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.
- 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.
Have you ever tried millet? What’s your favorite way to prepare it?