This quick porridge is one of the great things that fonio can do better than other many other grains. It cooks fast and creates a creamy, textured porridge that will take on the flavor of anything mixed into it. This same recipe can be cooked covered in a microwave for 2-3 minutes.

Prep time: 1 min

Cook time: 5 min

Total time: 6 min

Fonio Breakfast Porridge
Copyright Recipe © 2020 Woodland Foods


Serves 4

  • 1/2 Cup Fonio, Pearled (Parboiled)

  • 1/2 Cup Water

  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk

  • 2 Tablespoons Honey Or Brown Sugar

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon


  1. Add fonio, water and milk to a one quart saucepot and bring to simmer while stirring. Cook until the mixture turns to a creamy, thick porridge and add the remaining ingredients. Stir to melt the butter and serve with fruit, nuts or a little cream if desired.