Banana millet porridge is a deliciously creamy tasting alternative breakfast to oatmeal. Gluten free and ready in just 15 minutes, this healthy and satisfying breakfast makes for a great start to the day!
I've been making this banana millet porridge a lot recently especially at weekends as a change from my usual everyday oatmeal / porridge.
I confess I've been keeping it to myself!
It's been a while since I brought you a new breakfast recipe with millet. My first was the spiced plum millet porridge which is still a favourite today.
Millet is such a highly nutritious grain. Check out just 5 of the many nutritional benefits of banana millet porridge below.
This delicious creamy millet breakfast was just too good to keep to myself any longer. I had to share it .
It's an easy to make gluten free breakfast and I know you and your family are just going to love it!
I discovered millet in Kenya whilst on honeymoon in 2013.
Millet is an excellent gluten free alternative to wheat. It's really easy to digest and extremely healthy.
I must admit it took a few tries to cook it and different variations of ingredients added before I was happy to publish breakfast recipes using it.
Without some kind of sweetness added like the bananas and honey in this recipe I think it can definitely be a bit plain tasting!
But millet is an ancient food with almost a third of the world having this as a staple in their diets so they can't be wrong can they?
5 Nutritional Benefits of Banana Millet Porridge
- The added banana provides you with a high fibre instant energy kick start to your day
- Millet contains no gluten, so is gluten free and is therefore an ideal oatmeal / porridge substitute
- Millet is a great source of healthy fats for our bodies
- As a rich source of magnesium and potassium, millet helps to keep our blood pressure low and
- Contributes towards protecting our hearts from heart disease
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Banana Millet Porridge Recipe
So, today, I encourage you to try this tasty banana millet porridge breakfast alternative. See how long before you become addicted to it too.
I use millet flakes that I get from my local healthy food store but you can also use the ground version too.
The toppings I used here are simple and my favourites. Why not make this your own by trying different nuts, fruits, seeds or spices?
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Banana Millet Porridge Recipe
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- 105 g millet flakes
- 450 ml skimmed milk
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 bananas 1 sliced for topping
- 1 tablespoon toasted flaked almonds
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Place the millet, milk, coconut oil, cinnamon and sliced banana in a medium sized saucepan.
- Turn on a medium heat and bring the contents of the saucepan to the boil, then turn down to simmer. Stir constantly throughout the cooking to prevent the millet sticking.
- Once the millet is cooked to your liking, divide between two bowls and top with the remaining slices of banana, almonds and honey.
Susie @ Suzlyfe
Um, how cool are you and Lady Lynne for going to Kenya for your honeymoon? That is awesome. You guys seriously go the coolest places. I think that banana sounds good, but once you said spiced plum... you know I'm all over that. Stone fruit stone me 😀
Hey Suz, you would love Kenya! All those fantastic foods, the scenery, the people. The laid back pace of life. That's when Lynne and I fell in love with Africa.
We'll be heading back to Africa not next year, because that's Hawaii, but hopefully the year after. 🙂
I think I could sway you with some millet with spiced plum 😉
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Yes!! Millet is getting some love! One of my favorite grains!
I am glad that I am not alone. We should form a club!
rachel @ athletic avocado
I've actually never had millet but this looks like one delicious way to eat it! Pinning 🙂
Thanks Rachel. The banana helps to sweeten up the millet and because that's so fine the milk makes it into a creamy consistency.
Banana + creamy consistency = a totally delicious creamy tasting breakfast.
Thanks for pinning! 😀
THis is so inspiring! I love the post:)
Thank you Irene. 🙂
Shashi at RunninSrilankan
Neil, this porridge sounds so filling and tasty! I use millet flour to bake with - I've never used it in a porridge like this - such a great idea! And, I had no clue that millet was a staple with 1/3 of the world's population - thanks for that tidbit of info!
I hope you and Lady Lynne have a wonderful 2 weeks in Cornwall - and I sure hope you take lots of pictures - I cannot wait to see what you cook up with your fireside stove.
Safe travels, my friend!
Now that's interesting Shashi, because I've never used millet flour for baking!
I've not seen millet flour here in the shops, but I guess I could just grind up the millet flakes used for this breakfast recipe to make some.
I know, I was surprised about that 1/3 of the worlds population fact too! 😮
Thanks for your wishes for us in Cornwall. We're so looking forward to our break and to visiting a bit of our country that we haven't before. I'll be sure to photograph the best bits! 😀
Take care yourself too!
Casey the College Celiac
Millet FLAKES?!? Now I'm going to be searching all of the grocery stores near me to find these! I love using whole millet grains in my homemade granola and, since I can't eat oats, I use a mix of chia seeds, buckwheat and rice flakes instead. Great idea for another alternate porridge!
Hey Casey, thanks so much for taking the time to comment and your kind words!
I would advise you to try Holland and Barrett for those Millet Flakes if you were in the U.K. But maybe otherwise your local wholefoods store or online? 🙂
This looks insanely rich, hearty and filling! It kind of reminds me of Quaker Oatmeal. Back when I was younger, I used to subsist on that one, however, I wouldn't eat the one with hunks of fruit in them because dehydrated fruit freaked me out - LOL!
Dehydrated fruit freaked you out? Lol.
Mind you, that was probably a really sensible decision as dehydrated fruit is often full of sugar and calories!