Spelt, Millet, Fried Apple and Onion Muffins

Savory and sweet, the aroma of these delicious muffins will warm your home.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 cup millet
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 apples, peeled and chopped into med. sized chunks
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp anise seed
  • 1 1/2 cup spelt flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 3 tbsp softened, lightly melted butter
  • 1 cup half-n-half
  • 1/2 cup honey


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. In a small, covered pot on the stove top, boil the water, pour in the millet, and then simmer the millet (low-med. heat) until it has absorbed all the water, about 8-10 min.   Take lid off pot and cool millet.

  3. While millet is cooking, chop 2 peeled apples and one small onion.  Pan fry them in 3 tbsp butter and 1/2 tsp anise seed until onions and apples are carmelized, soft, and fragrant.  Turn off the heat and let sit for a few minutes to cool slightly.

  4. While apples and onions are cooking, mix all of the dry ingredients (spelt, baking soda and powder, salt) in a bowl.

  5. Mix all of the wet ingredients (egg, yogurt, butter, half-n-half, honey) in another bowl.

  6. Add 1 heaping cup of the cooked and slightly cooled millet to the wet ingredients and mix well.  (use the remaining for a salad, pancake batter, or side).

  7. Mix the wet and dry ingredients well.

  8. Add in the apple/onion mixture.

  9. Spray muffin tin cups with your favorite olive oil, coconut oil, or butter cooking spray.  Then fill muffin tin with

  10. Fill muffin tins 3/4 of the way and bake at 375 degrees for about 20 min. or until muffins are cakey and firm.

Recipe Notes

Makes about 12 muffins