Tuesday, October 18, 2011

One of my favourites :: Happy Bickies

Did you know that if you are feeling blue it is good to dose up on your omega-3? It is also good to do things like getting fresh air and sunshine, exercise and quality sleep at night.  I can't help you with those, but I can suggest a way to get omega-3.

The recipe below comes from a book call Depression The Way Out by Dr Neal Nedley.  Both the book and this recipe are fantastic.  My boys love these biscuits so much that they have become known as Happy Bickies or Happy Day Doo Bickies (happy day doo is happy birthday, by the way, in Liamese which is only spoken fluently by my 3 year old, Liam but understood by his little brother and sometimes his mother, rarely his father!).

Walnut Maple Cookies
2.5 cup walnuts, ground in food processor
2/3 cup plain flour (use buckwheat or omit altogether - it makes slightly less bickies without flour but still works!)
1 tsp salt (I did a full teaspoon and found it too salty so I suggest 1/4 tsp)
1/3 cup flaxseed meal (I sometimes double this for extra mood-boost but be sure to add a little water to the mix)
1/3 cup carob chips (unsweetened soy is good!)
1/2 cup plus 2 tbl (US measurement is 15ml = tbl) maple syrup (155 ml - although I use half a bottle only which is 125ml and add a little water)
2 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients in given order.
Preheat oven 180C
Using baking paper on a baking sheet, drop dough that you have formed into a ball (teaspoon size) using wet spoons then flatten with a wet fork.
Bake on middle rack of oven for 10-15 mins (soft and chewy) or 20-25 mins (crunchy - my preference).

Makes 25-30

And if you are on weight watchers, they work out to be roughly 1.5 points each!

Please have a go at making them.  They are yummy crumbled over cereal and you can adapt to make a nutritious crumble topping for your next fruit crumble.

I love them so much I just had to share.



  1. Oh they look delicious!! Thanks for entering my giveaway, remember to follow my blog & let's hope you are lucky!! Love Posie

  2. Another great recipe...thanks Fi, I have cut sugar out of my diet so recipes like these with a sweet substitute are perfect :)

  3. Wow did u take these photos urself? They are so pro! These are some of my fav too yum I like the look of the tofu ?one at the top of the page is that another one of ur reciPes? Xx

  4. These sound delicious Fiona:) Thanks for the recipe I'll have to remember these ones to help keep everyone happy. xo


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