Comforting Cream of Millet Cereal


As one of our oldest foods, millet is believed to be the very first domesticated grain.  In Switzerland there is evidence that millet was grown during the Stone Age & consumed since the Iron Age in Northern Europe.  We haven’t been eating this grain for thousands of years for nothing! It’s a healthy addition to burgers, soups, as a side dish, and as a warm comforting breakfast cereal (talk about versatile!).

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1 Cup millet (hulled)
  • 2 cups non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strawberries or fruit of choice, chopped
  • 2-4 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional: 1 handful of pitted dried dates, chopped


  1. Heat your cooking pot on medium-high heat & toast your millet for 1-2 minutes.  toasted milletAdd your non-dairy milk, spices, and fruit to your pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Once your pot is boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and cover, but don’t forget to occasionally give your pot a stir!  Your liquids should be absorbed within 25-30 minutes; however, if your millet still has a crunch, add 1 Tablespoon of non-dairy milk until desired consistency is reached.  Adjust seasonings as necessary.millet
  3. Enjoy eating whole!P1060603


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