July 31st, 2013

Eggless Wholewheat Oat Cookies

Eggless Wholewheat Oat Cookies

I have always loved road trips. Gazing out of the window while I watched the world go by, the trees and mountains, the fields, the houses, the sky, moon and stars in the night with music playing in the background, while the car zoomed past with my father at the helm was one of my favourite childhood activities.

And I got to relive this favoured pastime of mine along with my four year old  when we visited several places by road when Hari and I visited my parents during his annual holidays. I got to show him the fields with farmers working on them, the bullock carts on the roads, wind mills and in other words the “real India” which city bred children are rarely exposed to. Along the way he discovered fascinating things, asked riveting questions and chanced upon interesting things to eat giving his developing taste buds a myriad different options

In my mother’s kitchen!

Soon after we came home to my parents, I made these healthy, wholesome and toothsome cookies to keep my little one’s taste for the good things in life intact.

When I had made a batch of these cookies at home in Mumbai, I remember how quickly they had disappeared. So, I decided to make a double batch this time to distribute to family and friends too.

Good quality, locally made unsalted cow butter is hard to come by in Mumbai, so I never let go of an opportunity to make cookies with butter in it when I visit my parents where this kind of butter is found in abundance.

These cookies are full of wholesome goodness, taste well and are quite easy to assemble, so there is hardly a reason not to give these a try.

As a snack served with your favorite mid afternoon drink, a breakfast side, a kiddie snack box or simply as an any time munchie these cookies rock!

And these are not to be left behind when you travel, especially on that special road trip, that brings back memories!

 

Eggless Wholewheat Oat Cookies Recipe

 You can use 50% whole wheat flour and 50% plain flour for lighter cookies.

Ingredients:

100 gm (1/2 cup) butter at room temperature

220 gm (1 cup) castor sugar or powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp milk

100 gm (1 cup) oats

140 gm (1 cup) whole wheat or plain flour

1 tsp cinnamon powder

1 tsp baking soda

 

Method:

In a large bowl put in the butter, sugar, vanilla and milk and beat until smooth and creamy.

In another bowl, assemble all the dry ingredients, the oats, flour, cinnamon powder and baking powder and mix well.

Mix in the dry ingredients into the butter mixture and knead briefly until the cookie dough comes together.

Preheat the oven at 175 C.

Divide the mixture into 24 equal parts and form into round balls.

Place on a greased or non stick cookie tray at a distance from each other.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes for a chewy cookie and 25 to 30 minutes for crisp cookies.

 

Makes 24 cookies

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  1. Vasumathy says:

    great to find this post. i am collecting healthy snacks recipes for my kids(now too young to take any snacks though:))definitely this will be a keeper recipe. thanks a tonne.

  2. rupa says:

    hey, an avid follower of your blog…love your recipes and styling…..these cookies are so drool worthy…..do they store well ? how long will they keep fresh and tasty Anushruti….

  3. coralcrue says:

    The pictures are amazing, the cookies look so delectable and I can’t wait to try them out. i love baking cookies and sending it to family and friends :)

  4. Deepali Jain says:

    Anushruti, as usual a healthy bite and delightful pics. Love visiting your blog.

  5. Arundati says:

    You write so well Anushruti !! its not only your recipes or your photography … its the entire package… A delight to read your posts … you ROCK !!.. cannot wait to try this recipe.

  6. lakshmi says:

    hi Anushruthi,I am a silent reader of ur blog.Like ur recipes so much.Please tell me how to preheat the oven for baking cookies or cake.how to know that my oven has this provision? clarification please.

  7. Vidya says:

    Can you replace the butter with oil or apple puree to make it healthier?

  8. Vasu says:

    Can you substitute sugar with sukanet ( raw sugar )? I use that in baking a different cookie recipe.
    I love your healthy recipes.

  9. Anju says:

    Baked these today, and it was so yum! We all loved it.

  10. priti says:

    not only ur photographs bt also ur writing is amazing not to mention ur recipes! u r a boon to vegans n jains. can i replace oats with chocolate chips? my kids love chocolate chip cookies so pls help n thanku 4 all ue wonderful recipes. love them all.take care.

  11. Mansi Shah says:

    Hi Anushruti…

    loved the recipe for healthy cookies. Tried it and they turned out great… except i found them a bit too sweet… if i reduce a little sugar, do i need to modify any other ingredients ?

  12. Pratiba says:

    Out of everything I love the perforated mixing bowl. :) Pictures are beautiful as usual.

  13. Geetha says:

    Hi, I made these cookies and they are yum. Thank you so much. Your blog is very nice, I love to visit your blog regularly. Regards

  14. Lovlely post Anushruti . Secially loved the clicks. WHat is that beautiful polka dotted mixing bowl? looks adorable!

    Shobha

  15. Garima says:

    Lovely and an easy recipe..loved the 1st batch that I made. I just have one question, can i bake them at 165 degrees centigrade for a longer period of time? I’m having troubles with my oven temp setting.

  16. Divya says:

    HI Anushruthi

    I tried your recipe today and the cookies came out well, though they got done in just about 12-15 min. By the way…loved the pictures of the arecanut farm….reminded me of my native South Kanara!:-)

  17. Nidhi says:

    Hi Anushruthi

    Thanks for the amazing recipe. I just bought a brand new microwave (convention) and are the very first thing I baked, in fact the very first thing I ever backed. And they came out just perfect. These are are my favorite cookies now.

  18. Vasumathy says:

    made these today. needless to say it was another success story from Anu’s kitchen. :)

  19. Anushruti says:

    rupa: These will store well for a couple of weeks in an air tight container.

    Arundati: You are very kind. :-)

    Lakshmi: Preheating the oven means simply turning the temperature setting to the temperature mentioned in the recipe.

    Vidya: You can, but the taste and texture of the cookies will be different.

    Vasu: You could use raw sugar, not sure about sucanat though.

    priti: Will post a chocolate chip recipe soon.

    Mansi: No you need not modify any other ingredients.

    Garima: You could try that if you are sure it works for you.

    Vasumathy: Thanks for your sweet words.

  20. Chaitra says:

    Hi, i found your blog while searching for rwhole wheat eggless cookies recipe. I love your recipe!! Just one question. Is adding oats neccessary is there a substitute for it?

  21. Anushruti says:

    Chaitra: You can add wholewheat flour instead of oats. Oats give a nice texture to these cookies.

  22. Poornima says:

    Hi Anushruti,
    It’s been a while, since I hv been drooling over your posts and waiting the arrival of my new baking oven. Decided to inaugurate it, with this yummy looking recipe :) It turned out perfect, tasty and chewy just like the store bought ones maybe better inspite of omitting the baking powder . My four year old daughter was very delighted to have them! Is it possible to omit baking powder and soda from the cake and cookies recipes via some healthy substitutes to make it chemical free and purely sattvik?
    Thanks again and wishing your site sweet success.

  23. Anushruti says:

    Poornima: Thanks for your wishes and sweet words. Baking powder and soda play an important role in eggless baking. It is certainly not possible to omit them in most recipes. They are used in minute quantities and are permissible in a sattvik diet. So, don’t worry about that. :-)

  24. Jayashree says:

    Hi Anushruti,

    I baked these today using maida and they came out excellent. Wanted to thank you from my heart for inspiring me to cook and bake. Thank you so much. I am loving these cookies. They are quite filling.

  25. Anushruti says:

    Jayashree: Thank you for the feedback.

  26. suvarsha says:

    hi, loved ur recipe. just wanted to know what is the exact measurement of 1 cup. is it 140 gms or 220 gms

  27. Megha says:

    Anushruti,
    I noticed that there s Baking soda written in the ingredients and Baking powder in the procedure. Which one is right?

  28. Don says:

    Well,these are supaaaaaaaaa amazing! I saw ur website by chance..and oh boy! Being a vegetarian is hard enough and all those cookies normally require egg. and those cakes require gelatine. And here is YET another amazing website! Yeay me. These cookies are simply divine. Normally when I bake, I am so tired to eat I save it for later. but nuh-uh. These are perfectly simple, easy and freakin’ delicious. I cut down on the sugar, replaced some with brown sugar, added almonds and used plain flour because i didn’t have any whole-wheat on hand. Boy..they were freakin dilicioussssssss. THANK YOU! love it. yet another great way to include oats in my diet. next time around, i am using whole wheat and adding in some choco chips too. Hehe. Thank you wonderful lady!

  29. Anushruti says:

    Don: Those are sweet words indeed! Thank you so much.

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