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Issue 106: Holiday Favorites

Healthy Ginger Cookies
Makes 18-24 cookies

½ cup of organic rolled oats
½ cup of organic whole wheat flour
1 cup sucanat or rapadura
1 cup organic butter, softened
½ cup organic flaxseeds
1 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place the rack in the middle of the oven. Mix together the oats, whole wheat flour, baking soda, sucanat or rapadura, vanilla, ginger, salt and flaxseeds. Fold in the softened butter and water and mix well. Knead the mixture, if necessary. Form the dough into small rounds and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until they rise and have golden edges. Cool and serve.


Cherry Crunch
Serves 6-8

1 pound of frozen pitted tart cherries
2 medium organic Granny Smith apples
¼ cup sucanat or rapadura
½ teaspoon almond extract
2 Tablespoons arrowroot powder
½ cup unsweetened cherry juice
1/8 cup stevia mixed with 3 Tablespoons cinnamon
1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup walnuts
2 Tablespoons whole wheat flour
3 Tablespoons grape seed oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the cherries, apples, stevia and cinnamon and the almond extract. Set aside. In a small cup, mix the arrowroot powder with the unsweetened cherry juice and add to the fruit mixture. Stir well. Pour this mixture into a non-stick 8-inch square baking dish. Mix together the remaining ingredients and crumble the mixture on top of the fruit. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove and serve warm.


Nutty Snack Cakes
Makes about a dozen snack cakes

2 cups brown rice flour
8 ounces almonds, finely ground to a powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 high omega-3 eggs
4 ounces sucanat
2 ounces raw tahini
2 teaspoons almond extract
3 Tablespoons sesame seeds
½ teaspoon sea salt

Preheat the oven to about 350 degrees. Mix all the dry ingredients together—except the sesame seeds. Mix sucanat, tahini, almond extract and eggs together. Add the mixed dry ingredients to this mixture and mix well until a smooth dough is formed. Form about 12 small cakes and place on a greased baking pan. Sprinkle each cake with a few sesame seeds. Place in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until done. Cool and serve.

Recipes courtesy of Extraordinary Health Team



This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.

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