Five Unique Healthy Recipes With Aazol's Jumbo Black Raisins

Five Unique Healthy Recipes With Aazol's Jumbo Black Raisins

Welcome to our culinary journey through the vibrant world of Jumbo Black Raisins! Get ready to explore the rich history and delightful versatility of these plump, sweet-tart gems. From their humble grape origins to their transformation into delectable raisins, join us as we uncover the secrets behind their irresistible flavour. Discover how these raisins can elevate your dishes, from desserts to main courses. With tantalising recipes and insights into their nutritional benefits, let's embark on a delicious raisin adventure together! 

Let's dive into the recipes:

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Ingredients:

1 ripe banana (mashed)

¼ cup almond butter (or any nut butter)

 ½ tsp cinnamon

1 cup oats 

Aazol's Black Raisins, 

Instructions: 

  1. In a small bowl, combine the mashed banana, almond butter, and cinnamon.
  2. Stir in oats.
  3. Fold in Aazol's Black Raisins,
  4. Refrigerate the mixture for 10 minutes (to firm up).
  5. Scoop onto a lined baking sheet and flatten (this batch made 4 cookies).
  6. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes at 400F.
  7. Remove from the oven, add flaky sea salt (optional), and enjoy! 

Black Raisin and Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

4 cups fresh spinach leaves

1/2 cup Aazol's Black Raisins

1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon honey

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine fresh spinach leaves, Aazol's Black Raisins, crumbled feta cheese, and chopped walnuts.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper to make the vinaigrette.
  3. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and toss until well coated.
  4. Serve immediately as a refreshing and nutritious side dish or light lunch option.

Jumbo Black Raisin Protein Shake

Ingredients:

1 ripe banana

1/4 cup Aazol's Jumbo Black Raisins

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 cup almond milk (or any plant-based milk)

1 tablespoon almond butter (or any nut butter)

½  teaspoon cinnamon

Ice cubes (optional, for a colder shake)

Instructions:

  1. Peel the ripe banana and break it into chunks.
  2. In a blender, combine the banana chunks, Aazol's Jumbo Black Raisins, vanilla protein powder, almond milk, almond butter, chia seeds, cinnamon, and ice cubes (if using).
  3. Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the blender as needed.
  4. Taste the shake and adjust the sweetness or thickness if necessary by adding more protein powder, almond milk, or ice cubes.
  5. Once blended to your desired consistency, pour the protein shake into a glass.
  6. Optionally, sprinkle some extra cinnamon on top for added texture and flavour.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy this delicious and protein-packed Jumbo Black Raisin Protein Shake as a post-workout recovery drink or a satisfying snack!

Black Raisin and Apple Chutney

Ingredients:

2 apples, peeled, cored, and diced

1/2 cup Aazol's Black Raisins

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pinch of ground cloves

Pinch of salt

Instructions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine diced apples, Aazol's Black Raisins, apple cider vinegar, honey, grated fresh ginger, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the apples are soft and the mixture has thickened.
  3. Remove from heat and let the chutney cool slightly.
  4. Transfer the chutney to sterilised jars and seal tightly.
  5. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  6. Serve this delicious black raisin and apple chutney as a condiment with cheese, meats, or sandwiches.

Black Raisin and Walnut Energy Bites

Ingredients:

1 cup Aazol's Black Raisins

1 cup walnuts

1/4 cup desiccated coconut

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

Instructions:

  1. In a food processor, combine Aazol's Black Raisins, walnuts, desiccated coconut, chia seeds, honey, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Pulse until the mixture comes together and forms a sticky dough.
  3. Roll the mixture into small balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  5. Enjoy these energy bites as a healthy snack or pre-workout boost!

So, whether you're a seasoned chef looking to add a touch of sophistication to your dishes or a curious food lover eager to explore new flavours, we invite you to join us on this journey into the delightful world of Jumbo Black Raisins. Prepare to be inspired, tantalised, and ultimately, thoroughly satisfied as we discover the endless possibilities that await us in every plump, juicy raisin. 

Let's get cooking!!

Author 

Grishma Sharma 

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