Moms Millet Meatballs
Moms Millet Meatballs
While I was visiting my parents over the weekend my Dad was telling me how delicious Mom’s Millet Meatball recipe was. They are nutty, light, crispy on the outside, and you can eat them one after another and find it hard to stop. I must admit. I now agree with my Dad!
Today happens to be my Dad’s birthday! He turned 74 years old today. Just take a look at the photos below, I totally don’t believe he looks 74 at all! He also is very helpful around the house. My Mom is a lucky lady!
Moms Millet Meatballs

Mom agreed to make her Millet Meatball recipe for me so I could try it and allowed me to photograph the process. This recipe is so simple and I love that it is vegan. It’s not gluten free because there are bread crumbs in the recipe, but I do believe that would be easy to remedy.

Moms Millet Meatballs
When it was time for me to head home, Mom got a container for me and sent me happily on my way with a good batch of these Millet Balls.  Needless to say, these were my lunch on my 4 hour drive back home!
Moms Millet Meatballs
Now that I have her recipe,  I will definitely make these when I am feeling the need for my Mom’s yummy vegetarian food and YOU can make them too because Mom agreed to share the recipe with my readers!


Mom’s Millet Meatballs and Happy Birthday Daddy
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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My mom uses a vegan chicken style seasoning, if you cannot fin this, feel free to use a vegetable seasoning packet or something like vegetable better than boullion concentrate.
  • 4 cups cooked millet
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons paprika (optional)
  • 1 cup finely ground bread crumbs
  • 2 cups peans or walnuts, finely ground
  • 1 cup ground sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chicken style seasoning (Mom uses McKay’s and it is vegan)
  • 4 teaspoons onion powder
  1. Mix all ingredients together and form into balls (about 1″ diameter). Place on cookie sheet lined wiht parchment paper and bake at 350 until brown, about 20 minutes. Turn once while baking.
  2. Mom’s notes: She bakes them just a little longer than 20 minutes as Dad likes these to be a little crispier. She does not recommend putting these into a sauce as they will fall apart if you do. Just serve them on the side. They are also good with a little cheese sauce and very good for you!


About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Marye October 27, 2014 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Awesome! I love vegan options!

  2. The Food Hunter October 27, 2014 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Love the family photos!!

  3. Mandee Pogue October 27, 2014 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    What a precious post!
    I have never heard of millet meatballs, but it sounds so good. I am definitely pinning this one!

  4. honeyb October 27, 2014 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Yum! I must go get some millet. I have millet flour but not the grain. And yes, the bread crumbs in gluten free are no problem at all. I actually have some right now!
    Thanks for Sharing, Mom Law! 😉

  5. Nora@SunnyDaysWithMyLoves October 27, 2014 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    These look fantastic- I definitely need to try them!

  6. Linda Mire October 27, 2014 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Those really look good.

  7. Renee Paj October 27, 2014 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    I love your parents…not only are they both so good looking, they are so nice too! Happy Birthday to your Dad! I've never eaten meatless meatballs like this, but I believe I need to try them!

  8. Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads October 28, 2014 at 1:37 am - Reply

    I love family recipes and this one looks so wonderful! I've never tried millet before! Looks like a fun day!

  9. Sandra Shaffer October 28, 2014 at 2:30 am - Reply

    What a wonderful visit and what a handsome couple your parents are! These look like a tasty meatless option for when my daughter visits. Have you tried to freeze these…they probably are eaten too quick 😉

  10. Mary Ellen October 28, 2014 at 2:37 am - Reply

    Love the pics of your parents! I've never tried millet before, looks like I need to. These look so good!

  11. Sarah Olson October 28, 2014 at 3:35 am - Reply

    I love that you got to make a recipe with your parents! You look so much like your mom. The meatballs look amazing!

  12. Life Tastes Good October 28, 2014 at 4:05 am - Reply

    What a special weekend! I love the new look of the blog!! Very nice!!

  13. Carrie R October 28, 2014 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    You know, I have never had millet before, but this looks delicious! And what a special thing to do to share this family recipe with all of your readers. 🙂

  14. Tammy Northrup October 28, 2014 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    I've never had millet before but would definitely give this a try. I love "meatballs" and this option would be great for the budget considering how high the price of beef is right now. Love the family photos, also 🙂

  15. From Valeries Kitchen October 28, 2014 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    What a sweet post, Shelby! Your parents are both very young and vibrant and I can really see so much of your mom in you! It's wonderful that you had the chance to document one of her recipes 🙂

  16. Rachael October 28, 2014 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    You have the cutest mom ever! And what a great post. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Carlsbad Cravings October 29, 2014 at 6:11 am - Reply

    How fun to be able to spend time with your parents – so precious! I have to admit I have never had millet before but I think this is my excuse to try it! These millet balls look delicious!

  18. honeyb January 26, 2015 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    I'm so excited to have these baking in the oven right now!

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