Oatmeal porridge has always been my simple and easy staple breakfast, but sometimes I feel I should go for something different instead. When I wanted to switch things up a bit- I used millet as the base for my morning bowls. Making a creamy millet porridge is as easy and as delicious then regular oatmeal.
I have been a faithful oatmeal lover for many years and I still adore it. Nevertheless, this porrige is an amazing alternative to oats. It has more of a nutty flavor to it. I even find it to be a lot more satisfying and hearty. Sometimes I feel hungry soon after I’ve eaten oatmeal, but after eating millet I feel so energized throughout the whole morning.
The preparation is quite simple and the possibilites are endless! I’ve chosen to top my porridge with raspberries, walnuts, cacao nibs and a generous splash of maple syrup. You can follow my steps or play around with it. Read on to find out why you should give the humble millet a chance.
Millet- what is it?
Millet is an anciet grain which originated in Africa and then spreaded to East Asia. In China it has been cultivated for as long as 10 000 years, some claim even before rice. Since it is naturally gluten-free, millet flour makes an excellent replacement for wheat flour.
Adding millet to any diet is a great way to get in some vitamin B, iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium as well as 11 grams of protein and 9 grams of dietary fibre per 100 grams of these uncooked gems. Although some scientist argue consuming a lot of millet might cause thyroid problems, having it occasionaly won’t hurt you at all. It’s the opposite, millet has amazing nutrition benefits and is a lot more affordable then other gluten-free grains.
Please don’t be afraid of this superfood. And, it isn’t only for birds! 😉
How to cook it?
Cooking it is as simple as rinsing 1/3 cup of millet per person, covering it with 1 cup of water and leaving it to simmer for 20 minutes. Then you can season it and incorporate into salads, even soups or make this creamy and delicious porridge. If you would like to see more from me click here to see all my previous healthy and yummy recipes and don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter!
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Easy and simple, whole grain breakfast
- 1/3 cup of millet, uncooked
- 1 cup of water
- 1/3 cup of rice milk*
- handful of raspberries, fresh or defrosted
- couple of walnuts
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs
- *or use any milk of choice
- Cook the millet in the water and milk for 20 minutes until it has soaked in all of the water.
- Once it's cooked place it into a bowl.
- Top with raspberries, walnuts, cacao nibs and a splash of maple syrup.
- Enjoy this lovely and hearty breakfast!