Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sugarless Banana oat raisin cookie

Making a sweet but sugarless cookie has long been something I have been wanting to make successfully. To this end I have been experimenting with honey,agave nectar and maple syrup as some of the sugar substitutes in my baking .

This last week I made oatmeal cookies with banana and raisin in which I completely eliminated the sugar and yet found the cookie to be sweet enough.These cookies are soft and chewy and are also fairly healthy as they have oatmeal in them.Try this recipe if you are looking to make a guilt free ,healthy and tasty snack.


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Ingredients and Method to make the sugarless banana oat raisin cookie
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup quick cooking oat meal
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup raisins
1 cup mashed banana (about 2 ripe ones)
1/2 cup honey
2 tbsp butter (melted)
1 tsp vanilla essence

Preheat oven at 350 deg F

Mix together all the dry ingredients items 1 through 5.

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

Keep aside for about 15 to 20 minutes allowing for the oats to soften.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Spoon a little mixture into the baking sheet about an inch apart.

Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until browned.

Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container.

Yields about 22 cookies

VG from My Household Capers has passed on the Arte Y Pico award to me.Thanks so much VG. This award comes with some rules too so here goes

The rules of the award are:
1. Choose five blogs you consider deserving of this award. (Creativity, interesting material, etc.)
2. Each award includes the name of the owner of the blog and his/her link.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4. Award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y Pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.





I would in turn like to pass on this award to
Sowmya , Anjali , Aparna , Cham and Divya

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36 comments :

Divya said...

Usha, You are the "award goddess." Thanks so much. I am thrilled.
Awesome cookies, but I am unfortunately out of bananas at home. These will have to wait. It looks pretty crispy in your pic.

ANJALI J. said...

wow, award looks so cool..congrats to u...N thanks for passing it to me..thanks! :)

Cham said...

Sugar less cookie? sounds very interesting & healthy ur recipes :) Congrats on ur award and thanks 2 share with me :)

sowmya said...

cookies look pretty good..feel like making it now..thanks for the award..

Valarmathi said...

Sugarless cookie! sounds ggod and healthy

srikars kitchen said...

congratulations!!! this recipe new for me... looks yummy & temptated me.. thxs for sharing...

Sireesha said...

There is small treat for u at my blog :))

Sugarless cookie sounds very creative and healthy too.

Vij said...

hi ya
this is my first time here. U have a lovely space.

The cookies look so crispy... i have added it to my "to-be-tried" recipes :-)))

VG said...

Hi Usha

Cookies look great dear. I have to try it soon. I can never pass up on a guilt free treat, which does not come by too often. BTW, you are welcome, re award and in relation to your comment on the movie, you should watch it. It really is good and so is Kismet Konnection. Have you seen it?

BTW, did you live in Australia before??

Aparna said...

Its great to have eggless and sugarless cookies without missing the taste.
Thanks for thinking of me for the award, Uma.

Aparna said...

Eggless and sugarless cookies sound good, without losing out on taste too.
Thanks for thinking of me for the award.

Sia said...

i like the sound of it and sugarless surely caught my full attention:)

Priti said...

This is really gud..cookies looking very nice and moist..and no sugar is bonus...thanks for the wonderful recipe

Nidhi said...

Cookies made from the oatmeal itslef is a gud enough reason for me to try it. The fact you avoided adding sugar to it is an added advantage.

BTW Til ke Ladus were on my mind , but was wondering how I was going to roll the hot jaggery+til mix. I hope you have a post on the ladoos.

raaji said...

i love oat cookies....the soft crunchy bite.......

Uma said...

ooh, lovely cookies Usha! Thanks for the yummy recipe. Congrats on teh award.

Happy cook said...

Love the sugarless cookies.
Congrats with the award

Happy cook said...

Love the sugarless cookies.
Congrats with the award

Maria said...

Congrats on the award and great looking cookies too!

Madhavi said...

Greatttttt recipe Usha, and cookie look divine, yummy!!! Congratulations on ur well deserve award!!!

Pam said...

I have been scared to try a cookie recipe without sugar because I was sure it wouldn't taste good... I am so glad to hear I was wrong. I know what I'll be baking the next time I have ripe bananas. Thanks!

Suma Rajesh said...

this is amzing for diabatic ppl...looks tempting..

rekhas kitchen said...

mmm intresting eggless and sugarless have to try this one sure

Dershana said...

hey Usha, i like the 'sugarless'term that accompanies your recipe. this will surely help in my battle with the bulge ;-) and yet cater to my cookie crazy palate.

i am gonna try substituting the all purpose flour with whole wheat. will tell u how they turn out.

easycrafts said...

Its a lovely idea of making it sugarless..guilt free munching

srikars kitchen said...

Have something for u in my blog..

Sukanya said...

I have told my hubby already that this Diwali he must get me an oven(a conventional oven) so that I can try your recipes.Wow!!!!! healthy and so yummy

Lore said...

Oh yes, using fructose is always a better idea than classic sugar, it's like making the best out of what mother nature gives us. They look delicious, can I have a few? :D

Usha said...

Your welcome Divya...no the cookies are not at all crispy they are soft and chewy...so please do not expect crispy when you make them....


Your welcome Anjali...


Your welcome Cham...

Usha said...

Your welcome Sowmya...


Thanks Valarmathi...


Thanks Sripriya....


Thanks Sireesha will check out your blog soon...

lothi said...

Hmmm.. oat raisin cookies luks yummy & tat too sugarless. Thnx for sharing.. will try out. Picture luks great!
There's something for u in my blog!

Usha said...

Thanks for dropping by Lothi, will check out your blog soon :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wow you have become on cookie expert..that's nice.

Anisheetu said...

WAS ABOUT TO MAKE SOMETHING SIMILAR.. THESE LOOK GREAT...

Madhuram said...

Interesting recipe Usha. No sugar, no eggs, good one.

heidi said...

I am not eating honey right now or white flour so i substituted with rice flour and brown rice syrup and added a table spoon of cinnamon... and it is yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

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