Creamy Fonio Hot Cereal with Fruit

Whether you’re in a rush, or just want to enjoy a warm breakfast, my creamy fonio hot cereal is the way to go!

Serves 6

  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Vegan



  • 1 cup fonio
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup raisin
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup chopped cashews, toasted (optional)
  • ½ fresh mango, chopped or 1/2 cup fresh blueberries or 1 sliced banana


  1. To prepare the fonio, place in a large heavy saucepan. Add water and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer gently for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add dried cranberries, raisin, milk (or soymilk) and salt in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Let stand for 1 minute. Stir in brown sugar Mango and cinnamon.
  3. Toast chopped cashews (if using) in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with toasted cashews and serve.