A warm and cozy bowl of apple cinnamon millet porridge is a nice change of pace from traditional oatmeal. This easy breakfast option is filling, delicious, and gluten free.
Sometimes you just get a little burnt out on your breakfast options, you know what I mean?
Maybe you love your gluten free toast, or you have a favorite coconut granola and yogurt, but after a while, you’re just tired of it all.
That’s where I was at, so I needed to come up with some new breakfast ideas.
There are so many wonderful gluten free grains that we can enjoy for breakfast. You can make hot dishes like quinoa porridge with fresh fruit, as well as many oatmeal recipes, like these overnight oats with peaches.
Millet is another gluten free grain that’s easy to find in most stores. You can use this fluffy ancient grain in salads and side dishes – pretty much anywhere that you would use quinoa.
What is Millet?
Funnily enough, millet is one of the main ingredients in bird seed, so when you eat millet, you’re literally eating bird food. ;)
Millet is a very non-allergenic grain that contains good amounts of magnesium, niacin, and even tryptophan (you know, that amino acid we associate with Thanksgiving and feeling sleepy). It’s high in protein and easily digestible, making it a great addition to a gluten free diet.
When you want a hot breakfast cereal, you can use this grain to make this easy and delicious apple cinnamon millet porridge. It’s warm, filling, and free of the top 8 allergens.
If you like warm breakfasts, I think you’ll love this millet porridge! Millet has a nutty flavor that goes along very well with apples and cinnamon. This porridge is not too mushy – it’s almost like steel-cut oats, but not quite as chewy.
Allergy Friendly Millet
Gerbs allergy friendly foods is a good place to find ancient grains that are manufactured in an allergen free facility.
Dairy Free Milk
I used So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk for this porridge, but you can use any dairy free milk that works for your dietary needs. If you don’t have a plant based milk that works for you, feel free to just use water.
You can try this porridge with any fruit you like! Try:
- fresh peaches
- chocolate chips
- seeds or nuts
- coconut flakes
More Gluten Free Vegan Breakfasts
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Apple Cinnamon Millet Porridge.
A hearty breakfast porridge made with millet and topped with cinnamon apples is a great way to start your day! This filling breakfast is free of the top allergens.
- ½ cup millet
- ¾ cup water
- ½ cup non-dairy milk I used So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg
- 2 Tablespoons vegan buttery spread
- ⅜ cup non-dairy milk
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 apple chopped
- 2 Tablespoons pumpkin seeds optional
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds optional
Rinse and drain the millet, then put it in a pot along with the water, ½ cup non-dairy milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cook for about 25 minutes, until tender.
Stir in the vegan buttery spread, ⅜ cup non-dairy milk, and maple syrup.
Spoon millet into two bowls and top with the chopped apple, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and more cinnamon, maple syrup, and non-dairy milk if desired.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Top this porridge with anything you like – pears or bananas would work well, or different seeds or nuts, or a drizzle of sunbutter.
Have you ever tried millet? What’s your favorite way to prepare it?
This is really hearty and delicious!
What brand of millet you recommend ? We have severe allergies to milk peanuts and tree nuts,so concerned about cross contamination. Please advise.
Gerbs has carried it before, but it looks like they are out of stock now: https://www.mygerbs.com/product-category/ancient-grains/
Sonali- The Foodie Physician
This looks phenomenal! I know I would love the texture. My ingredient was millet too, great minds…
Thank you! I will have to check out your millet recipe!
Whole and Heavenly Oven
This looks like a bowlful of breakfast PERFECTION! I so need to try millet because you make it look so amazing here!
Thanks, Sarah! You should try it, you’d love it!
Strength and Sunshine
Millet for sure is one of my top GF grains! So tasty and “toasty”!
It is tasty!
I have never tried Millet! You and Be Truly Nourished wrote about it this week- it must be trending! I love it!
You should try it!
The Average RD
I love that we both chose millet! Your combination with apples and cinnamon looks amazing. I will be trying this recipe very soon!
Thank you so much! It was fun to try a new grain!
Kristine | Kristine's Kitchen
I’ve never tried millet, and it looks so delicious in this porridge! I love all of the flavors in this breakfast, and that is one pretty bowl of porridge! :)
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
I’ve never tried millet before, but I’m intrigue! It looks so delicious in this porridge, Kelly! Love the apple and cinnamon combo!
Thanks, Gayle! You should try it!
I haveapproximately zero experience with millet and based on everything you’ve said, sounds like I need to try it asap! Loving this cozy, comforting porridge for a cold winter morning! Bring on that bird food! :)
You should give it a whirl!