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Millet Breakfast Porridge

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 2 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients

Millet is said to be a warming grain, so this breakfast is perfect for chilly mornings or days when tired from treatment. Millet was the staple grain before rice took over, and it’s due for...


  • 1 cup milk of your choice (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
  • 2 cups cooked millet (see Chef Tips)
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flakes, toasted
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
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Nutrition Facts


589 cals


29 g

Saturated Fat

8 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

7 g

Monounsaturated Fat

13 g


75 g


29 g


7 g


13 g


59 mg


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the milk, honey, and millet, and bring to a simmer. Continue to simmer for 3 to 5 minutes or until it reaches desired thickness.
  2. Top with pineapple, toasted coconut, and pecans. Serve hot.

Chef Tips

For extra flavor, dry roast the millet grains in a heavy pan before cooking.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society