Millet porridge with apple & cinnamon


My love affair with millet continues… from dinner to breakfast, savoury to sweet there’s so much to love about this wondrous ancient grain.

She’s a great source of protein, fibre, B vitamins and magnesium. She’s got a beautiful nutty flavour, she’s fluffy and creamy when cooked – providing all the nourishment and warmth you need to get you going on a cold winter morning.

You will need
1/2 cup millet, soaked overnight*
1 1/2 cups rice milk (I use Pure Harvest)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1 grated organic granny smith apple**
Dollop of coconut yoghurt (I use Coyo)
1 teaspoon Pepita seeds

What to do:
1. Put millet, rice milk and cinnamon in saucepan over a low heat, bring to boil and then reduce to simmer, cooking until liquid is absorbed and the millet is light and fluffy (cooking time will vary depending on how long it has been soaked).

2. Remove from heat, stir in grated apple and serve in a bowl top with walnuts, yoghurt and peptic seeds.

3. Enjoy!

If this recipe makes you fall in love with millet too be sure to check out my mushroom risotto recipe as well.  Oh, and if you want my recipes sent straight to your inbox be sure to sign up my free weekly e-newsletter. 

*Soaking your grains prior to cooking  makes them easier for your body to digest and absorb the nutrients
**Apples are at the top of the Environmental Working Group’s 2015 Dirty Dozen – a list of foods found to carry the highest pesticide load, so if you are looking to reduce the amount of pesticides in your diet, be sure to buy organic apples. 

Zara is a healthy home coach and keynote speaker on a mission to empower 1 million people to takes steps towards a healthier home. Zara learned about the link between our homes and our health after going through two different types of cancer. Zara is passionate about shining the spotlight on what she believes to be the least understood health challenges of our time, and sharing the things she wishes she had known, that could have prevented the illnesses she has been through. Recognised as one of Australia’s leading health influencers, Zara was a finalist in the 2014 Bupa Health Influencer of the Year Awards. She has appeared on TEN News, Today Show and The Project, been featured in the Herald Sun, I Quit Sugar, and contributed Medibank’s Be. Magazine and Fairfax health online publications. Zara contributed to the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s first comprehensive report on breast cancer in young women in Australia.

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