GranolaBars with Millets

Millets+Oats+Nuts+Eggs can give one Granola Bars

This post was supposed to come years back. But better late than never isn't it. 
Hailing from Kerala , millets was never part of our diets. Of course babies were given Ragi/Finger millets porridge and that is the only millet I was familiar with. While residing at Tamil Nadu too, I was unaware of the varieties of millets largely because we stuck to our traditional cooking. When I shifted to Bangalore in 2011, millets was still alien to me. But somewhere in 2013/2014 millets caught up the much required attention in the food market and people slowly getting back to including them in their diets. 

Millets generally found their way into dosas, idlis, breads, paniyaram, porridge, upmas.  At that time of trying this granola bars, millets were not found much in them. That is when I had this idea to try them in these granolas. Now I make so many varieties of these. Sometimes mix and at times bars. 

Presenting to you chewy Granola bars with Foxtail millets. All the more yum when it has home made desi ghee in it which adds to the flavour and gives it an Indian touch. The goodness of Granola bars is such that any kind of milk, nuts, butter can go into the making.


Eggs                                                                         - 2
Roasted Oats                                                             - 3/4 cup
Cooked Foxtail Millet                                                - 1/2 cup
Dessicated Coconut                                                   - 1/2 cup (Adjust according to your preference)
Peanuts                                                                     - 3/4 cup
Walnut + Almonds + Raisins                                      - 1/2 cup
Honey                                                                       - 1/2 to 3/4 cup
Vanilla                                                                       - 1 tsp
Dark Chocolate grated                                               - 1/4 cup
Ghee                                                                         - 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup

My way of making

1) Preheat oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and grease well with ghee. 
2) Mix all ingredients together and bake them for 25 to 30 minutes until edges brown.
3) Cool them a bit and slice them to your needs.
4)Best served with warm milk or tea. For the kids, Chocolate syrup would help.


Those who have no oven , no worries , they could be allowed to set in the refrigerator too just use a bit more of butter or ghee. Best to avoid eggs and use flax seeds or peanut butter.


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