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Chocolate Oats Brownies | Gluten Free

Dark and Decadent Chocolate Oats Brownies.The best Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie recipe made with 100% oatmeal.

I will be absolutely frank here! The first time I set out to make these Chocolate Oats Brownies ,I had crazy jitters.I was very unsure about it.I mean how could something with oats taste decadent? because that’s what my brother wanted.Something indulgent, decadent,Dark Chocolate brownie.Basically the real stuff and not some rip off healthy version.His words..not mine! I understood the hesitation and I understand if you are in the same kind of dharm Sankat(I mean dilemma) that I was in. Oats do not have any gluten which means the result could be weirdly crumbly or gummy and believe me,I have made my share of cakes and cookies with gluten free ingredients.Though these Chocolate Oats Brownies that came out of the …

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Easy Cherry & Rhubarb Crumble

Cherry & Rhubarb Crumble

I don’t know what it is but a crumble always takes me right back to my childhood.I can tell you I felt like a little child licking the bowl clean when I was done with this Cherry & Rhubarb Crumble. There is something so comforting about eating a crumble.It has everything -the tartness from the fruits – cherry & rhubarb in this case,crispness from the crumble and creaminess from the ice-cream or whipped cream.It’s infact ,the perfect no fuss dessert at the end of a hearty dinner.I usually serve the crumble warm with a dollop of ice cream which adds another dimension to this already amazing dish. I love making it in my kitchen because this doesn’t need any special knowledge …

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Healthy Whole Wheat Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Healthy Banana Raisin Muffins

Muffin is something we eat on the go, without thinking or spending much time on deciding its merits and demerits and that’s the reason it’s important that a homemade muffin is made with healthier ingredients than with rather more weightier and more processed counterparts.These Healthy Whole Wheat Blueberry Lemon Muffins are made with 100% whole wheat flour, the same flour used to make chapatis at home and the sweetness comes from jaggery as opposed to white or brown sugar. Both these ingredients are less processed and a whole lot more nutrient heavy that their processed cousins and hence they are my choice of baking ingredients, especially when I am making something casual and non celebertory. Though these Healthy Whole Wheat …

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Moist Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Genius Quinoa Chocolate Cake

First,a set of disclaimers on this Quinoa Chocolate Cake. If you are expecting anything less than a perfect chocolate cake then let me disappoint you. If you are expecting a trade off ,gummy, weird Chocolate Cake,then again this recipe will disappoint you. If you are expecting anything other than a magical,chocolatey,fudgy,gooey cake then you are on the wrong post.Seriously! I have listed all these disclaimers because this Quinoa Chocolate Cake is not a trade off cake.It’s not something you are forced to eat in the name of chocolate cake because of all the allergies and diets you have adopted. Don’t make it cause you want something gluten free..make it cause you want something super Chocolatey and fudgy. The recipe is adapted very …

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Healthy Whole Wheat Tea Cake

Healthy Whole Wheat Cake

I was looking for a basic 100% Whole Wheat and a 100% Jaggery Cake, a quintessential all rounder  healthy Healthy Whole Wheat Cake, which tastes great,which doesn’t feel heavy or lumpy and also which doesn’t have the characteristic raw whole wheat taste.I definately didn’t want a cake which I am forced to eat in the name of health.I would rather just eat a cucumber for that.I basically wanted a Utopian 100% whole wheat and 100% Jaggery Cake. Most whole wheat cakes I have had are weirdly sunken in the middle or are way too dry.If they are good they usually contain corn flour ,which I have nothing against,in fact this cake was supposed to contain it but I couldn’t find the …

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Healthy Oats and Raisin Cookies

Healthy Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies

This post is about my favourite mom cookies-Healthy Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies. Once you become a mom, cookies become essential to life…or at-least you now have a reason for baking so many of them.:D..As much work motherhood is ,it’s also a nice smoke screen for gorging on desserts and those extra love handles…As a rule of thumb..you can blame pregnancy for everything.(ah such perks!)   I stumbled upon this Healthy Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies  recipe when I was looking for ways to make some healthy cookies for the baby because I am extremely uncomfortable giving him Marie biscuits of the world.I like to know exactly what is going in that little cudly bear’s tummy.Healthy Instant Oats cookies with raisins was just the …

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Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

There is a funny back story to these Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups… I and my husband once had a tiff at an airport.I wanted to stop and buy some Reese Peanut Butter Cups but he didn’t want to stop cause we were very late and at an unfamiliar airport.But I was in a pig-headed mode and adamant cause you don’t get these in India,I couldn’t care less about the fact that we already had tonnes of chocolate in our bags or the fact that we could potentially miss our flight home or at the least might have to run lugging up the baby and allot the gate.I forget which airport this was but it was one with those with …

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Healthy Buckwheat Cookies

Healthy and Refined flour free Chocolate Chip Buckwheat Cookies

Nowadays I am all about them cookies! And if they are healthy then sign me up for a trial please!!Today I have for you Chocolate Chip Buckwheat cookies. These cookies along with my Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Ragi Cookies and Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies are my goto recipes for healthy everyday cookies. So what is Buckwheat?What is buckwheat flour made of? Does it sound fancy and super healthy to you?Like this amazing cure all flour that’s been touted by all those sophisticated gourmands and health gurus?That’s suddenly become so popular that you go in search for it in speciality stores and buy it only to google it and see that’s its Kuttu ka aata that your mom and grandparents have been eating all their lives?You …

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Homemade Sugarless Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter

Is peanut butter an acquired taste?I remember trying it as a child and not liking it at all.Maybe it was too new a texture and taste back then but now I am obsessed with it.I love my homemade sugarless peanut butter with apples and bananas, adding it to my oat bowl and baking with it. Have you tried homemade peanut butter with chocolate?Though I am a recent fan of strawberries dipped in chocolate but there is no comparison(in my book) with the awesome combination that is peanut butter and chocolate. I feel miffed at myself for missing out on this amazing creation for 25 years of my life though if I hadn’t ,I cant imagine the number of jars of …

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Healthy Cheese Muffins

Eggless Cheese Muffins

Savoury muffins hold such bright allure,atleast to me, no sugar,veggies,an absolutely delectable lighter twin to the sweeter muffin, these Eggless Cheese Muffins are made with cheese, they are high on protien,easy to just grab and go! Before I started making this I used to laboriously make mini Quiches instead but this muffin recipe has reduced my work so much! It’s a one bowl fool proof recipe! It’s a great basic savoury muffin recipe that can be tweaked to no end! According to me, Eggless Cheese Muffins are a best make ahead snack and breakfast option.I also love carrying these along with my super easy to make Chocolate Chip Ragi Cookies while travelling cause I don’t need to wreck my brains over the nutrient content and …

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Healthy Banana Raisin Muffins

Healthy Banana Raisin Muffins

How I wish I could twist and turn the words and sound all funny like MrsFunnyBones.She is my all time favourite Indian writer.Her wit and sarcasm has no comparison in my literary world.Though I confess that my literary world isn’t that wide cause though I might have read quite a few books(in my time) they were mostly junk about some stupid Viking or a Rodeo.Maybe then I would have had better luck describing these Healthy Banana Raisin Muffins. How I wish I had held the hand(figuratively off course!) of Salman Rushdie instead of Johanna Lindsay,then I would have sounded way more witty on this blog then my current wordless state. Putting aside my lack of writing skills today I present to …

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Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Ragi Cookies

Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Ragi Cookies

Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Ragi Cookies.The name is almost a conundrum right? It should instead be nutritious Double Chocolate Chip Ragi Cookies. Why do I say its Nutritious?Because it has -Ragi(Finger Millet) and Whole Wheat flour* instead of Refined Flour(Maida) -Jaggery Instead of Refined Sugar Added Bonus-These are Eggfree and take 15 minutes to put together including the time taken for baking.   What is Ragi / Finger Millet? Ragi is a millet which has been touted as the super grain of india when infant its a very ancient grain which has been cultivated from centuries.It is quite a staple in the southern part of India.Its used extensively in Karnataka in making dosas, flatbreads and Muddes(ragi balls) along with sambhar …

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Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

These oh these Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies!! Life saviours,mood lifters, super healthy Peanut Butter Cookies that I made while my baby was napping.To say these lifted my mood is selling  them short actually! These little bundles of chocolate and peanut butter right every wrong in the world.They take your from bleh to Wohooo!They are flour less, gluten free, dairy free and Child(baby) friendly. These cookies are super simple.Ideal if you are looking to cook with your kids and can also be made baby friendly by substituting brown sugar with jaggery or leaving it out all together and increasing the peanut butter and oats in equal proportions(.i.e. 1/8 cup more peanut butter and oats). The mixing is a breeze, the baking is …

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Healthy Yogurt Fruit Popsicle

Healthy Yogurt Popsickles

This is not really a recipe but more epiphany.We Indians love our yogurt with our khichadi, as curd rice, as tenderising agent in most non vegetarian curries, in Kadhis, as Mishti Doi but this is something we didn’t think off. I remember as a kid we used to make popsicles out of Rasna…well this is that but with yogurt. There are two ways you can do it. For the Lazy Buy flavoured yogurt and freeze it in Popsicle molds.Stick some fruits in and wait for 12 hours. Next day you can enjoy your own popsickle! For the Enterprising Puree your favourite fruit..mix with yogurt and put it in Popsicle molds and freeze.I like to also put some chunks of fruit as …

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Healthy Zucchini Bread

Healthy Zucchini Quick Bread

Some days the baby doesn’t sleep at all and my chipotle Tacos go unphotographed cause he is so cranky and some days he sleeps for 3 hours and I am scared to start making anything cause you don’t know when he will wake up! Eternal Cycle of motherhood! One thing I should say is that having a baby is a great motivator.While I was pregnant I hardly cooked anything worthy but now I have so many ideas floating in my brain and only a few hours a day to execute them.It’s funny cause I had all the time on my hands before he came along and now I have to squeeze in 20 minutes of work in between his naps.This means I …

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Peanut Butter Chocochip Oat Squares

peanut butter & chocolate oat bars

My habit of throwing random things together and cooking as resulted in another amazing recipe.It’s relatively healthy and totally refined ingredients free.I can’t say it’s diabetic friendly though it doesn’t contain any refined sugar or refined flour but the dates are pretty heavy on sugar so it should be consumed in moderation. These oat bars are definitely healthier than store bought protein bars and biscuits.It’s toddler and kid friendly and best of all it stores well.I carried these with me while travelling alone with baby and these were very handy. You definitely need a strong blender for this recipe. On another note I am trying to make sourdough bread.Today is the day 3 of my starter and it’s already bubbling.I am …

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Ragi Chocochip Cookies

Ragi Chocolate Chip Cookies

My search for healthy snacks led me to this recipe of Ragi Chocolate Chip Cookies. I ordered a few “healthy & Nutritious” snacks online and let’s just say it was a giant disappointment! When I placed the order I expected a box of ragi cookies but what I received was two cookies dipped in chocolate. It definitely tasted good and it was labeled as healthy so even though I wasn’t happy with the quantity I was okay with it overall….Till I read the ingredients and deciphered the percentages. It did have ragi but it had a higher amount of refined flour and refined sugar so I don’t know why it was tagged as “healthy”.It’s become a gimmick to add one …

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Raisin and Apricot Oatmeal Bars

Raisin and Apricot Oatmeal Bars

I had a jar of raisins just lying on my dining table waiting to be eaten. Their luck was almost running out when I decided to give them a new life! Made some easiest and healthiest cookies with oats,raisins and some dried apricots.If you don’t have apricots or raisins you can use other dry fruits too.Dried black grapes,dried figs,dried apples will all work here. These are the easiest oatmeal bars or cookies made with just 6 ingredients.I made them in a jiffy while baby V slept! These tick multiple boxes! They can be made vegan(use maple syrup instead of honey) They are great for kids and toddlers.Also a great weaning food for babies(substitute date syrup instead of honey) They are healthy …

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