Courtesy of our free Healthy Cookies Recipes Newsletter
The tahini, oats, wheat germ, figs, and milk powder in these crisp and crunchy cookies provide bountiful calcium and magnesium, which have been shown to improve mental and physical functioning and promote restful slumber. They are an excellent bedtime snack.
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 2 Tbs vegetable oil (preferably olive)
- 2 Tbs honey
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup oat bran or wheat germ
- 1 Tbs dry milk powder
- 4 dried figs soaked for at least an hour or overnight in hot water, then drained and cut into small pieces
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds or chopped walnuts
In a mixing bowl, combine the tahini, oil, and honey.
Stir in the oats, bran, milk powder, figs, and seeds or nuts.
Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
Drop the batter by teaspoonfuls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or greased with a mixture of a few drops of liquid lecithin and oil.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until cookies are a delicate brown.
Yield: 20 to 24. Apx. 45 calories each
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