As you all know, I always have difficulty in including 'Oats' in the menu of my foodie-family. As it is rich in fibre and has so many nutritive properties, I do not give up!!!! I keep creating new recipes in the hope that it will be 'taste approved' by them.
I have been sharing recipes that I have tried with Oats earlier. Today, I am going to share another interesting recipe that I recently created and cooked. A healthy breakfast and also a very interesting Tiffin box recipe that was also 'taste approved' .....Yaaay!!! So wanted to share the recipe with you .
The idea for this recipe came to me from a traditional South Indian Festive delicacy called "Vella Adai" that I make during a special Pooja known as "Kaaradayan Nonbu" very similar to the 'Karva Chauth' celebrated in North India. All of us love this delicacy and enjoy it with fresh unsalted butter ( though it tastes good just like that!)
For the shape, I took inspiration from 'donuts', which my kids love. I do make them at home. But the high amount of sugar, yeast and fat is not a very healthy option for them.
The presentation of this ' Sweet Wheels' excited the kids and the adults in the family and they were extremely tempted to taste. I did not tell them about the 'Oats' and they could not even find out!!!!
A healthy yummy delicacy that is also easy to make !!! With Diwali, Christmas, Newyear the party season has just started. Let your guests indulgence in guilt free , low-fat, low carb goodies!!!
Sweet Wheels | Baked Ginger flavoured Oats with Jaggery Glaze :
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Yield : 15 mini Sweet Wheels
Storage : Keeps good for 2 days when refrigerated
Special Vessel/Equipment : Donout mould or cookie cutters
1 Cup Oat Flour
1/3 Cup Jaggery
1/4 teaspoon Ginger powder
1 teaspoon Vanilla essence (optional)
1/4 Chopped Nuts/ Chopped Coconut/ Soaked Boiled Legumes( I used Black eyed peas)
1 Cup water( Adjust)
2 teaspoons Olive Oil
For the glaze:
1/2 Cup Jaggery
1/2 Cup Water
Crushed Cornflakes, Grated Nuts, Grated Fresh Coconut ( You can customise according to taste)
1. Dry roast oats in a pan till the raw smell goes. Do not brown the oats. Powder the oats. Your Oat Flour is ready. Prepare this in advance.
TIP: You can make a larger batch and store it in an airtight container.
2. I wanted to add legumes instead of dry fruits and nuts, so used 1/4 Cup Black eyed peas and Chopped fresh coconut.
TIP: You can use blanched almonds, pistachios for the crunch.
3. Melt Jaggery in a cup of water, filter and heat it in a heavy bottom pan over medium heat. Add the ginger powder.
4. When the jaggery starts to boil, add the legumes or dryfruits, which ever you are using.
5. Keep stirring for a minute. Add a teaspoon of Olive oil.
6. Now add the Oat Flour and stir continously to mix. The mixture will thicken and you will get a stiff dough.
TIP: If you see some unmixed oat flour, add little water and keep mixing to bind the mixture. This will take less than 2 minutes.
7. Transfer the dough to a bowl. After 2-3 minutes, when the mixture is warm to touch, grease your hands with olive oil and Knead the mixture to make a smooth dough.
8. Grease the doughnut moulds with oil.
9. Take equal portions of the dough and shape them in the mould. Preheat the Oven at 180 degrees C for 10 minutes. Bake the donuts at 160 degrees C for 5 to 7 minutes.
10. To prepare the glaze, heat the jaggery sugar mixture and the jaggery need to come to become thick. To check the right consistency for glaze, test by just dropping the jaggery sauce( one drop). If it does'nt mix with water, your glaze is ready.
11. Now, remove the donut from the mould. Dip it inside the jaggery syrup to coat the top layer. Arrange them in a plate. Add your choice of garnish. You can even add colourful sprinkles or chocolate sauce if you want to customise for children ( They will love you for this! )
Healthy, tasty and great looking 'Sweet Wheels' are ready to be served ! They taste great when served hot or warm.
A unique recipe for you to try this festive season.