Apple Cinnamon Millet Porridge

butterfly Serves: 3

Written By Eydie Desser


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I became familiar with millet once I started eating plant based.  I’d never heard of it before.  It’s a tiny grain and very “earthy” tasting.  I found a recipe for millet pilaf and fell in love with it.  Now that I know how healthy it is (see Cook’s Notes on why you want this grain in your life!), I found all sorts of ways to make it.  Instead of savory, let’s make it a little sweet for breakfast which inspired this porridge recipe. I add cinnamon, which dramatically increases the antioxidant level and apple, which adds a natural sweetness and texture plus more antioxidants.   Partially blending the millet creates a creamier, smoother texture.  This warming, nutritious and satisfying breakfast has so many possibilities!  Substitute your favorite plant-based milk for oak milk – and with water if you like.  As far as toppings go, the only limit is your imagination!  This cozy breakfast has become a favorite with the GOE team.  See Cook’s Notes why you want this grain in your life!


  • 1 cup uncooked millet, rinsed
  • ¾ cup honeycrisp apple, diced
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon (preferably Vietnamese)
  • 2 cups unsweetened oat milk (plus additional if needed), or other plant milk
  • 1 cup water
Topping options: fresh berries, toasted nuts, dates, shredded coconut, bananas, dried fruit, maple syrup


  1. Rinse millet thoroughly until water runs clear.  Place rinsed grains in a dry medium sized pot over medium-low heat.  Stir occasionally until the grains are dry and just slightly toasted.  Place grains in a blender and pulse on high-speed just until the millet resembles a half flour, half grain mixture.
  2. Return the millet back to the pot and add apple, cinnamon, oat milk and water, stirring to combine.  Bring to a boil and then cover and simmer for about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally, adding additional oat milk if the mixture becomes too thick.  Porridge is ready when grain pieces are soft. 
To Serve:

Serve with your choice of toppings and a little additional oat milk if desired.

butterfly Cook's Notes:

Millet is a good source of protein, fiber, key vitamins and minerals.  It protects cardiovascular health, onset of diabetes and helps maintain a healthy weight.  Also great for managing inflammation in the gut.

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