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Weekend breakfast inspiration: millet with warm banana,coconut oil,honey&cinnamon!

5 September 2015

You had already a chance to read posts and check recipes with millet. I love it, so I do experiment with it all the time. This version is very comforting. Suddenly colder days came in Brussels, although in many places the summer still exist ;). I am the type of person, that it is never too warm for me.  I exist perfectly in 35 degrees, so I need to warm up often with warm food, soups, spices, saunas, etc. This recipe of millet will be perfect if you need a warm, sweet, cinnamon version to start the day!

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For 2 portions you need:

  • 1/2 cup of millet
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of coconut milk (I prepare a home made version of coconut milk)
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tbs of coconut oil
  • 2 tbs of honey
  • 1tbs of cinnamon
  • goji berries for decoration and extra nutritional value

DSC09311Sometimes during cooking if I feel that millet needs to be more soft or I feel like cooking it more into pudding I just add more milk during cooking. Choose the texture, which you like the best. Before cooking the millet, rinse it in the water, to avoid bitter taste. You should use a tight strainer and rinse it few times in a cold and warm water.You rinse it until the water coming through the millet is completely clear. The best is to finish it with rinsing with boiling water. In that way  you will make sure that millet will loose all the bitterness. Cook the milk, add millet and cook slowly for about 15 -20 min. under cover. Don’t stir with a spoon.

Warm the coconut oil, with honey and cinnamon on the pan, with low heat . Cut the bananas into slices. Mix everything and make sure that the sauce cover the bananas. The point is not to stir it, but just warm it up with the cinnamon sauce.  Take the cook millet, put it into the bowls, cover it with bananas and top it with goji berries. If you feel like you can add still some fresh berries or apple. I eat it just with bananas. Enjoy!

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All the health benefits of millet I already described a bit here and here, but I will repeat!

The best thing about millet are all the benefits of eating it:

  • it is alkaline and it digests easily,
  • acts as a pro-biotic feeding micro-flora in your inner ecosystem,
  • with lots of fibre,
  • with lots of vitamins and minerals: i.e. Magnesium, Niacin (vitamin B3)
  • act as antioxidant
  • gluten-free and non-allergenic.

I don’t think you need more encouragement to start to prepare it for your breakfast.

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