Millet Loaf

"This recipe serves a crowd and can be halved."
photo by FLKeysJen photo by FLKeysJen
photo by FLKeysJen
photo by FLKeysJen photo by FLKeysJen
photo by FLKeysJen photo by FLKeysJen
Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • 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 minutes before turning it out onto a platter and slicing.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes, green beans and lots of brown gravy. (Recipe #4855 Vegetarian Gravy II makes a good accompaniment).

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  1. By itself, the loaf is decent, and adding mushroom gravy really made it wonderful. Thanks!
  2. Texture reminded me of dressing. As an omnivore I found it reasonably edible (though it really needs the gravy). The only real changes I made was I added a roasted sunflower and pumpkin seed mix I had on hand (which added a nice chewiness) and I used gravy recipe 226004 because it used ingredients I had on hand.
  3. This was okay. It needed something to help it out, and I can't do the gravy, too many allergens.
  4. 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.
  5. 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's going to make a nice packed lunch!


  1. 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!


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