Raksha Bandhan Special | M&M Oats Whole Wheat Chocolate Brownie | Baked In Wok (Kadai) | Baking with Whole Wheat Flour

Raksha Bandhan is here. A festival for celebrating the love between siblings. The common tradition associated with this occasion is the sister tying Rakhi on her brother’s hand and the brother on his part gifts his beloved sister something precious. Sister usually likes to prepare sweets, especially for this occasion a night before the celebration. 

Raksha Bandhan Special

Loaded with M&M and delicious chocolate brownie is a perfect way to celebrate Raksha Bandhan. Perfectly crunchy and flaky on the top and with a soft and chewy center, these M&M Brownies are easy to make. This chocolate brownie is not only egg-free but also contains no all-purpose flour or maida and uses oil instead of butter. The best part about this brownie is how moist it is. The Oats make this brownie soft and flavorful. I used whole wheat flour instead of maida or all-purpose flour to give it more nutritional value.

Oats are commonly eaten for breakfast as oatmeal, which is made by boiling oats in water or milk. Oatmeal is often referred to as porridge. Oats are loaded with dietary fiber and have a range of healthy cholesterol-lowering properties. Oats are hailed as one of the easiest to use ingredients. I already shared how to make homemade oats flour with quick-cooking oats. I used oat flour in baking, dosa, in making sabzi or curry as well. Give a try to this chocolate cake.

Baking with Oats

Ingredients:

Wheat wheat flour – 1 cup

Homemade oats flour – 1/2 cup

Brown sugar – 1/2 cup

Cocoa powder – 1/4 cup

Baking soda – 1 tsp

Oil – 1/4 cup

Greek yogurt – 1 cup

M&M – 3/4 cup

Chocolate sprinkles – 1/4 cup

Method:

  1. Dry ingredients : Shift whole wheat flour, oats flour, cocoa powder, baking soda. Keep it aside.
  2. Wet ingredients: In a grinder add brown sugar, curd, oil, mix until smooth.
  3. Mix both dry and wet mixtures together.
  4. Put prepared batter into a greased square pan. Tab the pan on a countertop to release any large air bubbles.
  5. Add sprinkle M&M and chocolate sprinkles over batter and with help of spatula press them gently.
  6. Put the pan into the preheated wok and bake it for 1 hour.
  7. When the cake is done, allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and set them on a rack set over a tray or sheet pan.
  8. Allow the cake to cool completely before slicing and enjoy.
Baked In Wok (Kadai)

Tips:

  • Baking time may vary.
  • Brown sugar can be replaced by white sugar.
  • If cake batter looks dry, add 2- 4 tbsp of milk.
  • If baking in Oven: Bake in the preheated oven at 180 deg Celsius or around 360 Fahrenheit for about 1 hour. The baking time may vary. So keep checking the cake after 40 to 45 minutes.
No Oven Brownie
HOW TO BAKE THE CAKE IN KADAI (WOK)

In a heavy bottom kadai add a cup of salt or sand. Place a steel stand in a wok. Cover and preheat the kadai on high heat for about 8 minutes. (Adding salt at the bottom ensures that the kadai doesn’t burn. Heavy bottom kadai acts as oven and ensures even cooking from all sides). I never used salt in my baking because I use a heavy bottom kadai (Prestige Brand) and I am baking for the past 2 years in the same kadai. It works perfectly fine. But, it depends on the brand, quality of the kadai.

Wok Brownie

After 8 minutes, lower the heat and put baking tin in a kadai. Cover a lid and bake bread for 60 minutes. After 60 minutes check cake with a knife, if the mixture does not stick, it means the bread is done. If batter still sticks to knife then again bread for another 10 minutes.

Yummm choco brownie

Whole Wheat Banana Choco Cake | Healthy Tea Time Cake | Pressure Cooker Cake

Have some overripe bananas languishing in the fruit bowl? Put them to good use and bake this delicious and super moist tea time cake. The perfect cup of tea deserves the perfect partner and this Whole Wheat Banana Choco Cake is just perfect. Whole Wheat Banana Choco Cake is a delightful combination made with whole wheat flour, bananas, brown sugar, cocoa powder, sesame, and flax seeds gives perfect crunch.

Whole Wheat Banana Choco Cake

Ripe and overripe bananas are a superhero of whole-food, plant-based baking, keeping things moist while adding flavor and natural sweetness. Because the resistant starch changes to simple sugar when a banana ripens, bananas are easier to digest.  The higher glycemic index of ripe bananas shows that they are digested quickly. Bananas also have higher levels of antioxidants as they ripen.

Healthy Tea Time Cake

Chocolate and banana make one amazing combination. Wonderful on their own, these two ingredients can make their way into an abundance of amazing dishes and this Banana Choco Cake recipe is my favorite. You can make almost any sweet food using these two ingredients – pancakes, ice cream, breads and many more.

Sesame, Flax seeds & Chocolate Sprinkles

Whole Wheat Banana Choco Cake | Healthy Tea Time Cake

This moist healthy chocolate cake has no butter, but gets its super moist crumb from riped bananas. It’s also whole grain and lower in sugar than typical cake. That makes this perfect for breakfast or tea time. Banana lovers do try this cake ..

No Oven Cake

Ingredients :
Ripe Banana – 4 (small size)
Whole Wheat Flour – 1 & 1/2 cups
Brown sugar – 1/4 cup
Refined Oil – 1/4 cup
Cocoa powder – 1/8 cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
Vanilla extract – 1/2 tsp
Sesame and flax seeds (3 tbsp each) for toppings
A pinch of Himalayan pink salt

Healthy Chocolate Treat

Method :

  1. Dry Ingredients – Sieve whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder directly in the bowl.
  2. Add himalayan pink salt and mix all ingredients well.
  3. Wet Ingredients – In a mixer add bananas, brown sugar, oil, vanilla essence and grind it into a smooth paste.
  4. Now mix wet and dry ingredients well. Put the batter into a greased pan. Sprinkle topping over batter and with help of spatula press nuts gently.
  5. Tab the pan on a countertop to release any large air bubbles.
  6. Put the pan into the preheated pressure cooker and bake it for 1 hour.
  7. When the cake is done, allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and set them on a rack set over a tray or sheet pan.
  8. Allow the cake to cool completely before slicing and enjoy.
Best Use of Ripe Banana

Tips:

  1. Adjust brown sugar according to your taste.
  2. Baking time may vary.
  3. If cake batter looks dry, add 2- 4 tbsp of milk.
  4. If baking in Oven: Bake in the preheated oven at 180 deg Celsius or around 360 Fahrenheit for about 1 hour. The baking time may vary. So keep checking the cake after 40 to 45 minutes.

Pressure Cooker Method:
Grease the baking tin with oil and dust it by sprinkling whole wheat flour over greased surface evenly. Pour the mixture into the greased baking tin.

Wholesome Cake

Important Notes:

  • Use the baking tin of 6 inches in diameter, so that it can easily get into the pressure cooker.
  • Use a 5-liter pressure cooker. It should be big enough to hold the baking pan.
  • Baking Tin should be made of Aluminium.
  • If baking tin comes into direct contact with the base of the pressure cooker, it can burn ( overbake ) the cake. So use pressure cooker container which has big holes in it or any aluminum small stand.
  • No gasket and whistle are needed. Remove them before baking.
  • Don’t add water to the pressure cooker.

How to Bake In A Pressure Cooker?

  1. Heat the pressure cooker on high heat for 2 minutes. Use sea salt or sand as a layer inside a cooker. Put a steel stand on a layer of salt or sand.
  2. Now put the cake tin containing the cake batter ( Do not put water inside the pressure cooker).
  3. Close the pressure cooker lid and do not put the whistle on the lid. Remove the gasket (rubber ring) from the lid.
  4. Lower the flame after 2 minutes. Let it bake for 50 -60 minutes on low flame. After 60 minutes check cake with a knife, if the mixture does not stick, it means the cake is done.
  5. If batter still sticks to knife then again bake for another 10 minutes. Do not open the lid immediately.
  6. Eggless Pressure Cooker Cake is ready.
Chocolate Sprinkles

No Sugar Dates Banana Cake | Eggless Whole Wheat Banana Walnut Dates Cake – Cooker Cake | No Egg, No Butter, No All Purpose Flour, No Refined Sugar

Ripe bananas, dates, and milk give this no sugar tea time cake its tender, moist crumb and delicious, natural sweetness. Toasted sesame, flax seeds add an extra crunch and texture. Soft and moist eggless Whole Wheat Dates Banana Tea Time Cake is a perfect partner with a hot cup of tea.

No Sugar Dates Banana Cake

Mix up your baking game by baking with dates. Yes, Dates are the best natural sweetener because they are loaded with fiber and essential minerals, like calcium and iron. Dates are a sweet and nourishing food from the dates palm tree, it is also known as “khajoor” in India, “tawarikh” in Arabic, “daibino” in Nigeria, and “palmier” in French.

Dates

Dates are mostly consumed in the middle east as part of their staple diet because of the high nutritional values. A fresh date is a drupe fruit with a fleshy outer part surrounded with a shell of hardened endocarp, consisting of seed inside. They are cylindrically oval with fleshy pericarp and varies in color, from bright red to bright yellow and brown when dried. I love to use dates not only in baking but in making chutneys or dip, sweets, my favorite no sugar filling for gujiya.

Ingredients

Recipes with Dates – Dates Cranberries Burfi, No Sugar Dates Prunes Raisins Chutney, Dates Prunes Banana Cake, Dates Jaggery Dip , Grapes Dates Chutney, Lapsi ( Broken Wheat Dates Jaggery Pudding), Carrot Beetroot Halwa With Dates, Christmas Whole Wheat Dates Dry Fruit Cake, Whole Wheat Carrot Dates Walnut Cake for Christmas, No Sugar Cake, No Sugar Filling For Gujiya, Whole Wheat Date Walnut Cake.

I bake with whole-wheat flour as much as possible. It has almost four times more fiber than all-purpose flour and provides more potassium, magnesium, and zinc. Baking is a science-not all baked goods are ideal candidates for whole-wheat, but if you experiment, you’ll find many recipes just as delicious with whole-wheat flour. I have been baking from the last 9 years with whole wheat flour. Each time results are awesome and delicious.

Eggless Whole Wheat Banana Walnut Dates Cake

Whole-wheat flour, as implied, is made up of the whole wheat kernel—endosperm, bran, and germ. Because of this, it has a higher protein content than all-purpose (up to 15 percent), as well as more fiber, nutrients, and flavor. Because the bran and germ get in the way of gluten formation, whole-wheat flour has a bad rap for making baked goods dense and stodgy.

Cooker Cake

No Sugar Dates Banana Cake | Whole Wheat Dates Banana Tea Time Cake | No Egg, No Butter, No All Purpose Flour, No Sugar

This cake is super moist made with dates, banana, toasted sesame, and flax seeds in every bite. The darker, softer, and blacker the better. Super-ripe bananas are easier to mash so you can get a nice uniform texture. The banana puree blends in with the other ingredients and bakes a perfect no sugar cake.

No Egg, No Butter, No All Purpose Flour, No Sugar

Ingredients:

Whole Wheat Flour – 1 cup
Seedless & Chopped Dates – 10
Seedless Dates – 14
Milk – 3/4 cup
Banana – 1
Oil – 1/4 cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds & flax seeds – 1/4 cup each + 2 tbsp each (For topping)
A pinch of salt

Healthy Tea Time Cake

Method:

  1. Soak dates in 3/4 cup of warm milk for 20 minutes.
  2. Dry Ingredients: Sieve whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda with a pinch of salt. Add chopped dates, sesame seeds, flax seeds and mix them well.
  3. Wet Ingredients: Now in a grinder add soaked dates with milk (Use the same milk in which dates are soaked), banana, oil. Grind the mixture until smooth.
  4. Now mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients well.
  5. Put prepared batter into a greased square pan. Sprinkle topping (sesame and flax seeds) over batter and with help of spatula press nuts gently.
  6. Tab the pan on a countertop to release any large air bubbles.
  7. Put the pan into the preheated pressure cooker and bake it for 1 hour.
No Refined Sugar Cake

Tips:

  1. You can add 1/2 cup of brown sugar.
  2. Baking time may vary.
  3. If Baking in Oven: Bake in the preheated oven at 180 deg Celsius or around 360 Fahrenheit for about 60 minutes. The baking time may vary. So keep checking the cake after 40 to 45 minutes.
Dates Banana Cake

Pressure Cooker Method:
Grease the baking tin with oil and dust it by sprinkling whole wheat flour over greased surface evenly. Pour the mixture into the greased baking tin.

No Oven Cake

Important Notes:

  • Use a baking tin of 6 inches in diameter, so that it can easily get into the pressure cooker.
  • Use a 5-liter pressure cooker. It should be big enough to hold the baking pan.
  • Baking Tin should be made of Aluminium.
  • If baking tin comes into direct contact with the base of the pressure cooker, it can burn ( overbake ) the cake. So use pressure cooker container which has big holes in it or any aluminum small stand.
  • No gasket and whistle are needed. Remove them before baking.
  • Don’t add water to the pressure cooker.
Pressure Cooker Cake

How To Bake In A Pressure Cooker?

  1. Heat the pressure cooker on high heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Use sea salt or sand as a layer inside a cooker. Put a steel stand on a layer of salt or sand. Now put the cake tin containing the cake batter ( Do not put water inside the pressure cooker).
  3. Close the pressure cooker lid and do not put the whistle on the lid. Remove the gasket (rubber ring) from the lid. Lower the flame after 2 minutes.
  4. Let it bake for 60 minutes on low flame. After 60 minutes check cake with a knife, if the mixture does not stick, it means the cake is done. If batter still sticks to knife then again bake for another 10 minutes. Do not open the lid immediately.
  5. Eggless pressure cake is ready.
Whole Wheat Cake

Cinnamon Fruit Smoothie With Oats | Breakfast Smoothie | Fiber Rich Smoothie

Consuming the daily recommendations of fruits and vegetables can be a challenge. Blending a fruit or vegetables into a smoothie helps ensure you meet your body’s daily nutritional needs. Smoothies are delicious and super easy to make. Smoothies are one of my favorite things ever. Weekdays mornings are always a rush. SMOOTHIES are the lifesavers – Just throw fruits or veggies of your choice, milk or yogurt, blend and its ready within a minute.

Fruit Smoothie

This delicious smoothie is packed with nutrition and flavor, you’ll love this cinnamon and apple combo. The banana adds additional fiber, as well as potassium, manganese, and vitamin B6. Oats is the main ingredient in this smoothie not just for creaminess but a great nutrition source as well.

Smoothie With Oats

Oats are loaded with dietary fiber and have a range of healthy cholesterol-lowering properties. This smoothie is light and refreshing with just enough sweetness from the apple to make it enjoyable.

Cinnamon Fruit Smoothie

Ingredients:
Apple – 1 (Peeled and cubed)
Banana – 1
Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp
Oats – 1/2 cup
Water – 3/4 cup
Skimmed milk – 1/2 cup
Chopped walnuts – 1/4 cup

Method:

  1. Heat a 3/4 cup of water in a nonstick saucepan and add oats. Cook oats for 6 minutes on medium low flame stirring continuously.
  2. When oats are cooked switch off the flame. Let it cool down completely before grinding.
  3. Now blend cooked oats, banana, apple with milk together in a mixer till smooth.
  4. Pour smoothie into a glass, garnish with cinnamon powder and chopped walnuts.
Easy, Delicious Smoothie

Tip:

  • You could even make oats in advance and use accordingly.

Whole Wheat Flour Cake With Brown Sugar – Tea Time Cooker Cake

Whole Wheat Walnut Cake with Brown Sugar – Tea Time Cake

It’s a simple whole wheat flour cake, I just replaced white sugar with brown sugar. It has wholesome goodness, crunchiness of walnuts and pistachios. With very few ingredients you can make this super moist, delicious tea time cake.

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Brown Sugar

Whole Wheat Flour Cake With Brown Sugar

Ingredients :
Whole Wheat Flour – 1 & 1/2 cups
Brown Sugar – 3/4 cup
Milk – 1 cup
Baking powder – 2 tsp
Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
Chopped Walnuts & Pistachios – 1/2 cup
Refined Oil – 1/4 cup
A pinch of salt

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Whole Wheat Brown Sugar Cake

Method :

  1. Dry ingredients: Sieve Whole Wheat Flour, baking powder, salt. Now add chopped walnuts and pistachios. Mix them well and keep it aside.
  2. Wet ingredients: Now add milk, brown sugar, oil, vanilla essence in a grinder and grind them until smooth.
  3. Now mix wet and dry ingredients well. Put batter into a greased pan and tab the cake pan on a countertop to release any large air bubbles.
  4. Put cake pan into the preheated pressure cooker and bake it for 1 hour.

Tips:

  1. Adjust sugar according to your taste.
  2. Baking time may vary.
  3. If cake batter looks dry, add 2- 4 tbsp of milk.
  4. If baking in Oven: Bake in the preheated oven at 180 deg Celsius or around 360 Fahrenheit for about 1 hour. The baking time may vary. So keep checking the cake after 40 to 45 minutes.

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Tea Time Cake

Pressure Cooker Method:
Grease the baking tin with oil and dust it by sprinkling whole wheat flour over greased surface evenly. Pour the mixture into the greased baking tin.

Important Notes:

  • Use the baking tin of 6 inches in diameter, so that it can easily get into the pressure cooker.
  • Use a 5-liter pressure cooker. It should be big enough to hold the baking pan.
  • Baking Tin should be made of Aluminium.
  • If baking tin comes into direct contact with the base of the pressure cooker, it can burn ( overbake ) the cake. So use pressure cooker container which has big holes in it or any aluminum small stand.
  • No gasket and whistle are needed. Remove them before baking.
  • Don’t add water to the pressure cooker.

How to Bake In A Pressure Cooker?

  1. Heat the pressure cooker on high heat for 2 minutes. Use sea salt or sand as a layer inside a cooker. Put a steel stand on a layer of salt or sand.
  2. Now put the cake tin containing the cake batter ( Do not put water inside the pressure cooker).
  3. Close the pressure cooker lid and do not put the whistle on the lid. Remove the gasket (rubber ring) from the lid.
  4. Lower the flame after 2 minutes. Let it bake for 50 -60 minutes on low flame. After 60 minutes check cake with a knife, if the mixture does not stick, it means the cake is done.
  5. If batter still sticks to knife then again bake for another 10 minutes. Do not open the lid immediately.
  6. Eggless Pressure Cooker Cake is ready.

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Brown Sugar Cooker Cake