Gluten-Free Orange Millet Cereal

At first glance this looks like it takes too long to make in the morning but if you plan it right it only takes six extra minutes to get it ready. I toast the millet and get it boiling then reduce the heat and jump into the shower. By the time I’m dressed the cereal is ready to have the extras added to it. In five more minutes breakfast is ready!

1 cup millet
1 1/4 cup water
1 cup orange juice (or apple juice with 1/4 tsp. orange peel added at the end)
1/4 tsp. cardamom
2 TB honey
1/2 cup raisins/cranberries
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
2 cups milk of your choice
1/4 cup coconut (I prefer unsweetened)

In a medium saucepan heat millet over medium heat, stirring often, until it begins to brown and smells toasty (approximately 3 minutes). Add water, orange juice, and cardamom. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer 25-30 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and the millet is tender.
Stir in honey, raisins, and sunflower seeds. Let stand 5 minutes then fluff with a fork.
Divide among four bowls.
Top with milk and coconut and enjoy!
I found this recipe in a weekly e-mailing I receive from Living Without. It has to be one of my favourite morning starters.


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