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Finger Millet Pancake

Updated: Jun 1, 2022

Times and again, millets are considered one of the most nutrient-dense grains, but unfortunately, it comes under the most underutilized grain list. Millets have the highest calcium and potassium content among all the grains. Finger millets have the highest calcium content that ranges from 162.0-358.0 mg/100 g among all. Besides calcium and phosphates, Finger millets are rich sources of many essential minerals like iron, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. It is a gluten-free grain and has a low glycemic index. That means it can be consumed by people having celiac disease and diabetes as well. Consumption of Finger millets is associated with blood glucose regulation, reduced cardiovascular disease, and certain cancers and other chronic diseases. Several polyphenols like flavonoids are also present in Finger millet that is linked with immunity-boosting properties. Due to the slow release of glucose into the bloodstream after ingestion of finger millet. It is quite satiating and keeps you full for a longer time. With so much goodness, Finger millet deserves to be on your breakfast menu.

Pancakes are everyone's favorite. The healthful nutrients present in the recipe give one extra reason to love it furthermore. I have added ground flax seeds for an extra punch of nutrients. If you are using a non-stick pan, you need not add any oil. In the case of the heavy-bottomed stainless steel pan, you have to grease it once, and you'll make an entire batch of pancakes without using extra oil. Serve these pancakes with pure maple syrup and fresh fruits toppings.

Preparation time- 10 mins

Cook time- 20 mins

Total time - 30 mins

Serves (2-3)

Ingredients :

Oat flour – ½ cup

Finger millet flour/ Ragi – ½ cup

Coconut milk- ¾ cup

Banana – 1 (mashed)

Vanilla essence - ½ tsp ( optional)

Flax seeds powder – 1 tbsp

Baking soda- ½ tsp

Salt – 1 pinch


1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and make a smooth batter. Your pancake batter is ready.

2. Grease the girdle and pour a ladle full of batter on it.

3. Keep the stove flame in medium.

4. Cook both sides of the pancake till golden brown.

5. Serve it with pure maple syrup.

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