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Bluebird Millet and Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Plums

(recipe, Carla Clayton)


In my Bluebird CSA, I received the whole grain "millet" with a suggestion to make cookies. I didn't have all the ingredients needed, so I made an oatmeal cookie and substituted raisins for prunes and added the millet. I added pecans that were in my CSA too. The result....a tasty, crunchy cookie full of healthy fiber.


  1. 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 tsp. baking soda
  3. 1 tsp. salt
  4. 1½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  5. ½ tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  6. 1 cup butter, softened
  7. 1 cup brown sugar
  8. ¼ cup granulated sugar
  9. 2 large eggs
  10. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  11. 1 tsp. of dark molasses
  12. 3 cups rolled oats
  13. 1 cup of dried plums (prunes) chopped
  14. ¼ cup of millet
  15. ¼ cup of chopped pecans


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, blend the butter and sugars. Add the eggs and vanilla flavoring.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Gradually add flour mixture to the sugar mixture and blend until all flour is moist.
  4. Add the oatmeal, prunes, pecans and millet and mix by hand until oats are moistened.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls, about 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Place cookies on cooling rack.
  8. These make delicious breakfast cookies.