I might just be the luckiest girl in the world.
I had such a lovely weekend!! Friends and fun, and a Sunday full of relaxation, chocolate, wine, and the Vampire Diaries. Life is good.
Before I get to this lovely breakfast porridge, I have to confess my recent obsession with the Vampire Diaries. I watched the show a while back, but we recently got netflix, so I have been catching up. It’s seriously addictive. Any of you watch it or read it?
Now onto the important stuff of life. Food. I love steel cut oats, but they take a long time to cook. I also know quite a few people who are sensitive to oats. So I thought I would mix it up a little with millet!! They took less than 20 minutes to cook, and were really yummy.
This was actually my first time trying millet, but I am definitely going to start adding it to the mix. The texture reminded me a lot of couscous, and the flavor reminded me of corn. And the package said it took 25-30 mins to cook, and mine was done in just under 20 minutes. Do I have a super stove? (I doubt it, but it was a lovely surprise!!)
If you are looking to mix up your breakfast routine give this a shot!!
Health highlight of millet: Millet is a gluten free grain that is considered one of the “ancient grains” along with quinoa and amaranth. As with quinoa, millet is technically a seed. If I tell you it is one of the seeds in bird seed will that scare you off of it? Consider it not said. It is considered easily digestible, and has a lower impact on blood sugar than some other grains like brown rice. It is a good source of magnesium, which is good for your heart, and has been shown helpful in asthma and migraines. It is also a good source of iron, and phosphorus (which is used in the body for fat metabolism).
- 3 cups Water
- 1 cup Millet
- 3 Apples (cored and diced)
- ½ cup Dried Cranberries
- ¼ cup Maple Syrup
- ⅛ teaspoon Nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
- Bring the water to a boil
- Add the millet, reduce the heat to low, add a lid
- Cook for 20 minutes
- Stir in the apples, cranberries, maple, nutmeg, and cinnamon
- Serve it up and enjoy!!
What is your go to breakfast?