5 Ways to Add More Millet Into Your Routine

Millet is an ancient grain that is extremely nutritious!  It is gaining popularity in western culture but because it’s traditionally been used as animal feed, many people do not know how to use it. Below are five different ways you can use millet throughout the week! 

Arrowhead Mills Puffed Millet vs Millet Flour
Arrowhead Mills Puffed Millet and Arrowhead Mills Organic Millet Flour

1. Make Chocolate Chip Cookies:

I love cuddling up with warm cookies once it starts to get chilly. Cozy sweaters, leggings, and chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite combos for these days.  

Millet cookies are soft, chewy, and gluten-free! Try these Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook millet flour on the stove on low heat for about one minute until the smell disappears. In a bowl combine millet flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.

In a separate bowl mix butter, cane sugar, and vanilla together. Add flour mixture and chocolate chips. Refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes (it will be sticky)

Cover the cookie sheet with parchment paper and add small drops of dough to make cookies.  Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes. Leave cookies on the tray for 5 minutes so they don’t break when you remove them. 

2. Make a Breakfast Cake:

My obsession with breakfast cake comes from having busy mornings where I need to grab my breakfast on the go!  Breakfast bakes can be a great alternative to add millet into your routine! This recipe is also great for kids and toddlers.

Try this Millet Banana Cake!

Ingredients:

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut the banana into slices and then mash with a fork. Add mashed banana, monk fruit, oil, and vanilla into a mixer. Once mixed evenly add the milk. Use a sieve over your wet ingredients and add the Millet flour.  Add in whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well and then fold in the nuts. Grease your loaf pan and pour the batter inside. Bake for 35-40 minutes.  Once cooked, let it cook for 5 minute and serve!

3. Mix it into a Casserole or Stew:

Millet flour can be added into savory recipes that call for traditional flour like casseroles and stew.

4. Bake Your Own Homemade Millet Bread:

Millet bread is especially great for gluten free diets! 

Prep: 10 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients:

Directions:

Preheat Oven to 325°F.   Spray a 9×5-inch loaf baking pan.

In a bowl mix dry ingredients: millet flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In a different bowl mix water, vinegar, and psyllium husk. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until you see a gel forming.

Combine the psyllium mixture and the flour mixture. Once it turns into a dough with wet hands shape the dough into a loaf and place it into a loaf pan. Bake for 90 minutes or until the top is a pale golden brown. The bread will sound hollow when tapped. Cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.

5. Cooking For Pickers Eaters? Hide It in Pizza Crust!

Who doesn’t like pizza?!  Making a millet pizza crust is a great way to add this amazing grain to your children’s diet without them noticing.

Ingredients

Directions:

Combine the millet flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, garlic powder, and salt in a bowl. Once dry ingredients are mixed, add the egg and soymilk. Pour batter into a non-stick skillet and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Put your crust on a baking pan and add your favorite toppings!  Bake for 15 minutes at 425°F.

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