Daily Vegan Lunch for 25 January, 2013: Apple Cinnamon Millet

apple millet

Millet is a very easily digestible grain that has a lot of nutrients, including serotonin and magnesium, both of which reduce depression!  Even though it is often thought of as birdseed in the US, millet is a staple in many African countries.  It’s even gluten-free!  I like millet plain, however, I really like it sweetened, to me it screams “breakfast cereal”.  I know this is supposed to be vegan lunch.  I tend to eat dinner for breakfast though so this isn’t departing from my weirdo patterns.

3 cups water
1 cup millet
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 apple, chopped
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons maple syrup

Combine millet and water in a pot (or in rice cooker) and bring to a soft boil, turn heat to medium and cover.  Millet will absorb all water and be cooked in about 25 minutes.  Toss millet with apple, raisins, cranberries, cinnamon, and syrup. Tastes great warm or chilled.

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