Amy's Green Tea & Black Sesame Oatmeal Cookies

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Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 Cost Per Serving $0.30
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1/2 cupApple Sauce
1 tbspGrape Seed Oil
1/2 cupBrown Sugar, packed
3/4 cupSpelt Flour
1/2 tspBaking Soda
1/4 tspCinnamon
1 1/2 cupsRolled Oats
3/4 cupFrozen Cherries (or Frozen Blueberries)
1/4 cupChopped Dates
1 tbspBlack Sesame Seeds
1/4 cupDark Chocolate


  1. ​Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the apple sauce, grape seed oil, egg, and 1 tsp of green tea powder in a bowl. Add the brown sugar and whisk ingredients well. Add the cherries and dates and mix again.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the spelt flour, baking soda, cinnamon and rolled oats.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until they are all well combined.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon or scoop about 2 tbsp of batter at a time onto the baking sheet. Leave about 2 inches of space in between scoops of batter.
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven.
  7. Place the dark chocolate in a glass bowland heat in the microwave at 20 second intervals until completely melted. Stir in the remaining 2 tsps of green tea powder.
  8. Drizzle melted chocolate over cookies from a spoon or ziplock bag with a corner cut off. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the cookies. Let cool and enjoy.


  • ​White sesame seeds have been hulled, meaning they have had their outer layer removed. Black and brown sesame seeds are unhulled. Since most of the fibre and calcium is found in the hulls, black and brown sesame seeds are richer in these nutrients.
  • Sesame seeds are a very good source of copper, a mineral that plays an important role in reducing inflammation. Research suggests that copper may be particularly helpful in relieving swelling and pain in rheumatoid arthritis. Copper is also used to build collagen and elastin, proteins that help to provide structure and flexibility to the bones and joints.
  • Sesame seeds also contain lignans, a plant chemical which may help to lower cholesterol. One type of lignan found in sesame seeds, called sesamin, has been shown in preliminary studies to help prevent damage to liver cells.