Sunday, March 16, 2014

Xiaomi / Foxtail Millet / Thinai Blondies

Now a days I try a lot of recipes with the different millet varieties that are available here. They are very nutritious.  I was craving to eat something more chocolatey.....and thought of baking something. My kids (not only too) like brownies. The other day they were happily emptying the batch I made with pearl millet (I have to change the ingredients slightly and then would post it here). Since last week they had brownies, this week I wanted to try the blondies. I made the vegan version using coconut milk and it sure was a super hit and the kids were chomping it down (me too.....and was happy since it was more healthier version using nutritious millets). The entire family loved it so much and were surprised to know that it was made with foxtail millet. These blondies are vegan, gluten free, just perfect in sweetness and ABSOLUTELY DIVINE.

I am submitting this to the event Dish Name starts with X, hosted by Akila of akilaskitchen.


Foxtail millet flour - 1 cup
Almond powder- 1/4 cup
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Dark brown sugar - 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Flax seed - 1 tbsp
Water - 1/4 cup
Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Vanilla  - 1 tsp
Ghee or melted butter - 2 tbsp
White chocolate chips - 2 tbsp
Butterscotch chips - 2 tbsp


Preheat the Oven to 350F.

In a bowl add the millet flour, almond flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda, keep aside. Add the water to flax seed powder and set aside for 5 min. to make flaxed egg. Add brown sugar, flaxed egg and coconut milk to the dry ingredients and beat well for 2 min. Then add ghee and vanilla essence, beat well again well for another 2-3 minutes. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour into a lined 8x8 pan and bake for 32 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. After complete cooling (hardest part is to wait. See even before taking a pic, I started to cut and tasted too, then realized and took a picture), cut the blondies.

Delicious vegan and gluten free blondies are ready to be gobbled up anytime. I was very happy to see my son eating, if I tell him, it was made from millet, probably he wouldn't eat. The fact is he loves brownies, cakes and cookies. These healthier and nutritious version also scored great with him.


  • I was out of this flour (couldn't wait that long to go to the stores and had to bake these immediately) and hence ground mine in blender and made these delicacies. It was a little grainy as the blender could only do that much. You could use the fine flour for not having a little grainy texture.
  •  Instead of coconut milk, you can use almond milk or soy milk too.
  • Make sure to line up the baking tray. 
  • Be really patient to wait till it is really really cool, may be an hour or so. This makes it easier to cut and take out the blondies.

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