Delicious and Nutritious Millet Trail Mix Cookies Recipe

Y’all, have I got a treat for you today! As a food blogger and nutritionist, I am always looking for healthier ways to satisfy my sweet tooth. That’s why I’ve created these delicious gluten-free, dairy-free millet trail mix cookies. Trust me when I say, you won’t even know they’re good for you!

I first fell in love with trail mix cookies when I was hiking through the mountains with my friends. The combination of nuts, dried fruit, and chocolate chips made for the perfect energy boost during our trek. So naturally, as a foodie at heart, I wanted to recreate that taste in a cookie.

But not just any cookie – I wanted to make it gluten-free and dairy-free so everyone could enjoy it. These cookies are perfect for those with dietary restrictions or anyone who just wants to indulge in a healthier sweet treat.

I also love including millet flour in my recipes because it’s a whole grain that’s high in protein and fiber. It gives these cookies a soft texture and nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with the crunchy bits of trail mix.

So whether you’re hitting the trails or need a tasty snack at home or office, give these cookies a try. I promise they’ll satisfy your cravings without compromising on taste or nutrition! Let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Millet Trail Mix Cookies
Gluten Free, Dairy Free Millet Trail Mix Cookies

Folks, let me tell you why you’re going to fall in love with this gluten-free, dairy-free, Millet Trail Mix Cookies recipe. You don’t have to worry about dietary restrictions or sacrificing flavor with this dessert. It’s a winning combination that will satisfy everyone at the table.

First of all, the ingredients are wholesome and nutritious. You’ll find rolled oats, pecans, craisins, and chocolate chips included in this recipe. These all-natural ingredients are packed with protein and fiber, providing you with energy throughout the day.

Secondly, this recipe is incredibly easy to prepare. You can whip up the cookie dough quickly using just one mixing bowl. Simply combine the dry ingredients first followed by the wet ones to ensure that you get a smooth batter.

Thirdly, these cookies are versatile enough to be served with any meal. They make for a delectable dessert or snack anytime during the day without spoiling your diet.

Finally, I guarantee that these cookies will be a hit with everyone-the kids won’t even know they’re gluten-free and dairy-free! So what are you waiting for? Try out this soft Millet Trail Mix Cookies Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Vegan Dessert Recipe by Mountain Mama today and experience an explosion of scrumptiousness!

Ingredient List

 Crispy and flavorful Millet Trail Mix Cookies that are gluten-free and dairy-free!
Crispy and flavorful Millet Trail Mix Cookies that are gluten-free and dairy-free!

Here is a complete list of all the ingredients you will need to make these Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Millet Trail Mix Cookies:

  • 1 ⅓ cup millet flour
  • ¾ cup tapioca flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats (make sure they are gluten-free)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup margarine or dairy-free butter alternative, softened
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup trail mix (look for a mix that is gluten-free and dairy-free), roughly chopped if pieces are too big. We recommend using a blend that includes craisins, pecans and chocolate chips for best results.

Note that gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients are critical to this recipe. Substitutions may significantly affect the texture and taste of the cookies. Ensure that all ingredients used adhere to these dietary restrictions.

The Recipe How-To

 These cookies are loaded with healthy ingredients like nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.
These cookies are loaded with healthy ingredients like nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.

Once you have all of the ingredients ready to go, preheat your oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of millet flour, 1/4 cup of tapioca flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Mix these ingredients together until they are evenly combined.

In another bowl, cream together 1/2 cup of margarine (or substitute with olive oil for a healthier version) and 1/2 cup of honey until it becomes light and fluffy. Add in one large egg and mix until it is fully incorporated.

Then add the dry ingredients mixture in with the wet ingredients, stirring gently to combine until you get a soft but firm dough. With the dough ready, it is time to add the trail mix!

Add 3/4 cup of your chosen trail mix, which will ideally consist of pecans, craisins, and your favorite kinds of seeds. Mountain Mama offers an excellent combination for this recipe.

Finally, add in ¼ cup of vegan chocolate chips or organic chocolate chips as well, if desired.

Use a spoon or cookie scoop to form rounds on a lightly oiled baking sheet or with parchment paper. Flatten each cookie slightly with your hand or fork.

Bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let cool on rack for a few minutes, and enjoy them warm or after cooling completely.

Now that you know how to make these delicious Millet Trail Mix cookies, you can make them anytime you want tasty gluten-free treats!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfect for a quick on-the-go snack or for satisfying your sweet tooth.
Perfect for a quick on-the-go snack or for satisfying your sweet tooth.

We all love a good cookie and with this amazing recipe, you can get your fix – even if you’re gluten-free, dairy-free or vegan. However, if you are feeling adventurous, there are a few substitutions and variations you could try to make the Millet Trail Mix Cookies even more personalized.

For those who are tired of traditional trail mix flavors such as craisins and pecans, feel free to experiment with other dried fruit and nuts. Some tasty options could be shredded coconut, apricots, walnuts or almonds. You can swap out the recommended trail mix ingredients with your own combination to produce that perfect blend of sweetness and crunch.

If you’re allergic to nuts, don’t worry, you can still enjoy these cookies. Try swapping out the almond flour with oat flour or buckwheat flour. Not only are they gluten-free flours but also nut-free which makes them perfect for allergies.

For those on a keto lifestyle or watching their carb intake, there are plenty of substitutions at hand. Instead of honey, opt for a sugar-free sweetener like Stevia or Erythritol. And use almond flour instead of millet flour which is a high protein low-glycemic substitute.

Adding ingredients like peanut butter or chocolate chips offer other fun variations to this already delicious recipe. Experiment with flavors until you find the combination that speaks to your taste buds.

No matter what substitution or variation you choose, make sure it aligns with your dietary needs and is healthy for your body. Happy experimenting!

Serving and Pairing

 The combination of millet, oats, and trail mix makes these cookies a delicious and filling treat.
The combination of millet, oats, and trail mix makes these cookies a delicious and filling treat.

Now that you have baked these delectable gluten-free and dairy-free Millet Trail Mix Cookies, it’s time to serve and savor them! These cookies are perfect for any time of day – from a sweet breakfast treat to a midday snack.

I suggest pairing these cookies with a hot cup of coffee or tea, as the warm beverage complements the chewy texture and nutty flavor of the cookies. They also make great dessert options, paired with a scoop of your favourite ice cream or covered in warm chocolate sauce.

For a healthier option, you can pair them with fresh fruits like apples, bananas or strawberries. The sweetness of the fruit balances out the slightly salty edge of the cookies. You can also crush up leftover Millet Trail Mix Cookies to create vegan and gluten-free granola, which is another healthy snack option that goes well with yogurt or coconut milk.

These crispy and chewy vegan Millet Trail Mix Cookies are versatile and delicious, making them perfect for any occasion. So grab a couple (or more) and enjoy your healthy treat!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 You won't even know these cookies are gluten-free and dairy-free with how delicious they taste!
You won’t even know these cookies are gluten-free and dairy-free with how delicious they taste!

Now that you’ve baked a delicious batch of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Millet Trail Mix Cookies, you may be wondering how to make the most of them. Luckily, these cookies are easy to store and reheat for future snacking opportunities.

If you’re planning on serving these cookies later, it’s best to store them in an airtight container at room temperature. They’ll stay fresh for up to 5 days if stored properly. However, if you live in a humid area or prefer crispier cookies, you can store them in the refrigerator or freezer instead. In this case, just make sure to bring them back to room temperature before eating so they retain their chewy texture.

Reheating these cookies is simple too! You can pop them in the microwave for about 20 seconds to warm them up, which will bring out the flavors of the trail mix ingredients and soften the cookie base. Alternatively, you can reheat them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 3-4 minutes, which will give them a crispy texture.

These cookies are also great for meal prep or bringing on-the-go. You can pack them individually into small containers or snack bags for easy access throughout your busy day. They’re perfect as a midday snack when you need some extra energy boost or as a sweet treat after dinner.

No matter how you choose to enjoy these gluten-free and dairy-free trail mix cookies, just know that they’ll stay fresh and delicious for days to come with proper storage and reheating techniques. So go ahead and make a large batch – you won’t regret it!

Tips for Perfect Results

 These cookies make a great healthy addition to your kids' lunchboxes or as an after-school snack.
These cookies make a great healthy addition to your kids’ lunchboxes or as an after-school snack.

Now that you’ve got the recipe, let me share some tips and tricks for getting perfect results every time you make these delicious Millet Trail Mix Cookies. After having made them countless times, I’ve come up with some pointers to ensure your cookies are as tasty and healthy as can be.

Firstly, use parchment paper or silicone baking mats rather than greasing your cookie sheet. This will prevent the cookies from sticking and also help them cook evenly. If you don’t have either of these, then make sure to coat your baking sheet with a light layer of olive oil before placing the cookies on it.

Secondly, when measuring the ingredients, be precise. Use a kitchen scale to measure everything out and make sure you follow the measurements exactly. Baking is an exact science and even small variations in measurement can impact the final result.

Thirdly, let the dough rest for at least 20 minutes before baking. This allows the ingredients to meld together and creates a chewier texture in your cookies. If you’re short on time, then chill the dough for an hour in the refrigerator instead.

Fourthly, if you find that your cookies are spreading too much during baking, then try chilling the dough balls in the fridge for 15 minutes before baking. This will help them keep their shape better.

Fifthly, do not overbake these cookies! They’re meant to be soft and chewy so keep an eye on them while they’re in the oven. As soon as they start to turn light golden brown around the edges, take them out of the oven.

Finally, store your Millet Trail Mix Cookies in an airtight container after they’ve cooled down completely. They’ll stay fresh for up to 5 days at room temperature or up to a week in the fridge. If you want to reheat them, just pop them in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for 5 minutes. This will make them soft and chewy again.

Follow these tips and you’ll be able to whip up a batch of perfect, healthy Millet Trail Mix Cookies every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these gluten-free and dairy-free millet trail mix cookies are the perfect treat for those with dietary restrictions or anyone looking for a healthier dessert option. With the combination of chewy millet, crunchy pecans, and sweet craisins, these cookies are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Not only are they delicious, but they are also easy to make and can be customized to fit your taste preferences.

By using alternative ingredients like gluten-free flours and dairy-free margarine, you can still enjoy your favorite cookie recipes without sacrificing taste or texture. Plus, with the addition of nutrient-dense ingredients like rolled oats and tahini trail mix, these cookies offer a healthier option compared to traditional sugary treats.

So why not give these cookies a try? Whether you’re looking for a snack on-the-go or a guilt-free dessert option, these millet trail mix cookies are the perfect go-to. Enjoy them with a cup of tea or coffee, share them with friends and family, or pack them as a healthy snack for work or school.

Incorporating healthier ingredients into your diet doesn’t have to mean sacrificing taste or satisfaction. With this recipe, you can satisfy your sweet cravings while still knowing that you’re making conscious choices for your health. So what are you waiting for? Give these gluten-free and dairy-free millet trail mix cookies a try and indulge in a guilt-free snack that’s both delicious and nutritious!

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Millet Trail Mix Cookies

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Millet Trail Mix Cookies Recipe

This recipe is what turned out when I adapted Galley Wench's recipe #378586 to my dietary needs: No gluten, no dairy, no oats, no coconut and low fructose. I used brown rice syrup but will post the recipe with honey so that it will appear in the nutritional facts. This is a more grown up, not so sweet version using chopped dark chocolate (I used 85 %) and slightly tart craisins. For kids maybe better use semi-sweet chocolate chips or dried fruit like apricots or dates. Accidentally I used reduced fat margarine instead of normal margarine, but that didn't matter at all. Use a non-hydrogenated margarine! And yes, I used olive oil - it doesn't affect the taste, but you can also use canola oil, of course 🙂 For the rice flour use powdery white rice flour or it will be too crumbly.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 191.9 kcal


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (dissolved in 1 tablespoon warm water)
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons rice flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups millet, flakes
  • 3/4 cup almonds, finely ground
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup craisins


  • Place rack in middle of oven and preheat to 375 degrees.
  • Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or grease the sheets.
  • With a mixer, beat together oil, margarine and honey in a large bowl until fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  • Beat in egg, baking soda mixture, flour, salt and vanilla until just combined.
  • Stir in millet flakes, finely ground almonds, chocolate chips, pecans and craisins until well combined.
  • Drop rounded tablespoons of dough about 4 inches apart onto baking sheets. With a fork flatten and spread each mound into a 3 inch round.
  • Bake cookies in batches until golden, approximately 10-15 minutes per batch (mine took 15 minutes).
  • The cookies feel still soft to the touch after removing. Let them sit on the sheet for five minutes before transferring them onto a rack to cool.
  • Cookies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days (I doubt it :lol:).

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Serving: 46gCalories: 191.9kcalCarbohydrates: 26.7gProtein: 3.2gFat: 8.9gSaturated Fat: 1.6gCholesterol: 7.8mgSodium: 129.1mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 12.6g
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