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Creamy Fonio Hot Cereal with Dried Fruit

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December 18, 2017 by Yolele

This dairy free fonio hot cereal is velvety with just the perfect amount of sweetness from the fruits + brown sugar. The diverse flavors and textures give this quick and simple bowl complexity.


Serves 6 people
    • cup uncooked Yolélé fonio
    • cups cold water
    • teaspoon salt
    • 1/2  cup dried cranberries
    • 1/2  cup raisin
    • cups almond milk
    • teaspoons brown sugar
    • teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4  cup of your favorite nuts, chopped and toasted (optional)
    • 1/2  fresh mango, chopped or 1/2 cup fresh blueberries or 1 sliced banana
    • 1/2  cup fresh blueberries
    • 1   banana, sliced


      • 01 .  

        To prepare the fonio, place in a large heavy saucepan. Add water and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer gently for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

      • 02 .  

        Add dried cranberries, raisin, milk (or soymilk) and salt in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Let stand for 1 minute. Stir in brown sugar Mango and cinnamon.


      • 03 .  

        Toast chopped cashews (if using) in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.


      • 04 .  

        Sprinkle with toasted cashews and serve.


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