Power cookies

Power Cookies: Need a quick pick me up during your busy work week?

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These cookies are packed with everything your body needs to stay energized. This recipe uses honey as an all natural sweetener instead of sugar and is packed with ingredients that are healthy for your body. The best part about them is that you can bake a batch, then save for later and use for a quick pick-me-up during the busy work week.

1. Roughly chop a mixture of 3 cups of nuts- we used almonds, pecans, walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, and flax seeds, in the food processor

2. Empty processor and put nuts in bowl and add 3 cups of oats

3. Add 1 cup of coconut flakes and a few shakes of spices you may enjoy- we used a little cinnamon and nutmeg

4. Process 1 cups of dried prunes, 1 cup of peanut butter, and 3 ripe bananas

5. Add the fruit blend a ¼ cup of Wedderspoon Dandelion honey and mix everything together

6. Shape into little patties and bake at  350 degrees F for about 8 minutes depending on how crunchy and or soft you’ll like them.

7. Store in a container in the freezer to keep them fresh.

8. Enjoy of the go !

Poached pears in honey, ginger, and cinnamon syrup

Poached pears in honey, ginger, and cinnamon syrup

For a more elegant and healthy dessert, try this poached pears and honey recipe that is delicious and will wow all of your dinner guests!

rata and pear

 

Ingredients:

-1 ½ cups of sugar

-3 cups sparkling cider/ or apple juice

-2 cinnamon sticks

-2 tablespoons of Wedderspoon Organic Rata Honey

-1 (3/4 inch piece) of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped

-Vanilla bean, split lengthwise

-6 small, firm, ripe Anjou or Bosc pears, peeled and cored

-Vanilla ice cream or gelato

 

Directions:

In a saucepan large enough to hold all the pears, combine the sugar with 1 ½ cups of water, bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Add apple juice, cinnamon stick, , Wedderspoon Organic Rata Honey, and ginger. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean and add to saucepan.

Add the pears and simmer over medium-low heat for 15 – 20 minutes, turning occasionally, until the pears are tender when pierced with a small knife. Remove the pears from the liquid and allow them to cool. Continue to simmer the liquid until it thickens and is reduced at least by half, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool slightly and add honey, stir until the honey is dissolved and cool to room temperature. Discard cinnamon sticks and vanilla bean.

Place each pear on a small serving plate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or gelato. Drizzle with the poaching syrup. Serve Immediately.