Pecan ‘Porridge’

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Pecan ‘Porridge’

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Adjust Servings:
1/2 cup whole pecans about 60g (2oz) + extra to serve
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
cream to serve
extra handful whole pecans to serve


different nuts – pecans are my favourite for their sweet creamy flavour, but feel free to use whatever nuts you have.

seedy – feel free to play around with the whole and ground seeds. Sesame seeds, chia seeds, linseeds (flaxseeds), sunflower seeds and/or pumpkin seeds (pepitas) all make lovely additions.

spiced – add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin spice. A little vanilla extract is also great.

sweeter – I like it with just the sweetness from the milk but if you need more, add a pinch of stevia or serve with your favourite sweetener (maple syrup would be my pick!)

dairy-free – use your favourite dairy-free milk.




Porridge (oatmeal) used to be one of my favourite Winter breakfasts. For a long time I reserved it as a Saturday morning treat because it wasn’t great for my blood sugar. Then recently I had the brain wave to try Low Carb ingredients to make a porridge-style bowl of comfort. I’m so glad I did. This nut based version is just as soothingly warming and blood sugar friendly. Yay!

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Whizz pecans in a food processor or spice grinder until finely ground. I like to leave a few chunks for texture.


Place pecans, milk and egg in a small saucepan. Cook on a medium heat, stirring frequently until thickened to a good oatmeal / porridge consistency. Be careful not to over cook as the egg will go all scrambled – I tend to err on the runnier side remembering it will still thicken after you take it off the heat.


Scoop into a bowl and serve topped with extra pecans and cream.


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Yay Simone! It’s soo good! I make it with almond meal when I can’t be bothered grinding the pecans. Let me know how you get on!

I just finished this and it is delicious! I added a splash of vanilla plus a pinch of salt because used raw pecans and it was perfect. I am currently on a low carb diet to regulate hormones and am constantly trying new breakfast foods, I’m sick of eggs or yogurt every day. I have missed oatmeal so much! I love the pecans but will try this with almonds next time for a change.

Congrats on the new site!
I am so happy that you are keeping the 5 ingredient max theme, it is what differentiates your sites from others!
I would really appreciate if you could add volume info in ml as well as cups (e.g.: milk) though
Looking forward to more delicious low carb recipes!

Thanks Alicia
I hate to break it to you though… I’m not limiting ingredient numbers here… the aim is to keep it simple but not so rigid as to always be 5. Sorry!

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