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.

About Kimberly Skrobol

A student of yoga since 1995, Kimberly has studied and taught in New York, Spain and southern India. She holds advanced international TUV ISO 9001 certifications in Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Nutrition. Kimberly also holds a Masters in Education and a Masters in Health and Fitness as a Nationally certified Nutritional Counselor specializing in traditional Eastern and Western philosophies. 

 Kimberly’s unique approach is to blend the values of traditional practices with the pace of modern life. This results in a stronger body and mind with appreciation for each individuals preferences and lifestyle practices.
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