Millet Cakes from WeeliciousPin

I’ve been having such fun going through some of our family’s favorite recipes from years ago and giving some of the older images facelifts. When I saw these Millet Cakes I couldn’t believe how long it had last been since I made them and when I watched the kids eating one after another I was thrilled to find an old oldie, but goodie. I hope you have the opportunity to try it too!

Millet Cakes from WeeliciousPin

I don’t think there’s any good name for this recipe — believe me, I’ve been racking my brain for something better. Millet sounds like some small bug that you might have found in your bed at camp in the 6th 
grade or maybe a hairdo that is short on the sides and long in back. In reality, millet is a delicious grain that doesn’t seem to 
appear in too many recipes, but is fantastic for little ones. Kenya 
loved it so much, I got totally inspired and came up with several 
recipes using it.

Millet Cakes from WeeliciousPin

These millets cakes are easy to prepare and take only minutes to cook. 
Their nutty flavor comes out even more when you add a yogurt tahini sauce for your little one to eat with it. Millet is one of the least allergic and most digestible grains. It’s 
nearly 15% protein, contains high amounts of fiber and B-complex 
vitamins and is a perfect in a gluten free diet. When you’re making 
the millet recipe below you might think you made it wrong because it’s 
very sticky. Don’t fret, you made it perfectly! The millet needs to be a 
little sticky in order to form the patties.

Millet Cakes from WeeliciousPin

These are a great choice to serve in the summer, for parties, or for play dates, especially when 
it’s your turn to give the neighborhood kids dinner and you want 
to make something special. And I’m all ears for better names for this recipe, so don’t be shy, send me suggestions. I’d love to hear them!


Millet Cakes

These millets cakes are easy to prepare and take only minutes to cook. 
Their nutty flavor comes out even more when you add a yogurt tahini sauce for your little one to eat with it.
3.67 from 3 votes
Course: Lunch, Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes


  • 1/3 cup Millet
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Red Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 egg, beaten


  • Cook millet according to package directions until cooked through and fluffy.
  • Place the onion, bell pepper, carrot, garlic and italian herbs in food processor and pulse and until vegetables are in tiny pieces.
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat and add the vegetables. Sauté for 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
  • Place the millet, vegetables and egg in a bowl and throughly combine.
  • Form patties, about 2 tablespoons each
  • Once all the patties are made and resting on a plate, heat 1 tbsp or oil in a saute pan over medium heat and saute the patties for 5 minutes on each side or until golden. Repeat with remaining patties and add remainder oil if needed.
  • Cool on a paper towel lined plate and serve.


  • *After step 5, place patties on a sheet tray and freeze for 30 minutes. Then transfer to a ziploc bag, label and freeze up to 4 months. When ready, defrost in fridge for 24 hours then follow steps 6-7.


Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 5mg
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. Here’s a name you might want to consider for this millet pattie “Millet Skillet Pattie” — just a thought

  2. […] out the recipe here. I absolutely loved this recipe! Though I caution against making the vegetables too small. I had […]

  3. I haven’t tried that, but I think it would work! Bake at 350F for about 15 minutes!

  4. Looking foward to make this recipe! Can these be baked in the oven instead of pan fried? If so, for how long and at what temperature? I would love to make these in a muffin pan as my little one enjoys eating “cupcakes” 🙂

  5. Millet Dollar Baby Cakes is my name suggestion.

    I added curry powder, turmeric, cinnamon, ricotta cheese, and a pinch of sugar. Mmmmm.

  6. I tried these today, they were delicious but it was difficult making patties, they kept falling apart, was it because I cooked the millet for only 25 mins ? I thought I should stop cooking it as it appeared to be drying up ?

  7. This is a great basic recipe and the cooking time on the millet is right on. I found it pretty bland so changed a couple of things. In the water that I cooked the millet I added a pinch of garlic/onion powder, salt, pepper, celery seed and cayenne pepper (not enough to make it spicy just a pinch). I added about 1/4 cup grated parmesan to the millet at the same time as the egg. Delicious!

  8. […] Millet Cakes… uhm, patties?  … burgers?  Maybe there’s no good name for it.  ”Yum Yum Lumps” perhaps? […]

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