Are you hungry? But don’t you want to add sweets full of sugar, poor quality ingredients and God knows what else to your body?
These millet balls recipes will give your body only the best. They contain healthy ingredients, are full of energy and by making them at home, you will always know what you are eating!
Take your health into your own hands and don’t leave anything to chance, because we only have one health and it’s important to support it.
What recipe will you start and support your immunity?
Raffaello millet balls
A healthier alternative to the well-known coconut balls. Dive into this millet goodness and you’ll see that you can’t tell it from the original at all! The recipe is simple, quick and made from only the most basic ingredients.
What will we need
- 200 g millet (dry and raw)
- 500 ml of water
- 40 ml of fruit concentrate without sugar
- 100 g of raisins
- 100 g of grated coconut
- Pinch of salt
- Blend the raisins with a stick blender in 150 milliliters of water
- Rinse the millets in cold water, bring to a boil with the remaining water, fruit concentrate, mixed raisins and salt
- Boil the millet mixture at a moderate temperature for 20-30 minutes until the water is absorbed and boiled
- In the meantime, dry roast the grated coconut
- Add half of the roasted coconut to the cooked millet, mix well and let cool to room temperature
- We form balls of millet with wet hands
- Wrap the balls in the other half of the roasted coconut
- Let the balls cool and store them in a cool place
- If we prefer sweeter balls, use more fruit concentrate or more raisins
- If the mixture is too watery, add grated coconut
Dried apricots or prunes can be used instead of raisins. Instead of grated coconut, ground roasted nuts or sesame seeds can be used for coating.
Millet Christmas cookies
Do you feel like the Christmas holidays are all about overeating and sweets? If you want a change, then try this recipe for Christmas millet balls with almonds, which are not only healthy, but also incredibly tasty and hearty! Liven up the festive board with something original!
What will we need
- 100 g of millet
- 100 g ground almonds
- 40 g pistachios (chopped)
- ½ tsp cardamom
- A pinch of soda
- A pinch of sea salt
- Zest of ½ lemon
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
- 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
- A teaspoon of vanilla extract
- A teaspoon of lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
- Line a baking tray with baking paper
- Put the millet in a blender and mix until you get millet flour
- In a large bowl, whisk together the millet flour, ground almonds, cardamom, baking soda and salt
- Stir in the chopped pistachios and lemon zest and set aside
- In a small bowl, whisk the melted coconut oil with the maple syrup, vanilla and lemon juice and add it to the dry ingredients
- Mix everything together to form a dough
- Let the dough stand for about 10 minutes
- Form about 16 small balls from the mixture with your hands and place them on a lined baking sheet
- Gently press and flatten them with the palm of your hand
- Bake the millet balls for about 15 minutes until golden brown
Get inspired by other great and healthy recipes that your body will appreciate. Enjoy sweet and salty treats from the smakoun or try another healthy alternative in the form of tempeh dishes .
In no case will you regret your choice!
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Unbaked balls of millet and dates
Craving a quick, sweet and healthy snack? This recipe for millet balls is just what you’ve been looking for! Basic ingredients that you mix in a few steps, and you have a perfect afternoon snack that you don’t have to feel guilty about because it’s full of healthy ingredients.
What will we need
- 12 pitted dates
- 200 g of boiled millet
- 250 g oat flour (mixed oat flakes
- Juice of ½ lemon
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons of dried coconut milk
- Mix everything except the dried coconut milk in a bowl
- Stir the mixture thoroughly to combine the ingredients
- Process until a sticky mixture is formed
- Then roll the dough into 12 balls
- Wrap each millet ball in dried coconut milk (or grated coconut)
- Place the millet balls in the fridge for at least 2 hours to harden
- Store unused balls in a cool place or in the refrigerator
Vegan millet balls are crunchy on the outside and deliciously soft on the inside. This recipe is full of aromatic spices like paprika, turmeric and chili. A super healthy snack that is prepared without frying, just in a hot air oven.
What will we need
- 175 g of millet
- 480 ml of stock
- A spoonful of ground red pepper
- A teaspoon of turmeric
- A teaspoon of chili paste
- A spoonful of ground coriander
- 25 g semi-coarse flour
- A spoonful of flax seeds
- Prepare the vegetable broth in a large pot
- Add the millet to the broth and bring it to a boil
- Boil millet for about 10 minutes
- After 10 minutes, remove the pot with the millet from the heat and let it stand for another 10 minutes with the lid off the heat
- Meanwhile, mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water
- Mix well with a fork and set aside
- Once the millet has absorbed all the water, add flour and a mixture of flax seeds, paprika, turmeric, chili paste, coriander and salt and pepper to taste
- Mix well and set aside until the mixture cools completely
- We turn on the oven at 200 degrees in the hot air mode
- Then we shape the millet mixture into a ball with our hands
- Place the ball on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and repeat the process with the rest of the dough
- Place the balls in the oven
- And bake them for 10 minutes
- Millet dumplings are served with a dip and salad of your choice (look in the TIP section and choose one of the delicious salad recipes that go perfectly with millet dumplings)
For example, you can add millet dumplings to this simple spring radish salad or use them to replace meat in these delicious bun bo nam bo rice noodle salad recipes .
Why include millet in the menu
Millet is one of the oldest cultivated grains in the world and has been cultivated throughout Africa and Southeast Asia for thousands of years.
Millet can be used to make bread, beer, cereal and other foods. Even today, millet is a staple food all over the world.
In fact, millet is regaining popularity because it is versatile and easy to grow. At the same time, they provide many health benefits that are definitely worth considering on your journey to a healthier you.
Contains niacin and beta-carotene
Millets are rich in a substance called niacin, which helps the body manage biological processes important for the proper functioning of the body. Niacin is also important for healthy skin and organ function. In fact, it is such an important compound that it is often added to processed foods to enrich them.
Millets, especially the darker varieties, are also an excellent source of beta-carotene. This natural pigment acts as an antioxidant and supports the health of your eyes.
Check your blood sugar
Millet is low in simple carbohydrates and higher in complex carbohydrates, meaning that millet takes longer to digest than standard wheat flour. Thus they help to regulate the rise in blood sugar after a meal. Thus, this food is ideal for people with diabetes because it allows them to control their blood sugar levels more easily.
Support of the digestive system
Millets are rich in fiber. Fiber promotes good bacteria in your digestive system, which promotes elimination and reduces the risk of colon cancer.
Protecting heart health
Fiber in millet reduces “bad” cholesterol in the blood. Fiber turns into a gel in your stomach and is able to absorb cholesterol, allowing it to be safely excreted from your system. Regular consumption of millet helps keep your heart healthier.
High content of vitamins and minerals
Millets are rich in potassium, which supports healthy kidney and heart function. Potassium also supports central and peripheral nervous system health, improving communication between the brain and muscles.
How to prepare millet
Dried millet can be cooked as couscous or quinoa. Ground millet is a great substitute or addition to wholemeal flour in baked goods. Puffed millet can be eaten as a snack or used as a substitute for puffed rice.