Snacks/treats

Snacking is not recommended in Ayurveda, especially if digestion is weak. But if you must.. these are good options!

Cookies

Makes 24

  • 500g rolled oats
  • 200g wholewheat/rice flour
  • 300g brown sugar
  • 100g raisins
  • 100g blanched almonds/peanuts
  • 3 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 400ml oil
  • 400ml water
  • (optional seed, dates, nuts, coconut etc…)

Preheat oven to 200’C/gas 6. Oil 3-4 baking sheets. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, add the oil and mix thoroughly. Stir in enough water to make a firm mixture.

Take a spoonful of mixture, about the size of a ping pong ball. Roll it into a ball, place on a baking sheet and flatten to around 10cm in diameter. Repeat to make 24 cookies. Bake in over for 12-15 mins until golden at the edges.

Energy Balls

Makes 12

  • energy-balls75g raisins
  • 50g unsalted nuts – almonds or hazelnuts
  • 50g butter – melted
  • 25g shredded coconut

Blend raisins and nuts separately to medium fine mixtures. Then mix together along with the melted butter. Mix well.

Form the mixture into small balls. Spread coconut on a plate and roll the balls in the coconut until coated. The can be eaten straightaway or chilled before serving.

Substitute possibilities
Peanut butter or tahini for the melted butter
2 tablespoons honey for the raisins and double amount of coconut
½ teaspoon grated lemon rind
Toast coconut before rolling balls in it
Roll the balls in carob powder instead of coconut

Energy Balls