Oats Almond Jaggery Cookies / No Butter No Sugar Cookies 

Eggless oats almond jaggery honey cookies / no butter no sugar cookies.

Want a guilt free snack for your sudden hunger pangs or sweet craving? Yes its totally guilt free and delicious. No butter no sugar. I have used organic jaggery or gur powder and honey. 

Thanks to my neighbor Jagjeet Kaur for this organic jaggery powder. She brought it from farm for me. 
With so many health benefits jaggery  helps to increase the total count of haemoglobin in the blood and it is surprisingly effective as an aid for weight loss. This is because jaggery is a rich source of potassium, which is a mineral that helps in the balance of electrolytes as well as building muscles and boosting metabolism.

Source 

So enjoy your munching time.

Its my second attempt to make this cookies. When made it first time, taste was too good but cookies becomes flat and soft. So made it again with some changes and very happy with the result. 

Soft and flat but delicious

This post is going to be a part of 94th #Foodiemonday bloghop #Snacks theme. My contribution is this healthy and yummy oats, almond jaggery honey cookies. 

These cookies have no butter or ghee/ clarified butter so perfect for weight watchers. And good for kids too because of oats, jaggery, honey and almond. You can give it in your kids tiffin too.
 Organic jaggery and honey made these cookies super delicious. You can’t resist yourself to take another one.

Recipe 


Oats – 1 cup 

Whole wheat flour – 1/2 cup 

Almond – 1/4 cup 

Desiccated coconut – 1/4 cup

Jaggery or gur powder – 1/2 cup 

Honey – 1/4 cup

Oil – 1/4 cup 

Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon 

Baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon 

Cinnamon – 1/2 teaspoon 

Method 


Preheat the oven at 170° for 10 minutes. 

Grease or line a baking tray with parchment paper or aluminum foil. 

Grind the almonds and Oats into fine powder. 

In a large bowl mix all the ingredients with almonds and oats powder. 

Combine and mix everything well. Don’t kneed much.

Make small balls and lightly press with your palm.

Place on baking tray 1 inch apart. 

Bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until the edges becomes brown. If you want more crispy, bake for 2 – 3 minutes more. Don’t overbake. 

Cookies will be soft when hot. So let it cool down completely. 

Serve or store in airtight container for later use. 
Enjoy healthy and yummy cookies with your tea coffee or milk.

Gluten Free Pearl Millet Sesame Oats Cookies 


Eggless pearl millet/bajra, sesame seeds or til and oats cookies.

These gluten free cookies are perfect for winter. Pearl millet or bajra and sesame or til both keep you warm and help you to beat the cold.

You will love the delicious mouth melting cardamom flavoured cookies.
We all know oats as world’s healthiest food. Better way to gain the strength and energy.
Pearl millet or bajra is rich in protein, fibre, minerals, phosphorus and iron. It has many health benefits due to its high nutritional value.
Sesame seeds are also rich in magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamins, zinc, copper, fiber, folat and protein etc.

So its a perfect cookie for you and your kids to beat the cold.

Recipe 


Pearl millet or bajra flour/atta – 1 cup

Oats powder – 1/2 cup

Sesame seeds or til – 1/4 cup, lightly dry roasted and cooled

Powered sugar – 1 cup

Ghee or clarified butter – 1 cup

Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon

Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Milk – 1 tablespoon

Method 
Preheat the oven at 180°

Grease a baking tray or line with parchment paper.


In a bowl mix pearl millet or bajra flour/atta, oats powder, sesame seeds or til, baking powder, soda and cardamom powder.

In a large bowl cream together clarified butter/ghee and powdered sugar. Beat well.

Add the dry ingredients. Mix well and make a smooth dough. Add little milk if require. I have added 1 tablespoon milk. You can use little more if you feel your dough is dry.

Take 1 tablespoon from the dough and make small balls out of it. Place on a greased tray 1 inch apart.

Press gently. Make a criss cross with a knife on every cookies.

Bake in preheated oven at 180° for 10 – 12 minutes or until the edges becomes light brown.

Don’t overbake. And don’t touch the cookies when hot. The cookies will soft when hot but they will turn crisp when cool.

So let the cookies cool down completely before serving. Store in an airtight container for later use.
Enjoy the mouth melting cardamom flavoured cookies with your tea or coffee.

Happy baking 🙂

Red Velvet Choco Chips Cookies 


Happy new year everyone. Have a blessed year ahead.

Egg less red velvet chocochips cookies.

Feeling very happy to share this gorgeous looking healthy cookie for the first post of the year.

Chocolate chips filled mouth melting red velvet cookies with wholewheat flour and oats.

Loved the cracks and texture.

And its without any artificial colour. Used beetroot to make it red. Which is full of vitamins and minerals and packed with powerful antioxidants. So you can call it a healthy cookie. And you can’t recognize beetroot and oats in taste. Look at the picture, gorgeous isn’t it?

Wholewheat flour and oats makes these cookies perfect for kids tiffin too.

My family members don’t like oats at all. But these cookies are super hit amongst them.

Highly nutritious gluten free oats are known as healthiest food on earth. Studies show that this grain is a rich source of vitamins, fiber, minerals and antioxidant. And oats has numerous health benefits too, including lower blood sugar levels, weight loss and a reduced risk of heart disease.

So I always try to add oats in my  recipes and everyone enjoy without recognizing it :mrgreen:

This post is going to be a part of our 73rd #Foodiemonday bloghop #Newyear theme. My contribution is this super yummy, healthy and beautiful red velvet cookies.

You will love the rich chocolatey taste. I have used clarified butter/ghee in it but you can use butter or olive oil too if you like.

I have made 22 cookies out of the dough. And the look and taste made me super happy.

Recipe 


Wholewheat flour – 1/2 cup



Oats – 1/2 cup

Refined flour/maida – 1/4 cup

Beetroot – 1 medium

Clarified butter/ghee – 1/3 cup melted

Powered sugar  – 1/2 cup

Cashew nuts – 1/4 cup

Vinegar – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking powder – 1 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon

Vanilla – 1 teaspoon

Cocoa powder – 1 & 1/2 tablespoon

Choco chips – 1/4 cup

Choco chips to place over the cookies, optional

Method 



Preheat the oven at 180°.

Grease a baking tray or line with parchment paper.

Grind the cashew nuts and oats.

Wash and boil the beetroot. Pressure cook or microwave for 10 minutes. Let it cool down. Now peel and grind into a smooth paste with 1 teaspoon vinegar.

In a bowl mix whole wheat flour, refined flour/maida , ground oats and cashew nuts, baking powder, soda and cocoa powder.

Cream together clarified butter/ghee and powdered sugar. Mix beetroot puree with vinegar in it. Add vanilla and mix well. Add all the dry ingredients and choco chips and make a smooth dough.

Take 1 tablespoon from the dough and make small balls. Place the balls on greased baking tray 1 inch apart. Press gently with your finger or a spoon to make flat top. Place some Choco chip over it. I have made half with Choco chips and half without choco chips.

If you don’t have white choco chips you can use dark chocolate chips too.

Bake in a preheated oven at 180° for 10 – 12 minutes or until the edges becomes crisp.

The cookies will be soft in the middle when hot but it will be crisp after cooling.

So let the cookies cool down completely before serving.

Enjoy the melt in mouth chocolaty, delicious and beautiful cookies.

Happy baking 🙂

Finger Millet Or Ragi Chocolate Crinkle Cookies 

Eggless chocolate crinkle cookies with finger millet or ragi flour/atta.

Yes no all purpose this time. I have used ragi flour and whole wheat flour to make this super delicious crinkle cookies. Baking is a stress buster for me. And my house smell heavenly with the aroma of this cookies while baking. Loved it 🙂

First take a look at the numerous benefits of ragi or finger millet. Its a powerhouse of nutrition and act as a treatment for anaemia, diabetes, osteoporosis and brittle bones.

Ragi is packed with iron, protein, calcium etc. Fiber rich finger millet helps to lower cholesterol level and its an ideal food for weight loss.

Ragi is gluten free and suitable for gluten or lactose intolerant people. Not only that it also helps in relieving stress and anxiety.

This post is going to be a part of #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is #cookies. My contribution is this super yummy and healthy chocolate crinkle cookies.

I have always used all purpose flour/maida in Chocolate crinkle cookies. But this time tried to make a healthy version. Super happy with the taste. Perfect soft fudgy inside and crisp outside. Coffee, chocolate and vanilla gives the cookies a lovely aroma.

You can make it with only all purpose flour/maida too.

Recipe 


Whole wheat flour or atta – 1/2 cup

Ragi or finger millet flour – 1/2 cup

Powered sugar – 1/2 cup

Butter – 1/4 cup

Cocoa powder – 4 tablespoon

Curd – slightly less than 1/4 cup

Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon

Instant coffee powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking powder – 1 teaspoon

Powered sugar for coating

Method 


Sieve whole wheat flour, ragi/finger millet flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and coffee.

Cream butter and sugar. Mix well and add vanilla essence and curd. Beat well. Now add all the dry ingredients in it. Combine everything with your hand. Make a smooth dough.

The dough  will be smooth and sticky. Cover and keep in refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours or overnight.

It will be stiff when chilled.

Preheat the oven at 180° for 10 minutes.

Spread some powdered sugar on a plate. Make small balls out of the dough. Roll it on the powdered sugar. Press gently.

Place the balls on a baking tray 1 inch apart.

Bake in preheated oven at 180° for 10 – 12 minutes or until the edges becomes crisp and soft in the middle.

If overbake it will be hard and crisp not fudgy inside. But I like both crisp and fudgy 😀

Let the cookies cool down completely before serving.

Enjoy the soft fudgy chocolaty crinkle cookies.

Happy baking 🙂

Orange Crinkle Cookies Or Nankhatai 


Orange crinkle cookies or Indian shortbread biscuits or nankhatai.

If you are tired of eating same type of cookies try this fusion cookies. A mix match of orange flavoured crinkle cookies and shortbread  biscuits or nankhatai. I am sure you will love the taste even if you don’t like orange. I have tried it first time and everyone love the taste. I have to make one more batch 😀

This week’s our #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is #fusion recipe. And my contribution is this super yummy crispy orange cookies.

Fusion cooking allows us to mix and match ingredients cooking style and recipes. And come up with a new and more delicious dish.

Nankhatai is Indian shortbread biscuits popular in India and Pakistan. The word Nankhatai is derived from Persian word Naan meaning bread and Khatai from an Afghan word meaning Biscuit. These nankhatai are known for it’s divine taste and melt in mouth texture.

Crinkle cookies are coated with powdered sugar and while baking they puff up and crackle. So these cookies are called crinkle cookies.

And here is a mix match of orange crinkle cookies and nanakhatai or Indian short bread.

Recipe 


Flour – 1 cup

Oats – 1/2 cup

Powered sugar – 1 cup

Cashew nuts – 1/4 cup

Orange juice – 1/4 cup

Orange zest – 1 & 1/2 teaspoon

Clarified butter/ghee or butter – 1/2 cup

Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon

Powered sugar for coating

Method 


Grind the oats and mix with flour. I have used 1/2 cup all purpose flour/maida and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour or atta. You can use only whole wheat flour/atta or only all purpose flour/maida too.

Grate the orange peel for orange zest. Be careful while grating. Grate only the orange part and not the white pith. Because white pith is bitter in taste.

Grind the cashew nuts and keep aside.

Cream together clarified butter/ghee or butter. I have used ghee or clarified butter. You can use butter if you like. Mix orange zest and half of the orange juice.  Beat well.

Add oats powder mixed flour, baking powder, soda and ground cashew nuts.

Make a smooth dough with remaining orange juice. Mix orange juice gradually.

Dough will be soft and sticky. Keep the dough in refrigerator for 10 – 15 minutes.

Grease a baking tray or line with parchment paper.

Spread powdered sugar on a plate.

Make small balls out of the dough, roll on powdered sugar and place on baking tray 1 to 2 inch apart. Keep the tray in refrigerator again for 10 – 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 180° for 10 minutes.

Take out the baking tray from refrigerator.

Roll the balls on powdered sugar again. Press gently on powdered sugar. Place the balls on baking tray 1 – 2 inch distance.

Cookies will expand so don’t forget to keep distance.

Bake at preheated oven at 180° for 15 – 20 minutes. Or until the edges becomes light brown. Every oven takes different time so check after 10 minutes.

Don’t overbake.

Let the cookies cool down before serving. Cookies will be soft when hot but they will turn crisp as they cool down. Store in an airtight container for later use.

Enjoy the divine taste. Serve with tea or coffee or satisfy your sudden hunger pangs.

I would love to hear from you. Please give your feedback if you like the recipe.

Sugarless Dates And Oats Cookies

image

image

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.

image

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.

image

Recipe

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

image

Method

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.

Nankhatai

 

fb_img_1459351988435.jpg

Straight out from oven. Freshly baked nankhatai. Delicious and melt in mouth.

After taste it you never satisfy with store bought. These home made are much better than store bought.

fb_img_1459351567675.jpg

 

 

Recipe
APF flour or maida -1 cup
Gram flour/chickpea flour or besan – 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar – 1 cup
Clarified butter or ghee – 1 cup melted
Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
Chopped cashew nut

 

Method
Cream together sugar and ghee. Add flour along with baking powder, soda and cardamom powder.

Knead to a smooth dough. Make small balls and fill with cashew pieces.

Arrange in the greased tray. Bake at 180° in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes. Allow the nankhatai to cool before eating.

Enjoy the mouth melting and yummy nankhatai with your tea or coffee.

fb_img_1459351560197.jpg