Whole30 breakfast grits are a classic, hearty, and filling breakfast idea, made with almond meal, savory sausages, and sauteed button mushrooms. This grain-free grits recipe is perfectly textured and is one of the easiest and tastiest Whole30 breakfast recipes for meal prep on the go!

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Whole30 breakfast grits with almond meal is the perfect grain-free grits recipe for Paleo and Whole30 breakfast recipes on the go!

Originally published in 2016. Updated in December 2019 with new writing and photos.

Whole30 Breakfast Grits Recipe (Paleo, Keto, Egg-Free!)

The first time I tasted grits I immediately fell in love. To me, it was love at first taste. It wasn’t too foreign to me because grits remind of Asian rice porridge but way creamier, thicker, and in my opinion, more flavorful.

When people go on Whole30, finding make-ahead Whole30 breakfast recipes can be a challenge. This almond meal made Whole30 Breakfast Grits is here for you! My grist recipe is not only Whole30 but also egg-free and grain-free.

Personally I love eggs but I totally understand finding egg-free Whole30 breakfast ideas that aren’t leftovers from the night before can be a total game changer. Even if you aren’t doing Whole30, you’ll fall in love with my Whole30 grits! It’s filling, flavorful, and no matter what time of day you serve it, it hits the spot!

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How to make Whole30 Breakfast Grits

In short, traditionally grits are made with ground up corn kernels that are simmered in liquid until tender. Since corn is not Paleo and/or Whole30, and personally my stomach doesn’t do well with corn, I use finely ground almond meal to replace corn.

  1. Simply bring water to boil and season the liquid with some salt.
  2. Slowly stream-in almond meal while whisking at the same time until there are no lumps.
  3. You can also sieve through the almond flour first for creamier grit texture.
  4. Turn off the heat and let the grits sit on the stovetop with a lid on for about 15 minutes.
  5. Serve with any toppings you like…Best and easiest Whole30 Breakfast Grits 🙂
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Creamy and hearty breakfast.

Whole30 Grits With Variety

I love savory grits recipe that are topped with charred sausages and sauteed button mushrooms. There are many Whole30 compliant sausages available in stores nowadays. For example Applegate nad Pederson’s farms all have Whole30 sausages. Check out my Whole30 breakfast sausage recipe for more info.

  • To make Whole30 Vegetarian/Vegan Breakfast Grits – swap sausages for roasted vegetables.
  • To make it Paleo – this almond meal grits recipe is Paleo friendly. It makes a great make-ahead Paleo breakfast, too! No changes needed.

Make Ahead Breakfast and Storage Tips

My Whole30 breakfast grits store well in the fridge! Find a cute mason jar and layer the grits at the bottom, followed by cooked mushrooms, sausages and scallions and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. It stores well in the fridge and I recommend best finish it in 3 days.

Recommended tools to store the grits

16 oz. /500ml wide mouth Mason jars or Le Parfait jars are all fantastic choices to store cooked grits for breakfast. Since it’ll be cold from the fridge, I pour the entire food out of the container into a microwave safe bowl and a few minutes later a bowl of warm and hearty Whole30 breakfast is ready in no time!

If the grits texture becomes too thick, simply add 1 tbsp hot water to make the grits thinner.

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What do you eat for breakfast on the Whole30?

Besides Whole30 grits, here are a few more options –

Whole30 Meal Prep Ideas

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If you’ve been looking for an egg-free Whole30 breakfast ideas or simply want to give morning scrambled eggs a change, this Whole30 breakfast grits made with almond meal is a super tasty and simple solution to spice up your morning routines. Feel free to swap sausages for roasted vegetables to create variety. I guarantee you and your family will love this hearty and healthy Whole30 breakfast!

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Whole30 breakfast grits with almond meal is the perfect grain-free grits recipe for Paleo and Whole30 breakfast recipes on the go!
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Whole30 Breakfast Grits (Paleo, Keto, Egg-free)

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 3 servings
Author: ChihYu
Whole30 breakfast grits with almond meal is the perfect grain-free grits recipe for Paleo and Whole30 breakfast recipes on the go! 
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Ingredients

Whole30 breakfast grits:

Other:

  • 1.5 cups diced sausages, see notes for Whole30 sausages
  • 8 oz. baby bella or button mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 bulbs scallions, diced and separate white and green parts
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, optional
  • Extra virgin olive oil, drizzle

Equipment

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Instructions

Whole30 grits:

  • Optional step. Sieve through the almond flour first. This will make the grits less gritty.
  • In a medium sauce pot, bring water to boil and season with two pinches of salt.
  • Slowly stream in almond flour, ¼ cup at a time. Whisk constantly over medium-low heat to prevent lumps, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and let the grits sit on stovetop. Cover with a lid for about 15 minutes.

Saute:

  • In the meantime, in a well-heated skillet, saute the sausage with white scallion parts for about 5-6 minutes or until the sausage is perfectly charred. Scoop out the ingredients and leave the oil in the skillet.
  • Use the fat rendered from the sausage to saute mushrooms. Season with 2 pinches of salt. Saute until the mushrooms are tender but not mushy. Scoop out the ingredients. Set aside.

Assemble:

  • Layer a few tablespoons of grits in a single serving bowl. Top with mushrooms, sausages, and green scallion parts. Drizzle with olive oil. Serve warm.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 421kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 42mg, Sodium: 345mg, Potassium: 388mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 74IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 132mg, Iron: 3mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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Whole30 breakfast grits with almond meal is the perfect grain-free grits recipe for Paleo and Whole30 breakfast recipes on the go!