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Millet Breakfast Muesli

What you need: 

1/2 cup cooked Millet
1/2 small RIPE Banana (or vanilla flavored soy milk, to taste)
1/2 apple chopped (I like Fuji, Braeburn or Red Delicous)
1 tablespoon Walnuts, Pecans or Almonds, chopped
Some sweet white grapes, halved (opt.)

What you do: 

Mash the banana till creamy. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix well.
Comments: I like this rather dry, but if you prefer you may add a little soy milk, or water. I never add any vegan sugar to this, it doesn't need it. The taste of the apple is crucial! A bland, mealy apple will ruin the whole taste. Millet cooks in about 20 minutes and is best used for this dish while still warm. Howe'ver, you may cook a larger quantity of millet and quickly freshen a desired portion in the microwave. Day old millet tends to be somewhat dry, so sprinkle with a little water. I like to cook all my grains neutral - that is without salt or broth. That way I can use the left over for either fruit/grain combinations as in this recipe, or in stir fry dishes.
Here is how I cook all my grains, including millet:
I put the desired amount of grain in a saucepan, add cold water to about 1/2 inch above the grain line, bring to boil, stir, cover, turn down heat to simmer gently till done. Millet is done in about 20 minutes. I set my timer to 15 minutes to check if the grain needs a little more water. I never worry about lifting the lid while grain is cooking - I don't think it makes a difference with wholegrains.
I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I do!

Preparation Time: 
20 min
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
1
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I love adding dates or raisins to this, always have yoghurt and about a tsp of cinnamon which makes all the difference. I tend to add molasses as well. Very nice with a mug of tea as said above!

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wow.. wowowowowowow. this was SO good. i added some ground flax and a little cinnamon. i definitely expected to want to add some sort of sweetener, but it was awesome on it's own. with a big mug of hot tea, this made my morning awesome.

i never really knew what to do with millet.. and now that i found a good recipe i plan to make this often! i think it would be good with the grapes, but i didn't have any.  ??? i also think raisins and/or some dried pear chunks would be good.

has anyone else tried any other variations other than what's been stated? i'd love to hear other substitutions.

yum yum yum  8)

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Just found out my son cannot have gluten, so millet is very new to me and the first time using did not turn out good.  Thanks for this recipe, hopefully it will taste better that what I did.

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