The Three Ingredients Chewy Oatmeal Cookies!

To my dissatisfaction T recently discovered the joy of consuming  store bought biscuits and he can’t seem to have enough of them! “Mummy Bikkit”, he says with his big doe eyes and should I refuse, “Peeeez” he begs. Now how can this mummy say no to that?!

So in my search for the healthy cookie, I came across this lovely recipe online which literally uses 3 essential ingredients. Oats, the instant kinds, over ripe bananas and cinnamon powder. Now of course  you can add absolutely anything to the mix and make these your own. I went ahead and made them with what was available in my pantry.

These sure make an awesome healthy substitute to the evil Bikkit! and the best part is there is NO flour, NO added sugar and NO baking powder! So so simple right?

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Instant oats
  • 2 over ripe bananas
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon powder
  • A few crushed Walnuts
  • A few Raisins

Tip: One can add mango pulp, apple sauce, chocolate chips, roasted almonds and anything at all that your young one might fancy

Make them with just banana and oatmeal for babies who are teething or make them chunky with dry fruits and chocolate chips for toddlers

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Method:

  • Mash the bananas first
  • Add in all the ingredients
  • Scoop out tiny blobs of it on a oiled baking sheet or flatten them out to the size you desire
  • Bake on 200°C for about 15-20 mins
  • Serve when cool

Note: They can be stored in the fridge or a cool dry place for about 2 days (not over)

Recipe Credit: http://www.thesimpleveganista.blogspot.in

Giant Freedom Cookies

Happy Independence day my fellow Indians!

Although it’s Trilok’s second, I still consider it his first ever since he started walking around, using single words to express himself and most important of all, going to play school. Now, if that’s not a celebration of independence then what is? And what better way to celebrate it than baking some giant freedom cookies? Also, it turned out to be a fun way of introducing the colours to him. Though I doubt he gets it just yet. :)

Baking up a batch of these were super easy and fun actually. All that was needed were some basic ingredients, food colours, a good laddoo making action and a rolling pin. The end result were some yummy cookies that T could chomp on.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup castor sugar
  • 1 Cup self raising flour
  • 1 Tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 Tbsp of milk
  • 250 Gms of softened butter
  • Orange food colour
  • Green food colour

Method:

  • Beat together the castor sugar, butter and eggs
  • Add the flour, milk, vanilla essence, baking powder to the mix and knead it to make a soft cookie dough
  • Let the cookie dough rest in the fridge for bout 20 mins
  • Divide the dough in three sections once you’ve pulled it out of the fridge
  • To one section add the orange food colouring, I’ve used a gel based colour, keep one section plain and to the third section add the green food colouring
  • Take a little dough at a time and roll each division into equal sized balls, compress them just a little and stack them up orange, self and green and compress them again

 

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  • Now Get your laddoo making action going and make a giant ball out of it
  • Place the giant ball onto a parchment sheet and gently roll out to the desired size
  • Line them up on your baking tray

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  • Bake on 220ºC for 20 mins or until golden
  • Serve when cool

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