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Healing AIP breakfast porridge in two white bowls topped with cream, fruit, and flowers.

Healing Breakfast Porridge {Instant Pot Option} – AIP options

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2 1x


An AIP friendly Breakfast Porridge made on the stove or instant pot! Plus it’s gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, egg-free and dairy-free.


  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons lightly toasted sunflower seeds or 1 Tablespoon tahini (see notes)
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 1 Tablespoon chia seed or flaxseed (omit for AIP or substitute with 1 Tablespoon collagen/gelatin powder)

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • pinch ground turmeric

  • pinch kosher salt

  • 1/2 cup water or coconut milk, more if needed

  • 1 cup chopped and cooked butternut squash, kabocha or acorn squash

  • Pure maple syrup or raw honey

  • If using Instant pot you will need additional coconut oil or ghee and water

  • Toppings – berries, cherries, pomegranate seeds, coconut cream or coconut yogurt


Stove Top Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions



AIP Substitutes – Seeds can be used in this recipe if they are well tolerated. Use 2 Tablespoons ground coconut flakes or coconut butter mixed with a pinch of cinnamon, kosher salt and/or grated orange zest or ginger root in place of the sunflower seeds or tahini.

Meal Prep – For meal prep, prepare the squash and the mix-ins separately and then combine and blend into a porridge when ready to serve. If preparing this for the next 1-2 days, feel free to prepare it all and store in an airtight container for up to 2 days. 

Nutrition Below based on one serving using coconut milk versus water. 

This is the original Cotter Crunch RECIPE updated and adapted from 2014.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: pressure cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 331
  • Sugar: 16 g
  • Sodium: 180.4 mg
  • Fat: 17.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.1 g
  • Fiber: 8.7 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: aip, breakfast, instant pot, porridge, healthy, paleo, vegan