Comforting Cream of Millet Cereal

7 Feb

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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

Directions:

  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

2 Responses to “Comforting Cream of Millet Cereal”

  1. Rochelle @ WheatlessRochelle.com February 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    I keep meaning to make millet as a breakfast food but never think of it in the morning. Thanks for the reminder!

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