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Whole Wheat Horlicks Biscuits Nankhatai


Call them Horlicks biscuits or bournvita delights, this batch of cookies will become permanent in your home. Perhaps every kid wants to have that familiar chocolaty flavor in everything and anything they eat. As a parent, you want to make sure your kid eats it right. Correct?

horlicks nankhatai biscuits

Of course, you want to include fiber in your child's diet while ensuring they enjoy healthy food. This blog is all about health, with "health" written all over it. Certainly, you will find many simple recipes with oatmeal and whole grains that make a delightful feast. Trust me or try those simple cookie recipes yourself. Of course, this blog isn't all about cookies - but you'll certainly find over 60 oatmeal cookie recipes without butter here. Surprised, are you?

Well, we wish to take you on a healthy journey where health reigns supreme and there is a panacea for all ills. I wish so!

Coming back from my world of fantasy to this simple cookie recipe - this is my take on the newly introduced bournvita biscuits. Perhaps this can be a healthy substitute to Horlicks biscuits that you have savored until now.

I have replaced bournvita or horlicks with Powervita from Patanjali. It tastes similar to Bournvita. 


bournvita biscuits nankhatai
What is so special about this oatmeal cookie recipe without butter?
Well, this Horlicks biscuit recipe uses:


  • fiber-rich oatmeal
  • nutrient-rich whole wheat flour
  • antioxidant-rich olive oil
  • power-packed nuts
  • chocolatty flavor from Powervita (of course, you may substitute the same with horlicks or bournvita)
  • no butter (for kid-friendly recipe, you may include 1 tbsp of butter as well, as growing children still need a serving of the same)
  • no sugar, substituting it with jaggery

All in all, this is deliciousness, yumminess, and health packed in a batch of  healthy cookies with oatmeal.
 What all you need for this cookie recipe: Ingredients

1/2cup  whole wheat flour
1/2 cup- oatmeal (powdered oats)
1/2 cup- almond powder (optional)
3 tbsp- Horlicks/Bournvita/Powervita
1 tbsp- jaggery powder (gur) (more or less depending on your taste - remember these maltose drinks already have sugar)
2 tbsp almond butter (here's the almond butter recipe)
1 tsp- baking soda
3 tsp- olive oil


How to Bake Cookies with Oatmeal 
I am happy to introduce you to this vegan recipe.

  1. Sieve baking soda, oatmeal, and whole wheat flour. Add powdered almonds. Keep aside.
  2. Mix olive oil with almond butter and jaggery powder. .
  3. Mix dry and wet ingredients. Now add powervita/bournvita/horlicks. Bring together everything. 
  4. Do not worry if the dough tends to be sticky.
  5. Make lime-sized balls and place on a baking tray.
  6. Preheat the oven (microwave convection) at 180 degrees for 10 minutes. Place the cookies evenly on the tray.
  7. You may sprinkle sesame seeds on top if you wish.
  8. Bake the oatmeal cookies no sugar at 180 degrees for 20 minutes.
  9. Check if they are still too soft. Else, remove from the oven and set aside for cooling.
  10. Store in an air tight container upon cooling completely.


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