Banana Millet Porridge

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!

Banana Millet Porridge is a deliciously creamy tasting alternative breakfast to oatmeal. Gluten free and ready in just 10 to 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 breakfast was just too good to keep to myself any longer, I had to share it with you and I know you’re just going to love it!

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 discovered millet in Kenya whilst on honeymoon in 2013. 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, it can definitely be a bit plain tasting!

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!

Still, with almost a third of the world having this as a staple in their diets, 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

So, today, I encourage you to try this tasty banana millet porridge breakfast alternative. See how long before you become addicted to it too.

Banana Millet Porridge is a deliciously creamy tasting alternative breakfast to oatmeal. Gluten free and ready in just 10 to 15 minutes, this healthy and satisfying breakfast makes for a great start to the day!
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Banana Millet Porridge
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Banana millet porridge is a delicious creamy tasting alternative breakfast to oatmeal.

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 2
Calories: 480 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 105 g / 1 cup millet flakes
  • 450 ml skimmed milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 bananas 1 sliced for topping
  • 1 tbsp toasted flaked almonds
  • 1 tbsp honey
Instructions
  1. Place the millet, milk, coconut oil, cinnamon and sliced banana in a medium sized saucepan.
  2. 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.
  3. Once the millet is cooked to your liking, divide between two bowls and top with the remaining slices of banana, almonds and honey.

Nutrition Facts
Banana Millet Porridge
Amount Per Serving
Calories 480 Calories from Fat 101
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.2g 17%
Saturated Fat 6.7g 34%
Cholesterol 4.2mg 1%
Sodium 112.6mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 79.8g 27%
Dietary Fiber 7.7g 31%
Sugars 33.3g
Protein 14.1g 28%
Vitamin A 32%
Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 45%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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!

Well folks. Thanks for hanging around here at Neil’s Healthy Meals today, and I hope you do get a chance to try out and enjoy this delicious banana millet porridge recipe.

I’m hanging up my apron for two weeks now as Lady Lynne and I head off on our annual summer holidays.

We’re off camping in Cornwall. I can’t wait to get the camping stove out and cook in the great outdoors. Hopefully cooking lots of local produce and maybe even experiencing some sun!

Until then, take care and we’ll see you soon! 😀

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Thank you to Amanda for today’s thinking out loud!

Comments

  1. 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 😀

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      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 😉

  2. Yes!! Millet is getting some love! One of my favorite grains!

  3. I’ve actually never had millet but this looks like one delicious way to eat it! Pinning 🙂
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      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! 😀

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  5. 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!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      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!

  6. 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!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      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? 🙂

  7. 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!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      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!

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