Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Oats Almond Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Back to back second sweet post! Hmm.....After all, it's the holiday season we are talking about..:) This is a wonderful idea for an edible holiday gift for your friends and family! Make sure you double or even triple the batch, if you are gifting them because you might gobble them even before packing them as a gift...:)

These chewy gooey cookies are super simple to make and you almost can't resist eating them when they are warm and just right out of the oven. They are filled with goodness, right from the flavor to the nutrition. The oat and the almond flour provides you the protein and the chocolate chips does their part of providing antioxidants without sacrificing the taste..:) If you keep the sugar part to minimum, (which I always do) eating a cookie in the morning in your breakfast, is not at all a bad idea.

These cookies make a great portable edible holiday gift...!

Of course I can't take credit for this delicious recipe. It goes to Richa of VeganRicha.

Makes 16-18 about 2 inch cookies.
  • 1/2 cup raw almond flour
  • 1/4 cup almond milk( add few tbsp more if you feel that the dough is dry and doesn't come together.)
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 2-3 tbsp of lightly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 th tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp virgin coconut oil.( optional if you want chewier cookies)
  • Chocolate chips- as many as you want (I used vegan chocolate chips from Whole Foods.)
  • Cinnamon powder- 2 tsp ( Any spice of your choice , ginger powder would also be great in this cold weather.)
  • In a bowl, mix almond flour, oat flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and the spices of your choice. Mix well.
  • Add almond milk and coconut oil to the mixture and mix everything together for about couple of minutes until the mixture gets all wet and forms a slightly sticky dough. The mixture should also be sticky at the same time.
  • Chill the dough for 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • After 20 minutes, remove from the fridge and If the dough looks dry and doesn't come together, add a tsp of almond milk.roll the dough into balls, shape them like a cookie and then place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and bake for about 17-19 minutes depending how big you have shaped your cookies. 
  • Cool ( if you can wait that long..:))and enjoy!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Raw Almond Cacao Truffles

It will be almost a month since I have posted a  new recipe! I have been just cooking and cooking and not getting enough time to actually sit and type in front of computer. As a result I now have too many drafts sitting back there. I decided to break the long break with this delicious Raw Almond cacao Truffles. Vegan, delicious chewy brown balls are so fun to share this holiday season!

Since the holidays are in the air, I have been cooking a lot of sweet stuff lately. Not everything is worth landing up on the blog, since I have been experimenting a lot.

These cuties are our this year's holiday favorites and  I will be making at least  2 more batches before the holiday season ends just because they are so simple to make and are guilt-free at the same time. Almonds, cacao powder, dates and almond milk that's it!!

Let's dive in-:

Ingredients-: Makes about 24 pieces
  • Raw almonds- 2 cups
  • Medjool Dates(Deseeded)- 12  Soak them for 15 minutes
  • 4-5 tbsp of Almond milk or any non-dairy milk
  • 1/4th cup of cacao powder
  • A pinch of salt.

  • In a food processor, blend in the almonds, salt and cacao powder to a fine flour like consistency.
  • Add the dates and blend well by pulsing. 
  • Add almond milk or the milk of your choice so that the mixture starts to come together.
  • With the help of small spoons drop the mixture on to a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from freezer and roll into round balls and then coat with the cacao powder.
  • You can store in the refrigerator for upto 1 week if they can last that long..:)
  • Serve at room temperature.

These truffles are going to Let's party- eggless bakes and treats, also linking CookCookandCook, and Thoushaltcook and also to grand festive feasts.

Thanks to my dear friend Swapna for the nice serving platter!

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