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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Energy Bites



Nutty,crunchy cookies will cheer up a mid-morning coffee break or an after school snack.They are satisfying and packed full of healthy ingredients to restore flagging energy levels.I used loads of dried fruits without adding extra sugar ,seeds and nuts,eliminated the egg and replaced with flax seed meal which is rich in B vitamins,Omega 3s,anti oxidants and fiber.Flax seed meal can amazingly replace egg in any baking recipe.For more such recipes replaced with egg stay tuned with Madhuram's Egg replacement : Flax seed meal event.

(I used the store bought dried fruit and nuts blend\mix to add variety of flavors to the cookie)
Ingredients
1/2 cup nuts of your choice,finely chopped,I used Almonds,Hazelnuts and Walnuts
1/2 cup dried fruits of your choice,finely chopped,I used dried apricot ,cherries,blueberries and dates
1/2 cup sunflower seeds or shelled pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup of flax seed meal(replacement of 1 egg)
3/4 teaspoon baking powder(aluminum free)
2 tablespoon light Olive oil
1/3 cup of Apple juice or Orange Juice

Makes about 15 Bites.

Method
Preheat Oven to 375F.
Mix the chopped nuts,dried fruits and seeds together in a bowl.Add the flour,baking powder and flax seed meal; stir to thoroughly combine. Slowly add in the oil and juice and stir until mixture is moistened and holds together.
Grease a cookie sheet ,using dampened fingers,scoop up a large walnut-size piece of mixture and form in to a ball. Press to make a small,thick cookie about 5cm in diameter and place on baking tray.Repeat with the remaining mixture.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until slightly risen and just browned.Transfer to a wire rack to cool,then store in air tight container for up to 4 days.

23 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks delicious yasmeen. gotta try!

Curry Leaf said...

really healthy with all that nuts and super energizer.

Suma Rajesh said...

nice to c u yasmeen...this is indeed a healthy energy bites..

Uma said...

energy bites looks so good and healthy yasmeen! A perfect snack.

Priya said...

Wow wow am drooling over the energy bites...healthy n prefect snacks for everyone..

syeda said...

hey yasmeen so nice of u to devise so many recipes to provide the essential nutrients for ur family......good job....ur miya and kids r really lucky to get such caring wife/mom in their lives

Malar Gandhi said...

I am crazy over ur recipes...being a fitness freak....I could see lots of my power packed foods here! Love it!

ayesha said...

Mini cookies with all the fruits and nuts is such a healthy and easy snack

meeso said...

These are so healthy and sounds great! I would love to make these for my daughter's lunches, and even for mine... It would be a great pick-me-up :)

Divya Vikram said...

I love the name 'Energy Bites'..Looks easy to make n a healthy one too!

Vibaas said...

Love it!

maimoona said...

Nice name "Energy bites"! Never knew we could substitute egg with flax seed.I have a bottle full of flax seed, was advised to take one spoonful with water, believe me I could not eat for more than one day.You gave me a nice idea now, with your energy bites.

n33ma said...

Yasmeen this is a super snack...btw i'm still drooling over Chocolate mousse cake.

Bhawana said...

Hi Yasmeen, thanks for dropping by my blog. n I came to know urs. You have beautiful recipes dear. I added ur URL in my favourites, will explore more.

Gita's Kitchen said...

I never knew that flaxseed meal can replace egg. Thanks for sharing this healthy tip. Can I a piece of that energy bite :)

G.Pavani said...

Hi,,,u have wonderful n healthy blog....energy bites are yummy n delicious..it is perfect with tea

Andhra Flavors said...

really those are looks energetic bites

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks gr8.

Seema said...

These are great to-go snacks,yummy.

Sam said...

Crunchy energy bites with all the nuts and fruits and so easy to make..i'll try them soon.

Anjum said...

hey yasmeen my cousin just delivered...i think these r too good for her to have at this time..i will pass on it to her

Madhuram said...

Yasmeen, this is an awesom recipe. Definitely very healthy and energizing. You really are health nut!

Thanks for the entry.

Pearlsofeast said...

Yasmeen, these energy bites are rocking and they definely look so tempting.

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