Lucuma Coconut Millet Balls

Updated: Jun 01, 2023

Lucuma Coconut Millet Balls
General Information
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 57 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • About 30 balls


  • 1/4 cup of HerbaZest Lucuma Powder
  • 1/2 cup of millet
  • 1 cup of shredded coconut (unsweetened + for garnish)
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 30 almonds


Many people do not know that millet is not only a great alternative to quinoa or buckwheat in a variety of savory dishes, but also a nutritious ingredient in healthy desserts. It has  fiber and protein as well as magnesium and phosphorous. These millet balls are flavored with two exotic fruits: lucuma and coconut. Soft in texture and lightly sweetened with maple syrup, they also offer a surprising crunch from the almonds that hide inside.

  1. Begin by placing the almonds in a bowl and pouring hot water over them. After 10 minutes, drain them, and peel the skin. Set them aside.(15 minutes)
  2. Place the millet in a coriander and pour hot water over it. Then wash the grains under running water for a minute.(2 minutes)
  3. Place the millet in a pan and add coconut milk. Give it a mix and cook in low heat until all milk has been absorbed and millet is soft and puffy.(20 minutes)
  4. Once the millet is cooked, set it aside to cool.(10 minutes)
  5. Then, add the coconut shreds and maple syrup and blend everything together with an immersion blender until smooth. Taste the mixture to see if you like the sweetness. If the mass is too dry, add a little bit of coconut milk. If it is too wet, add a little bit of coconut shreds.(5 minutes)
  6. Form the mixture into small balls. Stick an almond into each of them. Then roll them in finely shredded coconut. Refrigerate for an hour to cool and harden. Enjoy!(5 minutes)