Midnight Cookies are made of all insomnia-fighting ingredients! The best midnight snack recipe ever! Refined sugar-free but still deliciously sweet and full of healthy fats to keep you satisfied all night.
The cookies are super chewy and soft and delicious. Enjoy with a warm cup of herbal tea, sleep tight and don’t let the bedbugs bite!
Midnight Cookies a great midnight snack
These midnight cookies are high in healthy fats and can thus keep you satisfied all night.
They are also very high in tryptophane which is an amino acid that supposedly promotes sleep. Regardless of it being true or not eating delicious healthy cookies will always be a sleep aid, right?
Besides, they turned out A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! They are a very healthy choice even throughout the day for those moments one craves something sweet. Don’t worry, you won’t fall asleep on the sofa mid day if you have one, or two or ten. Promise!
Nuts and seeds are extremely nutrient dense. They are a great source of protein and provide incredible amounts of minerals, vitamins and fiber. What else can you wish for before running a marathon…in your dreams.
Can a midnight snack help you sleep?
Well, I think there is still a lot of research necessary. What we DO know is that some snacks and foods can make you NOT sleep. That’s for sure. Anything containing caffeine, unhealthy fats and excessive amounts of sugar are definitely a big no no close to bed time.
Try and stay away from coffee, black, green, and white tea, dark chocolate both in bar and in liquid form.
Avoid sugary treats late at night and instead eat either healthy fats. If you crave something sweet late at night (hi twin!) try and eat stuff containing natural sweeteners like dates or a little honey or maple syrup.
What midnight snack should I have?
Try and have a healthy midnight snack. I know it’s hard. You’ve been at work all day, you came home and had to do chores. It’s midnight and all your crave is chocolate! Remember though, fighting insomnia once you lie in bed definitely won’t make you relax. It’ll just stress you out more.
Kill your craving with delicious yet nutritious food all day, even at midnight. These midnight cookies are defo a great snack to have right before brushing teeth and lying down.
Try and enjoy without having any electronics in hand or watching TV. Enjoy while looking out the window and staring at the stars. I know this sounds cheesy but I swear it helps relax and calm down to get ready for bed.
For the next day!
For the next day you might want to give these Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies a try! Absolutely delicious real energy booster. Yum!
Good Night Cookies
- 1/2 cup pitted dates if hard then soaked in hot water for 5 minutes and then drained
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1-2 Tbsp honey
- 3/4 cups old fashioned rolled oats made into oat flour
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chopped cashews
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp cardamom
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Put all wet ingredients and dates in a blender and blend until smooth.
Combine wet and dry ingredients.
Scoop out one large ice cream scoop per cookie and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and flatten with your fingers to about 1/2 inch thickness.
Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes until golden. Beware of not burning the bottoms.
Cool on a cookie sheet and store in an airtight container preferably in the fridge.