I’ve never been into oatmeal. Even when I was a kid, I wasn’t interested unless it had those weird eggs things that melted into gummy bears. Those were them best! (Do you remember them? Man, do I miss the 80’s!) Otherwise, it was Cream of Wheat for me. Please and thank you.
I tried some steel cut oats the other day. Nope, not for me. I took about two bites and tossed the rest.
Since I already knew I love puffed millet (especially in my earl grey granola bars), I decided to give millet porridge a try – and I loved it!
For this blueberry almond millet porridge, I started by toasting the millet to bring out it’s flavor. Then I threw it into my vitamix along with some chia seeds and almonds to grind it up a little. This makes the porridge creamier and also cuts down on cooking time. I cooked the millet in almond milk and stirred in some frozen blueberries, brown sugar, and a big pat of butter at the end – they make the porridge go from tasting like “health food” to tasting like a delicious breakfast in about 30 seconds.
There’s no way I’d ever spend 20 minutes making myself breakfast before work, but luckily this porridge reheats really well! Divide it into single serving containers and press a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the porridge before putting the lid on. (The plastic will keep it from getting crusty and gross.) To reheat, remove the plastic and add a splash of almond milk. It will heat up on the stove in about 5 minutes, or you can stick it in the microwave for a minute. I also think it tastes great cold.
- 1 cup millet
- 1/2 cup almond slivers, divided
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Toast the millet in a dry saucepan set over high heat for 2-3 minutes, until the color deepens slightly and it starts to smell toasty. Transfer to a blender or food processor. Add the chia seeds and 1/4 cup almond slivers; pulse several times until the millet cracks and has the texture of whole grain flour.
- Return the millet mixture to the saucepan, along with the water, almond milk, and salt. Simmer over medium heat 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently, until the millet softens and becomes creamy. Stir in the remaining almonds, blueberries, brown sugar, and butter. Cook until the blueberries defrost and the butter melts, 1-2 minutes.
Amount Per Serving Calories 258Total Fat 10.6gFiber 6.4gProtein 7.5g