If you are looking for healthy way of eating but want to make sure it is delicious yet, and visually appealing, then you have come to the right place. I make recipes that do not require any roasting, frying, cooking or any kind of heating. Just ‘raw’ ingredients, the way Mother Nature has provided to all its creatures.
That’s how I have been eating for past 2.5 years. But raw food is not a religion for me to not break the rule once in a while. So I do use heated ingredients occasionally, although rarely, to make some recipes that are healthy and tasty. Here is one such exception.
In this recipe, I would like to show how I made some peanut flax cookies. These are visually very appealing, cracking by texture, and tasty.
What is Good-About-This?
- Very rich in healthy fats – peanuts have lot of healthy fats that are good for health. They also have soft fiber that helps remove clogs in blood naturally.
- High in protein, fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids – these help avoid a heart stroke and reducing cholesterol deposits in blood.
- Keeps Hunger at Bay – they provide so much energy that you make this as a complete meal or have small quantity for a snack.
- Crunchy Snack – for those moments you want to munch on something but need it to be a healthy one, this is an alternative.
Roasted Peanuts – 1 cup
Flax seed powder – 1/2 cup
Sea Salt – 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder – 2 tsp
Water – 1/3 cup
Dump all the ingredients except water into a food processor. Starting with a low speed move up to high speed and process for 2-3 minutes at the minimum until the mixture is a coarse powder. Avoid processing it too long to avoid it becoming too fine. If too fine, some of the crunchy feel will be missing in the final product.
Now slowly add the water to the processor while the food processor is still running. When adequately processed, you will see a ball formation. That’s when you know it’s done. Increase the water quantity slightly if needed. It depends on the peanut roasting as to how much water is needed.
Make large balls from the dough and flatten with palms initially. Spread it on a flat surface and roll it thin (using a chapathi maker roller for example). Take a glass or large cap of any can, and press it into the flattened dough. Remove carefully the dough cut in circular shape and place on dehydrator trays.
Dehydrate at about 45 degrees Celsius for 8-12 hours changing the position of the bottom tray once in 4 hours or so. By this time, the cookies would be ready to eat.
Enjoy them, as it is or spread some cashew mint vegetable spread between two cookies and make sandwiches. These can be eaten at any time during the day. You can have it as a full meal, or just munch some when you feel like!
Do make some, and let me know in comments if you liked it. Also do post comments if you have encountered any problems. I will respond if I have alternate solutions or clarify further.