Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Millet Porridge (Dairy, Gluten and Refined Sugar Free)

A great alternative to oatmeal porridge.  My girls really enjoyed this version and even requested seconds.  Millet is a small gluten free grain that is an excellent source of magnesium.  Magnesium is important in lowering blood pressure, fighting off migraines and asthma.  Millet is also one of the few more alkaline grains, making it easier to digest.  This porridge can easily adapted with your favourite flavours, nuts and fruits.  To quicken the cooking time, soak the millet for 1-2 hours ahead of time or place it in the crock pot to cook overnight (do add another 1/2 cup of liquid.)  I often put all ingredients together the night before and then cook in the morning.

Ingredients (serves 3-4)
  • 1 cup millet 
  • 3 cups water or non dairy milk (or combination of both)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice or cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten free almond extract
  • 1/8 cup raisins
  • 1 peeled and chopped apple
  • maple syrup or other natural sweeteners

  1. Rinse millet.
  2. In a large pot add all ingredients and bring to a boil.  Turn heat down and simmer for 30-40 minutes (or shorter if pre-soaked) until millet is tender.  You may need to adjust the water depending on heat and additional ingredients.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a fun recipe. I am going to try it!