Spiced Plum Millet Porridge

Spiced plum millet porridge tastes deliciously thick and creamy, and it’s gluten free too! The spice and plum adding a healthy natural sweetness. If you haven’t tried millet porridge before you’ll love this! Wake up those taste buds with this superb alternative porridge breakfast.

Spiced plum millet porridge tastes deliciously thick and creamy, and it's gluten free too! The spice and plum adding a healthy natural sweetness. If you haven't tried millet porridge before you'll love this! Wake up those taste buds with this superb alternative porridge breakfast.

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Here’s the second recipe, a spiced plum millet porridge, in my week of different porridge breakfasts for you to try to give 2015 a great healthy start.

Helping to lower type 2 diabetes risk and protecting against cancer are just some of the many published benefits of a wholegrain unprocessed breakfast like this. 🙂

Spiced plum millet porridge tastes deliciously thick and creamy, and it's gluten free too! The spice and plum adding a healthy natural sweetness. If you haven't tried millet porridge before you'll love this! Wake up those taste buds with this superb alternative porridge breakfast.

Whilst on our honeymoon in Kenya in September 2013 I discovered that Millet Porridge was available for breakfast in most of the places we stayed in.

Being someone who likes to try anything, especially porridge related, I instantly headed to the porridge breakfast location each day.

However, I just could not get used to the taste of that dull grey looking concoction which tasted like soil! 😮 That was unusual for me, as someone who likes just about anything.

Where To Buy Millet Porridge For This Spiced Plum Millet Porridge Recipe?

Undefeated and rolling in to 2014 I discovered I could buy millet flakes in Holland and Barrett and thus set out to find a way I could add it to my breakfast porridge repertoire.

After many variations to make this breakfast choice something I would begin to yearn for, I came up with this delicious creamy textured spiced plum millet porridge recipe and BONUS it’s gluten free too! 😀

Spiced plum millet porridge tastes deliciously thick and creamy, and it's gluten free too! The spice and plum adding a healthy natural sweetness. If you haven't tried millet porridge before you'll love this! Wake up those taste buds with this superb alternative porridge breakfast.
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Spiced Plum Millet Porridge
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
This gluten free spiced plum millet porridge is deliciously thick and creamy and gluten free too.
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1
Calories: 533 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 35 g millet flakes
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds optional
  • 200 ml skimmed milk / other milk of choice or water
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 20 g flaked almonds
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds optional
  • 1 plum quartered with the stone removed
  • 1 dried star anise broken in half
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp runny honey optional
Instructions
Cooking Millet Porridge On Your Stove:-
  1. Place the millet flakes into a small saucepan with the chia seeds, milk, vanilla essence and cinnamon powder.
  2. Bring to the boil and then simmer, stirring continuously until the milk has been absorbed by the oats and a desired consistency is achieved.
Cooking Millet Porridge In Your Microwave:-
  1. Place the millet flakes into a microwaveable dish with the chia seeds, milk, vanilla essence and cinnamon powder.
  2. Microwave on full power for 2 minutes, stir and then microwave for one more minute. (Microwave times may vary so watch the porridge does not boil over).
Adding the Spiced Plum Topping
  1. Remove the cooked porridge to a serving bowl.
  2. Stir in the flaked almonds and flax seeds.
  3. Place the quartered plum, star anise and water either in a small saucepan or a microwaveable dish.
  4. If using cooking on a stove method, sauté the plum over a low heat until it has softened.
  5. If using a microwave, cover the dish and microwave on high for about 1 minute until it has softened.
  6. Remove the plum quarters to the porridge bowl.
  7. Drizzle the runny honey over.
Recipe Notes

The millet flakes and chia seeds can be soaked overnight in the milk. If you find the porridge is not creamy enough then stir in 1 – 2 tbsp. fat free yogurt of choice.


Nutrition Facts
Spiced Plum Millet Porridge
Amount Per Serving
Calories 533 Calories from Fat 229
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.4g 39%
Saturated Fat 5.5g 28%
Cholesterol 20.6mg 7%
Sodium 96.4mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 61.3g 20%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 24.1g
Protein 18.5g 37%
Vitamin A 11%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 39%
Iron 19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This gluten free spiced plum millet porridge is deliciously thick and creamy. It's slightly spiced and the plum adds a healthy natural sweetness to the taste. Wake up those taste buds with this superb alternative porridge breakfast.

In hindsight perhaps the overall problem with the Kenyan millet porridge for me was it may have been made from grey millet flakes, rather than the white ones I buy, but I didn’t learn that until recently. ❗

Feel free to add a little more honey here to this spiced plum millet porrisge if you find the taste a little too sharp for your liking, or stevia, but I find that the spiced plum is just enough to sweeten it up for me.

What do you think? What toppings do you like on your oatmeal / porridge?

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Comments

  1. I can’t say that I’ve ever had millet. I’ve had bulgur, and I quite like that. I love plums, though, and the fennel flavor from the anise would be amazing, I bet. Or chai spices…

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Oh yes, me too I quite like bulgar as well. 🙂

      Now you must be a mind reader 😉 because although that’s not one I’m doing this week, it is in my recipe planner for sometime later in the year! 😀

  2. Your inventive and exotic porridge bowls are making me rethink my oats/peanutbutter/cinnamon/chocolate ones! Such a wonderful array of flavors and so enticing for a food texture lover!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I keep dreaming up new combinations of flavours! With your mention of peanut butter you’ve reminded me that I haven’t yet tried that Reece’s peanut butter I got for Christmas on my oatmeal / porridge yet. I will tomorrow though. Happy Days!! 😀 😀

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