Check out this recipe for Corn Free AIP Grits. No recipe will be exactly like the real thing. This recipe comes close and is equally delicious if not better than traditional grits due to the coconut milk, gelatin, and collagen used. This recipe is a base for customization that can be made into a sweet treat, a breakfast staple, or savory side dish that can compliment almost any meal. Add your own personal touch with a combination of seasonings and spices.
This recipe was adapted from Healing Family Eats's original recipe for AIP Pumpkin Porridge
Pour 1 c water in a saucepan and whisk in the gelatin. Allow to bloom for about 5 minutes, then gently heat the gelatin water mixture until all gelatin has dissolved. It is important to make sure the gelatin doesn't boil. I would recommend using a whisk to stir the gelatin while heating, and remove from heat when it starts to froth from whisking.
Stir in 2 Tbs of the honey. If you want the grits to be sweeter, then add up to 1/2 cup. Gently heat to dissolve if needed and immediately remove from the heat.
Whisk in the pumpkin puree, coconut milk, 1 c water, coconut flour, sea salt and any other spices or seasonings you desire (see the next step).
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Take note that the porridge will gel and become a little gelatin like. Just give them a stir or heat up in the microwave or stove top to remedy this. I even like to stir in more water to make it more runny.
Some seasonings/additions are not AIP compliant like ghee and stevia.