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How to cook Millet + Gluten Free Grain Breakfast Bowl

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 1x


How to cook Millet + Gluten Free Grain Breakfast Bowl. This delicious millet gluten free grain breakfast bowl is like a warm porridge. Top it with milk a little sweetener, and your favorite fruit for a wholesome, comforting breakfast.


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For Millet

  • 1 cup hulled millet
  • 1 3/4 cups3 1/2 cups water (amount varies depending on cooking method
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

For Breakfast Bowl

  • 3/4 cup cooked millet
  • milk of choice
  • cinnamon
  • honey or maple syrup
  • fruit (peaches, plums, pears, apples, etc.) diced or fresh berries
  • Optional 1 tablespoon chopped nuts or seeds.


For Stove Top

  1. Bring 2 cups water to a rolling boil in a small pot. Stir in 1 cup millet and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  2. Return contents to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Drain off any remaining water, then serve it as is, or use it to make some of these millet recipes.

For Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)

  1. Place millet, 1 3/4 cups water and salt in the pot of a pressure cooker. Set the valve to sealing.
  2. Using manual setting, set on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  3. When cook time is finished, naturally release the pressure for 10 minutes, then serve.

For Slow Cooker

  1. Place millet, 3 1/2 cups water and salt into a slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours, or high for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours.

To make a breakfast grain bowl with millet: 1 serving

  1. Place 2/3 to 3/4 cup cooked millet in a bowl. Cover with non dairy milk or creamer (1/3 c to 2/3 cup; warmed if desired).
  2. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 Tablespoon+ honey or maple syrup.
  3. Top with fresh fruit,  nuts, berries, extra cinnamon and maple syrup top top.


1 cup uncooked millet yields about 3 1/2 cups cooked millet.
1 serving = 1/4 cup uncooked or about 3/4 cup cooked.

Nutrition for 1 serving cooked millet, plain-  210 calories, 2 grams of fat, 42 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 0 grams of sugar, 5 grams of protein.

Nutrition for the millet breakfast bowl below. 

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: breakfast


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 294
  • Sugar: 17.6 g
  • Sodium: 98.5 mg
  • Fat: 7.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.5 g
  • Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: millet, breakfast bowl, gluten free grain