Millet often gets overlooked which isn’t right, because this ancient seed is highly nutritious! You should consider adding millet to your diet because of its high contents of nutrients, including vitamin B, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium, as well as significant levels of protein and dietary fiber. It improves digestion and heart health, prevents diabetes, lowers cancer risk, and detoxifies the body. The list goes on and on!
Do you use millet in your cooking? There’s so much you can do with it! From savory to sweet.
This chocolate millet pudding is simple to make, very nourishing, fluffy and creamy in texture! Made gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan friendly too. The best part is that you can have it for breakfast or dessert. Because who doesn’t love chocolate for breakfast?
You'll never guess the main ingredient of this Chocolate Pudding.... it's millet! Incredibly simple to make, delicious and satisfying. It's free of gluten, dairy and it's vegan friendly too! Perfect to enjoy as a filling and healthy breakfast or afternoon desert. Go ahead and choose your favorite way!
- 1/2 c. millet
- 1 tsp. coconut oil
- 1 1/2 c. water or milk
- 1/2 - 3/4 c. full-fat coconut milk
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 2-3 tbsp. maple syrup or to taste
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- chopped dark chocolate and cherries or fruits of choice for garnish
Place millet in a fine mesh strainer, rinse with running water (first cold then hot) over the seeds until it runs clear. Drain.
In a small sauce pan, melt the coconut oil.
Transfer millet to a pan and toast for 4-5 minutes or until it turns a rich golden brown. Be careful not to let them burn.
Add water and pinch of salt in a pot and simmer on a medium heat until millet is fully cooked or even overcooked. It should take around 15-25 minutes. Stir from time to time so that millet does not stick to the bottom of the pot. Let it cool slightlly.
Place in a blender or food processor, along with 1/2 c. coconut milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup and vanilla.
Blend until smooth and creamy. Add more coconut milk if you prefer it to be creamier.
Divide in between two jars and place in the fridge for minimum of one hour.
Garnish with chopped dark chocolate, cherries or fruit of choice.
Pleasant Hill Grain products I used for this recipe...