Skip to main content

Chickpea Digestives: A No Baking Powder Kid-Friendly Cookie Recipe


Well, well, well, you all have heard of, tried, and tested (read tasted) atta oats digestives, right? How about twisting the ingredient list somewhat? I have done exactly that. Despite these being dubbed as "digestives," these are the tastiest ever chickpea cookies available, tasting like besan burfi. You can't stop at one. The standout point is these use no raising agent, no white sugar, and are low in saturated fat. So these make perfect tea time treats for one and all (of course not for diabetics). This kid-friendly recipe will be a hit at your home.
chickpea digestives no baking powder kid-friendly recipe


This is not a diabetic friendly recipe.
This is not a gluten-free recipe.
This is a kid-friendly recipe.

I have been experimenting with various grains, flours, and cereals to come up with a healthy cookie recipe. After having tried our normal digestives with whole wheat and oats, this time it was the turn of chickpea flour.

When dad tasted these chickpea digestives, he said "these are very tasty and taste like besan burfi."
besan digestives





1 cup measures 175 ml

3 tbsp- olive oil or any other flavorless oil (sunflower/rice bran)
1 tbsp- cold/solidified ghee or butter (I refrigerate ghee for 30 mts before baking)
1 cup- chickpea flour (besan)
1 cup- oatmeal/powdered oats
3 tbsp- jaggery powder/raw cane sugar (you may add more if you have a sweet tooth)
1 tbsp- milk
2 tbsp- wheat bran

How to make chickpea flour digestives: No Baking Powder Airfryer Recipe


Whisk together ghee, raw cane sugar, and oil. It is important to whisk very well.
Add milk and whisk again until your shoulder starts to pain or the mix looks well incorporated.
Next take a sifter and sieve both flours 2-3 times.
Start adding the flour in parts to the wet mix.
Add half of the flour and mix with a spatula or hands.
Add the rest of the flour and mix again.
DO NOT KNEAD. KNEADING results in gluten development. Crunchy cookies shouldn't have gluten formation.
Add 1 tbsp of whole wheat bran and mix again.
Let the dough sit covered on the counter for 20-30 mts.
Roll out the dough. Do not roll out a thin sheet. It should be of medium size.
Spread the rest of the bran on a tray.
Place the cookies on the bran so that the bran covers the digestives well. I added bran at this stage itself and did not add it before, so some of the bran was left on the tray.
Place the chickpea digestives on a baking tray and refrigerate for 20 mts.
Preheat the oven/mw convection to 160 degrees for 10 mts.  I have made these in the airfryer.
Preheat the airfryer for 5 mts.
Bake/airfry for 8-10 mts.
Check if done.
Remove from the airfryer/oven/microwave.
Allow the digestives to cool down completely before munching or storing these beauties in an airtight jar.
Enjoy melt-in-the-mouth besan digestives that taste like besan burfi.

Comments

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

How To Make Weight Loss Cookies With Oatmeal | Diet Biscuits | Crispy Weight Loss Cookie Recipe Easy No Oven | Airfryer

Weight loss cookie recipe is hee - sugarfree, baking powder/soda free. Who says you cannot munch on cookies when on a diet? Of course, people will tell you a thousand tales to avoid calorie-laden cookies. But what if weight loss cookies are homemade with the best of ingredients available? weight loss cookies: a simple cookie recipe| airfryer cookies Okay wait! What does a weight loss regimen look like? What is the best food to eat on a diet? Which foods are best avoided for weight loss? Well, not a simple question, right? Worry not! This blog will help you find the key to living healthy following a healthy lifestyle. We live, eat, and talk healthy!! It's anywhere, anytime health on our minds. Of course, the only drawback is we do not breathe healthy, for there are so many pollutants in air these days that you cannot step out of your home without a burqa!!  Anyway let's come back to the w eight loss cookies recipe. Did I tell you this is a no baking p

Sugarless Besan Ladoo : A Healthy Chickpea Gluten Free Recipe

besan ladoo Is chickpea gluten free? This is one of the most common question asked by few besan lovers. I have always been fond of besan (gram flour) ladoos. But hubby doesn't find them interesting enough to relish them. Yes, I am not joking. He loves boondi ladoos. So I have never tried making besan ladoos before. This Diwali, I wanted to give my favorite ladoos a try. But yes, the health freak in me questioned whether I was really prepared to give in my health goals to relish my favorite besan ladoos. Then the thought of giving a twist to these ladoos struck my imagination. The rest is history - the besan ladoos use just 1 tbsp of ghee (clarified butter) with no SUGAR. Yes, I have given myself the freedom to substitute sugar with dates in this recipe as well. Dates lend subtle sweetness to the recipe! So you can enjoy the delicacy guilt free! To my surprise, when I offered hubby to taste them, he said "these are really good." Need I ask for more? But

Harmful Effects of Artificial Food Colors [How To Make Natural Colors at Home]

Artificial food colors make food look more appealing. Brightly colored foods attract the attention of consumers, especially children. You might not be aware of the risks and dangers of artificial food coloring on your health. food color dyes: source wikimedia commons Do you know color additives are synthesized from petroleum byproducts? Artificial food dyes are also sourced from raw materials obtained from coal tar. Since they are cheaper and more stable under intense heat and light conditions, artificial colors have become widely popular in the food industry. They may be used to standardize the color in products that may lose color during the production process. Food dyes make artificially flavored foods look more appealing. Artificial colors are often added to certain food products to intensify their natural color. You might find Red #40 in foods that do not contain real fruit (cherries or strawberries) but use artificial fruit flavors. Most common " colored &q