Ingredients for oatmeal cookies
- 3 eggs
- 4 tbsp melted extra virgin coconut oil (Amanprana)
- 4 ripe bananas
- 500 gram fine oat flakes (or 300 gram oats, 100 gram almond flour and
- 100 gram oat bran)
- approx. 4 tsp Gula Java Fin (Amanprana)
- 4-6 tbsp chopped, unroasted nut mix
- 4 tbsp grated coconut
- 4 tsp sunflower seeds
- 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- a couple of unsulphured (finely chopped) apricots,
- prunes or figs
- a large dash of lemon juice
- pinch of salt
Preparation of oatmeal cookiesPut the eggs, cinnamon, cardamom, coconut oil and bananas into a bowl and puree with a hand blender. Then add the oat flakes and oat bran and mix through. Add Gula Java, nut mix, coconut, seeds, apricots, lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Taste and, if necessary, add extra cinnamon, coconut or another ingredient. Wet your hands and make small balls of dough. Press down hard. Place on baking parchment and bake in the oven for about 45 minutes at 150 degrees. These biscuits are a bit fiddly but are very healthy. That is why it might be a good idea to make a bigger batch and then freeze some. The above amounts will provide you with quite a few biscuits.
Tip from Rineke:
A biscuit can provide some valuable nutritional substances. Almost all of our snacks contain empty calories. This means that our bodies ‘borrow' vital substances from the body in order to digest and metabolise the food in our cells. As a result, we end up with a lack of substances and the energy production in our cells diminishes. Too little energy production is one of the causes of premature ageing and chronic sicknesses. Recipe from the cookbook “Weten van (h)eerlijk eten” (Knowing how to eat well) by R.Dijkinga, orthomolecular therapist and naturopath.
Rineke Dijkinga is specialist in orthomolecular medicine and naturotherapy and also knows an extraordinary amount about nutrition. She is firmly convinced of the beneficial effects of (organic) foods and believes that herbs and spices play a major role in our energy levels, our mood and our weight. To her, delicious food are one and the same thing. Here at Amanprana we have had the opportunity to create and collect various recipes together with Rineke Dijkinga, author of "Alles draait om je hormone" (It's All About Your Hormones), "Weten van (h)eerlijk eten 1 & 2" (What You Need to Know About Fair Food) and Weetjes over (h)eerlijk eten (Fair Food, the Facts). Her main aims are to highlight how important herbs and spices are, that we should opt for organic food and that we should focus on the preventative in prevention.