Recipe: Sweet Fonio Porridge

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Together with cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg, the fonio here turns into a sweet porridge with nutty flavours. The recipe is vegan and gluten-free. Recipe by Shiruna, My Elephant Kitchen


  • 100 g Fonio
  • 200 g Water
  • 200 g Almond milk or any milk of your choice
  • 11⁄2 tbsp Erythritol or sugar
  • 1/ 3 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa Nibs
  • 1⁄2 big Orange


  1. Wash and soak fonio in a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes and then sieve.
  2. Add the soaked fonio, water, milk, and erythritol to a heavy bottom pan. Mix in the cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and vanilla (optional).
  3. Cook on medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes and stir continuously. You can add an additional 50-100 ml of milk if you like it a bit runny.
  4. Transfer the porridge to a bowl and top it up with cocoa nibs and orange!
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