RAW NUT-FREE PORRIDGE- Vegan, Gluten-Free & Refined Sugar-Free

When I tell people what one of my comfort foods is they look at me like I’m from another planet. I think it’s because the comfort food I’m talking about is porridge:

Raw Nut-Free Porridge

Porridge is warm and creamy and oh so delicious- I don’t know how you can’t consider it a comfort food! I’ve also recently discovered how perfect of a breakfast it is when you’re away from home. I brought gluten-free steel cut oats and buckwheat groats with me when I went on vacation Β to have the one morning we were in a hotel before reaching our vacation destination. It turns out that I enjoyed my concoction so much that I ended up eating it every single day:

Eating Breakfast

There’s Em and I enjoying our breakfast on the patio in North Carolina. And here’s a close-up of the deliciousness that my bowl is filled with:

Raw Nut-Free Porridge Close-Up

Raw Nut-Free Porridge

Creamy and sweet porridge topped with juicy fresh fruit, crunchy seeds and chewy dried fruits.Β 

Serves 1


  • 2 tbsp gluten-free steel cut oats
  • 2 tbsp buckwheat groats
  • 1 medium banana, mashed
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • dash of cinnamon

Optional Toppings:

  • fresh and/or dried fruit
  • hemp, flax, sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds
  • roasted edamame


  1. Soak steel cut oats and buckwheat groats in water overnight (6 hrs minimum).
  2. Drain the soaked grains and place them in a bowl with the mashed banana.
  3. Add non-dairy milk and cinnamon and mix until combined.
  4. Add as many toppings as you desire and dig in!

I don’t know if you can notice, but in these pictures I used some almonds so it wasn’t actually nut-free. However, the base of this recipe is nut-free so I felt the title was justified πŸ™‚ In the pictures the toppings I used were hemp seeds, strawberries and a mixture roasted edamame, nuts and dried fruits. That mixture was a packaged mix that I came across while in North Carolina and fell in love with! I mildly regret not buying a package to bring back to Toronto with me!

Raw Nut-Free Porridge

xoxo Erin

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Update! This recipe has been shared at Raw Food ThursdaysΒ and Fat Tuesdays.


9 thoughts on “RAW NUT-FREE PORRIDGE- Vegan, Gluten-Free & Refined Sugar-Free

  1. This looks delicious! I’ve never eaten roasted edamame but I love edamame in general so I’ll have to look out for them. Yay for bringing healthy breakfasts on holiday – I do exactly the same thing πŸ™‚ Glad you had a great time away!

  2. I completely agree. Creamy breakfast cereal IS comfort food!!! And yours is so simple to make! In single serving format too. Perfect! Hey…I know a 5-Ingredients Monday link up you should share this with. πŸ˜‰

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  5. This looks great. I adore porridge, and although I usually make the classic cooked version with oats it’s fun to try variations. Your raw version looks so creamy and perfect for summer mornings πŸ™‚

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