Homemade Whole Grain Cookies: Nutty Crunchy Oatmeal Biscuits With Almond Butter


almond butter oatmeal cookies
Baking with whole grains is so simple. Did I say baking with oat flour isn't that difficult? If you are a frequent guest on my blog, you already know that oatmeal is a superfood to include in your diet.

Here I am with another batch of healthy cookies with oatmeal. I am a health freak, but I am a cookie lover as well. Yes, I am too fond of cookies. If you have landed on this page, this shows you, too, are bitten by the cookie bug. Isn't it?

Well, it may be your love for cookies or for family that loves cookies that you have taken to cookie making. My cookie baking journey has been a beautiful ride thus far. It does not mean I haven't tasted failures. I have had too many failures in cookie making, and the journey is a sweet bitter story sometimes.

But I am not someone to be taken aback. You hand me some nuts and I will make cookies out of them. This is what cookie making is all about for me.

homemade oat flour cookies
Anyway processed stuff like cookies do not count under healthy stuff. But there are ways you can make them healthier than the market junk. After all, homemade whole grain cookies are still a healthier choice to feed your kids as well as to please your inner child. I am so fond of cookies since childhood. I cannot think of tea without cookies. This is one reason you find me baking healthy cookies every now and then.

Na, I am not a homemaker, but a professional entrepreneur in another field. Baking cookies does not come naturally to me, but it was my love for biscuits that dragged me in this arena - the cookie making niche.

Here's a video on how to make almond butter at home:


Being a health aficionado myself who loves cookies, I try to make healthy biscuits with carefully chosen ingredients, for I believe our health is in our hands.

homemade whole grain cookies with oatmeal
Anyway coming back to the homemade whole grain cookies, I have used

  • oatmeal to add a good amount of fiber to the recipe
  • almond butter as a substitute to clarified butter/ghee/oil - doesn't that make these cookies healthier?
  • whole wheat flour to add other nutrients
  • jaggery powder as a substitute to refined or white sugar
  • no preservatives, no flavoring agents
  • milk to bind the dough
My husband does not like cookies, but this batch of oatmeal cookies no oil did interest him - crunchy, nutty bites!

Here's the no oil, no butter cookie recipe.

Homemade Whole Grain Cookie Ingredients
1 cup oatmeal (grind oats to powder)
1/4 cup- whole wheat flour
1/2 cup-almond butter or little more (here is the recipe to make almond butter at home)
2-3 tbsp milk to bind the dough
1 tsp- baking soda
5 tbsp or more of jaggery powder (or sugar)
Pistachios- 5-6


how to make almond butter recipe

Procedure

  1. Grind oats to powder. 
  2. Mix with whole wheat flour and baking soda.
  3. Add almond butter and rub it into the flour.
  4. Mix everything very well.
  5. Add milk 1 tbsp at a time to bind the dough.
  6. The dough should not be too soft, nor too hard.
  7. Sprinkle slivered pistachios. Mix well.
  8. Make it into a log and cover with cling film, parchment paper, or aluminum foil and keep it in the fridge for 30 mts or longer.
  9. Preheat oven at 180 degrees for 10 mts. I made this batch in airfryer. Preheat airfryer for 5 mts at 180 degrees.
  10. Take out the cookie dough from the refrigerator and either cut it into pieces or roll it out like a thick chapati. Then use cookie cutters or a small bangle to create shapes.
  11. Place on a baking tray and bake for 10-12 mts at 180 degrees in microwave convection mode.
  12. For airfryer, place the cookies on the mesh that comes along with the appliance and air fry the healthy cookies for 10 mts at 180 degrees.
  13. Keep an eye on your cookies in the airfryer. 
  14. Enjoy crunchy almond butter cookies with oatmeal. Can homemade crunchy oatmeal cookies get healthier than this?


2 comments:

  1. Hi...Looks wonderful...What can be used as a substitute for almond butter in case we are running short of time?

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Well, these are almond butter cookies only dear. Nevertheless if you use peanut butter, go ahead with that. Else, normal butter or ghee would work as well. I suggest blending ghee with olive oil or any other vegetable oil.

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