I am rather a random eater and don’t usually go for gluten free, sugar free, this free or that free diet. For me, taste comes first – obviously, the food should be healthy, must it always, must be tasty 😛 The sugar-free baking idea was there deep down somewhere, but never really tried it. But, recently I got inspired when I saw a friend of mine baking and posting on Instagram – almost everything sugar free.
Coming to these Muesli Cookies, I baked them for the first time last year and that was, obviously, with sugar. Those were actually big hit and my friend and family loved those cookies. When Christmas is round the corner, the baker in me is always in search of an excuse to bake something. Today morning, when I realized that I am out of stock in cookies, decided to bake at home rather than buying from the store. I thought of last year – about those soft and delicious muesli cookies, and decided to give them a try once again – but this time, without sugar.
Muesli Cookies are not like usual crunchy cookies, they are soft, melt-in-mouth and yes, they are wholesome. Just have two pieces with a cup of tea and you will really feel full. A really healthy and tasty way to suppress your hunger. Sugarless doesn’t mean that it is not sweet – I replaced sugar with honey. This is a super easy recipe, all you need to have the ingredients and baking paper ready beforehand. Please note that, with the below mentioned ingredients I’ve baked 28 pieces of cookies in total. Here’s the recipe.
- 500 gms almond-raisin muesli
- 250 gms all purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tea-spoon baking powder
- 3 pinches baking soda
- 1 tea-spoon cinnamon powder
- 5 table-spoon honey
- melted butter to grease
- Mix all the dry ingredients together and keep aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs with honey until properly blended.
- Now, pour the dry mixture to the blended eggs and mix properly. The mixture will be tight and thick, but don’t worry, it has to be like this. Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes.
- Spread baking paper on a baking tray and grease with melted butter.
- Take 1 table-spoon of mixture at a time and adjust it to a round shape. Place it on the baking tray and press with your figures.
- While placing them on the baking tray, keep them atleast 2-3 centimeters apart.
- Unless your oven is a huge one, there is a chance that you won’t be able to bake everything at one go. Bake them in different batches.
- Preheat the oven in convection mode on 170 °C for 7-8 minutes.
- Place the baking tray in the centre of the oven and bake for 5 minutes on 150 ºC. Remove the tray from the oven and let it cool down for 2-3 minutes.
- Remove the cookies and place them on the wire rack. Place again on the centre of your oven and bake for another 5-6 minutes on 150 ºC. The baking time may vary from oven to oven. Read your oven instructions properly.
- Once the baking time is over, insert toothpick to check if the cookies are properly baked. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cookies are done. If not, bake for some more time.
- Repeat the same process to bake all the batches.
- Once they are done, remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool down completely. Your Muesli Cookies are ready now.
You can have it immediately or can store it in an air tight container. It will last for atleast 4-5 days. These cookies are perfect for tea-time munching and also a good option for your mid-meal hunger.
Enjoy these delicious healthy cookies and do let me know how you like them. You can also tag me on Instagram using the handle @when_a_bong_cooks. Happy baking!