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).

 

Apple Cranberry Millet Breakfast Porridge
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Bring the water to a boil
  2. Add the millet, reduce the heat to low, add a lid
  3. Cook for 20 minutes
  4. Stir in the apples, cranberries, maple, nutmeg, and cinnamon
  5. Serve it up and enjoy!!

 What is your go to breakfast?

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