Millet Porridge - A Gluten Free Hot Cereal

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 537 kcal
Author Tessa the Domestic Diva


  • 3 tablespoons millet meal (how to make below)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk I used So Delicious Coconut Milk, or water
  • 2 Medjool dates chopped fine (any sweet dried fruit would work!
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt to taste

Optional add ins

  • allowed butter, coconut butter, nut and seed butters, maple syrup, berries


Make Millet Meal

  1. In a large pan, toast the whole millet grain (in most bulk food sections) over medium heat, shimming the pan frequently to disperse the grains and not burn them. When they smell toasty and start popping, it's done. Maybe 5-10 minutes, depending on the quantity you are doing at one interval: I did a whole pound at once in my cast iron skillet. 
  2. Grind grains in a clean coffee mill/spice grinder until powdery like flour: ready to use! Alternately, you could use a blender. You could also skip the toasting step, but the toasted flavor of the grain IS delicious and adds another flavor dimension to this simple cereal!

Make the Cereal:

  1. Bring the millet meal, milk (or any liquid), dates, and salt to a calm simmer over medium-low heat, whisking occasionally to prevent clumps

  2. Let the mixture simmer for at least 5 minutes: this helps the dates disintegrate and gives the cereal sweetness.
  3. Add more milk or water for desired consistency.
  4. Add in vanilla if you choose!
Nutrition Facts
Millet Porridge - A Gluten Free Hot Cereal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 537 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 451mg20%
Potassium 903mg26%
Carbohydrates 87g29%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 50g56%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 665IU13%
Calcium 444mg44%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.