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Almond Apple Millet Cereal

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    Serves 4

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    When cooking grains such as millet, try simmering them in different liquids, such as apple cider, for a variety of flavour twists.

    1 cup (250 ml) millet
    1 cup (250 ml) water
    1 cup (250 ml) apple cider
    1 tsp (5 ml) cinnamon 
    1 1/2 Tbsp (30 ml) sucanat or other raw sugar 
    1 apple, diced
    1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped dried apricots
    2 cups (500 ml) unsweetened almond milk
    1/2 cup (125 ml) sliced almonds

    1. Heat medium saucepan over medium heat. 2. Add millet and cook, stirring often, until the millet begins to toast and brown, about 3 minutes. 3. Add water, apple cider and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 30 minutes or until liquid has been absorbed. 4. Stir in sugar, apple and apricots. Let stand five minutes then fluff with a fork. 5. Divide among serving bowls and top with almond milk and almonds.

    Each serving contains: 1612 kilojoules; 9 g protein; 10 g total fat (1 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 68 g carbohydrates; 8 g fibre; 98 mg salt

    source: "Bowled Over", alive Australia #13, Spring 2012

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