Tykvenitsa Millet Breakfast Cereal


This used to be one of my favorite hot cereals when I was a child. It has a pleasing sweet flavor without added sugar and a sunny yellow color. I adapted this Russian recipe for a slow cooker.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 3 cups shredded pumpkin

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 cups rice milk

  • 1 cup millet

  • 1 tablespoon butter, or to taste

  • 1 pinch salt to taste


  1. Place pumpkin, water, rice milk, and millet in a slow cooker and stir well.

  2. Cook on Low until creamy, 4 to 5 hours. Stir butter and salt into cereal before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

201 Calories
4g Fat
36g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 201
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 211mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.