The sweet taste is calming to vata dosha, and these “everyday cookies” can be enjoyed as the augmenting part of a meal (they’re also great to include in a child’s lunchbox).
Cookies can calm vata?
We’ve used nourishing and grounding whole wheat flour as the basis for this recipe (try grinding your own flour for the most prana). But the best part about these cookies is that we’ve added a special vata-calming ingredient: gotu kola. Gotu kola, also known as brahmi, is a medicinal plant commonly used in Ayurvedic herbal formulations to calm the nervous system and support even flow of energy in the body and brain. With each bite, you’ll see how delicious it is to use food as medicine.
Managing your energy in the kitchen
If you can’t find gotu kola, brew a cup of our Brahmi Morning Blend tea and use it in place of the water to soak the chia.
3 cups freshly ground whole wheat flour (substitute up to ½ cup coconut flour in warm weather)
½ tsp mineral salt
2 Tbsp. mascobado sugar or jaggery
1 Tbsp. gotu kola powder
1 tsp. cassia cinnamon
½ tsp. cardamom powder
½ tsp. nutmeg
2 Tbsp. chia seeds soaked in 1 cup warm water
¾ cup chopped pecans
3 Tbsp. ghee
Preheat your oven to 350 F.
Add all dry ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Add the ghee and fold in the chia seeds and soaking water or tea. Add enough additional water to form a slightly sticky, but pliable dough. Form each cookie into a small ball and press flat onto a stainless steel or stoneware cookie sheet or glass baking dish. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until slightly golden.