Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Vegan Choco-Oats Cookies

Rolled oats are made from the oat groats that are extracted from the oat grain. Oat grains have a tougher outer hull that is removed, allowing the interior of the grain to be steam treated in order to further soften the grain. Once the oat grains are steamed properly, the grain is run through an oat roller, creating the flat oats that are used as a hot breakfast cereal or in a number of different recipes.Rolled oats are available in two different forms. Thick rolled oats are larger whole flakes that are often used to prepare old-fashioned oatmeal and as an ingredient in a number of sweets, such as oatmeal raisin cookies and granola. Thin rolled oats are smaller flakes that are broken into much smaller flakes, and are ideal for uses in such items as baby food and instant oatmeal. The thinner rolled oats can also be ground into a powder and used to prepare thick broths or as a thickener in stews. Rolled oats are often considered to be an excellent choice when it comes to a healthy diet. In general, oatmeal made from rolled oats is understood to help reduce the amount of bad cholesterol in the bloodstream. For people who suffer from Type 2 diabetes or are in a pre-diabetic condition, rolled oats present a much better choice than most processed cereals. There are other healthy qualities of rolled oats that make them attractive for many people. As an excellent source of dietary fiber, iron, and thiamine, rolled oats can be a significant part of a healthy diet...Sterday i prepared cookies as vegan with vegetable shortening, rolled oats n dark black chocolate bar...its quite simple n healthy cookies...

2cups Allpurpose flour
1no Dark Chocolate bar (250gms)
1/2cup Rolled Oats
1cup Sugar
4tbsp Vegetable shortening
2tbsp Applesauce
1/2tsp Baking soda
1tsp Baking powder

Break the chocolate bar as small pieces...keep aside few pieces , melt the remaining chocolate pieces with vegetable shortening in a microwave bowl...whisk them well n add the sugar, applesauce to the melted chocolate mixture...beat well until the sugar gets well dissolved...

Add now the all purpose flour, rolled oats ,baking powder, chocolate pieces n baking soda n turn them as dough...preheat the over for 350F.. line a baking paper over the baking tray..make small balls out of the dough r drop a scoop of the dough over the baking paper, leave some space between the cookies...bake them for 25minutes..as these cookies r made with chocolate, they will be soft once u take off from the oven, let them cool for few minutes before munching them...Can conserve the cookie dough for two days in fridge, prepare them whenever u need for...

Store the cookies in an air tightened container...Kids will love them for the sure....


Raks said... Reply To This Comment

That looks so crisp:)

Jaishree Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Cookies looks so lovely ..

LifenSpice said... Reply To This Comment

Hi priya, cookies look lovely! could u pls tell me where do u get oats here? I know it is easy to find in US, but not sure abt here in Europe

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

mmmmm again chocolate recipe looks so crisp and yummy

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Kids friendly love the choco flavor!

Finla said... Reply To This Comment

Cookies looks yummy delciious, thankyou for sending this to my event.

Ramya's Mane Adige said... Reply To This Comment

oh, they look yummy!!! And that was some pretty useful info about the oats.... thanx :)

CurryLeaf said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely info on oats and wonderful cookies.

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

cookies look delcious. it is vegan too. great!

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

hey ..priya really ur doing great job yaar...these days by preparing mouthful n delicious recipes

Navita (Gupta) Hakim said... Reply To This Comment

u have a lovely place !

wud love it if u cud stop by my lil new place sometime. haven't seen u for long :)

Happy new year dear.

Beyond Curries said... Reply To This Comment

That's such a simple recipe and the cookies look good Priya. How come you get these ideas?

Shabs.. said... Reply To This Comment

was going thru ur blog.....u've got unending list of recipes, that too even too much of variety.....Im surprised u managed to write up sooooooooo many recipes down in such a small interval!!!great work.