Goldilocks' Millet Porridge
Millet is an excellent grain choice for breakfast due to its nutritional value, versatility, and digestive benefits. It is rich in essential nutrients like magnesium, phosphorus, and B vitamins, providing a nourishing start to your day. Millet contains a high fiber content, supporting healthy digestion and helps maintain steady energy levels, keeping you feeling satisfied throughout the morning. Its mild flavor allows for easy incorporation into various breakfast dishes, making it a convenient and wholesome option for a nutritious breakfast, not to mention, is naturally gluten-free!
We like to use it for a warming porridge, and once you've mastered this basic recipe, you can play around with different flavours and textures, to get your porridge just right, Goldilocks style!
- 1 cup organic millet
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup milk (dairy or plant-based)
- 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- Toppings of your choice (e.g., fresh/frozen fruits, nuts, seeds, coconut thread)
In a medium-sized saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the rinsed millet to the boiling water and reduce the heat to low.
Cover the saucepan with a lid and let the millet simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the grains are tender and have absorbed most of the water. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
Once the millet is cooked, add the milk to the saucepan and stir well. Continue cooking the porridge over low heat for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in the honey or maple syrup (if desired), vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Mix well to combine all the flavors.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the porridge sit for a couple of minutes to thicken.
Serve the millet porridge in bowls and add your favorite toppings, such as fresh or frozen fruits (berries, sliced bananas, diced apples), nuts (chopped almonds, walnuts), seeds (chia seeds, flaxseeds), or coconut thread.
Enjoy your delicious millet porridge while it's still warm!
Note: You can adjust the sweetness of the porridge by adding more or less honey/maple syrup according to your taste preference. You can also experiment with different spices like nutmeg or cardamom for added flavor.