Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Eggless Gluten free Oat & Almond Ginger Bread Cookies with no refined sugar

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Wishes for a very Happy, Healthy New Year 2010.

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.

My kids love cookies, but one thing which scares me is the increased chance of cavities apart from all the other health problems when consuming refined sugar. This is one more experimental attempt by me to create a nutritious cookie without any refined flour, and by adding maple sugar, molasses and using xylitol(for icing) in place of refined table sugar.  This was a sure hit among mine as well their friends.

Preparation Time - 15 mins
Cooking Time - 10 to 15 mins
Makes around 6 to 8 cookies

Ingredients

Gluten Free Oats Flour - 1 cup
Almond Flour - 1/2 cup
Clarified butter(ghee) - 1/8 cup
Honey - 1/8 cup
Molasses - 1/8 cup
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Grated ginger - 1 tsp
Cinnamon powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp

Method

1) Combine the Oats flour, Almond flour, salt, cinnamon powder and baking powder.
2) To this add clarified butter, honey, molasses and grated ginger.
3) Roll the dough and take a small ball and flatten it.
4) Using a cookie cutter cut out the desired shapes.
5) Pre heat an oven to 350 degrees Fahrenhiet.
6) Line a cookie tray with parchment paper and bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes till they are fully baked.
7) Once the cookies are well cooled stored in an air tight container.

For the icing

Cream Cheese - 2 Tbsp(Organic without animal rennett)
Butter - 1 Tbsp
Xylitol(powdered) - 2 tsp or to your taste

1) Beat the cheese and butter, to this add xylitol.
2) Fill a ziploc with the icing and decorate the cookies.

Event Participation

1) This goes to the Cakes & Cookie event hosted by Mahimaa .

2) This goes to the Oats Feast & Cakes-n-Cookies events both hosted by Sara's Corner.


3) This goes to It's time to Jingle hosted by Asankhana.

34 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

How cute! I can tell they are a couple!

Vrinda said...

Cute gingerbread man cookies...that too with healthy ingredients..

Deepa G Joshi said...

what a cute ginggy couple :)

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Gulmohar said...

they look so cute :-)

Renu said...

nice cookies...and click too

Rachana Kothari said...

I love Ginger cookies and as a matter of fact anything with ginger:) These Cookies look really cute:)

Happy New Year!

Priya said...

Gorgeous, healthy and cute gingerbread cookies..

Katy ~ said...

Well done! These look great!

kothiyavunu said...

Cute gingerman cookies!!

egglesscooking said...

That's a very good recipe. Where do you find xylitol? In health food stores?

notyet100 said...

looks yummy,,..wish u hppy new yr 2010

my kitchen said...

Cute couple.Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year dear:)

PJ said...

Great recipe! Looking at the picture I can't even tell its without refined flour, well done! The oat flour is new to me, recently I have been trying to sneak more oats into our diets and oat flour seems like a good way to do it. Is this something you find in regular grocery stores?

Padma said...

Wishing you both a very Happy , Healthy and a prosperous New year.

Mandira said...

this looks great! happy new year.

Nandini said...

Healthy and cute couple!

AshKuku said...

Hey,

Thanks for sharing your love on my post.....& was wondering how I missed your blog.. & was not following it.... better late than never...Hope 2 c u around more often.....

Happy Celebrations!!!!

Wishing You & your family a very happy year ahead....

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Lady Boheme said...

Excellent recipe for these cookies with healthy ingredients! Happy New Year to you and your family!

rekhas kitchen said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Siri said...

Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Joyous 2010. May all your dreams come true.

Cheers,
Siri

Malar Gandhi said...

Wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year.:)

Very useful info...ginger cookies looks perfect:)

Shri said...

Those look adorable!Wish you and your family a very happy new year!

Dolly said...

Adorable gingerbread cookies. I can't believe its gluten free and eggless recipe. You come up with such healthy recipes. Will try making gluten free gingerbread cookies next christmas. Love the gingerbread boy and girl. Even they look happy as they are gluten free ..lol.
Wishing you and your family a happy, fun filled and healthy 2010.Also let me thank you for all the love and support extended to me and my blog. That surely is a great motivation to keep blogging.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Ginger cookies looks perfect and yummy!!!

Wishing u and ur family a Happy and a prosperous New Year

Pari said...

So cute. Wish you both and your families a very happy new year.

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Healthy and delicious, perfect :)

Happy New Year!

Margot

Anupama said...

Oh those are so cute! I wouldn't have the heart to eat them :-). Wish you a wonderful new year!

Yasmeen said...

Awesome.Keep rocking with your healthy recipes.Best wishes for 2010 :D

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Aaaw,thats a pretty ginger bread yaar! Kewl!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Very cute cookies. Healthy too:)

veggie belly said...

wow! these have got to be the ultimate guiltless gingerbread people!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

very cute :) thx for your contribution. happy new year!!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

What a perfect way to celebrates New Yr with these cute looking oats cookies..definitely ur kids would have finish them in seconds:)do join as a follower too my dear...

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Wow..looks like I have missed a lot of your awesome posts. Thank you so much for posting this gluten free cookies. I have a friend who is allergic to gluten and i was looking for a gluten free cookie recipe. Will try it soon:).

 
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