Lembas Cookies Recipe

Inspired by the Tolkien’s Elven Lembas bread we searched far and wide for this secret recipe, but alas Elves are in short supply these days so we had to create our very own recipe.

Lembas Cookies Wrapped

This recipe has evolved over time with humble beginnings as a plain old chocolate cookie. We’re still discovering tasty new additions to improve the health and nutritional content in order for our cookie to live up to its namesake, the legendary lembas bread.

Ingadi’s Lembas Cookie Recipe


1/2 cup + 2 tbsp Buckwheat flour
1/4 cup All purpose flour
1/4 cup Whole wheat flour
1/4 cup Coconut (dedicated/shredded)
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
1/2 tsp Spirulina powder
1 tsp Acai powder
1/4 cup Raw brown sugar
1/4 cup Raw granulated sugar
1/2 cup Butter (melted)
1 Egg
3/4 tsp Vanilla essence
1/4 cup Goji berries (roughly chopped)
1/3 cup Chia seeds
30 grams Dark chocolate (roughly chopped)

Lembas Cookies Dry

Pre-heat oven at 190°C and line a tray with baking paper.

Combine the flours, powders and salt into a large bowl.

Heat the butter until just melted and pour over sugars in separate bowl.

Mix until dissolved and add egg and vanilla, whisk until combined.

Mix the wet ingredients into the dry then add the rest of the ingredients and continue to mix until combined.

Bake immediately or let dough rest for 2 hours at room temperature (my preference) or even overnight in the fridge.

Spoon balls onto tray and press lightly with a fork, bake until the centre is puffed and soft and bottom brown, rotate trays half way through and cook for around 10-15 minutes. Let cookies cool in the pan then store in an air tight container.

This recipe is by no means set in stone and you can add anything you fancy like nuts, seeds, berries etc. Let your imagination go wild! We’re still experimenting with this one and would love to hear some suggestions for more ingredients to improve this recipe.

Lembas Cookies Baking

In the morning, as they were beginning to pack their slender goods, Elves that could speak their tongue came to them and brought them many gifts of food and clothing for the journey. The food was mostly in the form of very thin cakes, made of meal that was baked a light brown on the outside, and inside was the colour of cream. Gimli took up one of the cakes and looked at it with a doubtful eye.

‘Cram,’ he said under his breath, as he broke off a crisp corner and nibbled at it. His expression quickly changed, and he ate all the rest of the cake with relish.

‘No more, no more!’ cried the Elves laughing. ‘You have eaten enough already for a long day’s march.’

‘I thought it was only a kind of cram, such as the Dalemen made for journeys into the wild,’ said the Dwarf.

‘So it is,’ they answered, ‘But we call it lembas or way bread, and it is more strengthening than any food made by Men, and it is more pleasant than cram, by all accounts.’

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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~ by emmertjie on February 24, 2013.

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