Dec 10, 2007

Oatmeal Delights with Dried Banana...



This being the holiday season, its all sugar and yummy delights all around. I too wanted to get a feel of it, but was thinking of trying to make it with some less used ingredients as well those which we can eat a little guilt-free. So, I tried these Oatmeal delights and added an unusual ingredient ( atleast I think its unusual ). That ingredient is Dried Bananas. Its called Sukkeli in Konkani (Sukke- Dry and Keli - Bananas). As far as I know, it is only available in Sirsi and Siddapur in North Kanara. It is eaten just by itself like a snack ( same as peanuts or other dry-fruits ) and is very nutritious. Since I had these sitting for sometime now, I thought of combining a few things and trying out some treat. And I was very happy with the outcome :).....So here goes...

Ingredients

Rolled oats - 1/2 cup, soaked in about 3/4 to 1 cup water for 20 mins
All-purpsoe flour - 1 1/2 cups
Wheat flour - 1/4 cup
Dried Banana - 12-15 pieces, soaked in little water for 5 mins.
Sugar - 1 1/2 cups
Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Softened unsalted Butter - 3 tblspns.
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp

Method

- Finely chop the soaked dried banana pieces and keep aside.
- Cream the butter and sugar nicely little creamy and fluffy.
- Sieve the all-purpose flour together with the baking powder. Add it to the sugar and butter mix.
- Drain out any extra water if any, from the oatmeal and add to the above mix. Also add the wheat flour. Mix all well.
- Then add the chopped banana pieces and the vanilla essence and fold in well.
- Grease a baking sheet and with a spoon, scoop out little mounds of the mix on the sheet with enough spacing.
- Bake in a pre-heated oven at 400F for about 15 mins, or till u see the top lighlty browned.
- Take off the sheet from oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 mins, before you bite into them :)...

Oatmeal, wheat flour and the dried banana make it very healthy and the dried banana pieces add a very chewy and caramel kind of taste to it.

These are the Dried Banana Pieces ( Sukkeli )


I am sending this across to the Eat Christmas Cookies Event hosted by Susan.

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14 Comments:

Jyothsna said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Maya, it led me here. The cookies seem perfect, and healthy too!

Purnima said...

Maya..lovely cookies from your own creation!! You rightly said..this ingr..Sukkeli is new to me..looks delicious! Tks for posting!

Deepa said...

Thankyou very much for stopping by ...You have a great blog ...will stop in often ....Very healthy oatmeal....

Priyanka said...

Hey Maya,
Thanks for dropping by my blog.....You have got some really yummy recipes here.... Are the indian recipes all from Konkan? Would you by any chance have the recipe for Mango Sasav? i just love it.

Mansi Desai said...

Maya, my first time ehre, and glad to be here:)

the cookies look wholesome, and I just love anything with bananas in it! will definitely try these sometime!

sagari said...

wowww maya those cookies lookkkk wonderfullll perfect for healthy snackkk

Anonymous said...

Loved your blog.Different flovoured recipes...are all these from your region.
Did happen to come to your blog from other blogger site.Why donot you get connected to FOOD BLOG DESAM?
vanit

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Thanks for a healthy and wholesome submission to Eat Christmas Cookies, Maya. I love dried bananas and had never thought to bake with them. Now, thanks to you, I will. Cheers! -Susan

Meera said...

Wonderful recipe, Maya! i am thinking of making it using dates, since I don't have dried bananas. will it work?

Maya said...

Thank-You all you guys for visiting and all the encouraging words. That really boosts me up :)
Priyanka, I will post Mango Sasam soon :)..I love it too..
Vanit, yes, I have sent the info to FoodBlogDesam. I guess am yet to get added to the list.
Susan, my pleasure..Just a little something from my end..N will try more ...
Meera, yes, I think dates shld work fine too ..let me know :)

Happy cook said...

Dried banana is new to me.
The cookies look really healthy

Happy cook said...

Dried banana is new to me.
The cookies look really healthy

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I am sure the dried banana really added a wonderful flavour to those oatmeal cookies! Wonderful job!

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Madhuram said...

A guilt free eggless cookie, that is my favorite. I have not used dried banana in my coking so far. That's really a nice twist.

When you find time please leave the link to this recipe so that I can update it in the eggless cookies list.
http://www.egglesscooking.com/eggless-baking-recipes/eggless-recipe-submit-form/