Gluten free millet porridge with chia spices

Porridge can be so nourishing for your emotional and physical being. It is a flexible recipe that can be tailored to your own tastes and what your body does and doesn't like. So you will continue to see me play about with the basic formula, adding all manner of creative flavours and textures. 

In this gluten free recipe I use millet flakes, not to be confused with millet grain. The flakes are a direct substitute for porridge oats. The taste and texture are so similar you won't be able to tell the difference. The mushed up banana adds a healthy sweetness, this is a trick you can use for any porridge recipe. Using a banana is a healthier option than any sugar or sugar alternatives that would suit this recipe. They are also much cheaper. 

2 handfuls of millet flakes (not millet grains. The flakes can be bought from any health food shop)

1.5c dairy free milk, I used Plenish almond milk

1 medium to large banana, mushed up with a fork

1/2t ground ginger

1/2t ground cinnamon

1/4t ground cardamom

A little ground flax (optional)

Add all of the ingredients, except the flax, to a small pan

Heat and reduce to a simmer

Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally

Pour into a bowl, sprinkle the flax on top