Millet Loaf

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 30 mins
  • Servings: 10
  • About This Recipe

    “This recipe serves a crowd and can be halved.”

    Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cupsmillet
  • 3 3/4 cupswater
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt( or to taste)
  • 1 1/2 cupscarrots, finely diced
  • 1cupcelery, finely diced
  • 1cuponion, finely diced
  • 1clovegarlic, minced
  • 1tablespoonsesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonsdill weed
  • 1teaspoondried thyme
  • 1cuproasted sunflower seeds(optional)
  • 3tablespoonswhole wheat flour
  • Directions

  • Rinse millet and put it in a medium saucepan with the water and 1/2 tsp salt.Cook, lid ajar slightly, over medium heat for about 20 minutes, or until soft; the millet should absorb all the water.
  • Saute the carrots, celery, onions and garlic in sesame oil until onions are translucent.Add the seasonings.
  • Mix the cooked millet and the veggies together, along with the sunflower seeds, if you wish.
  • Add 3 tbsp flour to the millet mixture, blending well.
  • Lightly oil (and flour, optional) 2 loaf pans.Press the millet mixture into the pan, and bake at 400 F for one hour (45 minutes if the millet is still warm when you put it into the pan).
  • Allow the loaf to cool for about 10 minutesbefore turning it out onto a platter and slicing.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes, green beans andlots of brown gravy. (Vegetarian Gravy II Vegetarian Gravy II makes a good accompaniment).
  • Reviews

  • “By itself, the loaf is decent, and adding mushroom gravy really made it wonderful.Thanks!”

  • “This was okay.It needed something to help it out, and I can’t do the gravy, too many allergens.”

  • “My family happily ate millet!That is an accomplishment.I used this for my first gluten-free OAMC cooking attempt and it worked great.I moved it from freezer to refrig. about 10 hours before cooking.”

  • “I liked this very much! I thought it had a good texture, especially with the sunflower seeds added. This is one of the better veggie loaves I’ve made. Next time I make this, I will probably add more spice and salt. Also, I added a sprinkling of nutritional yeast to one of the loaves, and I enjoyed the extra flavor this gave it. Thanks for posting this recipe…it’s going to make a nice packed lunch!”

  • “We liked this as a main dish, but I think we might enjoy it more as a side dish. A half recipe packed in nicely to form one full loaf, feeding two people for a meal. We aren’t really into gravy, but I would suggest having some kind of sauce with it (I had Goddess dressing and lemon with mine, DH had melted jack cheese and BBQ sauce with his). This was our first time trying millet, and we really liked it, it was a lot like couscous. Thanks for sharing this healthy recipe!”

  • “This loaf was delicious and I’d take it any day over a meatloaf. I’ve been wanting to try millet for a while since it’s 16-22% protein! I tried it with gravy as suggested the first time and then in Recipe#273044. I wish I had made two loaves instead of a half recipe because slices would be good to take for lunch – this really is a meal in itself. For me, this came out shaped like a meatloaf, not only half an inch high as another reviewer experienced. Made with yellow millet for “A Taste of Yellow for Livestrong Day”.”

  • “This made a good portable vegan lunch! I made a couple of changes to the flavor profile and I had a couple of problems with proportions, but I’ll know next time. I halved the recipe for a single loaf and added 1 cup of cooked-to-mush lentils, cooking everything in chickenless broth for a richer flavor. If I hadn’t added the lentils, the loaf would only have been 1 1/2 inches high in an 8-inch loaf pan. Though I drained and drained it, the mixture was very wet going into the pan and it took about 2 hours of baking for it to set. But now that I know how it works, I’ll make it again — there aren’t many healthy vegan portable make-ahead recipes in my repertoire!”

  • “This was good and very filling. Its subtle flavor is a great way to really enjoy gravy. Like another reviewer, we added mushrooms, and they worked very well here. We used our leftover millet loaf in place of bread in a savoury bread pudding, which worked great!”

  • “This was excellent!I made it for Christmas dinner and everyone – including the meat eaters in the family – liked it! I added some finely chopped mushrooms and sage to the recipe but other than that, I followed it exactly.It cuts really nice as well – just let it sit for a few minutes!”

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