Friday, October 24, 2008

Whole Wheat Oats and Raisin Cookies

This is a very simple recipe obtained from Heart Healthy Cookbook by Tarla Dalal.What attracted me to this recipe -titled 'oats and raisin biscuits' -was that there were no butter or eggs and only low-fat milk which I substituted with soy milk.Oats are rich in fibre and a good substitute to the fattening all purpose flour.Also raisins are rich in antioxidants though they contain sugar 60% of which is fructose.Here's the recipe.

Ingredients:

Oats(old fashioned/quick cooking): 3/4 cup
Whole wheat flour: 1/4 cup
Brown sugar: 1/4 cup
Rasins: 1/4 cup
Soy milk/low fat milk: 2 tbsp
Vegetable Oil: 1 tbsp

Preparation:
In a big bowl,mix together oats,wheat flour,sugar and raisins.Add the milk(I used soy milk) and oil and mix well to form a dough.Pinch off small portions and lay them on a greased baking sheet.Flatten the cookies a little using the back of a spoon/fork/hand.bake on a preheated oven at 360F for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are done.Cool for a few minutes on a rack.Serve with milk/your favourite beverage or whatever way you wish.

The recipe called for 20 minutes baking time,but this makes the cookies harder.Check after 10 minutes,and go maximum 15 minutes.Even after this you feel the cookies are not done,its okay as they harden upon cooling.They turned out a bit harder(check baking time) but insides were chewy.


13 Comments:

anudivya said...

Looks yum! And healthy. My kind of food. Great work girl...

raaji said...

OOOO my...i was looking for sth that has a lots of oats in it as my husband simply wont eat the instant one as it tastes blant...am goingo try this bcoz i loved the pic.

Yasmeen said...

Oatmeal raisins cookies are so easy to make,I bake them for breakfast sometimes. Without any butter its definitely heart healthy:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW... This is a healthy dessert. Looks so good. Happy to see a healthy cookie. YUM!

Kayal said...

I have found out one new dish made of oats.. i always feel difficult to use oats in my kitchen...this is absolutely a nice one to try..BTW..please do visit my blog http://kayalcooks.blogspot.com/

Sia said...

i cant belive cookies can look so delicious w/o eggs or butter. good job done girl.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks awesome. Oats and Raisin's wow healthy and yummy.

DEESHA said...

thatz one yummy cookies .. k=looks great

Cham said...

No egg no butter, So it is Diet indulgence :) Wonderful recipe :)

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Fabulous healthy cookies..looks cute n yummy..

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Sujatha said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and your very sweet words.. :)

This is a such a healthy and simple recipe! My daughter loves raisin cookies and this sounds great to give it a try.. thanks for sharing! and A HAPPY DIWALI TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

Pearlsofeast said...

Wonderful with very less oil.Great looking cookies

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