Millet cereal; a tasty, satisfying start to your day

I recently came across this recipe for millet cereal and it has become a favorite. I’m always looking for new healthy recipes to start my day and this one provides plenty of nutrients to give you what you need throughout your morning.(If you have trouble finding millet in your grocery store, try your local natural food store, which should have this grain in the bulk section.)  This does take some time to prepare, so you will want to plan ahead.

Ingredients (yields 4 servings)

1 C dry millet

2 C water

3 Tbsp pure maple syrup

2 Tbsp flax seed

2 Tbsp chia seed (optional)

3 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)

*You may add cinnamon and nutmeg, depending on your preference

Cooking instructions

Begin by toasting the millet in the bottom of your sauce pan for 4-5 minutes. Add water and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer to absorb liquid, then remove from heat (approx. 15-20 minutes).  Allow millet to cook completely. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Spread evenly over a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 45-50 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven. Once cooled break into pieces, place cereal in an air tight container and store in a cool dry place. Serve with your choice of milk and fresh berries.

*Basic recipe courtesy of “Women’s Health” magazine.

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