Saturday, February 7, 2015

Week of Love: Vegan Cherry Coconut Millet Pudding

And we end the Week of Love with two breakfast recipes. This one vegan and the following recipe will be Paleo Plum Clafouti. I hope you have enjoyed our little recipe adventure!

The Arrowhead Mills Whole Millet packaging inspired this recipe. My sister gave me two packages of millet when I was visiting her one day. Having run out a while back while making mixed grain blender waffles,  I was more than delighted. I was ready to create!

Millet is supposed to be all the rage in 2015. Being gluten-free makes it highly appealing. It also doesn't need to be grown overseas (unlike quinoa) and it has a low water footprint compared to most grains. Millet retains alkaline properties after cooking making it an even easier grain to digest. Millet is starting to sound more and more appealing!

This baked pudding has great flavor and texture. Soaking the millet grain helps with digestion and creating less crunch. We want to enjoy our pudding. Not chip a tooth.

There is a lightened version featured below. The first version I found very scrumptious and more decadent. Great for breakfast or even dessert. The lighter version is more appropriate for breakfast.

Coconut Cherry Millet Pudding
1 cup whole millet grain, soaked overnight
2 cans coconut milk
1 1/4 cup water
1/2 cup local honey
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup coconut shredded, unsweetened
1 TB vanilla
1 tsp sea salt
1. Soak millet in 2 cups water overnight. Drain and rinse well.
2. Boil coconut milk and water. Add all ingredients. Stir for one minute.
3. Pour into casserole dish greased with coconut oil. Cook 1 hour at 350.

Lighter Variation:
Use only one can coconut milk, 1 1/2 cup apple juice, and 1 cup water for liquid. No honey. The apple juice and dried cherries will be our sweetener in this lighter version.


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