Healthy millet cookies – various versions (gluten-free)

I would not be myself if I didn’t reach for millet while looking for a recipe for home-made, healthy cookies. One of my favourite ingredients and definitely the favourite and most universal – millet grits has finally got it’s own cookie creation. And since it is also cheap, easily available, gluten-free, very healthy and a bit forgotten, I hope that I will be able to convince the undecided to create more millet-based dishes! (I will also remind you the following recipes: millet butter, millet gnocchi, millet mayonnaise, cheesecake-millet brownie)

It is a very simple, base recipe that can be modified in different ways. Millet cookies work great with dried fruit, nuts or pieces of chocolate. You can also omit the ingredients added to the mass and cover the basic version with chocolate or nut glaze. Use this recipe as an inspiration and prepare your own version. I am sharing ideas for three tasted flavour combinations.

Crispy & healthy millet cookies – various versions (gluten-free)

Ingredients for 12 cookies

(it’s definitely worth doubling the proportions and making more!)

Base recipe:

  • 1/2 cup millet
  • 1 and 1/2 cup water
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of cornflakes (preferably without sugar)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or vegan margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Flavours examples:

Additional ingredients for 4 ginger and orange cookies:

  • orange peel from almost the whole orange
  • finely grated ginger (1 tbsp)

Additional ingredients for 4 “nutella” cookies:

  • 1 handful of chopped hazelnuts
  • 5 dates

Additional ingredients for 4 cookies with “carrot cake” flavour:

  • 1 handful of chopped walnuts
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Other examples of ingredients that go very well with these cookies:

Chocolate pieces / coconut shavings / sunflower seeds / pumpkin seeds / almond pieces / dried cranberry / grated apple

  1. Place the millet on a strainer and rinse thoroughly with water.
  2. Cover the millet with water in a pot, bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Add corn flakes, coconut oil or vegan margarine, sugar and salt to the cooled (at least partially!) groats. Stir, preferably using your hands, to crush the flakes and combine the ingredients.
  4. Mix in any additional ingredients: nuts or fruit. If you want, use the flavour combinations I have suggested above. You can also do it in a “throw in what you want” style and be creative.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Shape the cookies with wet hands and place them directly on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes until they are lightly crispy. They will achieve the proper crunchiness and consistency after cooling down.