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Recipe: Millet with Goji Berries, Dates, and Walnuts

Give your breakfast a makeover and try this nutritious, gluten-free millet recipe from our very own Nutrition Team.

January 24, 2019 | HF Healthy Living Team

Millet is a gluten-free grain high in fiber, protein, and many essential nutrients.

Dates, when part of a healthy eating pattern, can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and obesity. They provide important minerals, phytochemicals, vitamins, and fiber, which are concentrated because fluids have been removed.

Dates may even contribute to colon health due to their prebiotic fiber compounds, which support the growth of healthy bacteria to maintain the gut health. In addition, because the fruit is dry, it has a longer shelf-life, unlike their fresh counterparts.

Try this meal from our Nutrition Team as a change from cereal or oatmeal.

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Millet with Goji Berries, Dates, and Walnuts

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 cup raw millet
  • 3 tablespoons goji berries
  • 9 jujubes (Chinese dates)
  • a handful of chopped walnuts
  • 3 cups of water


  1. Toast millet in a saucepan for a few minutes until you can smell the aroma, no oil needed
  2. Add 4 cups of water, along with goji berries and jujubes
  3. Turn the flame to high and bring to a boil
  4. Turn the flame to low and let simmer for 6 minutes. Keep stirring to prevent sticking on the bottom of the saucepan
  5. Remove from heat and place in a serving bowl
  6. Add some walnuts

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes about 3½ cups. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Millet with Goji Berries, Dates, and Walnuts Nutrition Facts
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