Oats and Walnuts Cookies

OVERVIEW:

Serves: 4

Prep: 5 minutes

Cooking: 15 minutes

Difficulty: easy

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon oatmeal (in flakes)

1 tablespoon chia flour or chia seeds

1 tablespoon of flax flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 egg

12 halves of walnuts

1/2 tablespoon coconut to sprinkle

1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract

Stevia (sweetener)

METHOD:

Mix in a bowl the dry ingredients: oats, chia flour, flax flour, baking powder and sweetener. Add the egg and the vanilla essence and mix until the ingredients are well blended. Then add walnuts and blend.

Make small buns on a baking sheet with baking paper. Crush the rolls and sprinkle the grated coconut evenly over each cookie.

Bake in the oven (180 °) for 15 minutes or until golden. Once baked, remove from the oven to cool down for 15-20 minutes before eating.

 

The perfect breakfast: porridge

Much has been heard of the famous porridge, not only by blogs but also of celebrities known for their healthy lifestyle, including Elsa Pataky and her husband Thor (Chris Hemsworth).

The health benefits are many but what interested me most was that according to a study by Harvard University there is a relationship between the consumption of whole grains and increased life expectancy.

I leave you my version that it´s a bit more limited in terms of calories. If, like me, you got a few extra pounds, I recommend you to use this recipe.

As Anthony Bourdain says, you have to try it 3 times first ;)

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup oatmeal (which comes raw with big flakes)

3/4 cup water (you can use also milk)

1/2 tablespoon of honey

Stevia (or some natural sweetener)

2 egg whites

1 teaspoon of chia seeds

Blueberries (you can also use fruit, homemade jam, nuts)

PREPARATION:

Combine oats, water and stevia in a container. Bring to medium heat and stir until the porridge becomes soft and creamy.

Remove from heat and add the egg whites, stirring vigorously with a fork.

Once again mix well and cook 1 more minute.

Remove from heat and put in a bowl.

Add cranberries and honey above. Bathe with chia seeds.

Enjoy it!

A

Pic courtesy from pinterest: bbcgoodfood