Millet Porridge with Blueberries and Nut Butter


Looking for a scrumptious way to start your day? Try adding nut butter to your porridge – or better still mix up this warming vegan breakfast from plant based nutritionist, Lorna McCormack.

vegan porridge

What is Millet?

Although technically a seed, millet is usually considered one of the ancient grains and has been eaten as a staple for thousands of years in Asia and Africa.

Millet is gluten free in its natural form – though do check as production methods if you have allergies. It is fairly high in protein and millet is also a great source of other vitamins and minerals including magnesium which may help with migraines and and niacin which may help reduce cholesterol.

If you have difficulty getting hold of millet, you could try this recipe with quinoa instead.

Lorna’s recipe serves 2


100g raw wholegrain millet (not the flakes)

500ml milk: almond or coconut

1 tsp vanilla essence

Handful of blueberries

1 tbsp of your favourite nut butter

2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)


Place the millet in a pan with 375ml of the milk and bring to the boil.  Partially cover with the lid and reduce to a simmer for 15 – 20 minutes.  Give it an occasional stir to make sure it doesn’t get stuck to the bottom of the pan.

As the mixture begins to thicken test a little to see if you like the texture. You might like your porridge soft or you might like to keep a little bit of bite.

Add the rest of the milk and cook for a few more minutes. Taste again and when you are happy, add the vanilla essence, take the pan off the heat and leave the lid on.

When you are ready to eat, share between bowls, topping with berries, almond butter and maple syrup. Of course you can mix and match your toppings depending on the season and your taste.  And you will find that topping any sort of porridge with dollop of almond butter is a scrumptious way to start your day.


This recipe is from Lorna McCormack and was first published on

Lorna McCormack’s journey to plant-based eating was fuelled by her personal health challenges. It kick-started years of study in plant-based nutritional therapy, and hundreds of hours counselling patients through their transformations via diet, alone. Now, she’s making it her life’s mission to help others discover and excel on their own journey to more mindful nutrition.  Lorna has written an informative and inspiring free 5 day course to guide people to better health.  Sign up for her free course to learn more about plant based eating.



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