This cozy, hot cereal is the perfect accompaniment on a chilly fall or winter morning. The millet has a light, nutty flavor and the walnuts add a hearty crunch to the cereal. And who can go wrong with warm pears dripping with brown sugar, bourbon, and a little vegan butter? Why not make a bowl and share in some quiet introspection yourself?

Pears With Brown Sugar, Bourbon, And Millet [Vegan, Gluten-Free]





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For the Hot Millet Cereal:

  • 1 cup cooked millet
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt

Brown Sugar Bourbon Pears:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 3 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • Splash of bourbon
  • 2 pears cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/8 cup walnuts


  1. Combine cooked millet, milk, vanilla, and salt in a small saucepan and slowly heat over low heat until it reaches scalding temperature, which is 180ºF. Basically, you'll be heating it until it's about to start simmering. If you see any signs of a simmer or a boil starting, immediately remove the pot from the heat. You can also heat the millet and milk in the microwave, on high, in a microwave safe bowl, in one minute increments until it's heated through.
  2. While the cereal is heating, prepare the brown sugar bourbon pear topping. Place butter and brown sugar in a pan over medium heat. Cook while stirring frequently until it begins to bubble and then add a splash of bourbon. Simmer the bourbon for one minute while continuously stirring in order to cook the alcohol off. Finally, add the pears and the walnuts to the pan and continue heating until it returns to a simmer, then remove from the heat.
  3. Divide the hot millet between 2 bowls and serve topped with the brown sugar bourbon pears. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 473 | Carbs: 75 g | Fat: 17 g | Protein: 9 g | Sodium: 214 mg | Sugar: 44 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.