Sugarless, eggless dates and oats cookies.
May this Ramadan bring joy, health and wealth to you. May this festival brighten up you and your near and dear one’s lives.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. In this month Quran was revealed. The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset.
It is a period of prayer, fasting, charity-giving and self-accountability for Muslims.
This week our #Foodiemonday #bloghop theme is #Ramadanspecial.
Eat healthy stay healthy.
I am sharing dates and oats cookies for this bloghop event. I have made this cookies without sugar or any artificial sweetener.
Healthy, yummy and soft cookies.
Dates are rich in dietary fiber, antioxidants and the essential minerals potassium and magnesium.
A diet that regularly includes low-fat, nutrient-dense foods like dates may enhance your health and help decrease your chance of developing many chronic diseases.
And oats contains soluble fiber which stays in the stomach longer and helps you feel fuller. This can prevent overeating later on in the day, which may help you maintain a healthy weight and avoid the health problems associated with overweight.
I have added whole wheat flour too because eating whole grains instead of refined grains lower the risk of many chronic diseases.
Oats – 1/2 cup ground
Whole wheat flour – 1/2 cup
Dates – 1 cup deseeded and chopped
Ghee/clarified butter – 1/4 cup
Cocoa powder – 1 teaspoon
Baking powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Water – 1 cup
Grind the oats and keep aside.
Boil 1 cup water with chopped dates. When it starts to boil reduce the flame. Cook on low flame until the dates are becomes soft and mushy.
Let it cool.
Now grind the dates. Make a smooth paste.
In a bowl mix whole wheat flour, ground oats, cocoa powder, baking powder and dates paste. If you want your cookies more crispy add 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.
Mix with your fingers properly.
Add ghee/clarified butter and make a smooth and semi stiff dough. I have used homemade ghee you can use butter too.
Preheat the oven at 180º.
Grease a baking tray or line with aluminum foil.
Make 16-18 small balls. I have made small bite sized cookies. But you can make large sized too.
Lightly flatten with your palm. Place them on the baking tray. Press every cookies with a fork.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges becomes brown.
After 20 minutes I have turned the cookies upside down and baked for 5 minutes more to bring some colour on upside too. But if you like skip this step. If the edges becomes brown its ready.
Let the cookies cool down and store in a airtight jar.
Enjoy the healthy and delicious cookies with your tea coffee or a glass of milk.