My kids really like porridge. They still eat millet porridge three mornings a week (along with turkey bacon and usually a fruit). Z1 likes eggs and on non-millet days will happily gobble them up (as long as they are prepared plainly, i.e. just a little salt and pepper and cooked in coconut oil). Z2 will not even entertain the idea of eggs--no preparation style tickles his fancy. So I've tried many different foods at breakfast and he seems to only be interested in waffles (and I haven't tried paleo waffles so it's the gluten-free oat ones he eats) and millet. Well, I'm trying to move Z1 and Z2 further along the paleo track and so with some experimentation, I've come up with a pretty good paleo porridge.
Paleo (almond) Porridge
1/2 cup properly soaked almonds (or almond meal)
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 ripe banana
1 tablespoon coconut oil or butter
Add all ingredients except the coconut milk to a blender and blend well. Transfer to a pot and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat till thickened. Pour into bowls. Add milk. Stir.
This makes 2 servings and the kids really like it.
I'd like to try the same recipe with some macadamia nuts or walnuts as they have a better Omega 3:6 ratio but almonds are my kids favorite nut so I figured I'd start there.
Interestingly enough, while looking for a nice picture or porridge, I came across one from Elana's Pantry (one of my favorite favorite blogs). The recipe is for Gluten-free, Grain-free Porridge and I think might give this one a try for the kids too.