A simple Ayurvedic recipe- Lime and Carob Bites


Practicing Ayurveda doesn’t mean you have to give up cookies!

It means you can learn how to bake in new and life-enhancing ways.

Ayurvedic baked goods are delicious, nourishing and leave you feeling satiated. They free you from the addictive effects of refined sugar, processed ingredients, and chemicals in most commercial products. Instead, you will delight in the natural sweetness of ingredients like maple syrup and honey.

This recipe calls for oats which are a grounding grain. Their heavy quality and naturally sweet taste keep you nourished and satisfied for hours while balancing vata and pitta doshas. These delicious Lime and Carob Bites are augmenting, which means they are primarily made of foods that nourish and ground your body and mind. They build tissue and replenish what is used in our life activities. Lime Carob Bites are perfect for children’s lunches, especially in the kapha time of late winter and early spring. Children need more augmenting foods than adults to promote growth and oats are perfect for that.

We are using raw carob powder rather than cacao. Cacao is a stimulant in the mind and body due to its caffeine content, whereas carob provides a rich flavor without over-stimulation of the nerves.




1 cup oat groats milled (ground) - If you do not have a flour mill, pulse in a powerful blender until the texture resembles coarse flour.

⅓ tsp mineral salt

2 tbsp raw carob powder

1 tbsp coriander powder

3 tbsp ghee or coconut oil if you and the weather feel hot

zest of one lime

1 ½ tsp vanilla

3 tbsp maple syrup

1 cup boiling water


Mix all the dry ingredients first in a bowl, then add the wet ingredients to make a dough and let rest for 2 minutes.

Transfer the mixture into a baking dish making the dough 1 inch thick.

Bake for 15 minutes at 180 C / 350 F (200 C / 400 C for a conventional oven).

Let cool and cut into thumb-sized pieces. Enjoy!

Alternatively you can pinch the dough into thumb size pieces, place in the baking dish and cook for 8-10 minutes.

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