Colorado Farmer Develops Millet Flour Products
A Colorado farmer discovered millet flour is a good substitute for gluten-free wheat products. Farmer Roy Pfaltzgrass says his wife had gluten sensitivity issues, so he started looking for good alternatives.
Pfaltzgrass… “I tried a number of things. Some of them were pretty spectacular failures, but I found some research that said millet, proso millet, was a good option for substitution in wheat flour recipes. So that's kind of how we started, and it's been a pretty successful. I've been really pleased with what we've had. We haven't had any failures with millet compared to some of the other stuff that we tried.”
Once they settled on millet, he started to develop recipes.
Pfaltzgrass… “When we finally settled on millet, I asked her, what is something that you have not been able to eat for a long time? And her instant response was biscuits. Set to work and I developed buttermilk biscuit recipe. You know, those came out of the oven and they looked exactly like regular old drop biscuits and nothing special at all to 'em. And they were good.”
Since, they have developed many different products with millet flour, everything from cookies, pancakes and brownies mixes. Those products are available for purchase on the farm website, pfzfarms.com.