Besan Biscuit/ Sugar Free Biscuit

Sugar free besan or chickpea/garbanzo flour biscuit. A delicious, crisp and easy to make biscuit with date powder, pistachio and almond. You don’t need sugar or jaggery to make these biscuits. Little rice flour will make your biscuits perfectly crispy. So here is a healthy and delicious biscuit for your munching time or to serve with tea, coffee or milk.

Already shared many different types of cookies on this blog. Click here for the recipes.

You may also like to try Cardamom nankhatai from me fellow blogger Priya Vijaykrishnan.

Earlier shared besan nankhatai here. But taste of this besan biscuit is totally different. I didn’t use sugar in these biscuits. Date powder will give enough sweetness.

Dates have a low GI, which means they’re less likely to spike your blood sugar levels, making them a safe choice for people with diabetes. Dates boast an impressive nutritional profile and natural sweetness. Because they’re a natural source of fructose, they might be a concern for people with diabetes. However, because they have a low GI and medium GL, they’re safe for those with diabetes in moderation — which translates to no more than 1 to 2 dates at a time. Source

Recipe is very simple. Just add everything to make a smooth dough. I have used shredded almond and pistachios but you can use any dry fruits of your choice. You can also use tutti frutti in the dough if you want.

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Recipe

Besan or chickpea flour/garbanzo flour – 1 cup

Rice flour – 3 tablespoon

Dry date powder – little less than 1/2 cup

Butter or ghee/clarified butter – 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon

Milk – 3-4 tablespoon or as required

Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Milk powder – 1 tablespoon

Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Shredded pistachios – 1 tablespoon

Almond – 1 tablespoon, chopped

Method

1. Grease a baking tray or line with parchment paper. Preheat the microwave oven at 170°. Use convection or hot blast function. And for OTG preheat at 180° for 10 minutes.

2. In a bowl mix besan or chickpea flour, rice flour, milk powder, baking powder, cardamom powder and shredded almond. Mix well and keep aside.

3. In a large bowl whisk date powder, ghee or clarified butter and milk.

4. Add all the dry ingredients and mix. Make a smooth dough. Don’t knead much. Add little more milk and 1-2 tablespoon ghee or clarified butter if require to make dough. I had to add little milk and 1 tablespoon ghee more to make smooth dough. Add milk slowly as required.

5. Make small balls and press gently with your palm. Arrange the balls on greased or lined baking tray.

6. Place little shredded pistachios in the middle of the cookies. Press gently with your finger tips. Arrange all the cookies like this.

7. Bake in preheated oven at 170° for 8-10 minutes or till edges becomes light brown. Every oven takes different time. So keep an eye after 8 minutes. Don’t make too brown.

8. Let the cookies cool down completely. Enjoy delicious sugar free cookies immediately or store in airtight container for later use.

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Sugarless Dates And Oats Cookies

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Sugarless, eggless dates and oats cookies.

May this Ramadan bring joy, health and wealth to you. May this festival brighten up you and your near and dear one’s lives.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. In this month Quran was revealed. The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset.
It is a period of prayer, fasting, charity-giving and self-accountability for Muslims.

This week our #Foodiemonday #bloghop theme is #Ramadanspecial.

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Eat healthy stay healthy.

I am sharing dates and oats cookies for this bloghop event. I have made this cookies without sugar or any artificial sweetener.
Healthy,  yummy and soft cookies.

Dates are rich in dietary fiber, antioxidants and the essential minerals potassium and magnesium.

A diet that regularly includes low-fat, nutrient-dense foods like dates may enhance your health and help decrease your chance of developing many chronic diseases.

And oats contains soluble fiber which stays in the stomach longer and helps you feel fuller. This can prevent overeating later on in the day, which may help you maintain a healthy weight and avoid the health  problems associated with overweight.

I have added whole wheat flour too because eating whole grains instead of refined grains lower the risk of many chronic diseases.

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Recipe

Oats  – 1/2 cup ground

Whole wheat flour  – 1/2 cup

Dates  – 1 cup deseeded and chopped

Ghee/clarified butter  – 1/4 cup

Cocoa powder  – 1 teaspoon

Baking powder  – 1/4 teaspoon

Water  – 1 cup

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Method

Grind the oats and keep aside.
Boil 1 cup water with chopped dates. When it starts to boil reduce the flame. Cook on low flame until the dates are becomes soft and mushy.
Let it cool.

Now grind the dates. Make a smooth paste.
In a bowl mix whole wheat flour, ground oats,  cocoa powder, baking powder and dates paste. If you want your cookies more crispy add 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.

Mix with your fingers properly.
Add ghee/clarified butter and make a smooth and semi stiff dough. I have used homemade ghee you can use butter too.

Preheat the oven at 180º.
Grease a baking tray or line with aluminum foil.

Make 16-18 small balls. I have made small bite sized cookies. But you can make large sized too.

Lightly flatten with your palm. Place them on the baking tray. Press every cookies with a fork.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges becomes brown.
After 20 minutes I have turned the cookies upside down and baked for 5 minutes more to bring some colour on upside too. But if you like skip this step. If the edges becomes brown its ready.

Let the cookies cool down and store in a airtight jar.
Enjoy the healthy and delicious cookies with your tea coffee or a glass of milk.