Coconut Millet Breakfast Porridge is a warm, creamy breakfast dish with a hint of coconut and a hearty crunch provided from cooked millet.
Ancient grains. I’m sure you have heard of them, they’ve been around for a very long time.
According to the Whole Grains Council, ancient grains are grains that are largely unchanged over the last several hundred years.
I have to admit, I have not taken the time to explore ancient grains much beyond quinoa. Ancient grains have remained ancient at my house.
I am participating in a recipe challenge through The Recipe Redux for the first time this month.
The Recipe Redux is the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians. The Recipe ReDux is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. A win for all involved!
The topic this month is A New Ingredient for a New Year. I chose for the the ancient grain, Millet.
Millet is actually a seed, not a grain, even though it is sometimes classified this way due to its grain like properties. It is a good source of copper, phosphorus, manganese, and magnesium.
I discovered millet is the leading seed in bird food. No kidding. Well, if it is good enough for the birds, it must be good enough for my family. But for real, there is no way I am going to tell them that part. Especially my husband.
Millet can be prepared like a rice or quinoa, boiled and then fluffed with a fork. To make a creamier product you can add more liquid and stir more often.
Even after cooking, millet kept a slight crunch, which was quite delicious. It provides the satisfaction of a crunchy addition such as nuts, without the calories. However, I do recommend adding in a couple almonds anyway!
This recipe is easy and delicious. Coconut milk adds a creamy texture, combined with the nutty, and slightly crunchy addition of the millet, it is a winning breakfast combo.Breakfast Today: Coconut Millet Breakfast Porridge #glutenfree #healthy #thereciperedux Click To Tweet
- 1 cup millet
- 2 cans coconut milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
- dash of salt
- Cook millet in coconut milk for 30 min, stirring frequently.
- Add spices and syrup.
- Serve warm
- Topping ideas: shredded coconut, chopped nuts or dried fruit.
Like pumpkin? Try adding in a scoop or two of canned pumpkin.
This addition turns the coconut millet porridge into a creamy dish that tastes like pumpkin pie for breakfast! Pure yumminess.
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