Remember a few months ago when I said I was trying to reject Fall?
Well jokes on me because what I wouldn’t give to bring back that weather. It is way to cold around here.
So in an effort to relive the Fall season (and reject winter?) I decided some cinnamon and spice seasonings were in order!
Fall Inspired – Sweet Potato Millet
(inspired by this recipe)
1/2 cup dry millet
1 large sweet potato, chopped
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 cinnamon stick
1 Tbsp. maple sugar
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 Tbsp. chopped pecans
Trader Joe’s pumpkin pie spice (optional)
1. Soak millet for 7 hours (this is optional, I put the grain in a dish before I left for work so it was ready by the time I came home!).
2. Bring 1 1/2 cups of water, millet, sweet potato, and cinnamon stick to a boil. Once boiling, cover and reduce heat to a simmer for 25 minutes.
3. Remove from heat, let sit (cover still on) for 5-10 minutes.
4. Remove cinnamon stick and add nutmeg, cinnamon, and maple syrup sugar. Stir.
5. Garnish with pecans and pumpkin pie spice.
6. Serve and enjoy!
Even though these flavors are spot on for Fall this dish is perfect for those cold winter nights. The millet really pulls in the sweet flavors and the potato is able to blend it all together!
Sidenote: E wouldn’t eat it because he said it “smelled like our pumpkin spice candle and who would want to eat a candle?”. My response “Umm I guess I do?”.