25 Nov 2011

Fig Oaties


Figs are awesome fruits... don't you agree ? Fresh or dried , they are just superb. Indeed it comes under the category of "Super Food". I think it is one of the oldest fruit known to mankind. Romans considered this fruit to be a gift from the fertility god "Bacchus". More over it was the favourite fruit of Cleopatra...:)

For me, the earthy sweet flavour of figs reminds me of soil freshly moistened by rain... the earthy aroma which reminds us that "Mother Earth" is alive and kicking...:)


Don't you love the aroma of the soil..."Manvaasanai".... ?

Nutritional Benefits of figs:

1.Figs are nature's power houses, abundant in fibre and potassium. Even fig leaves have healing powers and helps control blood sugar in diabetic patients.
2.Naturally rich in calcium, prevents bone-thinning and boosts metabolism.
3.Loaded with Tryptophan, it helps induce sleep when eaten regularly.
4.It cures anaemia, bowel disorders, inflammations, skin disorders, reduces BP and bronchial inflammations.

It is renowned for its "Aphrodisiac" properties....:)


Addition of dried figs in smoothies is the best way to have them along with some oats, soy milk and a sprinkle of sesame seeds... it completes the daily intake of calcium, protein, iron and fiber.


I am not a fan of chocolate and these cookies are very mellow, not too sweet or loaded with cream. It is just right for that evening cravings for something to munch...:) Don't  try to shape them into perfect rounds.... a slight imperfection increases the visual drama.

Makes 20-25.
Unsalted butter: 75 gms.
Caster sugar: 180 gms.
Egg [ medium]: 1.
Whole milk: 2 tbsp.
Rolled oats:125 gms.
All purpose flour:155 gms.
White sesame seeds:60 gms.
Dried figs: 130 gms for the cookie mix and 50 gms for garnish.
Cinnamon powder: 1/2 tsp.
Baking soda: 1/2 tsp.
Salt:1/2 tsp.


1.Preheat oven to 180 degrees / gas mark 4.
2.Chop the 130 gms of figs into small pieces. Cream the butter and sugar in a medium-sized bowl using electric beaters until pale and fluffy.
3.Add the egg and milk. Beat until smooth.
4.Stir in the salt, cinnamon and baking soda.
5.Add the oats, chopped figs, sesame seeds and flour. Mix well with a wooden spoon.
6.Shape tablespoons of the dough into balls and place them well apart on two ungreased baking trays.


7.Chop the remaining 50 gms of the figs into small pieces. Flatten the cookie dumplings slightly and top with a couple of pieces of figs.
8.Bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden around the edges.
9.Allow to cool on the trays for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store in air tight containers for upto 5 days.


Note: If the dough is too dry, add 1-2 tbsp of milk. You can try to alter the amount of flour, oats and fig to get a new combination altogether or try adding some other dried fruit instead of figs.

Enjoy....


Scribbled by Reva.

36 comments:

Santosh Bangar said...

yummy cookies

Santosh Bangar said...

yummy cookies

Nalini's Kitchen said...

lovely and inviting cookies.....

Raji said...

These cookies are so wholesome and wonderful..I love figs and these cookies would be great for breakfast as well.

Love the clicks Reva.

Sushma Mallya said...

Cookies looks so yummy...espwith those figs:)

Love and other Spices said...

Nice shots! love cookies with oats.Addition of figs is something new and a must try.

Amina Khaleel said...

first time here... cookies look awesome... your recipes and pics are simply fabulous... glad to follow you... do visit my blog sometime..

Amy said...

looks yummy!! I haven't taste figs,but I have read about it.Hope to see it & try it oneday,these cookies look so yum & am sure they are tasty too....
Nice clicks & presentation...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Way to go Revathi! Cookies are simply delicious and healthy. Great preparation.
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Torviewtoronto said...

looks wonderful lovely presentation

Tina said...

Beautiful clicks dear....Sounds healthy and delicious...

Paaka Shaale said...

I loved this tempting and healthy oaties. Very well presented and shot :)

Joanne said...

Dried figs are one of my favorite dried fruits! These look delicious.

Anjali Shukla said...

This is called innovation in style!
I love cookies pushed in with oats and I'm a dying big fan of figs too, so this recipe possibly is the one I'll like to shoot upon at first...phenomenal work! :)

Rev said...

wonderful pics.. Please send me that blue box full of these cookies :)

whenharrymetcelery said...

Wow. You are so good! Those images look beautiful. Haven't seen you around by blog, since post no 1! I really want to know what to think. So drop by soon :D

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

Your cookies look great!

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Deepti said...

healthy cookies to munch on...Loved the clicks too..

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Plateful said...

Girl, I love you pictures. Those cookies and those photos are brilliant!

schmetterlingwords said...

A very informative post about Figs. cookies looks crunchy.. lovely clicks as always :)

Priya said...

Cookies looks absolutely divine and prefect..

PJ said...

Fabulous cookies.Can you suggest me an alternative for eggs?

Christy Gerald said...

Super Delish Fig Cookies,Sesame flavor will make it more inviting.Luv it.

Biny Anoop said...

wow dear 2222 gud....healthy as well...thx for the info

Biny Anoop said...

wow dear 2222 gud....healthy as well...thx for the info

Nandini said...

A cute name! The oaties are quite crunchy and delicious! Great recipe!

radha said...

These look terrific. No doubt would have been tasty too.

Kaveri said...

Awesome Clicks and yummy cookies!

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Little Inbox said...

I can imagine biting it while watching TV. So enjoyable!

hemalata said...

Very crispy n healthy looking cookies.Well presented too...

Ganga Sreekanth said...

lovely n healthy cookies

Shanthi said...

Inviting cookies and lovely clicks

Priya's Feast said...

Luvly pic on oats cookies with brown leaves...

Sudha said...

The cookies look out of the world - and such lovely presentation!I've never had figs before - so will try having them sometime!Awesome clicks!

Leena said...

Healthy cookies for munching...yum

Jo said...

This looks so delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at foodepix.com.

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