Sweet Healthy Cookies for late winter
Late winter is the perfect time for nourishing foods that help us to feel warm, but is also a good time to start gently preparing the body for Spring.
This super easy recipe includes oats and tahini, both of which are calming and comforting (tahini contains triptophan), but are also slightly drying and energizing, which helps to balance out the sluggishness of Kapha in winter. The vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and natural sweeteners help to improve mood by balancing Pitta which can feel down in these last days of mittens and darkness. As a whole, these nourishing treats are both soothing and energizing to strengthen mood, digestion and help get you over the hump into warmer weather.
Tahini Oatmeal Cookies
Ingredients ( 1 doz)
- 2 cups “old fashioned” rolled oats
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ cup tahini paste
- ½ cup barley malt (or brown rice syrup)
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 3 Tablespoons water
- 3 cup nuts, chips, dried fruit of choice
Preheat oven to 350. Put rest of ingredients in large bowl and blend well. Stir in nuts seeds or chips. Let cookie batter rest 1/2 hour. Lightly oil cookie sheet with oil. Spoon cookies onto sheet and shape into 2 inch rounds. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Do not overbake! Transfer to wire cooling rack and cool. They are done cooling when the center becomes firm. Makes 1 dozen cookies.
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