Healthy Meal Prep
Fonio Breakfast Porridge Recipe

Fonio Breakfast Porridge


Fonio grains are cooked with dried fruits then topped with coconut, cinnamon, and nuts to make this nutritious breakfast porridge.


  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup fonio grains
  • 4 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 6 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 6 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Toast walnuts and almonds in a skillet over medium-low heat, 4 to 5 minutes. Chop into big pieces and set aside.
  2. Pour water and fonio into a medium saucepan. Stir to eliminate any lumps. Add dates. Bring to a low boil, stirring often while crushing the date pieces. Reduce heat to a simmer when dates begin to dissolve. Add 1 cup milk, raisins, and cranberries. Continue to simmer, stirring often, until fonio absorbs all the liquid, about 8 minutes.
  3. Divide the porridge into 6 bowls. Serve topped with equal amounts of toasted nuts, blueberries, 6 tablespoons milk, coconut, and cinnamon.

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Nutritional Information

Fonio Breakfast Porridge

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 411.5
% Daily Value *
protein: 15 %
carbohydrates: 24 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 26 %
fat: 18 %
saturated fat: 23 %
cholesterol: 2 %
vitamin a iu: 2 %
niacin equivalents: 13 %
vitamin b6: 9 %
vitamin c: 3 %
folate: 4 %
calcium: 13 %
iron: 7 %
magnesium: 18 %
potassium: 12 %
sodium: 1 %
thiamin: 10 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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