Monday, June 8, 2009

Oats-Almond Meal Cookies with Strawberry Filling



Know what you Eat - Almonds are low in saturated fat and contain many other protective nutrients - 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.

My Uncle passed on this recipe from some Online Vegan forum, ever since i got this recipe i have baked these several timeswith different combination of fruit spreads. It just comes out very well and the best part is it doesn't have all purpose or evenwhole wheat and has the goodness of Oats and Almond with out compromising on the taste. I am trying various variations with this base recipe using Pistachio ,Cashew etc. If successful will post soon.


Cooking Time - 15 mins
Preparation Time - 10 mins
Yields - Around 18 cookies(depends on the size you make)

Ingredients

Oats(Quick Cooking not instant oat meal) - 2 cups and 1/4 Cup
Almonds - 1 cup
Honey - 1/2 cup
Strawberry spread/jelly/preserves - 1/2 cup( Or any fruit of your choice)
Sunflower/Canola Oil - 1/4 cup(2 oz)
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp

Method

1) Measure 1 1/4 cup of Oats and grind into flour in the processor.
2) Transfer all the almonds to a food processor and grind into a powder, this need not be a fine powderbut can be little coarse Almond meal.
3) Combine the grind Oats, Almond and the rest of the ungrind Oats, Salt and Cinnamon powder
4) Add Oil, Honey and mix thoroughly and form a dough.
5) Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit.
6) Grease a cookie tray
7) Roll the dough into small balls and flatten them in your hand, make a small depression in the middle andplace them in the cookie tray one after another leaving enough space between the cookies as they will expand.
8) Fill the centers with Jelly of your choice.
9) Bake for 10-15 minutes until well baked, they get baked quickly so keep a watch on them otherwise you will get brown or burnt cookies.
10) Cool them and transfer to a airtight container. They are sweeter the next day.

Note - The original recipe uses Maple syrup, when using maple syrup use 1 cup of Oats flour and 1 1/4 cup of Oats.When using honey the texture becomes little soft and crumbly so i tried to change the proportion and it did work well.The original recipe uses 1/2 cup of jelly, i make it 1/4 when making for our family as this 1/2 cup is too sweet for us. But if you have a sweet tooth this
1/2 cup will be just right or may not be enough.

Event Participation

1) This goes to Low Fat Eggless Baking event Hosted by Madhu.

2) This dish goes to My Kitchen Treasures for the Strawberry Event .

3) This dish goes to Fruit & Nut event hosted by Mansi.

28 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

Love the strawberry filling on top! Looks perfectly baked!

Mangala Bhat said...

wow!nice cookie recipe ...very healthy :)

Vij said...

Wow! crispy cute cookies.Send them for CLICK hosted by Jugalbandi too.

Parita said...

Perfectly baked cookies...apt entry for low fast baking :)

Pavithra said...

If there is post from you i can close my eyes and say its something healthy posting.. looking so crispy and healthy dear.

Pavithra said...

I already sent 5 dishes for rice event.. hope cannot send more than that..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Perfect cookies... Wow!

Preeti Singh said...

Nice and healthy cookies..nice recipe and amazing clicks.

Renu said...

nice and healthy cookie!!

Kalyani said...

nice & healthy cookie .. kids will love this ...

Nithya Praveen said...

Anything with strawberry and am in for it....looks wonderful.No eggs in it makes it all the more tempting:)

Kalai said...

They look so delicious and healthy, too?! Awesome recipe! :)

Prathibha said...

Wow...Completely Healthy one..Looks really yummy that stack of cookies...They look really nice...I did not realize that i did not add u in my blog roll upto now..I m adding u now..

Priti said...

Simple and yummy....looks gr8...bookmarked it

rekhas kitchen said...

very nice recipe and a healthy idea too looks so tempting with that strawberry filling.

Jyoti said...

Love the picture and the recipe !

Priya said...

Cute and prefectly baked cookies looks gorgeous !!!

Happy cook said...

I love the dollop of jam on top and they look really healthy andperfect.
Thankyou for sending this to my event.

Madhuram said...

That's a lovely and healthy recipe girls! It's gluten free too! Does it need baking powder/soda? And could you also mention how many cookies you got for this measurement. Thanks for the entry.

Mansi said...

that looks great! and so healthy too! thanks so much for sharing it with us over at SHF!

Shabs.. said...

wooooow....i love those cookies....i love any oat cookies...u can see one oat cookie in my blog:)

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A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks all for your comments.
Vij we already submitted an entry for the click event, so can't submit more.
Madhu there is no need of baking soda or powder, i normally mention the cooking time, how many it yields etc but missed thanks for reminding added it.
Thanks Dr. Jacobson for visiting will surely visit your blog for checking health and nutrition facts which we do almost everyday.

Muskan Shah said...

I was so waiting to try to make these cookies all by myself when Sadhana first shared with me..finally I got the recipe..Thanks Sadhana. The cookies came out very well..with all the exact measurements you had given..Super Healthy..

Uma said...

Wow, those cookies look sooo tempting!! Yummy :)

Raaga said...

haven't made cookies in ages... got to get around to that now.

DEESHA said...

they look like a treat .. love the strawberry filling

gloria said...

I was just looking for a recipe for cookies that uses almond meal and after searching different recipes, this one caught my eye. I just finished baking my first 4 cookies (i wanted to try first and adjust the recipe) but they are pretty good the way they are. I filled them with strawberry jam and apricot preserves. They are amazingly good (i love oats, almond and honey!). Honestly, I didn't think they were going to turn out this good. I'm so happy that I found a healthy and tasty recipe! Thanks a lot!!! :D

 
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