Millet is an ancient grain of North Africa an Asia and has been usually used for pilaff and flat breads. It is becoming a popular trend because it is a Gluten Free Wholegrain with a delicious nutty flavour complementing many dish variations. Consuming whole grains instead of refined or processed grains like milling into flours, allows you to get the nutritional benefits from the outer layer and germ such as dietary fibre and folate.
I have never used it before and it has turned out very well in these mini muffins. The millet has added a tasty crunch and that nutty flavour as promised. The ingredients in this wholesome muffin have nutritional benefits to keep your family feeling positive and satisfied without the sugar rush. Mums this is one for you and your children!
- Whole Millet: good source of B vitamins, fibre and low in fat
- Spelt Flour: excellent source of iron, phosphorus, B3 (Niacin) & high in protein.
- Blueberries: excellent source of antioxidants and source of dietary fibre
Healthy Blueberry Millet Muffins
Prep 15min | Cook 12-15min | Makes 30 small or 12 normal Ingredients: 1 ¾ cup sifted wholemeal spelt flour ¾ cup wholegrain millet 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder 1/3 cup raw sugar (muscovado, demerara, rapadura or brown) 30ml coconut nectar (alternatives -honey, agave or rice malt) 150g organic soft butter 2 eggs ½ cup rice milk 1 ½ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) Preparation: Preheat your oven to 360ºF (180ºC) In a large bowl, add the sifted spelt flour, millet, baking powder and cinnamon. Give a quick stir through using a fork. If using frozen blueberries, in a separate bowl add ¼ cup of the dry mix and gentle stir through with blueberries until coated. In a separate bowl beat the butter and sugars for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Gradually add in the eggs one at a time and beat for another 2 minutes. Add in the milk. Now add all the wet ingredients into the large bowl of dry ingredients and mix through using aspatula. Add in the blueberries and GENTLY fold through, do not handle too much or the mix will turn purple, if you want the contrast. You can either use pre-made mini patty cases or a mini quiche tray lined in butter. It is veryeasy just to use one of your fingers in a spinning motion. Bake for 12-15mins or as soon as you see the muffins turn a slight golden brown on the surface.
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