Texas must be rubbing off on this Yankee girl, because I’m enamored with sweet sorghum syrup! Who knew that sorghum syrup, organic cinnamon, and organic puffed millet could taste so amazing together?!! These three simple and ancient ingredients create a snack bar that is chewy, crispy, mildly sweet, cinnamony, and has flavor overtones reminiscent of apples. (I told you I was enamored.)
These bars are WAY too yummy to be as nutritious as they are too. Sorghum syrup is a sweet source of calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, Vitamin B2, and trace amounts of Vitamin B3! (http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/agr/agr123/agr123.htm)
Puffed millet is the puffed form of an ancient, gluten-free grain. It contains (are you ready for this?) Vitamins B1, B2, B2, B6, folate, choline, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosophorus, copper, zinc, selenium, and even Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids! (http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/breakfast-cereals/7701/2)
While there are several recipes for puffed millet bars out there, none of them call for sorghum syrup. I love how using sorghum syrup really ups the nutrition content of these bars. I also love recipes that can be thrown together without any cooking!
Puffed millet is actually quite flavorless and bland, so it needs other ingredients added to it; like sweet sorghum syrup and organic cinnamon!
Let’s take a moment to admire the sticky attractiveness of this bar’s bottom.
I tried adding sunbutter, honey, or vanilla to this recipe but it tastes better with just puffed millet, sorghum syrup, and cinnamon. Sometimes, less is more!
So here they are- super easy and nutritious 3-Ingredient Sticky Puffed Millet and Sorghum Bars!
Oh, and did I mention that they are DELICIOUS, and my kids LOVE them?
- 1/2 cup sorghum syrup
- 2 teaspoons organic cinnamon
- 3 cups organic puffed millet
- Combine sorghum syrup and cinnamon. Mix well.
- Add puffed millet and mix well.
- Spoon the mixture into a well-oiled 6×8 inch baking pan (Sometimes I double the recipe to fill a 9×12 pan). Pat mixture gently with the back of the spoon to flatten. Then oil your hands and press firmly into the pan (like you would for Rice Krispie treats).
IMPORTANT: Allow bars to sit overnight before cutting and serving (bars will fall apart if not allowed to ‘cure’ overnight).