FearLESS Friday #1: Goldilocks Porridge featuring Millet

I have been stuck in an oatmeal rut for breakfast. A serious rut. My poor boys have oatmeal for their blood-type. I decided to mix things up a bit for FearLESS Friday. I picked up a bag of Japanese Millet to experiment with a different whole grain.

I love that millet is referred to as an ancient grain. The Whole Grains Council even bragged that, “before rice was widely consumed in Asia, it’s thought that different forms of millet were the staple grain in this region, as long ago as 8300 B.C.E.” Cool.

New ingredients are risky to introduce in the morning, but that’s what FearLESS Friday is all about! Who says moms can’t be spontaneous! (I hope you’re laughing out loud over my millet-inspired spontinaety. My poor kids.) I decided to make the millet into a porridge and call it, “Goldilocks Porridge,” because Big P had been dying to read our James Marshall version of the children’s classic.

Goldilocks Porridge featuring Millet

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Goldilocks Porridge featuring Millet


  • 1/2 cup millet
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup cow, almond, or soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or honey
  • 1/2 cup raspberries (or other favorite fruit)
  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  • Combine millet and water in pot and heat on medium high until water boils.
  • Reduce heat to medium for 20-25 minutes or until millet is tender.
  • Fluff with a fork.
  • Put cooked millet into bowls and top with milk, berries, spices, almonds, and a sprinkle of brown sugar or drizzle of honey. Delicious!

Thanks, FearLESS Friday for giving me an excuse to try millet.

2 Comment

  1. Stephanie says:

    I love your blog Alli! We don’t have kids yet but we try to eat healthy and this gets me excited to feed my future kids good food too. I had to comment on this one – we lived in Germany last year and I bought and cooked us some millet. I loved it but Shane couldn’t get over the fact that it’s birdseed. Then he was alone there the last few weeks eating the rest of our pantry, including plenty of “birdseed,” which I don’t think he’ll ever let me forget 🙂

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