How To Make Millet Flakes Granola Bars?
MILLET FLAKES GRANOLA BARS- HEALTHY GRANOLA BARS WITH MILLET, CACAO & NUTS
Granola bars need no introduction. They seem to be the rage among all foodies at the moment. In fact, they have been the “in thing” for a while now and their popularity doesn’t seem to cease any time soon. While these granola bars are available in a variety of flavors and combinations in stores, the downside to these versions are that they are often chock full of sugar and preservatives.
Sugar is a big no for people who are watching their weight. But then again, granola bars can be a great snack on the go. Mr. P has been working monster hours. I mean, literally, monster hours and he hardly has the time to eat a proper breakfast these days. I tried my hand at these millet flakes granola bars to see how it works with Mr.P. These millet flakes granola bars were a complete sell out. His colleagues simply loved it.
These millet flakes granola bars are gluten free and have no refined sugar. I have used powdered Gula Melaka in these bars in place of the regular brown or white sugar. Gula Melaka is palm jaggery and is very popular here in Singapore. Also, I tried using almond butter for a change in place of the coconut oil and I must say the bars held up pretty well and were really delicious with a nutty taste. If you are looking for more ways to use millet flakes, then please check out this healthy millet flakes parfait.
Recipe For Millet Flakes Granola Bars
Millet Flakes Granola Bars Recipe
- Organic millet flakes 1 cup
- Chia seeds 1 tbsp
- Cacao nibs 2 tbsp
- Walnuts 10 broken into small bits
- Sesame seeds 1 tbsp
- Powdered Gula Melaka ¼ cup Use coconut sugar or brown sugar as a substitute
- Gula Melaka syrup 2 tbsp Use maple syrup or date syrup or molasses as substitute. ( Blackstrap molasses not recommended)
- Almond butter 4 tbsp
- Sea salt a pinch
- Preheat oven to 180 c
- In a microwave safe bowl. add the almond butter along with Gula Melaka syrup and mix well
- Microwave on high for 20 secs.
- Remove and add the salt to this and mix well.
- In another bowl, place the millet flakes, sesame seeds, chia, walnuts and cacao nibs
- Give a good toss.
- Make a well in the center.
- Add the almond butter mixture along with the powdered Gula Melaka.
- Using a wooden spoon, mix well so that it all comes together to form a shaggy dough like mass.
- Line a sheet cake pan with parchment.
- Dump the mixture in the middle of the pan and gently spread out using your fingertips.
- Now, use an inverted flat bowl and press the mixture and smooth it out evenly.
- Bake this for 20 mins until set.
- Cool and cut into squares.
I used organic millet flakes for this but rice cereal will work well too.
Feel free to add your own choice of nuts and seeds.
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You say you used almond butter this time in place of coconut oil. Was it a straight swap quantity wise ie 4 tablespoons of almond butter replaced by 4 tablespoons of coconut oil. I replaced also the 2 tablespoons of syrup with 2 tablespoons of honey as I had none of those two ingredients. Not sure it has bound together too well.
Hi Wendy, I used 4 tbsp almond butter at room temperature. Worked perfectly well for me. If the granola bars seem to be falling apart, you can always increase the almond butter by 1 more tbsp.
What can I substitute for the powdered Gula Melaka?
Hey Jenna! you can use coconut sugar.
Can you leave out the chia seeds or replace?
Yes you can replace them with flax seeds or leave them out. If you are leaving them out, add another tbsp of nut butter
Kelly Ann Dery says
these look really yummy 🙂
Thank you Kelly