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Almond Butter and Jam Millet ‘porridge’

Millet Porridge

Now we are heading into the winter months I felt that a revamp was the natural progression for my breakfasts; I want to climb back into bed with the headlines to read and something warm and filling to eat.

Oatmeal does not suit everyone; especially those who are sensitive to gluten and when I received a beautiful sample of Millet from Dove Farm I knew exactly what I would make…

Millet takes a little longer to cook than standard porridge and does not keep as well, so I firmly recommend this as a weekend breakfast or something to make when you have a little more time in the morning.

However don’t be put off; I left this simmering whilst I was applying my make up for the day (please don’t leave anything completely unattended on the hob – I don’t want to be responsible for fires!) and to reward myself for the extra effort I served mine with almond butter and low sugar jam.

Millet is not only gluten free but also a natural source of iron, protein and fibre which are all great factors in choosing a winning grain to start your body for the day ahead. Once millet has been cooked with creamy nut milk and complimented with your sweetener, spice or nut butter of choice it becomes porridge-like in its consistency and significantly more substantial than the initial serving appears.

Almond Butter & Jam – Millet Oatmeal 

Ingredients 

45g Millet

200 ml Nut Milk

1 Teaspoon Almond Butter

Half a teaspoon low sugar jam

Method 

Place the millet and the milk on a low/medium heat (this depends on your hob) and allow to simmer with regular stirring for 20 minutes, when all the milk has been soaked up and the grain has expanded into a creamy mix add more milk if required.

Remove from the hob and stir in your toppings, then serve and enjoy alongside a hot drink and something great to read.

Have you ever tried Millet before? Do you find that oat’s can get a little bit repetitive sometimes? Any other grains worth trying for breakfast?

Katie

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8 comments

  1. I always love reading your recipe/food posts, your pictures are all wonderfully designed and look delicious!

    I’ve never had millet before. I’m a big fan of oats but I do think they get repetitive and I always have to have new ways to flavour them.

    I really need to try other nut butters, I still haven’t gotten round to it yet. Only ever tried PB

    1. Auw thank you Laura – That mean’s so much..when you mentioned your fear of cooking etc..Don’t have any fear, if I can do it then absolutely anyone can!

      Ooooh I’m a nut butter obsessive – I love PB, love Almond and for some recipes cashew is really nice..Holland & Barratt a penny sale on…try one for 1p 😉

  2. This sounds fab! I’ve never tried millet, but it looks like a great alternative. I tend to get a bit bored of oatmeal if I have it the same way for too long. Thankfully it’s so versatile, there’s always a new flavour combo to try 😉

    1. It’s actually really nice, I’d see in here and there on American sites and I thought ‘darn I need a oatmeal change’ and it ‘s just as comforting/tasty.

  3. Looks lovely! I have never personally tried millet before but would love too. Do you happen to know if this brand is in the US?
    Oh gosh, I love oats way too much. When I lived in England, I literally ate them everyday for about 6 months! Sometimes if I want a change, I whip up some healthy pancakes and lately I have been having lots of poached eggs and asparagus.

    1. Auwww hun it appears like it’s UK only – However if that changes I’ll let you know!
      I am obsessed with healthy pancakes and I only recently discovered asparagus this year, its so darn good…Not sure how I lasted so long! x

  4. Hi Katy,

    I’ve always been a little wary of millet for some reason but seeing as you really enjoyed this, I’m going to give it a go instead of oats in my porridge! Thanks for the post!

    Besma (www.curiouslyconscious.com)

    1. Oh do give it a try…If you like porridge and similar I think you may like it..
      *fingers crossed!* x