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.
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.
5- or 6-quart slow cooker
Use any plant-based milk or water in this recipe, but skip dairy; it will curdle.