High Calcium Nutty Sesame Cookies
These super fast and easy cookies are a great snack and perfect to have with you in your bag to avoid eating commercial ‘treats’ laden with hydrogenated oils, gluten and processed sugar.
I actually think that a couple of these with a smoothie would make a great breakfast- perfect for those with little time in the morning: make a batch on the weekend and enjoy during the week. There is no sweetener in this recipe at all because bananas are used as the base, having said that, fussy kids will probably eat these faster if you add a tablespoon of maple syrup to the recipe (once their taste buds adjust, skip this).
Also great for an after school snack as they are very filling.
Nuts and seeds contain a lot of bio-available calcium, so these are great on a dairy free diet. Read my article on calcium alternatives to dairy here.
Sesame flour is available at select health food shops or online. If you have a high speed food processor, you can blend your own sesame seeds into flour.
-1/2 cup sesame flour (or ground sesame seeds)
-1 cup almond or other nut meal
-3 ripe bananas
-1 handful goji berries
-1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
-a few cashews or other nuts for decoration
Turn the oven up to 165C. Line a baking tray with grease-proof paper.
In a large bowl, mash the bananas, then add in all ingredients except the nuts for decoration and mix well.
Make into cookie shapes with wet hands and place on tray. Decorate with nuts. Bake in oven for 30-35 mins until cookies are firm but not too dry. Enjoy!