Monday, July 02, 2012

Healthy Date Almond Bakery Style Biscuits


Quick to make and just as quick to be polished off, these cookies are a hundred percent healthy. That means no cane sugar, no processed oil, no white flour.

They taste a lot like the salt benne biscuits we get at small, local bakeries here. You could add pepper and spices to turn them into masala biscuits or more dry fruits to make them sweeter. They are really versatile.

Healthy Date Almond Bakery Style Biscuits

1 C Almonds
1 T Sesame Seeds
1 T Flax Seed Powder
8 Pitted Dates
1/8 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 C Bajra Flour
1 T Water

Preheat oven to 250 C
Grind the almonds, sesame seeds, flax seed powder and salt together to a fine meal.
Add the pitted dates and grind again until it turns into a slightly sticky mixture.
Mix with the rest of the ingredients to form a slightly crumbly dough.
Shape into cookies by making balls and flattening between your palms.
Line on cookie sheet and bake for about 5 minutes, until browned.
Transfer to cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
Enjoy guilt free goodness! :)

Healthy Date Almond Bakery Style Biscuits

17 comments:

  1. Thanks...will try it out.

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  2. Thanks for this recipe! I had all the ingredients at home and made this immediately and totally loved it.

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    1. Thanks for trying it out, AB. Glad you loved it. :)

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  3. awesome. is it possible to make these with ragi flour or wheat flour. btw from where do you get bajra flour. do you grind the bajra at home.

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    1. Sure, you could try these with ragi and wheat flours too. I just didn't use wheat because I was trying to make them gluten free as an experiment.

      Bajra flour is available in many shops so I just buy it. I've never tried grinding my own bajra.

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  4. Oooh I can totally eat this since I am off sugar and oil...still. yay. thank you for posting, my friend.

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    1. No sugar = all sugars or can you have fruits, Gi? And what about oil? I ask because this has no added processed oil, just the stuff that's naturally a part of the almonds, sesame seeds and flax powder. Same case with sugar, it's sweetened only by the dates.

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  5. Oh nevermind. I re-read properly and you say that you CAN eat these. haha

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  6. Does C and T stand for cup and teaspoon or tablespoon?

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  7. Just a lil doubt.Does C mean cup and T mean teaspoon or tablespoon? Thank you.

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  8. does it have to be toasted almonds?

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    1. It doesn't *have* to be toasted, Bee, but if you would like to toast them you can.

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  9. Amazingly good! Thanks for posting!

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  10. The recipe looks really good. Do you mean white same seeds?
    also can we use almond flour /meal instead of grinding the almonds.

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    1. Nidhi, I used white sesame in this recipe, but you could try black too if you like. It'll be a tad stronger in flavour and bitterness.

      Sure, you can use almond meal or flour instead. :) Any other nut or seed flour works too.

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