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Besan Nankhatai With Cornflakes, Oatmeal [Naan Khatai Indian Biscuit Recipe]


Nankhatai is one biscuit that you love, isn't it? I am no different either. I have sampled and savored nankhatai all through my childhood,perhaps from Kwality Bakers in Patiala - my favorite bakery in my hometown. But since I no longer buy outside stuff these days, preferring to bake and make everything at home, I have tried my hands at nankhatai on previous occasions. In fact besan nankhatai was my first attempt at baking cookies!!
besan nankhatai with cornflakes, oats
 I have come a long way now, trying out innumerable cookie combinations, for I love cookies but trying out the same with healthier ingredients. The market stuff is loaded with calories, but my healthy cookies are different.
While bakeries use dalda, I prefer to combine clarified butter with olive oil , sometimes substituting the buttery part with olive oil. I love my bakes this way, for they are healthier than market junk.


What do you prefer?
Taste or Health!

Ask me, and I would vie for health first and then taste. But of course, healthy stuff can be tasty too. This is what I always try to do.







You are already aware of it.
Anyway coming back to the besan nankhatai with cornflakes and oatmeal, I have tried a similar combination on a previous occasion. The nankhatai recipe got viral, and was loved by one and all. Perhaps it is one unique combination that you would want to try out soon. I am sure once you taste this batch of nankhatai, you will forget the traditional besan nankhati!

A recap on oats benefits:


Let's share what makes this cornflakes cookie recipe so special:


oats benefits for high cholesterol

  1. The addition of oatmeal adds fiber to the nankhatai
  2. The inclusion of cornflakes enhances the taste
  3. The typical chickpea flour has to be there for flavor and the recipe has to live by its name
  4. The combination of ghee/clarified butter and olive oil makes a perfect substitute to butter
  5. A dash of lime juice is all you need for a slight twist to the recipe, though it doesn't make much difference
nankhatai with besan oats


Ingredients

1cup=175ml
1 cup- besan (chickpea flour)
1/2 cup- cornflakes powder (grind 1 cup of cornflakes and it will become 1/2 cup of powder)
1/4 cup -powdered oats (oatmeal) or little more
2 tbsp- ghee (clarified butter)
2 tbsp- olive oil (or any other vegetable oil)
4 tbsp- sugar powder (add more, as I usually take less sugar)
1/2 tsp- lime juice
3/4 tsp- baking soda or 1 tsp baking powder - either of the two
1 tsp- milk (or 1 tsp more if the dough doesn't bind easily)
spice powder for flavor (optional)

How to make nankhatai with besan, cornflakes, oatmeal


  1. Mix ghee, olive oil, lime juice, and 1 tsp milk.
  2. Add spice powder.
  3. Whisk very well until light and fluffy.
  4. Mix sugar powder. Whisk again.
  5. Add baking soda.
  6. Immediately add cornflakes powder, oatmeal, and besan.
  7. Gather the ingredients. Do not knead.
  8. Add 1 tsp milk if the dough feels dry.
  9. Roll out the dough into a thick chapati.
  10. Cut into different shapes.
  11. Bake in a preheated oven (microwave convection) at 170 degrees for 12-14 mts. May take a little longer, depending on oven settings. Keep an eye on your nankhatai with besan.
  12. Allow the nankhatai to cool down on a cooling rack before munching on them.
  13. This is the yummiest batch of besan nankhatai ever, Do give it a try to get addicted to this batch of healthy cookies.
  14. This is how you make oatmeal delicious.

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