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Chewy and Delicious Oats and Walnut Cookies

When healthy gets tasty..!

Some things, just don’t require an introduction. You name them and they say “Hey we are healthy !”

Oats walnut cookies are healthy and fantastically delicious. These crunchy and yet soft cookies that you cant stop eating, can give any cookie in the world, a run for their money.

Oats and walnuts are known for multiple benefits.

They are incredibly nutritious, rich in antioxidants and fiber so, not only help fight cholesterol and sugar levels but also help lose weight. Loaded with important vitamins and minerals they are believed to help avoid childhood asthma.Well you can also apply them in certain forms externally for glowing skin. So, not bad at all.

Oats-Walnut Cookies

As usual i gather the very basic things and use my all time favorites like olive oil, cinnamon and multigrain flour to make these sumptuous cookies. The recipe is very versatile like all my other recipes so just enjoy making them.

Lets collect

2 cups of standard oats

1 cup of walnut kernals

1 tbsp cinnamon powder

2 tbsp multigrain flour

1/2 tbsp baking powder

1/2 cup of honey ( that is according to my taste buds so you can add some brown sugar if you want them sweeter)

1 whole egg beaten

4 tbsp olive oil ( you can use butter if you want)

1/2 cup of toned cold milk

Few raisins if you want

Lets do it

I have my six simple steps to tell you

  • dry roast the oats and walnuts separately for 5 minutes on low flame
  • once cool, crush them coarsely in a grinder
  • place them in big container and mix flour and baking powder followed by egg, honey, olive oil and raisins (if you want)
  • mix well with finger tips and add milk just enough to make a dough consistency
  • make small balls, slightly flatten them
  • brush them slightly with milk/olive oil/butter and bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for 15-20 minutes. I turn them somewhere in between.
  • when brown, take them out and cool

ENJOY THESE YUMMY COOKIES THE WAY YOU WANT TO. They taste wonderful with hot coffee, i mean if you can save some till then..!

TWISTS

You can add any other nut too or you can replace the walnuts completely if you want.

You can add vanilla or any other essence of your choice if you are not fond of cinnamon.

You can add cocoa powder for some chocolaty feel.

My GOLDEN THUMB RULE while cooking is –

“Follow no rules and take no stress,

If you enjoy doing it, it can never be a mess.”

CHEERS..!

Posted in Delicious but Nutritious

Delicious and super healthy Apple Crumble.. with.. Apple Smoothie..!

Apples always make me happy.

They remind me how something can help me quench my thirst as well as hunger, without the slightest feeling of guilt.

This super nutritious fruit containing loads of fiber and vitamin C, seems to lower the risk of diabetes, heart diseases and various gut problems.Promoting weight loss is one of its linked advantages too, along with many others. Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants and has powerful medicinal properties. I love to add it to my recipes. The flavor is magical.

APPLE CRUMBLE

APPLE CRUMBLE needs 6 basic ingredients altogether. I take 10 minutes to mix things up and 20 minutes to bake it.

LET’S COLLECT

Multigrain flour 1 cup

Baking powder 1 tsp

Powdered brown sugar 2 tbsp

Peeled and thinly sliced apple 1

Cinnamon powder 1 tbsp (i love the cinnamon flavor, you can reduce it if you want)

Virgin olive oil (can be replaced by butter) 2 tbsp to begin with

Few nuts (broken roasted walnuts and raisins preferably) are OPTIONAL.

LET’S DO IT

-I prefer mixing little cinnamon powder and little powdered brown sugar to the flour along with baking powder, to begin with.

-Just mix this flour with oil slowly and keep kneading with fingertips till it looks and feels like breadcrumbs. You can add a pinch of salt if you are using olive oil.

-Take a small flat baking tray and spread a layer of this flour at the bottom. Press it a bit with fingertips evenly.

-Arrange a layer of sliced apples over this and sprinkle cinnamon powder, nuts and brown sugar powder over it.

-Repeat these two layers as many times you can. The final one needs to be flour.

-Sprinkle generously the remaining cinnamon powder at the top.

The look just before baking

LET’S BAKE

Preheat the oven at 200 degrees for 10 minutes and then bake at 175 degrees for 15-20 minutes or till brown. Keep yourself busy since the aroma in the house drives you crazy. Maybe you can make yourself a smoothie in the meantime.

APPLE SMOOTHIE

MY APPLE SMOOTHIE is simply simple with just 3 ingredients. Mix small pieces of peeled apple (1 apple), toned cold milk (half cup) and few drops of vanilla essence.Blend. Add half a cup of frozen/chilled milk (whichever you prefer). Churn again. Pour and enjoy.

This combo is awfully delicious, exceptionally healthy and super quick. Above all its a complete wholesome meal without any more craving left for someone who has a sweet tooth. Well if you are generous, you can share it post lunch as a dessert too.

CHEERS..!