hurt just thinking about it.

Pretty much after college we ate oatmeal less and less. The main reason being that it only caused us to be bloated and constipated. We know you might be thinking, “but it is full of fiber, how can you get constipated from it?” From our personal experiment with fiber we realized we do better with less of it and more healthy fats to keep us regular. We also realized, for us, our bodies do best without oats. We are not saying oats are bad, just our bodies can’t handle them in large quantities.

We do better with plantains.  Are you surprised?

During the colder months a warm meal always sounds good.  Here is our spin on the classic warm breakfast.

We made this recipe a few weeks ago and finally getting around to sharing it with you. We fell in love with it.  Even though we adore this recipe we aren’t giving up on our favorite breakfast just yet, but this is a nice option. It’s also great to enjoy anytime of the day.

Oat-free warm plantain breakfast porridge made easy with a few ingredients

Let’s make this together..

We hope you enjoyed the video.

Make sure to share this plantain breakfast recipe with your loved ones.

This porridge is made with no oats. We wanted to put our Purely Twist on the classic oatmeal or warm cereals.

Of course we used a plantain. It is our number 1 go-to ingredient for making grain-free recipes. Why?

Plantains are a great source of fiber and carbs. Plus they are filled with vitamins and minerals like potassium, B6, folates and iron.

We also used coconut milk but feel free to substitute milk of your choice.  Need more dairy free milk alternatives?

You can even make your own milk like.

We love all the healthy fats and yumminess of coconut milk. We use full fat coconut milk from a can; we just love how rich and creamy it is!

Oat-free Paleo Porridge or another way to enjoy Oatmeal. Meet your new favorite warm breakfasts. An easy breakfast made that serves 2 from wholesome ingredients.| Paleo | Dairy-free| Egg-free | Gluten-free

This breakfast would be great to enjoy on chilly winter morning with a good cup of coffee. Just sayin.

This plantain porridge is delicious, healthy and truly soul satisfying.

Gluten-free, grain-free, paleo and vegan breakfast porridge recipe that serves 2

Our quick and easy plantain porridge is incredibly satisfying as hot breakfast cereals are, it is nutrient rich. Just think of all the good you are doing for your body when you sit down to enjoy your own warm bowl of plantain porridge goodness.

Say goodbye to unhealthy store bought oatmeal packets. Meet your new favorite breakfast! Warm porridge! It's naturally gluten-free and grain-free. Paleo and vegan friendly. Add your favorite toppings. Come and see what it is made out of and how easy it is to make! Perfect for chilly mornings.

If you are looking for a new way to enjoy plantains or just want something different than your typical porridge you’ll love this recipe.

This recipe is best served warm when the flavors are most prominent.

The texture of this paleo porridge is richer and less “chewy” than true oatmeal or other porridges, but we feel like it is a delicious and healthy substitute.

Dress up your porridge any way you wish.


Oat-Free plantain porridge

Say goodbye to unhealthy store bought oatmeal packets. Meet your new favorite breakfast! Warm plantain coconut porridge! It’s naturally gluten-free and grain-free. Paleo and vegan friendly. Add your favorite toppings.Perfect for chilly mornings.

  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 ripe plantain
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  • cinnamon
  • fresh fruit
  • chocolate
  • nuts
  • coconut flakes


  1. Peel and chop plantain into small cubes.
  2. In a small skillet place 1 tablespoon coconut oil over medium heat.
  3. Next place plantain cubes into skillet and cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. Then reduce heat to medium-low.
  5. Add in coconut milk.
  6. Sprinkle in cinnamon or cardamom if desired.
  7. Stir until well combined.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Pour porridge into 2 small bowls.
  10. Enjoy warm. Top with favorite toppings.


  • Serving Size: serves 2




We know you’re going to love this take of oat-free porridge or “oatmeal”! Please enjoy this plantain oat-free porridge anytime of the day.

Do you like porridge? What is your favorite warm breakfast?

Lori and Michelle

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Aubrey February 3, 2016 - 3:54 pm

Wow that looks AMAZING!:D

purelytwins February 3, 2016 - 8:31 pm

Thank you!

Kim February 3, 2016 - 10:10 pm

Green plantain or regular?

purelytwins February 4, 2016 - 2:13 pm

Ripe would be best for this recipe.

Jen February 4, 2016 - 8:37 am

I think I might make this for breakfast! I’ve been loving plantains so much lately and I’m cutting back on some of my grains. I have a perfectly ripe plantain in the pantry and this is the perfect way to use it!

purelytwins February 4, 2016 - 2:13 pm

Let us know how you like it!

Stacie, RDN February 4, 2016 - 6:25 pm

Aaaaamazing! Can’t wait to try this!

purelytwins February 4, 2016 - 9:04 pm

Let us know how you like it

Tyler Read February 4, 2016 - 7:08 pm

This is a fantastic recipe for plantains! And since I live in Medellin Colombia, there is an abundance of plantains! I think I’ll start making this for my breakfast. Thanks from the recipes and keep up the good work with your website!

purelytwins February 4, 2016 - 9:05 pm

Awesome! Enjoy 🙂

Cassie February 4, 2016 - 11:58 pm

I’ve also LOVED using mashed sweet potato in substitution for oatmeal or grains if I’m not feeling like having oatmeal! It’s a great way to get in more antioxidants, fiber and micronutrients because sweet potatoes or yams possess more vitamins and minerals than grains!

purelytwins February 5, 2016 - 8:40 pm

Cassie love that idea 🙂 YUM

Lyne February 7, 2016 - 12:15 pm

Love the free oath porridge what a great idea very delicious.

Katie P. April 24, 2016 - 11:31 am

Just made this for breakfast today, it is so good. The last few days I’ve been trying to get my 12 year old daughter to eat more paleo type foods. She’s pretty fussy, but she said this was really good. Thanks for the recipes. Definitely will make this again and again.

purelytwins April 24, 2016 - 5:35 pm

YAY!! So glad to hear you both enjoyed it 🙂

Annie September 1, 2016 - 3:13 am

I have a really silly question im sure you’ll think. But is a plantain the same thing as a banana?

purelytwins September 1, 2016 - 11:01 am

no they are 2 separate things.

Wendy September 4, 2016 - 1:33 pm

Thanks for this recipe! I have a chronic illness that makes eating kind of difficult at times. This recipe fits my needs perfectly. Can’t wait to try it.

Victoria September 17, 2016 - 8:55 pm

I used to be an “oatmeal every day-gal” too, but also had the bloating deal 🙁 I love plantains and am obsessed with all the uses you’ve found for them! Trying this one in the morning for sure! Thanks so much! Also, love your blog and all the encouragement… I can relate with a lot of your stuff!

purelytwins September 18, 2016 - 12:32 am

Let us know how you enjoy the recipe. We understand the bloat issue. Thank you for your support.

Hannah July 21, 2017 - 11:20 am

2 year old loved it, and I loved my first foray into plantain-cooking. Thanks for the simple recipe…. not so simply described. Ha!!! I was so happy when I scrolled to the bottom to see 3 regular joe ingredients.
Thanks, again!

purelytwins July 23, 2017 - 12:57 am

So glad you enjoyed the recipe!

Andrea October 30, 2017 - 9:58 am

Thanks so much for this simple, delicious recipe! I added collagen peptides to get a little protein and couldn’t taste it! Thanks again! What a yummy comfort food! 🙂

purelytwins November 1, 2017 - 12:36 am

Awesome 🙂

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