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Millet with Dried Fruit Compote

This millet breakfast is so complete it is all you need for a very nutritious breakfast that will sustain you for a long time.

Millet with Dried Fruit Compote Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes

1 cup millet
dash of salt
2 cups water
1 ˝ cups dried apricots, and prunes combined
1 cup chopped nuts and seeds such as walnuts, sunflower seeds and, or cashews
2 cup orange juice, preferably fresh squeezed
1 TBS fresh lemon juice
1 tsp minced lemon zest
2 TBS honey
*optional vanilla yogurt


  1. Cut dried fruit into quarters and simmer in small saucepan with orange juice, lemon juice, lemon zest and honey for just about 5 minutes. Remove fruit with a slotted spoon to a small bowl. Continue to cook sauce reducing it to about half in volume. Combine fruit and sauce.
  2. While sauce is simmering bring water to a boil over high heat in medium sauce or soup pan. Add millet and bring back to a boil. Cover, and turn heat to low. Cook about 15 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the millet is tender.
  3. While millet is cooking combine nuts and place in the bowl of food processor. Process just for a minute to coarsely chop. Roast chopped nuts about 5 minutes in dry sauté pan, stirring constantly so they don't burn. Stir into millet at end of cooking. Top with stewed fruit and a little vanilla yogurt.

    Serves 4

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Nutritional Profile

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Millet with Dried Fruit Compote
1.00 serving
511.35 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin C 70.52 mg 117.5 4.1 excellent
manganese 1.20 mg 60.0 2.1 very good
vitamin B1 (thiamin) 0.63 mg 42.0 1.5 good
copper 0.80 mg 40.0 1.4 good
dietary fiber 9.76 g 39.0 1.4 good
vitamin E 6.74 mg 33.7 1.2 good
magnesium 129.95 mg 32.5 1.1 good
tryptophan 0.10 g 31.3 1.1 good
potassium 1072.20 mg 30.6 1.1 good
phosphorus 278.40 mg 27.8 1.0 good
folate 110.53 mcg 27.6 1.0 good
iron 4.61 mg 25.6 0.9 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

In Depth Nutritional Profile for Millet with Dried Fruit Compote

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