Grandpa Wim’s Oat cookies
Anyone who has ever followed a retreat with us – when we were still traveling from location to location – knows the now legendary oatcakes of Wim (Frank’s father). Like he could bake them, you find them nowhere. Just like the baker himself, because Wim was at least as legendary.
Although he learnt the word Yoga and its significance only later in his life, he brought Heart of Yoga like no other in practice. Without knowing this himself. Perhaps this makes him so beautiful. A man who looked at life with wonder and had an unstoppable interest in his fellow man until his last days. I am thankful for all the moments we shared together.
The recipe for the oat cookies
250 grams of whole wheat flour/gluten free flour
200 grams of oat flakes
(Gluten free: Use mixture of rice flakes and buckwheat flakes)
300 grams of raisins
60 ml. coconut oil or mild olive oil
50 gram coconut (grated)
1-2 teaspoons gingerbread spices
Approximately 250 ml. Water
Roll the dough to a slice of about half an inch and cut it in shapes.
Bake the oat cookies 25 minutes in a preheated oven at 180 degrees. Do not bake them too long, because they will become very hard. They become even harder while cooling!
Of course you can also vary with other dried fruits like apricots or cranberries.