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Quick-Cooking Millet Breakfast Porridge

20 min


This porridge variation is a nice change from the usual oatmeal breakfast. It uses millet, a naturally gluten-free ancient grain.



20 min


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15 min

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  • ⅓ cup (67 g)
    uncooked millet, soaked overnight*
  • ⅔ cup (160 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk
  • ½ tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp
    pumpkin pie spice (optional)
  • 1
    banana, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp (7 g)
    ground flaxseeds

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  1. To a saucepan on high heat, add the millet, plant milk, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Then add the banana and ground flax seeds and cook for an additional 5 minutes, again covering the pot with the lid. The banana dissolves in the porridge as it cooks, making it naturally sweet and creamy.
  3. Taste test and remove from heat when the millet is soft and chewy to preferred liking. Add more plant-based milk as needed if a thinner consistency is preferred, or remove the lid and simmer on low if a thicker consistency is desired.
  4. Serve warm with fresh fruit or additional toppings. Enjoy!


  • * If unable to soak the millet overnight, cook according to the package instructions, as more water will need to be needed. Keep in mind we are also cooking the millet in plant milk, so subtract this from the amount of water listed on the package directions. Learn more about the benefits of soaking in our PUL article.


  • This porridge is best when enjoyed immediately.
  • Store leftovers for up to 1 day in the fridge in an airtight container.
  • If enjoying leftovers, simply reheat on the stove and add some additional plant milk to bring to desired consistency.

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Grains 43%

uncooked millet

Proteins 27%

unsweetened soy milk

ground flaxseeds

Fruits & Veggies 30%



unsweetened soy milk


uncooked millet

ground flaxseeds

Nutrition info

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