Whole30 Hot Apple Cereal

This grainless porridge relies on sweet and tart Honeycrisp apples to make a chunky sauce enriched with coconut milk, cashews and ground flaxseed. It's packed with fiber and is friendly to the Whole30 program (a lifestyle that encourages you to choose whole food over processed, and eschews sugar, grains, dairy and legumes).
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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Ingredients

6 Honeycrisp apples (about 1 1/2 pounds)

1 cup canned coconut milk

2/3 cup roasted cashews, plus more for serving, optional

2 tablespoons ground flaxseed

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, plus more for serving

1/2 cup raisins, plus more for serving, optional

Directions

  1. Cut off the sides/cheeks from 1 apple and slice; reserve. Set aside 1/4 cup of the coconut milk.
  2. Peel and core the remaining 5 apples and cut into 1-inch chunks. Add the apple chunks, remaining 3/4 cup coconut milk and 2/3 cup water to a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is reduced by half and the apples are tender and can be easily mashed with a fork, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the heat and gently mash the apples, making sure to leave some chunks for texture.  
  3. Meanwhile, pulse the cashews in a food processor until they are completely ground and resemble flour (be careful not to make butter). Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the flaxseed and cinnamon. Fold the cashew-flax mixture and raisins into the mashed apple mixture and stir until well combined. 
  4. Divide the porridge among 4 bowls and drizzle each with 1 tablespoon of the reserved coconut milk. Top each bowl with apple slices, crushed cashews if using, raisins if using and a sprinkle of cinnamon.