Hirse Porridge mit Banane und Kokosmilch

Millet porridge is a delicious alternative to classic oatmeal. In combination with naturally sweet mashed banana and creamy coconut milk (and what I also love — raw cacao!), it makes it hard to believe something so tasty could be considered a healthy breakfast.

Over the years I have often enjoyed flaked millet with mashed banana for breakfast, however I never imagined using it in it’s small-seeded cereal grain form. Which begs me to question why not, since I have often using whole amaranth as a porridge base. And, as for the coconut milk, this inspiration is thanks to a recipe by the Hollyhock centre, back in my home country, which is a renowned retreat on Cortes Island for learning and well being. The idea is brilliant, as it lends a rich creaminess to a simple breakfast dish. Which gives it almost a dessert like quality. Especially if you are adding a little antioxidant rich raw cacao.

Millet Porridge with Banana and Coconut Milk

Of course cooking millet takes a little longer than regular oats or flaked millet. But it’s just as easy and is easily cooked up for a weekend (or home office) breakfast in less than 30 minutes. As a pseudo grain, it’s naturally gluten-free and is packed with antioxidants, fibre and protein, making a terrific grain to incorporate into a healthy diet.

Millet porridge topping ideas

  • I love to my porridge with cacao nibs for an extra bitter chocolate flavour that balances nicely with the sweetness of the banana — plus they are loaded with antioxidant power!
  • Toasted coconut flakes or desiccated coconut add a little extra coconut-y flavour
  • Hemp seeds or chia seeds
  • Sliced banana
  • Or maybe even a drizzle of maple syrup
  • Millet Porridge with Banana and Coconut Milk
  • Creamy millet porridge makes a delicious and healthy breakfast. Made with coconut milk, bananas and cacao. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Millet Porridge with Banana and Coconut Milk

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Hirse Porridge mit Banane und Kokosmilch
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Millet Porridge with Banana and Coconut Milk

Creamy millet porridge makes a delicious and healthy breakfast. Made with coconut milk, bananas and cacao. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.
Course Breakfast
Category vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 515 kcal
Autor Elle

Ingredients

  • 125 g millet (fine), rinsed and drained
  • 250 ml water
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon raw cacao powder (optional)
  • 200 ml can organic coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, to serve

Toppings:

  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Cacao nibs
  • Extra banana slices

Method

  1. Place millet in a small non-stick saucepan on medium to medium-low heat. Toast lightly until dry, and turns golden brown. 5 minutes. Stir continuously.
  2. Add salt and water. Increase heat and bring to a light boil, cover and reduce heat. Cook for approximately 15 minutes until the grain has puffed up, and most of water absorbed.
  3. Add banana, cacao (if using), cinnamon and coconut milk. Cook for another 7-8 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat, pour in a bowl and top with banana slices, cacao nibs, coconut flakes and maple syrup (if desired). Enjoy!

Notes

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