Vanilla Millet Pudding with Blueberry Compote

vanilla-millet-pudding Photo: Travis Rathbone


  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries, thawed
  • 3/4 cup millet
  • 3 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 whole vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped out
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shelled pistachios, optional


1. In a medium saucepan, bring pomegranate juice to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until juice is reduced to 1/2 cup, about 20 minutes. Stir in blueberries and simmer for 5 minutes longer. Transfer compote to a bowl and let cool.

2. In a medium dry saucepan, toast millet over medium heat, stirring, until millet begins popping, about 3 minutes. Stir in milk, vanilla bean, honey, cinnamon stick and salt. Bring mixture just to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until millet is cooked through and mixture has thickened, about 25 minutes. (Millet will thicken further as it cools.)

3. Discard vanilla bean and cinnamon stick; spoon pudding into bowls. Top with compote; sprinkle with nuts, if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

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  • Yield: Serves: 8

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 148
Fat per serving: 2g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 3g
Carbohydrate per serving: 30g
Fiber per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 124mg
Calcium per serving: 102mg

Good to Know

Millet is a good source of magnesium, which supports a healthy immune system.