Friday, January 8, 2010
K. Shah 16 comments
There are three things which i regularly bake - Bean burgers, Vegan Oat Bar(will post the recipe soon), Cookies using Almond & Oats Flour.
Thinking of saving energy when using the oven, i bake all these things on the same day.
This was one such day, i had the Oat & Almond flour, beans, Oats and nuts all sitting on my kitchen countertop and i wanted to finish all
the baking and cooking before my Kids come back from school. The vegan Oat Bar uses banana as the binder and i added two bananas to be pureed
to my food processor. Suddenly the phone rings and while talking in the phone i proceeded to finish the baking job. Distracted with the conversation
instead of adding the banana puree to the Oat bar, I added it to the Cookie flour and without realizing mixed it. Only after thoroughly mixing it, i realized
my mistake. Thus was born this Oats Almond Macaroon or suggest me a good name for this. When i baked them they were crisp on the outside and crumbly
in the inside, the next day they were all spongy. But before eating i put them in the toaster oven and toast for around 5 minutes and it gives a crunchy
texture on the outside and of course they all tasted good. Why not, might be i might try making these once again when i have some ripe bananas
in the hand. Now let us get on to the recipe.
Preparation Time – 15 minutes
Cooking Time – 15 minutes
Serves – Makes around 2 1/2 dozen macaroon
Oats Flour – 2 cups
Almond Flour – 1 cup
Walnuts – 1/4 cup chopped
Coconut – 1/4 cup shredded
Maple Syrup – 1/3 cup
Clarified Butter – 1/8 cup
Ripe Bananas – 2
Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
Sliced Almonds – few(optional)
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2) Combine Oats flour, almond flour, walnut, coconut, baking soda, cinnamon powder and salt.
3) In a food processor puree the banana without any lumps.
4) Add this banana puree, maple syrup and clarified butter to the flour mixture.
5) Line a cookie tray with parchment paper and drop the flour mixture into small balls leaving
enough space in between.
6) On top of the dough place a slice of sliced almond
7) Bake for 10-15 minutes till the macaroons are baked completely and slightly brown.
These go straight to Kitchen Mishaps hosted by Malar of Kitchen Tantra.