Cinnamon Apple Millet Recipe

Originally Posted on March 19, 2011 by Board Member Cheryl Harris

Taught a fun class for DC Celiacs today up in Bethesda.  We talked about healthy eating, a variety of gluten-free grains, seeds, fibers, etc. and how work them into our diets.  Even better, a few volunteers brought in their favorite gluten-free dishes, so we tasted quinoa 3 ways, buckwheat soba and millet, too.  I think we were a group of 60 or so, and there were a lot of fantastic questions.

The recipe for Cinnamon Apple Millet, which is a simple, comforting, delicious breakfast.  Millet is particularly high in magnesium, which is a common deficiency in many Celiacs (and humans, period).  It also seems to help lower triglycerides, and C-reactive protein (an inflammatory marker important in cardiovascular risk.) As we discussed, I prefer hemp milk because it’s a good source of protein, magnesium, fiber and omega 3 fatty acids.  And it’s yummy.  Don’t forget about yummy.

Sorry no pictures, it all went so fast!

Cinnamon Apple Millet

Makes about 4 large servings.

1 container hemp milk (4 cups)
1 cup dried millet
1 large apple, diced
3 cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup maple syrup

Bring hemp milk to a boil, add millet, apple, and cinnamon sticks.  Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so to prevent sticking.  Add in maple syrup.  Serve and enjoy!  Makes 4 breakfast servings.