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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cocoa Barley Bites


Change is the only thing constant in my cooking.Remember these Energy bites? I recreate the same recipe with change of ingredients for these tasty snack time bites, Barley flour and cocoa instead of wheat flour and a different sweetener and fat.Barley flour imparts soft and crumbly texture ,the cocoa and bitter sweet chocolate chips add an intense chocolate smack to the bites.
This particular barley flour purchased from the local Indian store had the fibrous look and feel,can also be seen in the end result of baking these bites.Barley flour is also available in other specialty stores.Its rich in protein and fiber but not free of gluten.


Recipe : Cocoa Barley Bites
Makes about 15 bites, 1 1/2 inch each.
Ingredients
1 1/2 cup Barley flour
2 heaping tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup dried fruits(raisins,cherries,cranberries or others)
2 tablespoon (about 1 ounce) bitter sweet chocolate chips(with at least 60% cocoa)
1 1/2 tablespoon Virgin pressed coconut oil(can also use Pure ghee)
2 tablespoon Agave nectar or Pure Honey
2 tablespoon water
pinch of salt

Method
In a mixing bowl,combine the flour,cocoa powder,dried fruit and chocolate chips.In another container melt the coconut oil or ghee in microwave oven or on stove top,stir in the sweetener(agave nectar or honey).Combine this wet mixture in the flour mixture,add the water and using hands bring the mixture together.The mixture does not feel like the cookie dough,its much dense and easy to work with hands.Take about a tablespoon of mixture each time and shape round and flat.Lay on a baking sheet.

Bake at 325F for 12-15 minutes.Let cool on rack.Serve with reduced fat milk on side.Taste best the same day.Can be store in air tight container for 2-3 days.

25 comments:

Asha said...

Very healthy cookies, not much sweet either, just like the I like it! :)

simply.food said...

These look very healthy and delicious.A guilt free snack.

Joanne said...

Personally, I love that you're constantly changing things up. These look great!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Yasmeen,
I love all of your recipes. But I am mighty partial to anything you make with cocoa! The bites look fabulous!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those little cookies look very healthy and so pleasant!

Cheers,

Rosa

sowmya's creative saga said...

very interesting and yummy recipe..looks awesome..

Pavithra said...

Interesting and healthy recipe looks so yummy...

Cynthia said...

The last photograph is so large and beautiful, it seemed real enough to touch my screen and pick it up :)

Fresh Local and Best said...

I am salivating over the texture of those cookies. They look fab!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

A healthy one,looks nice,cool pictures!

Sharmila said...

Beautiful looking cookeis ... and healthy too! Great snaps Yasmeen! :-)

Deepa G Joshi said...

nice and chewy cookies..healthy version..

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Priya said...

Woww thats a healthy and guilt free bites...awesome!!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy bites....looks perfect

Rachana Kothari said...

Those cookies look so cute and healthy!!!

Tina said...

Beautiful clicks...Cookies sounds healthy and yummy...

Happy Cook said...

I have enve rmade anything with barley. Looks healthy.

Gita said...

Very healthy ones Yasmeen...low in sugar too...it looks good :)

Joie de vivre said...

They look wonderful! I love that you can actually see the fiber.

Gulmohar said...

That's a great guilt free snack..looks wonderful, Yasmeen :-)

Aparna Inguva said...

Cocoa and healthy? sign me up!

Divya Kudua said...

Sure sounds like healthy and delicious:):)

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

I love that you put cranberries in this and of course chocolate chips are always right :D These look both healthy and delicious!

Chef Jeena said...

These are so lovely Yasmeen. I love that you used barley flour too, I have a bag sat in the cupboard.

Curry Leaf said...

Healthy cookies Yasmeen.Too perfect

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