After many requests I am finally sending out this recipe that I use often during courses and teacher trainings for nourishing snacks. I first learned this recipe from the Sivanada Yoga Vedanta Centre – but have modified a bit over the years. These cookies are energy-packed, delicious, and the spices used are very helpful in great health, reducing inflammation, and encouraging a healthy digestive system. Note to chocolate lovers, I like to add some dark chocolate and milk chocolate chips to the mix…just adds that extra bit o’love!
2 cups oats
1 cup flour (whole wheat, rice, or gluten free all work well)
½ cup raisins or any dried fruit
½ cup coconut
½ cup chopped almonds
1 cup brown sugar (you can reduce this to ½ cup if you prefer)
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 ½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
¾ cup oil (I use olive but you can experiment here)
1 cup of water
Preheat the oven to 400/200. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the oil and mix well. Stir in enough milk or water to make a firm mixture. Place heaped spoonfuls on an oiled baking tray and gently press. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden at the edges. Cool on a rack and then enjoy.