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Fonio Breakfast Porridge

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"Fonio grain is cooked with dried fruits and nuts then topped with coconut and cinnamon for a wholesome breakfast porridge. Earthy-flavored fonio is full of nutrition, which makes it a perfect choice for a gluten- and oat-free breakfast."
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30 m servings 411
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Toast walnuts and almonds in a skillet over medium-low heat, 4 to 5 minutes. Chop into big pieces and set aside.
  2. Pour water and fonio into a medium saucepan. Stir to eliminate any lumps. Add dates. Bring to a low boil, stirring often while crushing the date pieces. Reduce heat to a simmer when dates begin to dissolve. Add 1 cup milk, raisins, and cranberries. Continue to simmer, stirring often, until fonio absorbs all the liquid, about 8 minutes.
  3. Divide the porridge into 6 bowls. Serve topped with equal amounts of toasted nuts, blueberries, 6 tablespoons milk, coconut, and cinnamon.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Use plant-based milk instead of dairy for a vegan alternative.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 411 calories; 11.8 74.5 7.3 4 32 Full nutrition

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