I have had half a bag of puffed millet sitting in my pantry for a while now, and my new goal is to try to use up most of the odds and ends of random ingredients I have no use for in my day-to-day life. A quick pinterest search and I found these little bites of goodness. However, the first attempt did not go as planned (who knew microwaving peanut butter too long would actually start to cook it!). Not wanting to throw away the pricey natural peanut butter in the recipe, I improvised and made them into cookies. The batch was saved and I now have a new cookie recipe to add to my collection!
1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter
3 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup puffed millet
1. In a small bowl, microwave peanut butter for 10 seconds to make it easier to stir.
2. Transfer into a medium bowl and stir in honey and vanilla until creamy.
3. Stir in puffed millet until combined and chill in fridge for 15 minutes or until firm.
4. Form into 12 round balls and store in fridge in an airtight container until ready to eat.
For Puffed Millet Peanut Butter Cookies:
1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Make recipe as above and then stir in 1 beaten egg, mixing until creamy.
3. Scoop 1.5 heaping tablespoons onto baking sheet and gently flatten with hands.
4. Bake 10 minutes or until slightly brown around edges.
5. Let cool 10 minutes.
NOTE: I bought the Nature’s Path Puffed Millet at the bulk barn, but you can find it in many grocery stores too.
This morning I finally went to hot yoga, after missing it for a few months now. Something about the heat, darkness and deep stretching makes me leaving eveytime high on endorphins and wanting to eat the biggest bowl of fruit and greens I can make.
However, I noticed that anytime I’ve ever gone to yoga the teacher emphasizes not resting your weight on your palms in downward dog, but instead to push through your finger tips. I never understood this concept because I always felt that if I pushed through my fingertips I would literally break them! So, I decided to ask for a tutorial, and now I will be practicing “curling my fingers like a cat climbing a tree” and not put so much pressure on my wrists. Has anyone else had this problem? I find I can’t hold the downward dog as long as I’d want to because my wrists give out, and although she advised that it did take a lot of practice to master this technique, it will do wonders for my grip strength. We shall see!