Whole30 Breakfast Bowl – Paleo Gluten Free Whole30 Breakfast Recipe

This Whole30 Breakfast Bowl is a rich and filling mixture of dried fruit, apples, raw nuts, coconut and other healthy goodies.  It makes a great alternative when you are tired of the eggs that are so prevalent on the Whole30 plan.

A plus is that this Whole30 recipe is one of my 30 minute meals (ready in FAR less than 30 minutes too!)This Whole30 Breakfast Bowl is a warm bowl of healthy ingredients. It's also Paleo, Vegan, Dairy Free and Gluten Free. So filling and tasty!

Are you trying to follow a Whole30 diet but seem to get “egged out” for breakfast.  I love eggs as much as the next person but sometimes I just want a warm bowl of something without eggs. Can you relate?  Time to try this Whole30 Breakfast Bowl. (And for another tasty and quick recipe without eggs, be sure to check out my Whole30 Apple and Coconut breakfast bowl, as well.)

Since all forms of added sugar are a “no no” on the Whole30 eating plan, dried fruit and the natural sweetness of apples and bananas add some sweetness.  Protein comes in the form of raw nuts (I used filberts, hazel nuts and cashews in my breakfast bowl.)  And coconut milk gives the bowl a nice creamy consistency.Ingredients for the Whole30 Breakfast Bowl

If you have not heard of Whole30, it’s a whole foods clean eating plan that you follow for 30 days which is meant to eliminate inflammation in your body by excluding major food groups. At the end of the 30 days, you gradually add food groups back to see which of them cause problems in your body and then adapt an eating plan based on these findings.

I am just over a week into my Whole30 and already am finding major improvements in problems that have been bothering me for years. (joint pain, skin issues, lowered blood pressure, loss of fluid retention and more!)

Whole30 breakfast recipes normally feature eggs, so it’s nice to try one that does not, for a change.

Making this Whole30 Breakfast Bowl only takes about 15 minutes!

Start by heating some coconut oil in a non stick frying pan and cooking the apples and nuts, until the apples are tender and the nuts are just starting to brown.  Add some coconut milk and cook for a minute or so.Add the apples and nuts and mix in the coconut milk

Stir in the shredded coconut milk and spices and then add the dried fruit.  Mix well and lower the heat and cook about 3 minutes covered. ( Don’t cook too long. You want the nuts to still have some crunch.)Mix in the spices, coconut and dried fruit

Top with a sliced banana and a few raw almonds and drizzle with some melted coconut butter. (This stuff is amazing right out of the jar or drizzled on fruit, too.)Serve this Whole30 Breakfast Bowl for a filling start to your morning.

If you want a creamier porridge style mixture, add in a bit of unsweetened coconut milk. Add some coconut milk to the bowl

This Whole30 breakfast bowl has the sweetness of the dried fruit, crunch from the nuts and creaminess from the coconut milk.  It is hearty and filling and tastes great.  Best of all, it’s a nice change from eggs for breakfast every day.Yummy Whole30 Breakfast Bowl

One bite and you’ll be hooked.  And getting it on the table in 15 minutes?  Who can complain about that?Take a bite of this Whole30 Breakfast Bowl

This recipe serves 2 and works out to about 483 calories for each serving.

For more Whole30 recipes, try these recipes:

Whole30 Breakfast Bowl - Paleo Gluten Free and Vegan
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Serves: 2
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 2 small apples, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup of full fat coconut milk
  • ½ cup of roughly chopped raw nuts (I used filberts, hazelnuts and cashews)
  • ¼ cup of unsweetened dry fruit. (I chose plums, figs and apricots, plus some unsweetened banana slices)
  • ¼ tsp of sea salt
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1½ tsp of cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp of shredded unsweetened coconut
  • Sliced bananas
  • A few almonds
  • Heated coconut butter
  1. Heat the coconut oil in a non stick pan and cook the apples and nuts for a minute or so until the apples soften and the nuts start to brown.
  2. Stir in the coconut milk and mix well.
  3. Add the shredded coconut and spices and stir in the dried fruit. Cover and cook for about 3 minutes until the mixture is thick and creamy and some of the coconut milk is reduced. Don't cook too long, since you want the nuts to still have a bit of crunch.
  4. Top with sliced bananas, a few almonds and some melted coconut butter.
  5. Serve imediately
Nutrition Information
Serving size: serves 2 Calories: 482.6 Fat: 19.6 g Saturated fat: 15.4 g Unsaturated fat: 2 g Carbohydrates: 72.2 g Sugar: 20.3 g Sodium: 321.3 mg Fiber: 4.1 g Protein: 6.4 g Cholesterol: 0.0 mg

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  14 comments for “Whole30 Breakfast Bowl – Paleo Gluten Free Whole30 Breakfast Recipe

  1. Di
    02/17/2018 at 5:36 pm

    Could I make a batch of this and just heat it up during the week? I know you said it doesn’t take a lot of time to make but the last thing I need in the mornings when I’m trying to get my kid ready for work is to cook myself breakfast.

    • Carol
      02/17/2018 at 6:01 pm

      Hi Diana. The mix has fresh apples in it, so it would go brown as the days progressed. It’s best made fresh. Carol

  2. Liz
    02/07/2018 at 11:22 am

    Any suggestions for subbing the coconut ingredients? Not a fan of coconut anything lol

    • Carol
      02/07/2018 at 11:29 am

      Hi Liz. It would mean redoing the whole bowl. Coconut is the focus of it so taking it out would totally change the taste. Carol

  3. Lauren
    02/06/2018 at 6:59 pm

    What is the protein level for this?

    • Carol
      02/06/2018 at 9:33 pm

      Hi Lauren. The recipe serves two and each serving has 6.4 grams of protein. Carol

  4. Keisha Dokken
    02/05/2018 at 7:50 pm

    Is the coconut milk the canned kind? Or the bottles kind in the refrigerated section like almond milk?

    • Carol
      02/05/2018 at 9:54 pm

      Hi Keisha. Either type will do, but I used the canned type for this recipe. Carol

  5. Rachel
    02/03/2018 at 1:19 pm

    Soooo yummy! Modifications: didn’t peel the apples or get coconut butter. I ate half and saved the other half in the fridge. I warmed up the leftovers the next day in the microwave and it was delicious!

    • Carol
      02/03/2018 at 3:57 pm

      Glad you liked it Rachel. Thanks for including your modifications. Carol

  6. Christy
    01/28/2018 at 10:00 am

    This was really easy to make and yummy. I didn’t have dried fruit or coconut butter but it was still very good! Will definitely make again!

    • Carol
      01/28/2018 at 11:04 am

      Thanks Christy. Glad you liked it. I’ll have another egg free breakfast bowl recipe coming up soon on the site. Carol

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