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Banana Millet Breakfast Porridge

Banana Millet Breakfast Porridge is like healthy banana bread in a bowl! It's an easy, gluten-free breakfast that the whole family will love.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: millet breakfast porridge
Servings: 2 - 3 servings
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Jennifer Farley


  • 1/2 cup millet (other grains may be substituted, see notes)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup milk (whole milk, 2%, non-dairy, etc)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, or more to taste
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons toasted walnuts, chopped


  • Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in medium saucepan. Add the millet and salt. Cover, reduce the heat to low and cook for 35 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the millet is soft.
  • Stir in the milk, ground cinnamon and maple syrup, adjusting the seasonings to taste.  
  • Divide into serving bowls. Top each bowl with sliced bananas, walnuts and, if desired, a bit more cinnamon and maple syrup.


I like using a 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, but the results are bordering on salty when you taste the millet by itself. The porridge tastes very balanced when you eat everything in one bite - the millet balances nicely against the sweetness of the banana/maple and the bitterness of the walnuts. You may want to start with 1/4 teaspoon and add the rest at the end if you think it needs it.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 610mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1.8mg