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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Foxtail Millet Muffins | Thinai Muffins(Step by Step Pics)

Foxtail millet has all the good qualities of millets in general. These are also rich in Vit B12 which is essential for a healthy heart and nervous system. This is also a good source of calcium and protects bone health. It also regulates blood sugar, helps maintain a healthy weight. It also improves immunity as its packed with vitamins and minerals. However people diagnosed with hypothyroidism should not use foxtail millet frequently as it has goitrogen compounds. But these theories are not fully understood though and so there aren't much evidence to prove too. Millet flour is a simple recipe to make flour of any millet that you use. Soak the grain for 6 hours, drain and spread on a towel. Powder the flour in a blender, roast and store. I have already shared the recipe of making foxtail millet flour here in this link.I have been doing this for quite sometime, tried making puttu, dosas, pancakes and muffins.

Anyways coming back to today's recipe- Foxtail millet Muffins. These muffins are made with eggs but Idid try making them eggless too. Will share that recipe sometime soon. I have already shared the recipe of preparing almond meal  too. I have also shared a simple muffin recipe with almond meal- Banana Almond Meal Muffins. Please check out the payasam made with thinai(foxtail) too- Foxtail Millet Payasam. These muffins are perfect for breakfast or for a filling after school snack for kids. They are soft, crumbly and delicious. I have used granulated brown sugar here in this recipe but you can modify using grated jaggery or granulated white sugar. If you wish to make the muffin more delicious, add butter instead of oil in the same measures. Almond meal along with foxtail millet flour gave a healthy muffin touch, do give this a try and lemme know the outcome too.

Preparation time ~ 10 mins
Baking time ~ 15 mins
Serves ~ 10
Author ~ Julie
almond meal 1/2 cup
baking powder 1 tsp 
salt 1/4 tsp

eggs 2
*powdered sugar 3/4 cup
vanilla essence 1 tsp
oil 1/4 cup
milk 2 tbsp
chocolate chips 2tbsp

  • Sift the flours (foxtail millet flour and almond meal)with baking powder and salt twice, keep aside.
  • Pre heat (mode using both top and bottom rods) oven to 350 degrees F and line a 12 muffin tray with liners or smear oil and dust with flour. Keep ready.
  • Beat the eggs using powdered sugar until creamy and light. To this add the oil and vanilla essence.

  • Then add the sifted flour mix in batches, mix well. Add 1 or 2 tbsp milk as needed to get the consistency of cake batter. Add chocolate chips and finally give a quick mix.

  • Scoop out the mix in muffin cups or liners until 3/4 cup filled. I got 10 muffins with this mix.Tap the pan on counter top and place in oven and bake for 15 mins (I gave 7 minutes on bottom rod alone and gave both rods for the remaining time).
  • Cool on wire rack and enjoy with a cup of tea.


* I used light brown sugar and powdered. you can use powdered jaggery or granulated sugar.
* You can increase the sugar to 1 cup of powdered. Use 3/4 cup granulated sugar and powdered.
* I powdered half cup sugar to get 3/4 powdered sugar.
* I have roasted the almonds and powdered to get almond meal, I have already shared the recipe of preparing almond meal .

Please don't forget to check out these delicious Ragi Chocolate Cupcakes.

Take a peek inside in the below pic :)


Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

wow Save me one! I come over for the tea :-) They have such a tender and beautiful crumb. Well done, Julie.

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy breakfast, love the texture, yum.

lakshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks great. Is there an alternative eggs? Thanks in advance.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Lakshmi,
Thanks for dropping by.. flax meal can be used instead of eggs. The measure is 1 tbsp of flax meal should be mixed with 3 tbsp water. Let it sit for 15-30 mins and then can be used in place of one egg. For this recipe you may need 2 tbsp of flax meal. Use 2 1/2 tsp of whole flax seeds to powder to get 1 tbsp of flax meal. Hope this helps.
N.B: I haven’t tried the recipe with flax meal, do let me know the feedback too if you try 😊

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie
I just stumbled on this today as I was searching for millet muffins. Thank you for posting this. Your instructions are very clear.
Namaste from Singapore ❤

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks so much for the feedback 🥰