Fast-growing and drought-resistant, this ancient grain is an important crop in West Africa. It's a type of millet, making it gluten-free. Fonio's light and fluffy texture and mild favor make it work equally well with sweet and savory toppings.

EatingWell Magazine, June 2021

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Credit: Ted & Chelsea Cavanaugh

Recipe Summary test

active:
5 mins
total:
8 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine oat milk (or other nondairy milk or water), fonio and salt in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low until tender and creamy, about 8 hours.

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Equipment

5- or 6-quart slow cooker

Tip

Use any plant-based milk or water in this recipe, but skip dairy; it will curdle.

Nutrition Facts

270 calories; fat 2g; sodium 265mg; carbohydrates 57g; dietary fiber 3g; protein 6g; sugars 5g; potassium 95mg.
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