Millet Bar, where the superfood Energy Bar comes with the added benefits of millets and oats along with jaggery. And the flavours are so well blended that you just can't stop with just one.

It is an easy recipe and is perfect to have in breakfast or any other time of the day.

Unlike No-Bake Energy Bar, this one is crisp and crunchy.

Millet Energy Bar

Millet  Bar

If you are wondering how to use millets and with what recipe to start eating millets, then perhaps this Millet Bar would be the best choice.

You may or may not have millet preparations daily but with this Energy Bar, ready in your pantry, you can easily have it anytime.

Similarly, you can give it to your children while they are going to school or as a snack. This way they will have adequate nourishment with lots of deliciousness.

Not only this, some other easy millet snacks that you can try are Jowar Popcorn,

 

How To Make 

I have made this Energy Bar in a very way keeping the ingredients as well as the method easy and simple. I added oats, millets, nuts and sesame seeds in it and sweetened it with jaggery. It's somewhat like my Til Chikki with Berries but I did not make this Energy Bar brittle like Chikki.

First, I dry roasted everything one by one. Its better to roast each one of these separately as some get roasted fast whereas some take more time.

Also, I used mixed millets. I used 6 types of millets, namely Barnyard Millet, Brown top Millet, Kodo Millet, Little Millet, Foxtail Millet and Ragi. But you can very well make this with just one or two or more than 5 millets also. Basically, use whatever millets you have.

After roasting each of the ingredients, in the same skillet, I added jaggery powder along with 2 tablespoon water and let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes. After that, I added peanut butter to it. I used it as it was lying in my refrigerator. You can use peanut butter or any other butter or simply ghee. If you want to make it vegan, then add coconut oil instead of regular butter or ghee.

Once peanut butter got mixed up nicely with the melted jaggery, I added the dry mixture. Tossed everything for few seconds till everything got together and then laid it in a greased tray. It sets very quickly, in just half an hour or so. And once set, your Millet Bar is ready.

Millet Bar for breakfast

Variations 

This is a very versatile recipe and you can add anything that pleases your taste buds and can omit what doesn't suits you. I am giving you some ideas the rest you can use your creativity.

  • Choice of millets: any one or combination of various millets.
  • Nuts: Just one type of nuts or a variety of nuts.
  • Seeds: Any seeds you have a liking for or you feel are good for you. Like flax seeds, sunflower, pumpkin, poppy seeds etc.
  • Can add Amaranth or Quinoa.
  • Dates and Figs: these can be added and thereby jaggery can be reduced.

When can I have it?

  • At Breakfast
  • Any other time of the day
  • As for dessert
  • While travelling
  • After gymming
  • To curb hunger pangs
  • In your kid’s tiffin box

 

How to start Eating Millets in an interesting way

If you are trying to incorporate millets in your routine then I have some really interesting recipes which will make you not just have it as it is good for health but you will love to indulge in millets.

You can start your day with some healthy breakfasts like this Bar or Ragi Dosa

Have this Millet Salad before meals or just as an evening snack.

In day to day meals, you can have Millet Bisi Bele Bhat or Jowar Litti Chokha or Millet Idli.

Millet snacks to munch are Jowar Popcorn, Millet Kebab, Jowar Nan Khatai as well asBajra Cookies.

And for dessert, you can choose Ragi Brownies or Ragi Banana Cake or Bajra Pudding 

Related recipes:

 Step By Step Recipe

  • Dry roast oats for 3 to 4 minutes till they turn golden brown.

Tip: Be careful while roasting as they tend to burn very fast. For this, keep stirring on medium flame. Once golden brown, immediately take them out in a bowl.

Millet  Bar method

  • Similarly, dry roast millets for 3 to 4 minutes on medium flame only. It's difficult to make out by the colour, so either taste a few to check if they have become crunchy or just roast for 4 minutes.

Millet  Bar method

  • Next, roast nuts and sesame seeds. I used almonds and peanuts only. You can use without roasting also but definitely roasting makes them crunchy and augments the flavour to a great extent. I will recommend you to use peanuts for sure as they give very nice taste to the energy Bar.
  • Chop the roasted nuts finely.

How to make Millet Bar

  • Grease a tray and keep it aside.
  • Take jaggery powder in the same wok, add water and let it dissolve fully. Once dissolved, boil it for a minute or so. Throughout the process, keep stirring and do not leave it unattended as  it tends to burn very fast.

How to make millet bar

  • Add peanut butter and give one more boil.

Tip: Replace peanut butter with any other butter of your choice. Or, use coconut oil, if making it vegan.

Vegan millet bar

  • Add the roasted mix.

Millet  Bar method

  • Toss everything for 30 to 40 seconds till everything gets together and leaves sides. I added some Jowar Popcorns too, as I had handy that day. But these are optional.

Millet  Bar method method

  • Put this mixture on the greased plate and spread it with the back of the spatula.
  • Leave it on the kitchen counter for half an hour or till sets completely.

millet and oats energy bar method

  • Cut into desired shapes.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • You may wrap it individually in butter paper too.
  • Serve with love.

Millet & Oats Energy Bar

FAQs

Q) How much should I cook jaggery? One string consistency?

We just need to melt jaggery. Once it is melted, add other ingredients.

Q) I do not have peanut butter?

Use any other butter or ghee or coconut oil.

Q) What is the shelf life of this bar?

Easily up to a month.

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Millet Bar

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 Bars

Ingredients

My cup Measures 240 ml

  • 1/2 Cup (40 g) Oats
  • 1/2 Cup (60 g) Millets (Mixed or Any One)
  • 1/2 Cup Nuts (Mixed or any One)
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 100 g Jaggery Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • Few Drops Oil (To Grease The Tray)

Instructions

  1. Dry roast oats for 3 to 4 minutes till they turn golden brown. Be careful while roasting as they tend to burn very fast. For this, keep stirring on medium flame. Once golden brown, immediately take them out in a bowl.
  2. Similarly, dry roast millets for 3 to 4 minutes on medium flame only. It's difficult to make out by the colour, so either taste a few to check if they have become crunchy or just roast for 4 minutes.
  3. Next, roast nuts and sesame seeds. I used almonds and peanuts only. You can use without roasting also but definitely roasting makes them crunchy and augments the flavour to a great extent. I will recommend you to use peanuts for sure as they give very nice taste to the energy Bar.
  4. Chop the roasted nuts finely.
  5. Grease a tray and keep it aside.
  6. Take jaggery powder in the same wok, add water and let it dissolve fully. Once dissolved, boil it for a minute or so. Throughout the process, keep stirring and do not leave it unattended as  it tends to burn very fast.
  7. Add peanut butter and give one more boil.
  8. Add the roasted mix.
  9. Toss everything for 30 to 40 seconds till everything gets together and leaves sides.
  10. Put this mixture on the greased plate and spread it with the back of the spatula.
  11. Leave it on the kitchen counter for half an hour or till sets completely.
  12. Cut into desired shapes.
  13. Store in an airtight container.
  14. You may wrap it individually in butter paper too.
  15. Serve with love.

Recipe Notes

  1. I used 6 types of millets, namely Barnyard Millet, Browntop Millet, Kodo Millet, Little Millet, Foxtail Millet and Ragi, in equal quantity, about 1 tablespoon each. You may use the same or any one or two or more. 
  2.  Adjust the quantity of nuts as per your liking.
  3. Add seeds of your choice.
  4. You can substitute peanut butter with Ghee or coconut oil.