Delicious Snack for the Road: Oatmeal Power Cookies

What a great ayurvedic dessert!

Filled with nuts, dried fruits, and spices, oatmeal power cookies make an ideal snack for travelers.  They are easy to pack, and the combination of protein and complex carbohydrates will give you a steady source of energy on your travels.

Makes 24 cookies


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour or spelt flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped dried fruit or fresh apples
  • 1 cup raisins or currants
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • ½ cup almonds or walnuts
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • ½  cup mango purée
  • ¼  cup turbinado sugar
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Oil a cookie sheet and set aside. In a mixing bowl, place the flour, oats, fruit, raisins, coconut, baking soda, cinnamon, and allspice. Combine with a wire whisk. In a separate bowl, whisk together the mango purée, sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla.

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well using your bare hands or a spatula. Using a 1-ounce scoop (about ¼ cup), place the cookies on the oiled baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutritional Facts per Cookie:
Calories 145, Total fat 1.5 g, Saturated fat 1 g, Carbohydrates 30.9 g, Protein 2 g

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