Recipe: Sweet Vanilla Fonio

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The recipe is from Martin, former employee at gebana. He's from Benin, where he learned how to cook with Fonio. The milk porridge is somewhat similar to porridge and makes a delicious breakfast, snack or light supper.

Ingredients (for 2 to 3 people)


  1. Pour the water over the fonio. Stir the fonio with a spoon or ladle until each grain is moistened.
  2. Add the vanilla bean and heat the mixture. Simmer on low to medium heat for 10-15 minutes until thickened and the water has nearly cooked off.
  3. Remove the vanilla bean. Add the sugar and milk. Simmer again for about 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and leave to rest for 5 minutes, allowing the steam to escape.
  4. The fonio is now ready and can be served as you like with bread, biscuits or nuts.
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