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There has been a significant increase in the number of people that consume vegan diets. The reasons vary from health to animal welfare or environmental concerns.

Vegan diets tend to be rich in nutrients and low in saturated fats. Research suggests that the diet can improve heart health, protect against cancer, and lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.

We are beginning this thread to provide vegan recipes you can prepare with authentic Fonio grain and gluten-free Fonio flour processed in Ghana.

Fonio can be prepared similar to that of couscous: You can soak it or cook it on the stove.

Fonio can be cooked to be fluffy like quinoa or creamy.

In addition to salads, fluffy Fonio can be added to pilafs.

Creamy Fonio can be served as a cereal/breakfast. Simply add in your favorite fresh fruits like blueberries or bananas and a dash of cinnamon for a nutritious breakfast you’ll be thinking about long after the last bite.

If you’re looking for delicious-looking Fonio recipes to try—here are recipes for fonio Jollof, fonio angwamo, and fonio smoothie.

Gluten-Free White Fonio Base Recipe
Gluten-Free White Fonio Base Recipe

Basic Fonio Recipe - as a side dish

This easy Fonio recipe requires only four simple ingredients: Fonio, water, salt, and avocado or coconut oil.


1 cups water

To Taste salt

1 teaspoon avocado or Coconut oil


  1. In a pot large enough to allow for expansion, coat OTI Gluten-Free White Fonio Grain well with 1 tsp Avocado or coconut oil.

  2. Add 1 cup water, stir, and bring to a boil. Add salt to taste.

  3. Cover and lower to simmer for one minute.

  4. Keep covered, off heat, and let rest for 4 minutes.

  5. Fluff with a fork while still warm.

  6. Serve warm or cold.

  7. Add it to grain bowls, salads, soups, and smoothies!

This is one vegan food recipe you should try. We will learn the rest of the 4 in our subsequent posts.

We want to see pictures of how your cooked Basic Fonio looks like! Please share with us.


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