Eggless Millet Walnut Cookies

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This recipe is a modification of my earlier recipe “Arrowroot Oatmeal Almond Biscuit”. I have used Millet flour instead of arrowroot flour and walnuts instead of almonds. Millet is gluten free and packed with vitamins and minerals. I bought organic millet flour from whole foods to try out adai dosai. I decided to do a little experiment and tried out these millet cookies. I did not use butter, eggs, milk or sugar for this recipe. I used maple syrup and olive oil, so these cookies are fairly healthy 🙂 If Maple syrup is unavailable, you can substitute with dates syrup.

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • To powder finely:
    • 1 cup walnuts
    • 1 cup oatmeal
  • Note: If walnut flour and oats flour is readily available for you, then use 1 1/4 cup walnut flour and 1 cup oats flour
  • 1 cup millet flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat flour
  • A pinch of cardamom powder
  • A pinch of nutmeg powder
  • A pinch of salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond oil or olive oil (I used olive oil in this recipe)
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup or dates syrup ( I used maple syrup in this recipe)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence (Note: If you use vanilla extract, then only use a few drops as it is a more concentrated form)

Method

Preparing the cookie plate

  • Grease the cookie plate with butter at the bottom and sides. Cut out parchment paper to fit the base of the plate, and grease it after putting it in the tin. Lightly dredge the plate with flour, turning the plate so that a light film of flour coats the entire inside of the plate. Turn the plate upside down, tap gently to remove excess flour.
  • Note: If you do not have parchment paper, then you can dust the plate with the flour until a light film of flour coats the inside of the tin
  • Greasing and dusting with flour is an important step, as it prevents the cake batter from sticking to the plate

Preparing the batter

  • Dry grind walnuts to a fine powder. While grinding the walnuts, add some of the powdered oat flour or millet flour so that you can a fine powder. You can also add 1 tbsp sugar while grinding the walnuts, if you don’t mind adding sugar 🙂
  • Dry grind oats to a fine powder
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together and keep aside
  • Mix all the wet ingredients together and keep aside
  • Mix the wet and dry ingredients together using a food processor or stand mixer. Use fold in movements i.e. mix well in one direction so that there are no air bubbles formed and the wet and dry ingredients are thoroughly mixed. (The batter should be as thick as cake batter)

Baking Instructions

  • Preheat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes
  • Scoop out  the batter on the cookie plate using a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop. Each scoop of batter only needs to be as wide as a coin. The biscuit will spread out well while baking and get the desired shape. Also give sufficient space between each biscuit mould so that they don’t stick to one another
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Once one side is brown, turn to the other side and keep for another 5 minutes. It will be difficult to turn them when they are very hot, so give a couple of minutes after taking out form the oven
  • Cool on a cooking rack for sufficient amount of time. Once the biscuits are cooled, they will become more crisp

Enjoy the cookie or biscuit 😀 with some tea 🙂

 

 

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