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Millet Muffins with Honey-Pecan Butter

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke and Jan Gautro
Yield 12 servings (serving size: 1 muffin and 1 teaspoon butter)
Look for millet, a round, pale yellow grain, in health-food stores or in the organic sections of large supermarkets. If you don't have a spice grinder, pulse the millet in a mini food processor or blender, or lightly crush with a mortar and pestle. If using paper muffin cup liners, coat with cooking spray before filling with batter. Make the muffins up to 2 days ahead, the butter up to 5 days in advance.

Ingredients

  • Muffins:
  • 2/3 cup uncooked millet
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup fat-free buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray
  • Butter:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Nutrition Information

  • calories 229
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 7.6 g
  • satfat 3.8 g
  • monofat 2.4 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 4.3 g
  • carbohydrate 36.3 g
  • fiber 1.5 g
  • cholesterol 33 mg
  • iron 1.5 mg
  • sodium 284 mg
  • calcium 67 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. To prepare muffins, place millet in a spice or coffee grinder; pulse 6 times or until lightly crushed. Set aside.

  3. Place sugar and egg in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well combined. Stir in millet, buttermilk, and 1/4 cup butter.

  4. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture. Add buttermilk mixture; stir just until moist. Let batter stand 5 minutes. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 18 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Cool in pan 5 minutes on a wire rack. Remove muffins from pan; place on wire rack.

  5. To prepare butter, combine 2 tablespoons butter, pecans, and honey, stirring well to combine. Serve with the muffins.