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!
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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