Hot and creamy millet is great for a hearty breakfast. Paired with apples and cinnamon, its a comforting dish your whole family will love!
I was given the Natural Baby Food book for review and was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.
I was recently given the chance to review a cookbook for a fellow food blogger, Dr. Sonali Ruder, aka The Foodie Physician. Her new cookbook, Natural Baby Food, is right up my alley, and is FULL of great ideas for baby and toddler recipes. I was so excited to get this pretty little book in the mail! I remember with my first baby (who is in the pictures below) was ready for solid foods, it was hard to think of ideas of what to feed him beyond just plain fruit and vegetable purees. I wish I would have had this book when he was born! Getting recipe ideas from Sonali, who is a physician, mom, and chef would have been helpful and added more healthy variety to his diet. 🙂 If you have a little one (or a little one on the way) I totally recommend this book! It is broken down by age, ranging from 6 months to 12 months and up. I zeroed in on 12 months and up since my littlest guy is a toddler now. I’ve had a container of millet in my pantry now for a few months. I bought it because I had heard about it, and was interested in trying it, but I didn’t really know what to do with it. So, when I saw a recipe for millet porridge in Sonali’s book, I knew that was the first recipe I needed to try!
Millet can be used in creamy porridges, like this one, or can be used similar to rice for more savory dishes. It has a neutral flavor, so it can be used in pretty much any type of recipe! One thing I love about millet is it can be used similar to oats as a heart healthy food. It is a great source of magnesium, which is important for heart health, and millet also lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes. It’s such a versatile whole grain, and I can’t wait to try it in more recipes!
Now, on to this recipe. My kids LOVED it! I let my oldest be my helper (pictured above), and he wanted to eat the entire bowl before I could finish taking pictures. The apples and cinnamon add great flavor to this porridge, and it is creamy and filling. The best part? It is SO easy to make, just simmer it for 20 minutes on the stove and it’s ready to go! Check out the Natural Baby Food cookbook for more healthy, simple recipes for your little ones!