Millet Breakfast Recipe

This millet breakfast recipe is a nutritious way to start your morning with ancient grains!

I’m always on the lookout for new breakfast ideas. I don’t know why, but breakfast is the only meal of the day that I can be absolutely and unequivocally bored to tears with. So creativity with breakfast is an absolute must for me.

Clean Eating Peaches And Millet Recipe

When I get bored with my oatmeal (Sssshhhhh!! You didn’t read that!), I start looking at other grains. I truly believe that a variety of healthy foods is the best path to health. So I try to step outside the oatmeal box a bit and it’s then that I realize I’ve truly been neglecting my grains. There’s a whole world of grains out there and it’s ripe for the picking!!

Here is a list of grains that make delicious and unique breakfast cereals:

  • Quinoa
  • Barley
  • Farro (actually, an ancient strain of wheat)
  • Buckwheat
  • Kamut
  • Rice
  • Rye
  • Teff

But for now, we’ll stick to an old favorite, Millet. It’s mildly flavored with a rustic texture and mixes well with just about anything you want to add to it. It’s a very versatile grain and makes for a wonderfully comforting breakfast.

What Is Millet?

Millets are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food. Millets are important crops in the semiarid tropics of Asia and Africa, with 97% of millet production in developing countries. (Source)

How To Cook Millet

Typically, millet cooks in 20 minutes by cooking it on the stove, just as you would cook oats. The millet and the liquid get combined in a pot and brought to a boil, then simmered until cooked. However, if using milk instead of water to cook millet, it can take up to 30 minutes to cook, depending on which type of milk you use.

Is Millet Gluten Free?

Millet itself is definitely gluten-free. However, the processing plants where it is processed and packaged can be another story. Be sure your package of millet has a gluten-free logo on it if you need gluten-free grains.

Millet Breakfast Recipe

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Clean Eating Peaches And Millet Recipe

Millet Breakfast Recipe

A delicious, ancient grain breakfast!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 285kcal


  • ½ cup dry millet
  • 2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 medium peaches (sliced or diced – 1 peach per serving)
  • pecans (optional for garnish)


  • In a small pot, bring the 2 cups of milk, cinnamon and millet to a boil and immediately reduce to a simmer. It's best to keep the lid on, but check it from time to time. Different milks may need a slightly different amount than what's listed above. So just be sure it doesn't cook out before the millet is soft and cooked (about 30 minutes, depending on the milk).
  • When the millet is cooked, put 1/3 of it into a bowl, sprinkle with a little extra cinnamon and an extra dash of milk. Add one, cut up peach and 1/4 cup pecans to each bowl (assuming you are making all three servings).


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 565mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 753IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Sarah Koller says:

    Yum! I just learned how to make millet, and I LOVE it. This breakfast looks absolutely delicious.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Sarah – Millet is wonderful stuff! Enjoy!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sdelpkseitz – Great! Let me know how you like it!

  3. Have you ever done anything with Wheatberries? I haven’t but am planning to try. Apparently this is the whole (entire) wheat grain (correct?), and can be hard to digest…? Thoughts?

    1. Anonymous says:

      Carolyn – I recommend Farro. It’s a type of wheat, Emmer wheat, and is the whole grain. It cooks up similar to rice and is very good. I got mine at Costco.

  4. Oh, this looks great! I’ve never tried millet but it’s on my list!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Whitney – I hope you’ll enjoy it!

  5. Anonymous says:

    JB – Wonderful! Let me know how you like it!

  6. Anonymous says:

    HW – Most definitely!

  7. Hi Tiffany! I am visiting your site and have been reading the different sections and it is so inspirational. I found your blog through a member in ther Eat Clean Diet website, so I decided to take a peek and so glad I did! I am starting in my program on Monday, so I am pretty excited. This recipe sounds delicious and it really addresses one of my concerns which is getting bored with oatmeal, which I love but it can get pretty boring at time.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Maria – Welcome! I hope you’ll enjoy the millet! Be sure to check out The Oatmeal Project here on my blog as well. I’m working on 365 ways to top your oatmeal! Happy eating!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Kat – Yum! I’ll try your version next time!

  9. graciouspantry says:

    Bennyhusband – I’m not sure. I’d have to look it up. But if you are at the gym a lot, I wouldn’t worry too much. The nutrition is what matters most and both are excellent in that department.

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