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Amaranth Orange Cookies

Niranjana Sankaranarayanan
Amaranth flour is a flour that is packed with nutrients. It is made by grinding the seeds of Amaranth plant. They are rich in proteins, calcium and is full of antioxidants. When I had been to Bombay I bought these flours and wanted to make cookies with it.This recipe is adapted from Vitacost’s Amaranth Lemon cookies. I substituted lemon juice and lemon zest with orange juice and orange zest respectively. Also the original recipe is made with egg and I have given the recipe for eggless version. These cookies are chewy. I accept that we dont get the taste of the maida cookies but these are really healthy and guilt free to give it to the kids.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Biscuit, Cookies, Snacks
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 30 cookies


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Dry ingredients

  • 1 cup Amaranth flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Arrowroot powder gel (Substitute for 1 egg)

  • 2 tbsp Arrowroot powder
  • 3 tbsp Water

Wet ingredients

  • 1/8 cup Desiccated coconut
  • 1/8 cup Orange juice
  • 1/8 cup Coconut oil
  • 1/8 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Orange zest
  • 1/2 cup Cane sugar Sugar – 1/8 cup


Arrowroot mix

  • Mix two tablespoon of corn flour with 3 tbsp of water. This is the substitute for one egg. We can also use flax seed gel as a substitute for egg. Keep it aside.

Orange zest

  • Grate the orange skin without white part. This gives nice aroma and fragrance to the cookies. Orange zest is ready and keep it aside.

Wet ingredients

  • Take a bowl and add desiccated coconut, orange juice, coconut oil, water, orange zest. Mix well.
  • Now add the arrowroot power mix and cane sugar/powdered sugar. Wet ingredients mix is ready.

Dry ingredients

  • Now take another bowl, sift all the dry ingredients.
  • First add arrowroot powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sift everything well.

Final step

  • To the dry ingredients, add the wet ingredients in it and mix it with the spatula.
  • Donot give pressure to knead the dough. Just bring everything together.
  • Grease the baking tray with parchment paper or butter paper.
  • Now take small balls, flatten it on your hands and give impression with the fork.
  • Arrange it on the tray.
  • Pre heat the oven at 170 degree celsius and bake it at 170 degree celsius for 14 minutes.
  • I placed the tray on the top rack for 7 min and bottom rack for another 7 min.
  • The temperature and the timing will vary from oven to oven.
  • Allow the cookies to cool and store it in an air-tight container.
  • Serve with hot tea and coffee.


Keyword Baked goodies, Biscuits, Heakthy baking, Indian cookies