Millet Pudding

Millet Pudding

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  • 1 cup millet
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3 cups pineapple juice (see note)
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract


Pick through and rinse millet. Bring millet, water and salt to a boil, and then reduce heat and simmer covered for 30 minutes. Allow millet to cool to just above room temperature.

In a blender, combine cooked millet with pineapple juice and vanilla and blend to a smooth, creamy, pudding-like texture; this will take 4 to 5 minutes. It may be necessary to do this in three, even-sized batches.

Pour into a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish, non-stick muffin cups or the vessel of your choice. If you like, first layer the dish or muffin cups with frozen or fresh berries and pour the pudding over them. Or spread all-fruit jam on top of the pudding. The pudding may be frozen at this point and heated later.

This pudding also can be baked for 40 minutes at 350° F.

Special notes:

For people sensitive to pineapple, white grape juice may be substituted.

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