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Cinnamon and Banana Millet Porridge

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Cinnamon and Banana Millet Porridge

There is something about porridges that just warm the heart and the tummy at the same time! They feel like good health and like home wrapped into one. We can't get enough of them, especially in the cooler winter months.

 

Almost every grain can be made into a porridge. Grains on their own are bland tasting so it is all bout the texture and what you add with them. They are all super easy to make and no matter what grain you use, it can be a delicious porridge recipe. 

 

Why We Love Millet Porridge?

Millets are the most underrated grains available! Naturally gluten-free, highly nutritious and packed with fibre, vitamins and minerals. Most millet varieties are low GI, making them one of the few grains suitable for diabetics, in moderation. Because of the nutritional value of millet, and its gluten-free status, it is often the main ingredient in formulated baby porridge. 

Millet is considered drought resistant and is often farmed without irrigation. In its natural growing areas, it encounters few pests and is generally farmed with very little to no chemical pesticides or herbicides. This combination of factors makes it one of the most sustainably grown grains. If that isn't enough reason to try eating millet, you can marvel at how beautiful a field of millet in seed is !

How to Make Banana And Cinnamon Millet Porridge

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup millet, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil or butter
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk or milk of choice
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • Ground cinnamon (optional)
  • Dark chocolate callets (optional)

 

Method:

  1. Place dry millet in a food processor or blend for a few pulses to coarsely break up grains (This step is optional but makes the porridge extra creamy and delicious).
  2. Place millet in a small saucepan on low heat. Add the coconut oil and toast lightly until dry and a shade darker. Add water and salt. Increase heat to medium and cook for approximately 15 minutes until the grain has puffed up.
  3. Reduce heat to low, add milk and simmer for a few minutes until heated through.
  4. Remove from heat, pour in a bowl and top with banana, cinnamon and chocolate callets (if desired).

Serve warm and enjoy!