Flourless Butter Oatmeal Cacao Cookies! Easy to convert to Vegan version!

Today’s recipe is absolutely a no-brainer. My kid and I made these together chatting, laughing and catering to the needs of a little monster without much attention to the measurements.The outcome is perfect. Take my word.

Let’s get into the recipe right away !

Ingredients

  1. Quick cooking Oats – Approximately one cup
  2. Cacao Powder – half cup
  3. Brown sugar – 4 TableSpoons
  4. Cashews – cut into small pieces – About 10
  5. Peanut Butter – 2 Tablespoons full
  6. Two Ripe Bananas
  7. Vanilla Extract
  8. Two Mejdool dates cut into small pieces
  9. Half stick of unsalted butter at room temperature

NOTES

  • I  added cashews and Dates but feel free to add any nuts and dried fruit
  • I coarsely blended oats but that is optional

Vegan Version

  • Just replace butter with Coconut oil. You will need 5-6 Tablespoons.

Procedure

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • In a medium bowl, cream together bananas, brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract, peanut butter.
  • Mix oats, cacao powder, dates and cashews pieces to the mixture and combine everything well.Make sure you do not over mix.
  • Grease the baking tray. Roll the dough into balls and place 1 inch apart on the cookie tray.Flatten each cookie with fork.
  • The cookies will not expand in size.Bake them for 15 minutes and allow them to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Well, That is IT! A perfect energizing evening snack along side plant-based milk or regular milk is ready.

I usually ask readers to try if they like the recipe.However, I urge all of you to prepare these for their nutritional value. Oats are among the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat.Combined with cacao, nuts coconut oil, dates and bananas, this turns out to be a powerhouse of energy. 

There is a saying in Hindi, “Ann se mann”, which means food becomes you and influences your mind and emotions. Lets eat well and live well:)

Cheers!

See you all with my next post

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Indian traditional Cow’s Colostrum Milk Cake,without Colostrum Milk – Easy to prepare and delightful to eat !

Hello There!!

Today’s recipe belongs  to the category of “no-one-can-get-it-wrong” and “no-one-can-eat just-one” !

This Milk cake is traditionally prepared using the colostrum milk that a cow produces for the first few days after it delivers a calf. At my native place, neighbors share this often and my grandmother used to make this once in a while. I wanted my kids to taste “junnu” (as we call it locally) and I looked for alternatives and came up with this recipe after experimenting with different ingredients and with different proportions.

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Lets look into the recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup thick yogurt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper powder(optional)

Notes:

  • Make sure the yogurt is REALLY thick. I use Greek Yogurt, but if you are using regular yogurt, strain the yogurt using a cheese cloth and put it in the refrigerator over-night.
  • I prefer a mild version of yogurt that is not too sour.
  • Sweetened condensed milk can be substituted with Jaggery but I liked the taste of this version better.

Procedure

  1. Mix yogurt and condensed milk in a bowl and whisk it till the consistency is smooth.
  2. Add milk powder and whole milk and whisk again.
  3. Use a steamer or pressure cooker to steam this mixture for 40-45 minutes.
  4. Check if the fork comes out neat and if yes, the cake is ready.
  5. Put the bowl on a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Refrigerate for one hour.
  7. Cut to desired pieces and serve.

Notes:

  • If you are using a pressure cooker, put a plate after adding water and then place this bowl on top of the plate.
  • Do not place whistle on the cooker!

If you liked this recipe, you know what to do:)

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Will come back with new recipe in few weeks!!!

Chau♥

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Delicious Eggless Chocolate Crinkle Cookies – Three Variations – Vegan option too !

Recipe of today is the most loved by my family and friends. I have experimented with these by changing the type of chocolate, by adding or not-adding some ingredients. I (and and some of my friends too ) can vouch that every time it tasted heavenly.

So, lets dig into this superrrrr recipe !!!

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Ingredients 

  1. Semi- Sweet Chocolate Chips  –  1 Cup
  2. Butter –  1/4 Cup – Cool it to room Temperature
  3. Powdered Sugar – As per taste
  4. All purpose flour –  1 Cup + 2 Tb Spoons
  5. Baking powder – 3/4 teaspoon
  6. Baking soda –  1/4 teaspoon
  7. Vanilla Extract – 1 Tb Spoon
  8. Milk – 1/4 Cup

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the Oven to 325 F/160 C
  2. Melt the Chocolate chips and let them cool
  3. In a large bowl beat butter,sugar, Vanilla extract until light and fluffy
  4. Stir in the melted chocolate into the butter mixture until it is well blended
  5. Sieve the All purpose flour , Baking soda and Baking Powder and combine these dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  6. Make this into a firm dough which does not stick to the hands
  7. Add some milk if you feel that dough is too firm or it is difficult to combine
  8. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons (after rolling them in powdered sugar) about two inches apart onto lightly greased cookie sheet
  9. Bake 10-12 minutes .
  10. Let it cool slightly before removing from the cookie sheet

Note

  • Bake 10-12 minutes only.
  • Leave the cookies to cool before transferring them to another container
  • Thet are supposed to be soft and have cracks in between.
  • You could use icing sugar too but I prefer powdered sugar.

Second Variation With Cocoa Powder 

  1. I used TCHO Cocoa powder (from Whole Foods) in this second experiment instead of semi- sweet chocolate chips
  2. Cocoa powder – 1/2 Cup
  3. Butter –  1/2 Cup
  4. Powdered Sugar –  1/2 Cup .The Cocoa powder did not have sugar. So, the quantity of sugar will change
  5. Milk – 1/4 Cup. You can keep adding milk till the dough combines
  6. All Purpose flour – 3/4 Cup

Note

  • As this had more dry ingredients than wet ingredients, the quantity of butter and milk changed.

Third Variation (VEGAN)

  1. Cocoa Powder (TCHO from Whole Foods) – 1/2 Cup
  2. Organic Extra Virgin Coconut oil  – 1/2 Cup
  3. Coconut Sugar – 1/2 Cup
  4. All Purpose Flour – 3/4 Cup

The method and the baking time are the same in all three variations!

Check out the pics below for more clarity. Hope you will like it !

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Will share my ” Omega 3, Anti-oxidant Rich Energy Bar” in the next post!

Till then, Chau !!

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