Maple Orange Millet Porridge with “Fried” Banana Topping

I think that if you guys read often, you all know that mmmm… how do I put it… that I tend to be obsessive about stuff.

Like, I don’t even like things: I become utterly obsessed over them.

I either love it or hate it.

No middle point for me.



So, thing is, there are times when I become attached to a certain kind of breakfast food. It’s crazy guys, because I can go for months eating literally the same old thing for breakfast every single day. And I don’t get tired of it. Or bored, mind you.

Oh well, until I do, of course.

I go trough breakfast phases. There was a time when I’d only eat oat porridge (which, now I despise ugh… though I still love oats, but not in porridge form!), specially apple pie porridge. Gosh, I think I even became emotionally attached to it.



Then I had an olive oil toast phase, which was more like the olive toast year, to be honest. Toasts for breakfast, lunch and dinner… No regrets, I liked that phase.

Not so long after I abandoned my toast phase, I tried the “pancake day”. The name says it all… it lasted only a day, and I’m not even sure why. I mean, I do really like pancakes mmhmm.

After that, I went back to the toast phase. And, if you’re wondering which phase I’m on now (I don’t know why would you… I’m pretty sure y’all skipped this part because, oh well, who wants to hear about my breakfast?), it’s the Weetabix porridge phase. Warm, healthy, creamy breakfast in under 5 minutes. Perfection in what-people-says-it-looks-and-tastes-like-babyfood form. Yeah, I really really like them. Have you ever tried them? I hope so! They’re so good!



Though I decided to spice up my breakfast routine (aka sickly obsession) and try millet for the first time. 





It has become my favorite hot cereal ever. It is like a cross between quinoa and polenta, which I adore, and it packs a ton of nutrients and vitamins that will keep you full & happy for hours. It’s official: I’ve developed a dangerous obsession with it.

Prepare yourselves, there will be lots of recipes more coming.

You’re warned.



And the fried banana topping?? Seriously, it’s so addictive. I had to fry two bananas instead of the one that the recipe calls for. I think you can all imagine what happened to the first banana before I tried to use it to top my porridge.

Pretty obvious, huh?

And the flavor of this?? What. A. Combo. This porridge came out so fragant that it made my kitchen smell like heaven (scented kitchens are on my obsession list as well!). Orange, lemon, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon combined are pretty much the best flavor ever… I can’t wait for tomorrow’s breakfast so I can have this again!



Maple Orange Millet Porridge with Fried Banana Topping
Serves 5
Warm, creamy, comforting and fragant: this porridge is the perfect way to spice up your breakfast routine!
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  1. 200 grams uncooked millet
  2. 800 mililiters unsweetened soy milk
  3. two rinds orange peel
  4. 1 rind lemon peel
  5. 1 cinnamon stick
  6. 1 + 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
For the topping
  1. 1 banana
  2. 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  3. 2 teaspoon water
  4. 2 tablespoons dried papaya
  5. 2 tablespoons walnuts
  1. Toast the millet in a saucepan for 3-4 minutes until fragant.
  2. Add milk, maple syrup, cinnamon stick, and lemon and orange rinds.
  3. Simmer mixture for 20-25 minutes or until creamy. You may need a bit more of milk.
  4. For the topping, slice the banana.
  5. Spray a non-stick pan with coconut oil and lightly "fry" the banana until golden.
  6. Mix maple syrup + water and add it t the banana slices.
  7. Place on top of the cooked millet. Add more milk if desired. Top with walnuts and dried fruit.
  1. You can use almond, cow's or your favorite kind of milk here.
  2. You can use ground cinnamon instead to taste.
  3. If you have leftovers, this keeps well in the fridge, but you'll need more milk to reheat it.
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Do you guys go trough breakfast phases? Which is your favorite breakfast? Have you ever tried millet?

Happy Friday!



  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon January 3, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I go through major breakfast phases as well! Heated up Weetbix and banana lasted me a good year until I moved on to peanut butter and banana toast. This looks so good though! I might have to break my routine 🙂 (or maybe just eat it for lunch haha)

    • Reply Consuelo January 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      I’m glad to know I’m not the only one hehe. Thank you! xx

  • Reply Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness January 3, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Haha, I am the SAME WAY! I get totally obsessed over things and eat them everyday forever. But then, I’ll switch and eat something else everyday forever. I have been wanting to try millet and this looks like a perrrrfect way to start! Plus, fried banana? Yes.

    • Reply Consuelo January 3, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      Oh yeah, you’re just like me haha. You try it, I hope you love it, it’s so good! And the fried banana is amazing!
      Thanks : )

  • Reply Kelly January 3, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Hehe, I am the same and can eat the same breakfast everyday. It’s always either steel cut oatmeal or granola. Looks like I need to switch it up and this millet porridge looks great! I’ve had millet before but never as breakfast or sweetened up this way. It sounds awesome and the banana topping looks incredibly tasty 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks Kelly, I hope you’ll like it :–)

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven January 3, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    I go through phases with breakfast food too! This is such a creative recipe that I could definitely get addicted to for a while 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      haha Thanks! xx

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite January 3, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I’m normally a “grab a greek yogurt and eat it on the way to work” kind of breakfast guy. I’ll literally do it everyday. Not a big breakfast person, I guess. But this looks so delicious! Tons of vibrant colors and flavors! Love it. Found your blog through Erin @ Emerging Foodie. Enjoying looking through your site!

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      Thank you very much Chris! I love your blog too. I’m glad you stopped back and left a comment so I could get to know yours :–)

  • Reply Natalie @ Tastes Lovely January 3, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    I’ve never had millet before, but now I must try it! This looks delicious. Fried banana? Yum!

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks Natalie :–)

  • Reply Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner January 3, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    YUM fried bananas! I love that you used that topping. Hope you have a Happy New Year – pinning!

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks Deb! Happy New Year to you too 😀

  • Reply Ashley January 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I definitely also go through huge breakfast phases! Currently stuck on peanut butter and a little jelly on toast : ) But I do need some new ideas … and this looks awesome!

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      Oooh that phase sounds great! Thanks 🙂

  • Reply Cindy January 3, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I love breakfast! I definitely go through phases of what I like to have. Oatmeal and Smoothies are my favorites. This porridge sounds yummy, especially with a fried banana!

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      Thanks Cindy! xx

  • Reply BrunchTimeBaker January 3, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I think we all go through the “same food phase” sometimes it’s because we learn a new recipe and find it easier to make what we know and at times we just love it so much that we just keep making it. I do that so many times with breakfast, lunch, and dinner! This is such a yummy recipe! 😀

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      Yup absolutely 😉 Thanks! xx

  • Reply Juliana January 3, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    What a beautiful bowl for breakfast…I love the fried banana on top…what a great way to start a day.
    Happy New Year Consuelo 😀

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      Thanks Juliana! Happy New Year to you too! xx

  • Reply Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry January 3, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I have never tried millet before but now I am going to have to!

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      You should haha 😉 xx

  • Reply Mary Frances January 3, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    It was pumpkin chocolate oatmeal for forever. My family laughed, but I did it. 🙂 Those fried bananas look so good, like I could skip everything else for them! I’m kind of obsessed with bananas right now … you understand, right? 🙂 Cinnamon and orange is a combo I must try. You nailed this one Consuelo!

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      That sounds so good. I would have been obsessed too ;–) Thank you!x

  • Reply Josefine {The Smoothie Lover} January 3, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    This. Looks. So. Good.
    Seriously – porridge is my all time favourite thing! I have to check if I can get millet here. I really, really really hope I can!!!

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      Check if they have it in the health food stores, and my local Aldi carries it sometimes! Thanks : )

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments January 4, 2014 at 1:20 am

    I eat the same old thing for breakfast every single day, too, then all of a sudden I wake up one day and I can’t stand the thought of eating it again. I would love to wake up to this — it sounds amazing!

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      Yeah that’s so me! Thanks ; )

  • Reply Monica January 4, 2014 at 1:34 am

    I am also such a creature of habit, too. The “bad” thing is it takes me ages (as in years) to get over something so I’m pretty much eating the same 2-3 things for breakfast every week! I’ve not had millet yet … because I’m constantly craving steel cut oats and there’s not much room to explore. I have to try it and that banana looks sooo good!

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm

      Thanks Monica! I hope you’ll like it :–D

  • Reply Allie BakingAMoment January 4, 2014 at 3:25 am

    I’ve never tried millet but it sounds wonderful with all the flavors you’ve described! And your photos are stunning!

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks Allie! xx

  • Reply Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron January 4, 2014 at 3:33 am

    I’ve always wanted to try millet but now that I’ve seen this I think I really should! The fried bananas on top look delicious!

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks Ruby! xx

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen January 4, 2014 at 5:01 am

    I need those fried bananas in my life, right now! This sounds delicious. But, the olive oil toast phase? I’ve never heard of that – definitely a new one for me!

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Olive oil toasts are awesome girl! You have to try them 😉 xx

  • Reply Kumar's Kitchen January 4, 2014 at 8:12 am

    what a great topping of fried bananas…this is just the thing to have for breakfast today,thanks…HAVE A VERY VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!!! 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks Kumar! Happy New Year to you too 😀

  • Reply Joanne January 4, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I go through breakfast phases as well!! Lately I’ve been stuck on yogurt with peanut butter but I’ll have to try out your millet with fried bananas!

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      That sounds so so good! Thanks! x

  • Reply Amy (Savory Moments) January 4, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    This is so creative and really delicious looking! I, too, go through breakfast phases. I just cleaned out my cupboards and found a bag of millet that I had forgotten about — thanks for the inspiration!

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      Yay, thank you Amy! Hope you’ll like it! xx

  • Reply Yeste Lima January 4, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Las pintas….como siempre, Consuelo…

    Feliz comienzo de año, hija, el resto, sé que te irá bien, tal como eres, no puede ser menos.

    Besos apretaos.

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      Muchas gracias Yeste. ¡Feliz año nuevo para ti también! Besos 😀

  • Reply Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes January 4, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    I totally go through breakfast phases too! This porridge looks really tasty; I’ve been meaning to try millet for a while!

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks Jessica! xx

  • Reply Trisha January 5, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Girl, you have convinced me to try it! I’ve been on an oatmeal binge for a while now, but this looks delicious! I love all the fruit flavors going on here too.

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks Trisha. Hope you’ll love it! xx

  • Reply Liz @ Life Made Sweet January 5, 2014 at 3:14 am

    I am so the same way! I can eat the same thing for months and never get tired of it. It’s kind of ironic given how much I love food! Glad to know I’m not alone! I’e never tried millet but put some fried bananas on it…I’m so game!

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      Hahaha thanks! I hope you like it! xx

  • Reply Carmel Moments January 5, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Favorite breakfast is definitely smoothies. I’ve never tried millet before either. Now I’m intrigued. You definitely make it sound good. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo January 6, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      Thanks Melanie! 😀

  • Reply alex@vegginout January 5, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I definitely go through breakfast phases too! One summer I ate the exact same thing every.single.morning. and never got tired of it (well, as you pointed out, I didn’t get tired of it until I did 😉 ). I don’t think I’ve had it since though! This definitely looks like a breakfast that I could eat everyday for a while. I’ve had millet in things, but I’ve never cooked it by itself. I love pretty much any grain though, so I’m sure I’d be a fan!
    Have a great Sunday and a fabulous week!! <3

    • Reply Consuelo January 6, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      I hope you like it, and have a wonderful week yourself too! xx

  • Reply The Wooden Spoon January 5, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I tried millet, but I don’t think I made it right, because it DEFINITELY did not look like the picture above. It also wasn’t anything that anyone would have found addicting. Ever. I think I’m going to have to try this again because this looks amazing!

    • Reply Consuelo January 6, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      I hope you like it this way ; ) Thanks! x

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl January 5, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    I love your recipes, always something unique and fun and always so colorful and festive! What I’m saying is thanks for the recipe cheer Consuelo!

    • Reply Consuelo January 6, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      Thanks Pamela! xx

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor January 5, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Fried bananas are one of my favorite things EVER! I can never get enough of them. And they look extra delicious on top of this porridge. I love how you added chunks of papaya, so perfect!

    • Reply Consuelo January 6, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      Thank you very much Ashley! x

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKItchen January 6, 2014 at 3:45 am

    Love those fried bananas! I don’t think I’ve ever tried millet before. For the longest time my go to breakfast was a banana sliced in half, spread with peanut butter, a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of Grape Nuts Cereal.

    • Reply Consuelo January 6, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      Yum, that sounds so nice! Thanks Christin! x

  • Reply Jordan Lynn // Life Between Lattes January 6, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Wow, that millet looks amazing, and I love olive oil toast. Breakfast is the absolute best! I was obsessed with oatmeal for the longest time, but I’m currently in a toast with braised tofu and sriracha phase. When I get tired to eating sriracha for breakfast, I need to remember to try millet!

    • Reply Consuelo January 7, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      That phase sounds amazing, I need to try it too ;–) Thanks Jordan! xx

  • Reply MoonLight @ AWorldInMyOven January 7, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Wauw, this sounds amazing.. But really, do you do this every morning? I thought making a smoothie every single morning was a lot of work already! Still, looking at this makes me so hungry…

    • Reply Consuelo January 7, 2014 at 4:16 pm

      Not really! I make a big pot of it the night before and it lasts for a few days in the fridge. Breakfast solved!
      Thank you :–)

  • Reply Aimee / Wallflower Girl January 8, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    You should make a healthy food cookbook. You always get the healthy part right without losing the total food porn factor! This sounds incredible…

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