Here I am finally with a cookie recipe! It has been a long time wish in my mind to bake a cookie. Undoubtedly it is a very satisfying experience to enjoy a home baked cookie with all natural ingredients. In some corner of my mind, I am always skeptical when I buy these baked goodies. The more I think on those lines, the more I feel I should recreate the same  with healthier alternatives at home. I think this is one aspect which keeps me inspired to experiment.

When I saw this recipe in Priya's blog, I was greatly impressed by the ingredients, most importantly the minimal usage of sugar.  I tweaked it slightly by adding a few barley flakes. But these tasted heavenly. 

Eggless Oats-Barley-Date Cookies

Ingredients - 

Rolled Oats 1 3/4 cups
Barley Flakes 3/4 cup
Whole Wheat Flour 1/2 cup
Coconut powder or flakes 1/4 cup
Fresh Dates 10-12
Honey 3 Tbsp
Apple Sauce (Sweetened) 4 oz 
Brown Sugar 1 Tbsp
Baking Powder 1 tsp
Baking Soda  1/2 tsp

Notes - 
Barley Flakes can be omitted if not available.
Date Syrup can be used instead of dates and honey. But the quantity needs to be adjusted accordingly.
The next time I would increase the quantity of Whole wheat flour to 1 cup. 

Method Of Preparation - 

Make a paste of the dates using sugar, applesauce and honey.

In a mixing bowl add the oats, barley, wheat flour, coconut powder, baking powder and baking soda. Mix all the dry ingredients well.

Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour the dates mixture. Mix gently to form a sticky dough.

Preheat the oven to 350F. Prepare a cookie tray lined with foil. 

Gently make discs out of the dough and arrange them on the cookie tray giving enough space between each of them.. 

Bake them for about 20-25 min. Mine were ready in 22 min. Midway through, I covered the cookie tray with foil as I observed the tops were browning fast.

Cool them and store them in air tight containers if they don't vanish within the hour!

Sending these cookies to Tried And Tested Event hosted by PJ and initiated by Lakshmi and to Champa's Bake Off - Nov 19 2010.

Preparation Time 10 min 
Baking Time 22 min 
Makes 16 -2 inch cookies
Posted by Harini on Thursday, November 18, 2010


  1. Priya Suresh Says:
  2. Wow cookies looks absolutley divine, thanks for trying Harini..

  3. aipi Says:
  4. These look great! The combination of ingredients is so unique! I bet these were really tasty!

    US Masala

  5. Nithu Bala Says:
  6. Great looking cookies..wanna try this..nice click.

  7. hey this is somethg different and lovely!

  8. Cookies look lipsmacking..

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