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Paleo Breakfasts Just Got a Lot More Interesting

OK, so you're a paleo person, living in caves in southern Italy some twenty-thousand years before agriculture was invented. What do you eat? Small game, nuts, berries, yes of course. And now, say scientists, we can add porridge to the paleo-friendly plate.

Researchers in Puglia, Italy, recently discovered stones that were used to grind grains, including oats and acorns into flours 32,000 years ago. To date, it's the oldest evidence of food processing found in Europe.

What did they do with their flour? Most likely they mixed it with water and cooked it as porridge or cakes, say experts.

In other words, if you're not eating these paleo porridges and pancakes, you might be doing the Paleolithic Diet all wrong. Don't let that happen.

Slow Cooker Carrot Cake Steel Cut Oats

True, paleo people did not have steel to cut their steel-cut oats. Or electricity to fire their CrockPots®. But other than that...

Slow Cooker Carrot Cake Steel Cut Oats

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Easy Overnight Oatmeal

Did paleo people enjoy the benefit of lactase persistence? Well, maybe not. But no matter, this one calls for almond milk instead of cream or milk.

Easy Overnight Oatmeal

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Berry Baked Oatmeal

OK, this one does call for dairy. But it makes up for it with all the berries, and it's sweetened with paleo-(and cave bear)-approved honey.

Berry Baked Oatmeal

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Peachy Oatmeal

This recipe is described as bringing "the taste of peach crisp to your morning bowl of cereal!" A paleo person can dream, right?

Peachy Oatmeal

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Healthy Coconut Oatmeal

This recipe is, arguably, closest to what we might consider "paleo friendly." But let's not argue. The yogurt's optional.

Healthy Coconut Oatmeal

Photo by CCLoves2Bake

Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

Ancient oat-flour cakes? Sounds like oatmeal pancakes to us. With the bonus of blueberries.

Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

Photo by Deb C


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