Eggless date millet peanut butter cookies. Gluten free and vegan cookies made with bajra or pearl millet flour and lightly sweetened with dates. Only three ingredients cookies with little baking powder and a pinch of soda. Homemade peanut butter, pearl millet flour and dates made these cookies absolutely healthy.
I have used homemade unsweetened peanut butter to make these cookies. Get the recipe of peanut butter here. These fat free and low calorie cookies can be also enjoyed by diabetic people. But remember take only one or two in a day, not more than that. You may like some more recipes with dates on this blog. Click on the name below for recipe.
16. Maamoul cookies
I have used three main ingredient bajra, peanut butter and dates to make these cookies.
Bajra is a type of pearl millet grown primarily in Africa and India, although it’s consumed worldwide. The gluten-free grain is low in calories but packed with healthy nutrients that may contribute to weight loss, improved blood sugar levels, and other health benefits. Some of the potential health benefits associated with regularly eating bajra are weight loss, improved diabetes management, and a higher intake of nutrients that support healthy hair, nails, and skin. Source
And homemade peanut butter is completely sugar free. I have made it with only little salt and two tablespoon of peanut oil. You can skip the oil if you want.
Peanut butter is comprised of about 25% protein, making it an excellent plant-based protein source.
Peanuts are low in carbs and suitable for people with type 2 diabetes or those following a low-carb diet.
Pure peanut butter is a good source of healthy fats. Peanut butter is rich in antioxidants, including p-coumarin and resveratrol. To read more about peanut butter click here.
Dates are a healthy substitute for white sugar in recipes due to their sweet taste, nutrients, fiber and antioxidants. Very Nutritious. Dates have an excellent nutrition profile. High in Fiber. Getting enough fiber is important for your overall health. High in Disease-Fighting Antioxidants. May Promote Brain Health. May Promote Natural Labor. Excellent Natural Sweetener. Other Potential Health Benefits. Easy to Add to Your Diet. Healthline
This week’s 287 #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is Date With Dates suggested by Aruna SarasChandra who blog at Vasusvegkitchen. Aruna has a wonderful blog with numerous mouthwatering recipes. Her Corn cheese balls and Sweet coconut paratha is in my list to try soon.
Recipe is very simple. You don’t need much ingredients to make these healthy and nutritious cookies. If you don’t have or you don’t like the taste of bajra or pearl millet flour then you can use any flour of your choice. I like the flavour of dates so didn’t add any essence. You can use vanilla essence or cinnamon powder if you like. As I mentioned above these cookies are lightly sweetened. If you want your cookies sweeter add 2 – 3 tablespoon more dates.
Bajra or pearl millet flour – 1 cup
Peanut butter – 5 tablespoon
Dates – 1/2 cup, pitted
Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Baking soda – a small pinch
Water – 3 tablespoon
1. In a bowl sieve bajra or pearl millet flour, baking powder and soda. You can use any flour instead of bajra.
2. Grind dates into a smooth paste. Add 2 – 3 tablespoon water for easy grinding. You can also use milk instead of water. These cookies are lightly sweetened. If you want sweeter cookies and 2 – 3 tablespoon more dates.
3. Mix date paste and peanut butter with the dry ingredients. I have used homemade peanut butter.
4. Mix everything with your hand. Don’t need to knead just combine everything well.
5. Preheat the microwave convection or hot blast function at 160°. For OTG preheat at 180° for 10 minutes. Grease a baking tray or line with parchment paper.
6. Make balls with the flour mixture by pressing with your palm. Now make them flat and arrange on baking tray. Press all the cookies with a fork.
7. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. Or until the cookies becomes light golden brown. To make crisper cookies press the cookies to make thin and bake for a few minutes more.
8. Let the cookies cool down completely before serving.
Eat healthy stay healthy stay safe 😊
1. Any flour can be used instead of bajra or pearl millet flour.
2. Add 2 – 3 tablespoon more dates if you want your cookies sweeter.
3. You can use vanilla, cinnamon or any flavour in the cookies.
4. You can use any butter or ghee instead of peanut butter.
5. Milk can be used instead of water.
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