Oatmeal Millet Cookies

September 8, 2008 § 2 Comments

This past summer my farm-friend Meg made about 4 DOUBLE batches of these fabulous cookies.

Millet is a super grain (it’s said to be one of the top six best grains for your body) that looks a lot like corn when it’s growing.  It’s highly nutritious and non-glutinous, plus it’s easy to digest because it isn’t an acid-forming food.

Another cool fact: Millet helps regulate your body temperature in cold or rainy places! A lot of folks are gung-ho about eating millet because the seeds are also rich in “phytochemicals” including Phytic acid (which is believed to help lower your cholesterol) and Phytate (which is associated with reducing the risk of cancer).

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter (one stick)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 +  1/2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
few shakes: cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg
2/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup millet, raw

Method:

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease cookies sheets.

2. In a medium-size bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy (about five minutes).  Beat in egg.

3. In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients, save millet and cranberries.  Gently add dry ingredients to wet, being mindful not to over-mix.  With a large spoon, stir in millet and craisins.

4. Form dough into balls just smaller than a golf ball and bake until golden around the edges, about 10-11 minutes.

Diet Notes: Nut-free

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§ 2 Responses to Oatmeal Millet Cookies

  • Kathib says:

    I thought I had commented (must have been dreaming it)– you’re a terrible influence on me Regina. Of course, I had to try these having never tried millet and they were delicious. Of course, in addition to the craisins I had to add a few chocolate chips. Delicious!!

    Next– I think I have all the ingredients for your wrap… but then, I was going to do the eggplant dish, what to do??

    Keep at it! Kathi

  • Meg says:

    mmm mmmm good! I sent some to Jo and Liza awhile ago but I really just wanted to keep them…

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