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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Meat Free Millet Patties

Hello everyone!
The weekend is ending, but I finished it with a good bang in the area of cooking something new, fun and delicious...oh and healthy!

I found this recipe in "The Ten Talents" cook book and then modified it according to the ingredients that I had on hand.
I was impressed with how simple yet tasty this ended up being.
My husband liked it; the eight year-old ate four of them,
the six-year-old and four-year-old had three a piece.
And I had two when I only meant to have one.
First you cook up the raw millet to get
it to equal four cups of cooked millet.
To do this you combine four cups of water with
one cup of uncooked millet and add a little over a 1/2 a teaspoon of salt.
After it comes to a boil, you lower it to low to medium
and stir occasionally until all the water is gone.
I didn't time it, but it took maybe twenty minutes.
Then, the recipe asks you to have it dry.
I just set mine aside for about 40 minutes until it cooled.
Then you add:
four cups of cooked millet
1/2 cup of almond, cashew or peanut butter
1 T of soy sauce or Bragg Aminos (I used soy sauce)
2 T of onion powder (I had none of this, so I threw in about 1/2 a teaspoon of garlic powder)
1 tsp of veggie salt (I used seasoned salt maybe 1/2 a teaspoon)
Then, celery seed, rosemary, thyme, to taste (I didn't use any of this either)
They were a little sticky on my hands
which is probably why they asked to have the millet dry.
But the extra moistness fried up nicely.
I used my spatula to pat them flatter.

Quite frankly, I would never have guessed that
peanut butter and soy sauce could taste so well together...oh and garlic and millet?
Crazy...but the kids absolutely loved this!
There are 91 calories per pattie. I was able to make 17 patties.
There are 3.4 grams of protein per pattie.
I'm definitely making this again.
Oh, and it's cheap to make.
I think I paid about $1.50 to $2.00 for a pound
of organic millet at the co-op which one pound equals two cups.
Plus the peanut butter was worth 50 cents...
So, I made a healthy meal for the kids for less than $2.50.
This will definitely be going into the rotation...
My six-year-old just kept lauding the millet pattie with,
"This is SOO good, mom!!" to my ears!
Other than that, I took today off and I dropped another
pound this morning and so am at 7.8 pounds in almost three weeks.
My calories today are around 1,600-1,700.
Hope you all have a good Monday!!

Sunshine Mama


  1. You amaze me!!!

    Do you use a website to track your calories???
    I am thinking I need to start tracking, I have been able to loss my weight by eating clean so far but it is SO SLOW going now!!!

    By the way, I made the peanut butter bars with the dark chocolate and they are super yummy!

  2. Yum! Those look great. You have the best ideas to share. I really glad to have an alternative. I have all of the ingredients I would need to make this except the millet. I hadn't heard of millet before your post today, but I can wait to get some. The fact that all of your kids liked it too is a very good sign. Kids can be tough critics and they always tell it like it is. I tried meatless sausage patties over the weekend for breakfast. 1 patty had 80 calories and it tasted pretty good. I would get them again.

    Thanks for always sharing your tips, encouragement, and healthy alternatives. It is inspiring to me.