IMG_2111[1]So this weekend it was all about getting sorted.

The last bits of unpacking have been done and we are full settled in our new digs!

And while this serious organisation session was going on (it doesn’t happen very often!) we were dropping the C word all over the place….

Christmas….I think we can say it now without everyone rolling their eyes!london

I’ve never been a huge fan of  planning too far ahead but this weekend I was going off! Trips to London to soak up the atmosphere.. colour theme for our decorations.. evening soirees… dates were going down in the diary!

And then came the snack attack! A serious case of the munchies, and I really fancied something sweet and a bit Christmassy but the cupboard was bare!

At this point I was trying to channel my mother, what would she do?

My Mum is the master of making something out of nothing when it comes to food, she’s so innovative. Growing up I watched make some incredible meals from a pretty much empty fridge!  Although she did tell me about one of her not so finer moments recently where she had  absolutely nothing in her cupboard to rustle up something sweet, so she just ate chocolate sprinkles straight out the tub!

IMG_2104[1]So I scanned my shelves and found half a packet of dates, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, maple syrup and some cinnamon (my Christmassy spice!). I threw it all into my blender with a tablespoon of melted coconout oil……done!

A nice gooey dough.

I  rolled the mixture with my hands into cookie sizes (mixture should make between 8 to 10 cookies depending on the size you like)  and popped them in the freezer for 15min. The end result was a tasty little cookies packed with goodness, raw and ready to go!

I think that once you have made the mixture it’s up to you how you want to cut and shape it . For more of a flapjack thicker finish you could put the mixture in a loaf tin and freeze.

Blend….shape…freeze….done.

Here is the more refined ingredients…..ingredients

♥ 1 cup of sunflower seeds

♥ 1/2 cup of sesame seeds

♥ 15 medium size dates

♥ 2 tablespoons of maple syrup

♥ 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil

♥ 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon

Follow the directions above and remember you can adjust, add and be creative as you like….that’s what your time in the kitchen should be about♥

IMG_2111[1]My mum was very impressed with my speedy creation, finally her skills have rubbed off on me! I have to say this is the quickest recipe I’ve made!

Health note…sesame seeds

Sesame seeds may be tiny but they have huge health benefits. They contain the stress-relieving minerals magnesium and calcium, plus calming vitamins thiamin and trypothan that help produce serotonin, which reduces pain, assists moods and will help you sleep deeply. Their high zinc content helps produce collagen, giving your skin more elasticity.

I remember thinking what a bonus it’s Halloween tonight so I can give these healthy little treats to any kids that knock on the door….but the biggest bonus was no kids did knock on the door so I demolished them all myself!!

Take action now and give these sesame and sunflower  raw cookies a go. Definitely a winner!

Hope your having a great week

Alexandra ♥alexandra backshell