Sunday, June 27, 2010

Recipe: Sivananda Cookies

A healthy vegetarian diet doesn't have to be uninteresting, even if it is simple.  There are many natural ingredients readily available to create endless variations.  Use these recipes as a starting point for your own creations.

Sivananda Cookies

These extra large energy-packed cookies are a staple after-class treat at Sivananda Yoga Centres.

  • 250g (8oz) oats
  • 110g (4oz) plain wholewheat flour
  • 50g (2oz) raw unsalted peanuts
  • 150g (5oz) brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 200ml (7fl oz) sunflower oil
  • 200ml (7fl oz) milk or water
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6.  Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl; add the oil and mix well.  Stir in enough milk or water to make a firm mixture.  Place heaped spoonfuls on an oiled baking tray, and flatten them into 10cm- (4in-) rounds.  Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden at the edges.  Cool on a rack.

These highly nutritious cookies are hard to resist, and really do make a meal in themselves.
Makes 12 cookies.

Source from Yoga Mind & Body by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre