Cocoa Almond Cookies 


Eggless cocoa almond cookies.

A delicious, crispy and little chewy cookies. A perfect snack for your kiddos. Absolutely healthy. Kids will love it’s taste.

I have mixed three types of flour in it. Whole wheat flour, oats powder and refined flour. You can make with only whole wheat flour or only refined flour too if you like.

I have used homemade white butter in it.

Apart from being delicious, almonds are highly nutritious and very healthy.

Today, almonds nutrition benefits are praised around the world.  Almonds helps to prevent Heart Disease and Heart Attacks. Support Healthy Brain Function. Maintain Skin Health. Help Control Blood Sugar Levels and Prevent Diabetes. Help With Weight Loss and Prevent Overeating. Increase Nutrient Absorption. Increase Digestive Health.

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Recipe 


Almond – 1/2 cup

Oats – 1/2 cup

Wholewheat flour – 1/2 cup

Refined flour – 1/4 cup

Baking powder – 1 /2 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon

Butter – 1/2 cup

Powdered sugar – 3/4 cup

Cocoa powder – 2 tablespoon

Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon

Almond – as required

Method 


Grind the almonds with skin. Grind into fine powder.

Grind the oats.

Preheat the oven at 180°. Grease a baking tray or line with parchment pepper or aluminium foil.

In a bowl mix almond flour, oats powder, whole wheat flour, refined flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and soda.

In a large bowl cream powdered sugar and room temperature butter. Beat well.

Add vanilla essence and mix.

Now add all the dry ingredients. Combine and make a smooth dough.

Make small balls. Gently flatten with your hand. Place an almond over every cookies. Press lightly.

Arrange on the greased or lined baking tray 1-2 Inch apart.

Bake at 180° in a preheated oven for 15 – 20 minutes. Or until the edges becomes dark. Don’t forget to leave enough place between the cookies. Cookies will be double while baking.

Remove carefully. Cookies will be soft when hot but becomes crisp after cooling.

Let the cookies cool down completely.

Serve the crispy crunchy cocoa almond cookies with milk, tea or coffee. Or enjoy on your munching time.
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Eggless Fruitcake

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Egg less and butter less fruitcake.
Christmas month so #Foodiemonday #Bloghop #theme is cake.
Presenting a delicious soft fruitcake.

Fruitcake is a cake made with chopped candied or soaked dried fruits or nuts and spices.

Egg less, butter less and APF less super soft fruit cake. Everyone love it’s mild flavor of orange and spices. The cake is healthy too because of whole wheat flour and lots of dry fruits.

You don’t need overnight soaked dry fruits. Very easy to make yet super yummy.

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Recipe

Whole wheat flour/atta – 1 and 1/4 cup

Oil – 1/2 cup

Curd – 1/2 cup

Milk – 1/4 cup ( room temperature)

Vinegar  – 1 tablespoon

Flax seed – 2 tablespoon ( dry roasted and powdered)

Orange zest – 1 teaspoon

Baking powder  – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking soda  – 1/2 teaspoon

Sugar  – 1 cup ( powdered)

Sugar  – 3 teaspoon

Dry fruits  -1 cup ( raisins, almonds and cashew nuts  (chopped or broken into pieces), tutti fruity)

Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp  (optional)

Cumin powder  – a pinch

Nutmeg powder  – a pinch
Or powder of 1-2 cloves

Cinnamon  – a small stick powdered

Dry ginger  – very small piece powdered

Cardamom  – 1 powdered

Vanilla essence  – 1 teaspoon

Boiling water  – 1/2 cup

Some cherry and tutti fruity for spreading over the cake.

Method

Take a pan and heat it, put 3 tsp sugar in the center, reduce flame to low. Don’t touch the pan or stir sugar.

When all the sugar has completely melted pour the boiling water into it and switch off the flame.

Mix the sugar and water well bring it back to boil and put all the dry fruits in it. Boil it for 5 – 6 minutes. Let it cool down.

Keep 3 tbsp flour aside and in the rest of the flour add baking powder, soda, spice powder and flax seed powder.

Mix vinegar to the milk and keep aside.
Beat the oil and sugar, add vanilla. Add curd, vinegar mixed milk. Fold in the flour mixture to it.

Add 3 tbsp flour to the soaked dry fruits and mix the remaining caramelized sugar water in the flour mixture.

Mix orange zest. Add the dry fruits in it and fold gently. Pour the batter into the greased baking pan and level the top.

Spread some tutti fruity and cherry ( you can add chopped cherry with the dry fruits in cake mixture too).

Bake in a preheated oven at 180° for 35-40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.

Slice it when completely cool.
Enjoy the taste and aroma of egg less butter less fruitcake.

Eggless Chocochips Cookies

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Chocochips cookies. Very easy and kids favourite cookies.
Made with home made butter. I personally don’t like store bought cookies.

When I started to make these noticed less chocochips in my pantry. Used whatever I have and its perfect. I had 1/4 cup but next time I will add 1/2 cup to make it more visible.

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Recipe

All purpose flour or maida  – 2 and 1/2 cups

Vanilla essence  – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking powder  – 1 teaspoon

Butter  – slightly less than 3/4 cup. I used home made white butter.

Powdered sugar  – slightly less than 1 cup

Milk  – 3-4 tablespoon or as require

Cocoa powder  – 3 tablespoon

White chocochips  – 1/2 cup

Method

Sieve flour, baking powder and cocoa powder together.
Take room temperature butter and powdered sugar in a bowl. Beat well till light and fluffy.

Add flour, cocoa powder, vanilla essence, chocochips and 3 tablespoon milk. Mix gently to make stiff dough. You can add little more milk if require.

Make small balls and flatten it with your palm as I did. Or you can roll out the dough with a rolling pin and cut them with a cookie cutter.

You can make the dough without chocochips. Spread the chocochips over the cookies and press lightly before baking.

Place on a well greased baking tray. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

Enjoy with tea or coffee.

Eggless Malai Or Milk Topping Cookies

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Egg less malai or milk topping cookies.
A very easy to make cookie. Perfect for kiddos.

You don’t need baking powder, soda, butter or ghee/clarified butter to make these delicious cookies.

Need only 3  ingredients in equal quantity with little cardamom powder or vanilla. Use the flavour of your choice.
I adopted the recipe from Nita Mehta’s cookbook.

I made one with whole wheat flour and added little red colour to make it attractive.
And white one is made with all purpose flour.

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Recipe

Milk topping or malai  – 1/2 cup

Powdered sugar  – 1/2 cup

Whole wheat flour/atta or all purpose flour/maida – 1/2 cup

Cardamom powder or vanilla  – 1/2 teaspoon

Almonds or cashew nuts ( split into two)  – as require

Method

Grease an oven tray and keep aside.
Preheat the oven at 200 degrees.

Mix malai and sugar lightly. Sift atta or maida.
Add the maida or atta and cardamom powder or vanilla to the malai mixture.

Add flavour of your choice. I used cardamom powder. Knead lightly to form a soft dough.

Form round balls and flatten slightly. If the dough is too soft and difficult to form balls keep it in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes and then shape them.

Place the balls on oven tray 1” apart.
Place almonds or cashew nuts on each cookie. You can sprinkle little cardamom powder on each cookie too. I didn’t.

For red colour cookies added little red colour in the dough. Flatten the dough on a plate to cut hearts with a cookie cutter.
Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. Or until the edges of the cookies are golden and the top still whitish.

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Remove tray from the oven and quickly and carefully lift the cookies off with all knife. Keep them to cool and become crisp.
Enjoy with tea or coffee.

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Egg less Banana Cake

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Banana cake
A cake with oats,  whole wheat flour and banana. Perfect for kiddos. You will love the flavour of cinnamon and cardamom. And its egg less yet soft and moist.

Use your over ripe bananas lying on the fruit basket. And see how they vanish as a yummy cake.

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Recipe

Whole wheat flour or atta  – 1 cup
Ground oats  – 1/2 cup

Powdered sugar  – 1/2 cup + 1 teaspoon if you want to add tutti fruity or raisins if not take 3/4 cup

Oil  – 1/2  cup

Ripe bananas  – 4

Cinnamon powder  – 1 teaspoon

Cardamom powder  – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking powder  – 1 teaspoon

Vinegar  – 1 tablespoon

Tutti fruity or chocochips or any dry fruits  – 1/4 cup

Method

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees. If you are using OTG preheat for 10 minutes.

Grease a cake tin and dust with  flour. Keep it aside.

Mash the banana with a fork or blend in the blender. I used my grinder to mash it well.

Beat sugar and oil well.I like less sweet but you can add 3/4 cup sugar to make it more sweet. Add mashed banana and mix well.

Now add both flour cinnamon and cardamom powder, baking powder and mix well.

In a small bowl add vinegar with soda. Stir well and mix in the cake batter .

Add tutti fruity or chocochips or dry fruits whatever you have. Fold it nicely. I want to use tutti fruity but there was only 1 teaspoon in my pantry so added cashew nuts and raisins.

Pour in the greased and flour dusted cake tin. Tap lightly. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Every oven takes different time.

Mine takes 30 minutes. Check with a toothpick. Bake until the toothpick comes out clean.

Let it cool down.
I sprinkled little powdered sugar on it.

Slice and enjoy the soft moist and yummy cake with tea or coffee.

Lemon Cake

 

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Lemon cake. A perfect solution for your sweet craving.

The cake is butter less so you can call it guilt free cake. Added only 3 spoon oil.

Recipe courtesy Meghana Bhadauria a fellow foodie  from a food group. We learn a lot in a food group. Thank you Meghana Bhadauria for this wonderful recipe.

I include a pinch of lemon zest.
Only few ingredients added. A very simple yet delicious cake.

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Recipe

Sugar  – 1 cup

Milk  – 1 cup room temperature

All purpose flour – 1 and 1/2 cup + 3 tablespoon

Baking powder  – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking soda  – 1/2 teaspoon

Oil – 3 tablespoon

Lemon juice  – 1 tablespoon

Lemon zest  – a pinch

Method

Preheat the oven at 170 degree.
Grease a mouldt .

Mix 1 cup sugar ( you can reduce the quantity if u don’t want it too sweet I used 3/4 cup)
and 1 cup milk at room temperature.

When sugar dissolves add 3 tablespoon of oil and mix well to form an emulsion.

Sieve 1 and 1/2 cup of  flour+ 3 tablespoon.

Add 1/2 teaspoon baking powder + 1/2 teaspoon soda add the above milk mixture to form a smooth batter add 1 tablespoon lemon juice, a pinch of lemon zest and mix.

Pour the batter in the greased mould and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

The time depends on the type of your oven. Check after 25 minutes with a toothpick. It should come out clean, if not bake for some more time till done.

Let it cool before slicing. Enjoy the eggless and butter less yummy cake.