If you have puffed millet at home, you are either vegan – usually curious and interested in variety of foods – or you have children – usually on the look for healthy alternative food. I didn’t even know millet existed until my Lobster started to eat food. For who is not vegan and don’t have children, millet is a type of birdseed. But wait!!! It’s not only for birds! It look like couscous but is a gluten-free grain rich in protein and magnesium.
For the record, I bought puffed millet to encourage my toddler to drink his formula milk, because when he was 9 months old I had to introduce formula milk and he wasn’t so pleased with the idea. It took me 2 months (!!!), dozens of tricks and experiments and my soul to get him to drink it all regularly. And puffed millet actually helped a few times so, thank you for existing Millet!
Positive: One of the easiest recipe ever! They are like savoury soft cookies I could eat all day long, and way less caloric than chocolate cookies!
Negative: You’ll never make enough of them…
Ingredients for 10-12 patties:
- 40-50 g puffed millet
- 1 courgette
- 1 mozzarella
You should also have: salt, pepper
Wash and slice courgette. Boil water slightly salted and cook until tender (about 10 minutes) and drain.
In a large bowl, shred mozzarella with your hands, add courgette, salt and pepper. With a hand blender puréed the mix until smooth. Add puffed millet.
Combine gently the ingredients with a spoon.
Using your hands, shape small balls of the mixture (about the size of a walnut) and place them on a baking tray covered with parchment paper. Remember that the balls will flatten while baking so allow enough space between them or you’ll end up with one single huge patty! Add a drizzle of olive oil (optional).
Bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes to 180°C until patties are slightly golden then flip them to the other side for another 5 minutes.
When you take out the baking tray from the oven you might notice than your patties are still very soft. Don’t worry, just allow them to cool down a bit, they will set in a couple of minutes.
My advice: These puffed millet patties are a great snack for toddlers as they contain only genuine ingredients and are very soft to eat. They are delicious for adults too!