Apple millet porridge

A hearty bowl of apple millet porridge makes a great breakfast. Millet is cooked with milk, apples and cinnamon until it’s perfectly creamy and aromatic.

Apple millet porridge

This porridge with millet is an alternative to your classic oatmeal. Millet is a starchy grain that cooks into a perfect porridge and it’s gluten free. I like to add an apple and cinnamon ti give it more flavor.

You can make this apple millet porridge with apple sauce instead of a chopped apple or even with pears. You can also experiment with milk varieties. I find that plant based milk is just as good as whole milk.

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Apple millet porridge

Apple millet porridge

A gluten free porridge with millet and chopped apples. This is creamy and so flavorful.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 cup (150 g) millet
  • 3 cups (720 ml) milk, dairy and plant milk both work
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 medium apple, cored and chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons honey, or maple syrup


  • Rinse millet in a sieve. Then transfer it to a medium pot and add milk and salt.
  • Bring the mix to a boil over medium-high heat, then lower the heat to medium and cook millet, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the chopped apple, honey and cinnamon and cook for another 5 minutes until millet expands and is tender enough to eat. Add more milk if needed to make the porridge creamier.
  • Serve warm and sprinkle with more cinnamon and some chopped nuts if desired.


Millet can be cooked in water, but I prefer milk for more flavor. You can use whole milk or a dairy free alternative like almond milk or soy milk. 
If you find that the apple is sweet enough, skip the addition of honey. 
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Slovenian
Author: Alice
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  1. Michael Jura wrote:

    This sounds like a really healthy breakfast. I’ve don’t think I have heard of millet before, but I’ll look around to see where I can buy some.

    Posted 3.17.16 Reply
    • Alice wrote:

      It really is! Hope you can find some millet, it’s great in more savory dishes too.

      Posted 3.18.16