Recipe: Sivananda Cookies

If you are looking for a delicious, healthy post yoga snack then look no further! This recipe comes from the Sivananda centre in London, where they have cookies freshly baked for students to tuck in to after class. They make multiple batches of these cookies in a day for all of the hungry mouths awaiting them!

This recipe is refined sugar, dairy, and egg free – so perfect for those working towards a sattvic diet.

I have tried a few alterations in the past (adding desiccated coconut to your cookies is a particularly good one!) so feel free to let your imagination run with any additional ingredients. Enjoy!


Sivananda Cookies


3 cups of oats/oatmeal

2 cups of whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ a cup of raisins

½ a cup of almonds

½ a cup of walnuts or hazelnuts

¾ a cup of coconut oil

1 cup honey

¼ teaspoon salt

¾ a cup of almond or soy milk


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  • Add all dry ingredients (oats, flour, spices, raisins, baking powder) to a large bowl and mix gently together
  • In a food processor, grind walnuts/hazelnuts and almonds until they are in small pieces and add to the dry mix
  • In another bowl, combine honey, milk, oil (all non dry ingredients) and mix together.
  • Combine the wet and dry mixes and use your hands to ensure thoroughly mixed. Take a spoonful of the mixture and roll into a ball. Place on an oiled baking sheet and flatten it so it is about 10 centimetres in diameter. Repeat with the rest of the mix.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until golden! Leave to cool slightly on a wire rack, and then dig in!
  • Not suitable for those with nut allergies.