Wednesday, 8 January 2014

No Bake No Sugar Peanut Butter, Raisins & Hemp Seeds Cookies !

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

Exactly a  month ago I posted a recipe of Broken Wheat & Flax seeds ladoo recipe for winter months, in that post I told you about my conversation between me and my dad. We were talking about harsh winters, and how people survive through.


Well, you never know what's around the corner for you , can you ? In mid December our boiler broken down, and we were without any hot water and central heating. With children at home, matter got worse and because of holiday period we couldn't get hold of anyone who can come and fix the problem. Just then we realise how we take so many things for granted !


Luckily, we had a portable heater and gas oven to cook so we didn't suffer too much, but without hot water for everyday use I got so fed up. We were boiling the water in the big pans on the stove for our bath.


Apart from wrapping ourselves in warm clothes, we concentrated on gorging lots of warm and hot foods yet healthy and nutritious. Various type of soups, daals, vegetable curries and wholesome foods we ate. Mainly I was using those ingredients which has natural effect for keeping our bodies warm.


Our appetites seem to increase during cold spell, most of the time I spent my time in the kitchen and one morning I conjured up these cookies in less than 15 minutes. Peanut Butter cookies, by adding most of the ingredients wholesome, I didn't think twice to make these cookies twice as kids enjoyed them to core !
Please note that I just did not add white sugar, but of course natural sugar from raisins is present so we should eat them sparingly if one is worried about sugar levels. Like fruit juice, dried fruit provides ample nutrition and fibre, but unfortunately when the water content is removed from fresh fruit, the dried, dehydrated version becomes super-concentrated with sugar as well and can cause a sharp rise in blood sugar.



You will need :-
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup any nuts ( I used walnuts and Almonds ) for my daughter I made with cashew nuts
  • 1/4 cup sugar free organic smooth peanut butter ( I used
  • 3-4 tbsp. hemp seeds and flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp. dry roasted sesame seeds ( optional )


Method :-
Dry roast oats in a pan for 3-4 minutes on a low heat.
Roast nuts , hemp and flax seeds for few minutes.
In a food processor add all the ingredients except sesame seeds.
Grind until mixture looks like coarse salt and can hold together when pinched.
Transfer the mixture into another bowl, lightly grease your hand with oil and divide mixture in to small balls.
Give a cookie shape and roll their edges in to roasted sesame seeds.
Enjoy !





Happy Cooking :)
Linking it to Made with love Mondays

6 comments:

  1. Yes jagruti we take many things for granted ..At times we realize that .Like ur case ,without hot water things can change around in these climate ..Good that u managed well ..by the way cookies are very healthy and no bake makes them simply superb ...

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  2. I shared ur post in my facebook page .Please find it here https://www.facebook.com/mykitchenodyssey

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  3. Sounds too good and tempting.. thanks for sharing.. lovely snaps too :)

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  4. So sorry to hear about your boiler problems - that's definitely troublesome during the winter months and even more so around the holidays. But it's wonderful you came up with these cookies during your trials...

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