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Apple Coconut Breakfast Bowl – (Paleo – Vegan – Gluten Free) – Easy Breakfast Recipe

This healthy apple coconut breakfast bowl is chock full of fresh and healthy goodies. It comes together in just minutes.

Having a breakfast bowl makes a great change from eggs when you are following a whole foods or high protein eating plan.  The recipe is vegan, gluten free and this Paleo breakfast bowl tastes amazing.

Keep reading to find out how to make it.
Making an Apple Coconut Breakfast bowl

Don’t get me wrong.  My go-to plan when I want to reduce inflammation and feel more healthy is the Whole30 eating plan.

But I do get a wee bit tired of eggs for breakfast about 2 weeks into the month!  This healthy breakfast bowl of goodness is filling and tasty and gives me an “I’m eating granola” moment.

It is the perfect addition to my list of Whole30 Breakfast recipes.

Healthy breakfast bowl recipes are very popular on my site. Those that fit into a Paleo eating plan seem to really be a hit with my readers.  (Check out this Healthy Breakfast bowl for another great tasting and healthy recipe.)

Making this Healthy Apple Coconut Breakfast Bowl is a cinch.

If you have a couple of minutes and a handful of ingredients, you are ready to enjoy this delicious Paleo breakfast bowl. It is the perfect easy breakfast recipe for those morning when you are in a hurry to get out the door.Ingredients for Whole30 Apple Coconut Breakfast bowl

Mixed nuts, apples, unsweetened coconut, dates and both coconut butter, and sunflower nut butter make up this healthy breakfast bowl.

I started by adding the dates, nuts, coconut flakes and butter and apples in a food processor. 

I chopped the apple into large chunks and coarsely chopped the medjool dates first so the texture of the mix would be the way I wanted it.apples, coconut, dates and nuts in a food processor

A few quick pulses and the mixture took on a texture that is something like a coconut mixture in a food processsor

Giving the breakfast bowl some crunch

The taste of the recipe is nice as it is, but I wanted to give the Paleo breakfast bowl some extra crunch.  Adding a few almonds and cashews, plus come thinly sliced apples gave me more texture. 

I also mixed a tablespoon of sunflower nut butter with a bit of water and heated it in the microwave. This allowed me to drizzle it over the top to counter balance the sweeter taste of the apple mix.

Healthy Paleo breakfast bowl with sunflower nut butter

A thinly sliced strawberry gives it some extra color too.

Tasting this Paleo breakfast bowl.

This is one great tasting healthy breakfast bowl.  It is slightly sweet, slightly tart, has a bit of crunch and also a savory taste from the nut butter.Tasting a Whole30 breakfast bowl

The recipe is Vegan, Paleo, and Gluten Free and makes a change from high protein breakfasts featuring eggs.  I love that it comes together in just a few minutes but tastes really amazing.

This makes a fairly hearty sized bowl, which works out to 566 calories.  It’s surprisingly filling and stays with you till well past lunch. It is loaded with potassium, high in fiber and fairly low in sugar and sodium.Nutritional information for the Whole30 apple coconut breakfast bowl

If you, like me, are tired of eggs part way though your Whole30 month, give this delicious apple coconut breakfast bowl a try.  It has become one of my favorite breakfast recipes.

A note on the Whole30 plan

All of these ingredients are Whole30 compliant. However, the plan has a specific requirement for each meal when following the program exactly.

It requires 1/2-3/4 veggies, protein and a plated fat. It also requires that the consumption of fruit be kept to 1-2 servings a day in order to control the “sugar dragon.”

I have done the Whole30 plan twice and found that is such a help in controlling my inflammation.

However, since this breakfast bowl is quite sweet, this would seem to disqualify it from being totally Whole30 compliant if you are trying to follow this plan exactly as written and especially if you are trying to control the sugar dragon.

Pin this Gluten Free Breakfast Bowl for later

Would you like a reminder of this healthy apple coconut breakfast bowl? Just pin this image to one of your healthy eating boards on Pinterest for that you can easily find it later.

Breakfast bowl with apples, nuts coconut and dates, topped with strawberries and sunflower nut butter

Admin note:  This recipe first appeared on the blog in January of 2018. I have updated the post to add new images, a printable recipe card and video for you to enjoy.

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Whole30 Apple Coconut Breakfast Bowl - (Paleo - Gluten Free) -Easy Breakfast Recipe

Paleo and Gluten free apple coconut breakfast bowl

This Whole30 apple coconut breakfast bowl is chock full of fresh and healthy goodies. It comes together in just minutes and makes a great change from eggs on the Whole30 plan.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes


Breakfast bowl mix

  • 2 dates, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium Granny Smith Apple, cored and cut into large chunks
  • 2 tbsp of mixed nuts
  • 2 tbsp of unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp of coconut butter

To Garnish

  • 4 thin apple slices (save 4 thin slices for the topping)
  • a Few almonds and cashews
  • 1 strawberry, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp of sunflower nut butter mixed with 1 tbsp of water (be sure to check label for no added sugar)


  • Add the ingredients for the breakfast bowl mix into a food processor. Pulse a few times to get a thick porridge like consistency.
  • Place into a bowl. Add 4 thin slices of apple, 1 sliced strawberry and a few almonds and cashews.
  • Heat the water and sunflower nut butter for about 30 seconds to make it soft.
  • Drizzle the sunflower nut butter over the top of the breakfast bowl. Enjoy!
  • Nutrition Information:



    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 566.7Total Fat: 39.0gSaturated Fat: 19.8gUnsaturated Fat: 16.2gCholesterol: 0.0mgSodium: 142.4mgCarbohydrates: 54.8gFiber: 13.4gSugar: 34.3gProtein: 10.0g

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    Wednesday 7th of February 2018

    This looks great! Do you know if it would be OK if made ahead? I know that it's already quick, but I have to get myself and my two littles out the door in the morning, so I don't seem to have any extra free minutes :-)


    Wednesday 7th of February 2018

    Hi BetsyAnn. To be honest, I would not try to make it ahead. The apples would turn brown and would get mushy I think. You could maybe set up the food processor at night with everything ready and just add the apple in the morning to save a little time. Carol

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