Recipe: No-Bake Energy Cookies
Simple and delicious No-Bake Energy Cookies are full of nutrients to keep you going all day long. As we near the end of Ramadan, some of us find the fasting to be easier, others may find it to be more difficult. Eat a couple of these delicious cookies at Suhoor and give yourself the kick you need to make it through a long day of fasting. After Ramadan pack a couple for lunch to give yourself an extra boost until dinner time. The kids will love these too, they make great afternoon snacks.
From years of playing sports, I have learned that eating whole grains, fibre and protein is the only way to get through any physical challenge. Fasting is no exception. Complex carbohydrates found in whole grains release energy slowly. Foods high in fibre, like whole wheat and dried fruits are slower to digest therefore equally distributing energy throughout the day. Protein in the peanut butter and almonds help keep your muscles energized and your mind clear. All of these are equally important when you are fasting and are packed into this little cookie.
Make a big batch of these easy No-Bake Energy Cookies and eat a couple with a glass of milk and some fresh fruit and you will feel great all day long, insha’Allah.
No-Bake Energy Cookies
- 1 cup Granola with Almonds (I used President’s Choice brand Vanilla Almond Granola)
- 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 1/3 cup Smooth Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
- 1. Mix all ingredients in large bowl until combined.
- 2. Cover and chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- 3. Roll into 20, 1 inch balls.
- Keep refrigerated in airtight container or ziplock for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 1 month.
Maryam (Lindsay Contractor) is a wife and mother of one beautiful baby girl. She is currently on maternity leave and an Independent Epicure Consultant selling gourmet spice blends and cookware. She attended university in Washington state where she played varsity NCAA Division 1 volleyball on a scholarship. Maryam moved to Toronto from Vancouver BC in 2009 for a promotion at work and met her husband and reverted to Islam. Her favorite things are Kalamalka Lake in her hometown, Vernon, BC and eating great food with her family. Her favorite cuisine is Moroccan and Greek. You can read more articles and recipes from Maryam and Shop Epicure on her website www.spiceandthecity.ca.