Healthy Cookie Recipe


Photography Credit – Shraddha Saraogi

Easy, healthy cookie recipe with all good ingredients! No white flour, no sugar, no egg or butter, yet delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts, coarsely ground
  • 1 tbsp sesame butter or peanut butter (optional)
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ½ cup date paste
  • Sufficient whole wheat flour to make the dough of a rollable consistency

Method

Knead all the ingredients together into a dough, adding wheat flour as required to make the dough. Taste for sweetness and add more date paste if required. Roll into ½” diameter balls, flatten and place on a parchment lined baking tray. Place in an oven at 250 ºF (120 ºC). Turn them over when a light brown and bake the other side. Allow to cool and enjoy.

Variations

Because of the natural oils in the coconut, peanuts and the sesame/peanut butter, refined fats are not required. All the ingredients are healthy, and the recipe is quite flexible – i.e. you can replace the peanuts with cashew nuts or the raisins with date pieces or cranberries. Sesame seeds (high in calcium) can be added for taste too. Desiccated coconut can be used in place of fresh coconut and wheat flour can be replaced with ragi or other grain flours. Whatever you do, it usually comes out well and is very quick to make.