The oat, seeds and nuts cookies
These delicious golden cookies are gluten free, vegan, and refined-sugar free. They’re high in fibre, protein and healthy fats – which makes them super nutritious. You can have them for breakfast with some fresh fruits, as a snack and why not dessert. They’re also super easy to make!
Rolled oats (whole & organic preferably), 2 cups
Mix seeds, 1 cup (linseeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin, sunfower, etc.)
Nuts, 1 cup (I used walnuts & hazelnuts – but you can use pretty much any kind you like)
Raw honey or Agave syrup, 3 tablespoons (a little more if you have a very sweet tooth, less if you’re limiting your sugar consumption)
Water, 1/2 cup
Lemon juice of 1/2 lemon
As far as mix seeds and nuts are concerned, the sky is the limit. I have a mix of pumpkin, sunflower, sesame seeds and linseeds so that’s what I used.
Also, this batch isn’t super sweet so feel free to add up some honey. (Raw honey is the purest form you can find: unheated, unpasteurised, unprocessed)
Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
Put all the dry ingredients in a food processor and mix well. Then, add the honey, lemon juice and the water, mix until well-incorporated to the dough.
Form small patties, display them on a baking sheet and flatten them slightly.
Bake for about 20 minutes.
Allow to cool down and enjoy with a nice cup of tea or coffee! Or not.
Don’t forget the love! You can’t have a tasty homemade dish without making it with love – as cheesy as that sounds.
I want to tell you a bit about creativity … which has inspired this recipe.
This week, I have learned in my Integrative Nutrition course that creativity was an essential element to well-being, it keeps you happy and healthy. It also reduces stress and anxiety, and boosts self-esteem. Being creative doesn’t necessarily mean being good at drawing, sculpting, or playing a music instrument. It’s actually the ability to create things by connecting ideas. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel either, you can be inspired by something already existing and make your own. It can be writing, decorating a room or colouring mandalas.
Where am I getting at? A few days ago I met a friend, fellow nutrition-enthusiast and healthy cook, who gave me one of her homemade oat cookies. They were so good that I wanted to create my own; so I did. I totally made up the recipe with what I had in my pantry, and they turned out fantastic! Which means… I’m an artist!
What about you? What kind of a creator are you?