I was thinking about Bulletproof Coffee – or the trillion variations of it – and how for me coffee is never a whole meal. It’s just a drink on the side. I was also contemplating how the call to not drink your fats is getting louder and louder, so I decided to come up with coffee that you eat. All the elements of the infamous coffee but with some whole foods thrown in to make a meal. I give you Superpower Porridge.
This Superpower Porridge is essentially your keto coffee with some protein and fiber added to make a substantial meal that also fills the comfort food void that many of us miss, especially on a chilly morning. Since I was a little girl I’ve often eaten a big bowl of steaming oatmeal for breakfast and so enjoyed the warming comfort it provided. Oatmeal is definitely one of the the things I wish were still an option now, so any opportunity to re-create warming comfort within the boundaries of keto I grasp with both hands!
You can alter the amount of fat to fit your needs and goals by swapping out some of the thick coconut milk and / or heavy cream with your favorite nut milk. You can also use non-fat, regular, or full-fat cottage cheese to vary the macros that this recipe provides. You can also increase or decrease the amount of cottage cheese without altering the texture and consistency too much. I love a recipe that you can easily dial up or down to suit changing needs!
Give yourself a super-powered start to your day by cooking up a batch of this Superpower Porridge and getting a warm hug-in-a-bowl at the same time!
Author: Carrie Brown | Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 20 mins | Total time: 25 mins | Serves: 2
What You Need
- ¾ cup / 6 fl oz. hot brewed coffee
- ½ cup / 4 fl oz. thick coconut milk (canned) or coconut cream
- ¼ cup / 2 fl oz. heavy cream
- 1 ½ oz / 40g chia seeds
- ¼ tsp. sea salt
- 3 TBSP allulose OR 2 TBSP xylitol or erythritol
- 3 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup / 8 fl oz. cottage cheese
What You Do
- Place the hot brewed coffee in a pan over a low heat, add the thick coconut milk, heavy cream, chia seeds, sea salt, allulose OR xylitol OR erythritol, and vanilla extract, and stir very well.
- Warm over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring often.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the cottage cheese.
Top Recipe Tips
- Shake the can of coconut milk very well before opening. If if does not sound like there is liquid inside, stand the unopened can in a bowl of hot water for 10 minutes and then shake very well before opening and using.
- It does not matter if you use black or white chia seeds, nutritionally they are the same.
- To vary the amount of fat in your porridge to suit your goals, use full-fat, regular, or low-fat cottage cheese. I like the small curd cottage cheese the best, but you do you.
- To further vary the amount of fat, you can swap out some of the thick coconut milk and / or heavy cream with your favorite nut milk.
- If the porridge is thicker than you like, add hot water until it’s the consistency you prefer.
- Check out the Ingredients Guide for information on ingredients.
- Where Are The Macros and Nutritional Info?
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- Xylitol or allulose or erythritol are the sweeteners I recommend because they work very well. You can use any other sweetener you like, but I cannot guarantee the results if you choose to use something different. In low carb and keto baking sweeteners are generally not interchangeable if you want great results.
- See Top Recipe Tips for other ideas on substitutions and altering macro amounts.
Carly KoehnWhat about non-coffee flavored versions? I cannot stand the taste of coffee (super taster for tannins), is there some other alternative? I got really excited when I saw the title until I got to coffee still being your linchpin…
carrieIt’s the ‘lynchpin’ because so many people love to start their day or break their fast with coffee!
DellaCarly, why not try it subbing a strongly brewed chai tea.
SaraIt’s delicious! Mine didn’t really thicken up, I’m guessing I might need to turn the heat up a bit. ??♀️