Yesterday’s time change is screwing w/ our sleep! 💤
Which is why I’ve created a recipe for chamomile infused cookies to help our body get into sleep mode.
You want dessert. You want to sleep well. These cookies are the solution to both!
BEDTIME CHAMOMILE COOKIES
5-ingredient after dinner superfood sweet treat with sleep-inducing benefits
RECIPE (makes 14 cookies)
3/4 cup rolled oats
2 chamomile tea bags
1/2 cup almond butter
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
🌙Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
🌙Pulse 1/2 the rolled oats into a flour-like texture, keep the other 1/2 whole. Then mix in the contents of the chamomile tea bags.
🌙Mix together almond butter, honey, and vanilla. Then stir in the oat mixture until well combined.
🌙Drop tablespoon size mounds onto a baking sheet & pat down into a cookie shape. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until bottoms are golden. Let cool.
1 cookie: 90 cals, 5g fat, 0g sat fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 10g carbs, 2g fiber, 5g sugar, 3g protein
🌙Tea Bags: Make sure the only ingredient is “organic chamomile flowers.” Or you can use 1 tablespoon of crushed organic chamomile flowers found at health food stores or online.
The Magical Sleep-Inducing Benefits Explained…
Chamomile contains flavonoids such as chrysin & apigenin which may bind to GABA receptors in the brain to produce an overall calming effect.
Almond butter is rich in two key nutrients….
Magnesium, a mineral that may improve insomnia & sleep efficiency and tryptophan, an amino acid that plays a role in the production of serotonin (a neurotransmitter that’s associated with healthy sleep).
Oats & Honey
The carbohydrates (found in oats & honey) help to increase the availability of tryptophan, which helps create the feel good chemical serotonin, and then sleep-enhancing melatonin. Oats contain their own melatonin, too.
Vanilla bean’s aroma elevates feelings of happiness and relaxation.
These Bedtime Chamomile Cookies are a nighttime 💤 knockout, literally. Try them! You’ll thank me in the morning! ✨
We all need some MOOD BOOSTERS to get us through the darkness funk from yesterday’s time change. Here’s 24-hours of researched happiness hacks. 😃
Judy Freedman says
How much flour is in this recipe? It’s not in the ingredients?
DJ Blatner, RDN says
Hey Judy. There is no actual flour needed. In Step #2 in the recipe directions is pulsing half the rolled oats into flour. So there is NO additional flour used in this recipe. Enjoy these sleepy, comforting, cozy cookies.