FIG&HAZELNUT COOKIES

During the COVID-19 lockdown, a lot of us is struggling with emotional eating. Emotional eating is consuming food without feeling physically hungry, mostly to cope with emotions like stress and anxiety. Foods we consume during emotional or stress eating are more likely to be comfort foods like fast foods and other packaged foods such as biscuits, which are high in fat and sugar. Consuming energy-dense foods or overeating may lead to weight gain which is another potential reason to feel stressed. The way I avoid these foods is to make healthier recipes at home. Not only these recipes help me eat better, but baking is also a perfect stress-reliever for me.

RECIPE OF THE DAY: Fig&Hazelnut Cookies

During the COVID-19 lockdown, a lot of us is struggling with emotional eating. Emotional eating is consuming food without feeling physically hungry, mostly to cope with emotions like stress and anxiety. Foods we consume during emotional or stress eating are more likely to be comfort foods like fast foods and other packaged foods such as biscuits, which are high in fat and sugar. Consuming energy-dense foods or overeating may lead to weight gain which is another potential reason to feel stressed. The way I avoid these foods is to make healthier recipes at home. Not only these recipes help me eat better, but baking is also a perfect stress-reliever for me.

RECIPE OF THE DAY: Fig&Hazelnut Cookies

  • They are low in calories and full of nutrients!
  • Serves: 15-16 cookies
  • Energy: 90 kcal per cookie

Ingredients:
– 1 medium egg
– 10 dried figs, softened in hot water
– 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
– teaspoon honey
–  cup (110g) oat flour
– ½ cup (60g) whole-wheat flour
– ¼ cup (50 ml) semi-skimmed milk
– ½ cup hazelnuts and peanuts (if you prefer you can use only hazelnuts)
– teaspoon cinnamon
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– Dark chocolate (70%), melted

Instructions:
– Preheat oven to 180֯ C (356 degrees F). Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set it aside.
– Keep dried figs in hot water for 10-15 minutes until they become soft.
– Blend eggs, honey and coconut oil in a blender.
– Add milk, figs and flour and keep blending.
– Put the mixture in a separate bowl.
– Roast the nuts in a pan for a few minutes.
-Crush the nuts into small pieces and add them into the mixture.
– Use your hands to shape the dough into roughly 15 cookies.
– Bake in preheated oven for approximately 12-15 minutes.
– Take out of the oven when they start turning brown.
– Drizzle melted dark chocolate on top or dip them into dark chocolate


–Enjoy with coffee/tea or milk!

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