Monday, December 7, 2009

Glutenfree Eggless Oats & Almond Candied Fruit Cookie

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Know what you Eat - Gluten is a special type of protein that is commonly found in wheat, barley, rye, kamut, spelt and triticale, ut unfortunately most oat stock has been found to be contaminated with wheat because of processing methods. But you can find gluten free Oats in your health food store or online. These contain oat gluten but not the type of gluten that can harm people with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
Now coming to the nutrition in these cookies 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. Preparation Time - 20 mins


I stick on to Oats because of their high fiber content and Almonds because of its high nutritional content. The cookies being a part of my kids daily snack , i no longer need to feel too guilty to give something with empty calories and they taste great too.


Cooking Time - 20 mins
Makes - Around 30 Cookies

Ingredients

Oats  Flour - 3 Cup
Almond Flour/Meal - 1 1/2 cup
Butter - 3/4 cup(room temperature)
Raw Sugar - 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp (if you want a more sweeter version otherwise keep it to 1/2 cup)
Tutti Fruity(Candied Fruit) - 1 cup
Almond Extract - 1 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp

Method

1) To get Oats flour in a food processor grind the Oats to fine flour consistency.
2) Add 1tsp of sugar to the Almond and grind to a fine powder, adding the sugar will prevent the almond flour from becoming sticky.
3) Combine the Oats flour, Almond flour, Salt, baking soda and the candied fruit pieces.
4) Cream the butter and sugar together and add the almond extract to it.
5) Slowly add the Oats and Almond flour to the butter, sugar mixture and make a dough.
6) Preheat an oven to 350degrees Fahrenheit.
7) Line a cookie tray with parchment paper.
8) Take a small amount of the dough, roll it and flatten it with hand.
9) Place them in the cookie sheet leaving enough space for the cookies to expand.
10) Bake for around 10-15 minutes till they are slightly brown and completely baked.
11) Cool them completely(this is must as they will be very crumbly even to touch) and transfer them to an airtight container.


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Event Participation

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

2) This also goes to Eat Christmas Cookies event hosted by Susan.

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

47 comments:

Pavani said...

That's a very interesting recipe for cookies--nutritious & delicious. I'm sure your kids love them.

prasu said...

lovely dear..........the cookies looks absolutely delicious.

Tina said...

Wowww really delicious and fabulous dear. Sounds healthy.

Parita said...

The cookies look lovely, one question, even after cooling are the cookies crumbly or they become crispy?

notyet100 said...

yummy nd healthy lovely click too,..

Anncoo said...

Very healthy and beautiful Oats cookie. Can I try some :}

SE(Denufood) said...

perfect for the season with candied fruits..very tempting

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thanks for the info,never knew oats have traces of gluten,sure these lovely looking cookies are guilt free snacks!

lata raja said...

Excellent cookies. Love the addition of candied fruits. The pictures are so temptingly beautiful.

Prathibha said...

Lovely and healthy cookies dear...a complete guilt free snack..

Angie's Recipes said...

Healthy and nutritious oat snacks!

Priya said...

Such a guilt free cookies, looks tempting and prefect..

Nandini said...

Sounds healthy and nice click.

jeyashrisuresh said...

lovely pictures and healthy cookies too.neat presentation

Nostalgia said...

Great combination with health spelt all over.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Very tempting.....nice healthy recipe

sayantani said...

healthy n tasty...those crumbs look superb.

Padma said...

Looks mouthwatering ... healthy and yummy

Shri said...

Lovely cookies!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

that looks sooooo yummy.. nice clicks. would love to try.

Gulmohar said...

Interesting cookie recipe..healthy and yumm

Vrinda said...

Nice cookies,i never tried with almond flour,nice texture...

munchcrunchandsuch said...

ur blog is a one stop shop for all kinds of cookies..esp the healthier versions.the cookies r damn attractive

Cham said...

An excellent gluten and eggless cookie!

kothiyavunu said...

Wonderful & yummy cookies.Very healthy.Will try one day.

Renu said...

wonderful cookies dear......where did u get tuti fruit??

sangeeta said...

tutti frutti is a childhood favorite and you made such a healthy cookie with it...

Oraphan said...

Oh, these cookies look amazingly delicious. I really love this wonderful recipe, it sounds so healthy and yummy. I'll share this recipe with my gluten-free friends, thanks:)

jayasree said...

Healthy, eggless cookies. Gorgeous clicks.

Priya Narasimhan said...

i am seeing difficult to resist "oats flour" baked items everywhere. yours look gorgeous as usual..

Susan from Food Blogga said...

These are a thoughtful and delicious gift for those with food sensitivities. Thank you for the entry!

Priya said...

awesome cookies...will surely make them

Anupama said...

Great click! this is one healthy and kid friendly cookie...

Lady Boheme said...

These cookies are beautiful and delicious!

chakhlere said...

wow!! This cant be more healthy and yummy. lovely cookies.

Katy ~ said...

Excellent! Good to see gluten free and egg free! YAY Well done indeed and much appreciated.

Malar Gandhi said...

No guilt, count me in...sounds very healthy and nice...like to try this right away..

Abhilash said...

20 minutes and 30 cookies... thats cool.

The cookies look really delicious and crisp. I have only tried cookies in the bakeries but they appear superb to me in your blog.

My mother does not prepare the cookies so I never tried home made. I think in India they are not that popular.

Sara's Corner said...

wonderful recipe. looks too good. thanks for participating in the event.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks all for your comments, these things surely get us going.
Parita, regarding your question. No they are not very crumbly but neither crispy. They taste more like a short bread kind.

Dolly said...

Beautiful Clicks.Cookies turned out great without eggs and without gluten.Surely a healthy recipe and GUILT FREE Eating.

PJ said...

Lovely cookies! I have been relatively new to using oats in my diet but I have started adding them here and there now (mainly breakfast), just coz they are so healthy! This is a new way to enjoy oats and almonds, very good entry!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Hi Gals, Hope both of you are doing great dear. I need to catch up with your interesting recipes, will do so asap dear. Excellent cookies, oats and gluten free makes it more healthier:)

my kitchen said...

Cookies looking really good,nice presentation

RV said...

Tutti Fruti in cookies, wow.. an excellent choice and sounds healthy too...

Purnima said...

Baked these goodies- 1st my 5 yr old daughter was taste-tester..ate 3 of them warm frm oven, giving me thumbs up sign, hubby ditto! :D TKs a ton for sharing such lovely recipe! A keeper. (Got 56 cookies-measured oats 3C + alm 1.5C, then powdered it.Taste is just good wt 1/2C sugar! Tks again!

GKB said...

Hi
Wondering..if I was to make my own almond flour..can I powder it with the skin?
Thanks
Geetha

 
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