Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Almond Oats Chocolate Chip Cookie(Eggless)





Know what you Eat - Almonds are low in saturated fat and contain many other protective nutrients - protein, calcium and magnesium - for strong bones, vitamin E and compounds called phytochemicals, which may help protect against cardiovascular disease and even cancer. Oats are an excellent source of iron, dietary fiber and thiamin. They also contain antioxidants that are believed to protect the circulatory system from diseases such as arteriosclerosis, which affects the arterial blood vessel.





Our doctor is firmly believes in a grain free diet,  he advises us to stay away from Rice and Wheat(even whole wheat) as they are fattening. He sketched out a diet plan for us which consist of Finger Millet(Reinventing the wheel), black chick pea, green mung bean and Quinoa. Our staple brown rice and whole wheat(even though i love them i use it occassionally now) has been taken over by other grain & beans in the past few years. Being the staples replaced, now i am slowly working on replacing wheat with other grains in my baking too. This is one such cookie and it gave me lot of satisfaction as it contains the goodness of Oats and protein rich Almonds. Almonds are concentrated in protein. A quarter-cup contains 7.62 grams-more protein than is provided by the typical egg, which contains 5.54 grams. I tried using Almond flour(my ultimate target) alone and the taste was unmatched, but they were lot crumbly.



Preparation Time - 10 mins

Cooking Time - 10-15 mins

Makes - 18 to 20 Cookies

Ingredients



Oats Flour - 2 Cups

Almond Powder - 1 Cup

Semi sweet Chocolate chips - 4 oz (1/2 cup)

Butter - 4 oz(room temperature)

Agave Nectar - 2 oz

Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp

Salt - 1/4 tsp

Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp



Method



1) Preheat Oven to 350 degrees Fahrenhiet.

2) Sift Oats, Almond flour, Baking soda, salt and chocolate chips and set them aside.

3) Combine Butter and Agave nectar and then add the vanilla extract.

4) Now add the Oats-Almond mixture slowly to the butter and combine without any lumps.

4) Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

5) Take small amount  of dough, make a ball and flatten them using your hand and place it in the parchment paper.

6) Leave enough space as the cookies will expand while baking and bake for around 10-15 minutes till they are slightly brown and completely baked.

7) Cool them completely(this is must as they will be very crumbly even to touch) and transfer them to an airtight container. Great for kids as a guilt free snack along with some fresh fruits.



Note - I have tried these cookies couple of times, it comes out very well. The consistency of the dough depends on the room temperature. Once i baked them on a very hot day and had to spoon the dough instead of flattening them, still it comes out well. I have tried the vegan version also with 1/2 cup of Canola oil and replacing agave nectar with 1/2 cup Maple syrup. With Maple syrup they are little bit on the crispy side.







Event Participation

1)This dish goes to Just not any other dish hosted by Dew drop in the Kitchen.



2)This dish a sure kid pleaser goes to Kids Delight hosted by Srivalli.



3)This dish goes to Eggless Baking Event Using Oats hosted by Madhu.



4)This also goes to CFK-Chocolate hosted by Hema started by Sharmi.

45 comments:

munchcrunchandsuch said...

ahh, I love this one.the pic witht he cookie and choc chips on the side, is a real blower!

Happy Cook said...

Hi hi i just finished baking a bunch of cookies too.
Thes elook yummy yumm.

Priya Narasimhan said...

Cookies look so good and delicious..that too without maida..too good.

chakhlere said...

woww!! cookies looks yummy!!

Parita said...

Cookies look delicious!! i love these are eggless!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks awesome... apt for al tge events too...

munchcrunchandsuch said...

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Poornima Nair said...

Great cookies...love the almond flour in it.

Angie's Recipes said...

I bet they were gone by now! Who could ever resist these delicious cookies?!
Angie's Recipes

Ashwini said...

lovely snack with tea.. perfect pic

Priya said...

Cookies looks gorgeous....such a prefect snack..

kothiyavunu said...

First time here very nice blog...All your recipes looks great..
Cookies looks awesome and never tried cookies with oats flour...will try it..

Padma said...

Has come out so perfect and looks yummm... my older one loves chocolate chip cookies... will try your eggles and gluten free sometime .. and also please collect your awards from my blog http://padmasrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/09/bindi-masala.html

Madhuram said...

Lovely cookies. I too am incorporating oats flour quite often these days.

Sadhana, recently I tried puttu with oats flour and it came out so good, just like arisi mavu puttu.

Yasmeen said...

Fantastic cookies ,I love almonds and chocolate combo :)

Stephanie said...

Wow! They don't look too crumbly...yours look wonderful, I'm usually afraid of recipes like this...but these seem to have come out perfectly and perfectly nutritious too...will have to give them a try!!
Peace, Stephanie

Pavani said...

Wow.. Soo healthy and delicious. I've all the ingredients, will try these soon.

Nandini said...

Cookies look fantastic! Nice click!

Shri said...

Simply WOW!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wonderful click! Love those cookies!

Prathibha said...

Looks so yummy...healthy one

my kitchen said...

Awesome cookies,very good tea time snack.

sowmya's creative saga said...

yummy cookies..addition of oats is always a great option..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks all for your comments, Stephanie when i first tried this recipe i was wondering if this will turn out well or not. Infact my elder one tasted the batter and said, Mom if you are not sure it is going to turn out nice, let me have the batter itself. But they did turn out great.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

I got ur prev comments on chia seeds..guess its the wordpress glitch, got it late..thanks a ton.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

Pls pick the awards I have for u in my blog.

http://munchcrunchandsuch.wordpress.com/2009/09/24/pea-pesto-crostini-a-bunch-of-awards/

Sarah Naveen said...

Hey..
This is my first time here.
You have a wonderful blog of recipes..
those cookies looks so cute and yummy
Keep rocking!!
Cheers!!

Hema said...

Guilt free yummy cookies.. Thanks a lot for the entry!

Vrinda said...

Yummy and healthy cookies packed with all nutrients...

Sandhya Hariharan said...

HIee... Must say.. Cookies are lovely.. feeling like grabbing it right away.
I landed here for the first time.. & I am glad I have discovered.. the blog...

Do sneak - a - peek in my blog too when time permits.. & drop in a note ...

Valarmathi said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Cookies looks lovely and great.

Anshika said...

You have a lovely blog. The last post on rotis in kadhi was an amazing idea. Similarly these cookies are just out of this world. I look forward to making these type of cookies as they are so full of goodness and I can munch away my time in office on these not worrying about the calories.

iRaw said...

These look outstanding! Yum!!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Hello dear, hope both of u doing good. Missed few of your post, will catch u regularly.
Healthy cookies, they are excellent:)

Anisheetu said...

wonderful cookies... u really have a very nice blog... whenever m here i go on clicking on more and more recipies... great work keep it up...

Veggie Belly said...

this sounds healthy and very delicious !

Pavithra said...

Wonderful and yummy cookies...looks gorgeous and perfectly baked.. That too eggless.. absolutely fantastic.

lata raja said...

Congrats Muskhan and Sadhana for winning the giveaway prize from Madhuram! Just saw her round up:)

Khyati said...

Just made these cookies Sadhana..have come out very well...Guys, I did not have Agave Nectar handy, to replace that I used brown sugar little more than 1/4 cup with all the same measurements given in ingredients..and it just came out nice and bit crispy..

Thanks
Muskaan

Jyoti V said...

Happy Vijaydashami /Dasara to you and your family.

cookies looks so perfect and yum !

Priya said...

Congrats dear for winning the whole wheat baking event..

Varunavi said...

Oh what wonderful cookies,my kids would have finished all those in a minute

Tina said...

Healthy eggless cookies..so delicious...

Avisha said...

Nice cookies, just loved the recipe.

PriyaVaasu said...

hey muskan
Nice cookies, i tried them yday came out very well. Since i didnt agave nectar replaced with Dark Brown Soft sugar and added some cashews too. Planning to jus post the pictures in my blog and link back to your recipe, Hope u dont mind it.

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