Creamy Millet Porridge with Roasted Strawberries

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Creamy Millet Porridge with Roasted Strawberries | Naturally Ella

When it comes to morning porridge, I tend to stick with oatmeal (it’s the easiest to satisfy even the littlest member of the family). However, if I’m just cooking breakfast for myself, I make a cracked grain porridge. Running a grain in a coffee grinder or blender for a few pulses creates a mixture that will become lush without even trying. This creamy millet porridge has long been a favorite. Add your favorite toppings including fruit, nuts, and seeds then you've got a filling, nutrient dense breakfast.

Creamy Millet Porridge with Roasted Strawberries | Naturally Ella
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Creamy Millet Porridge with Roasted Strawberries

2 bowls
A hearty, gluten-free breakfast porridge featuring home cracked millet topped with maple roasted strawberries and hemp seeds.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Calories: 514kcal
  • 2 cups quartered strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup uncooked millet
  • 2 cups whole or almond milk plus extra as needed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Hemp seeds (for topping)
  • Maple syrup (for topping)
  1. Preheat oven to 375˚ F. Toss strawberries with maple syrup and cardamom. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until strawberries are soft and juicy.
  2. In a coffee grinder or blender, pulse toasted millet. Millet should be roughly half grain, half flour consistency. 
  3. Heat a small skillet or pan over medium-low heat. Add the butter and melt. Stir in the millet and lightly toast for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the milk and water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15-20 minutes. Stir the porridge occasionally to check consistency. Millet should be porridge consistency and grain pieces should be soft. If grains are not soft, add a bit more milk and continue to cook until grains are tender.
  5. Serve with roasted strawberries, a bit of heavy cream or milk, and a sprinkle of hemp seeds.
Recipe Notes
Tips & Tricks: Swap the milk/water for whatever your favorite alternative milk is or use all milk for a creamier consistency.
Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: strawberries, millet, hemp seeds
Nutrition: see the information.


Calories: 514kcal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time :20 minutes

Creamy Millet Porridge


One of the great things about this recipe is that it's a suggestion, a base. There are so many possibilities that I could probably create a whole series on grain porridges with toppings.

Grains: I like to stick with more quick-cooking grains like this millet porridge but also quinoa, pearled farro, amaranth and teff (the latter two are amazing porridges without cracking the grains). However, sorghum, wheat berries, and einkorn work just as well- they just take a bit longer to cook.

Sweet Toppings: Depending on the time of year, whatever fruit is in season would work. Or, use jam/curds for citrus.

Savory Toppings: Savory porridge is easy with roasted vegetables (especially root/winter vegetables) and a fried egg. A couple of my favorite: roasted sweet potatoes or for summer, fresh tomato bruschetta.

Creamy Millet Porridge with Roasted Strawberries and Hemp Seeds | Naturally Ella

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34 comments on “Creamy Millet Porridge with Roasted Strawberries”

  1. I am so the same way. Once I get overwhelmed, the small things become bigger than they need to be, and I have to stop and go, wait, before things get out of control. This porridge looks so good!

  2. I love making (and eating) millet porridge, but I never thought of grinding the millet! I'm sure that would make it just perfect! 🙂

  3. I can totally relate to days like that! Usually walking the dogs + getting fresh air is a big help. This porridge looks excellent. Looove millet!

  4. This looks delicious!!! Never thought of either of the two processes...thanks!

  5. Strawberries roasted in maple syrup?? What the what! I've never thought of this- excited to give it a try!

  6. cracked millet=such a good idea! I love millet too, but am often not 100% happy with the texture either. Bob's red mill actually makes millet grits, which are awesome, but not as awesome as your DIY version 🙂

  7. I can't tell you the number of times I've spilled dried beans/nuts/quinoa/ - insert tiny pieced grain that gets everywhere - all over my kitchen floor. But you have to laugh. Life is good and starting the day with a bowlful of this is even better 🙂

  8. Oh man, I've got a huge weakness for millet. The nuttiness sounds like it would be absolutely delicious paired with strawberries, I'll have to try this one soon!

  9. I am drooling over this. This sounds and, from your photos, looks amazing!

  10. I cooked this with blueberries instead of strawberries and wow. Probably my favourite breakfast meal to date.

  11. 5 stars
    You're post are always so great. I always get flustered and then every little thing drives me mad, glad to see I'm alone. It had never occurred to me to grind up the millet, brilliant! I made a big batch your way and just heated a little up each morning such a time saver!

  12. Love this! I will try it tomorrow morning! Your photos are amazing, congratulations for your beautiful blog 🙂 See you!

  13. If I were to make this with quinoa would I need to grind the quinoa the same way you do the millet?


  14. Toast first then pulse in blender? Instructions seem to be the other way round. I just bought millet for the first time, so I'm a newbie but I new where to come for a good recipe!

  15. 4 stars
    Lovely. Fabulous idea to grind the millet a little. Combines wonderfully with the strawberries and I just love the hint of cardamom

  16. I just found this millet porridge recipe and want to try it, but you can buy millet either hulled or unhulled. Which one did you use? Thanks!

  17. 2 stars
    I just made this. The roasted strawberries were definitely the star of the show. Never roasted strawberries before. I added vanilla extract and cinnamon and some blueberries. Additional spices needs to be added to the millet otherwise it would have been extremely bland. So I gave the recipe 2 stars. Additional flavoring added to the millet would make it more tasty.

  18. 5 stars
    Friggin’ genius! Roasted strawberries is such a brilliant idea. Cardamom is divine. This put me in a good mood all day.


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