Perfect for a “breakfast to-go” paired with a glass of milk, or, for a snack that will indulge your sweet tooth, these very light cookies with oatmeal and dried blueberries will definitely please you! They are soft, very healthy and very easy. If you select blueberries, which have been dried without the addition of sugar and their sweet taste is due to their own sugars, is much more preferable! You will find them in spice an nuts shops in central Athens.
For this recipe we will need again homemade unsweetened applesauce, which replaces butter. Of course you can use store bought applesauce. Keep in mind however, that in this case their nutritional value will change. It is understood that instead of blueberries you can use any dried fruit you like, as long as you keep the ingredient proportions.
Blueberries are delicious and have high nutritional value. Instead, they are low in fat, sodium and calories, which place them in the first step of a healthy diet. They are rich in antioxidant vitamins A, C, E and B-carotene, sugar, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, inorganic acids, metal salts, pectin and fiber. According to experts of the University of Cincinnati, besides the useful antioxidants, their delicious dark colored juice also protects against memory damage. Two cups of blueberry juice a day ‘shield’ our memory. (I should probably drink 4 …. 🙂 ) The season of fresh blueberries is now, early summer. We will find them packed in large supermarkets and organic shops, but are a bit expensive. Get fresh or dried blueberries, add them to your breakfast (milk or yoghurt) or eat them as an intermediate snack and enjoy the precious benefits they have to offer! Read more about blueberries in the post “Blueberries, the source of eternal youth”.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24-26 cookies
- 1 cup (4.4 oz) whole wheat flour
- 1 ½ cup (5 oz) rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup (3.5 oz) brown sugar
- ¼ cup (2.3 oz) stevia in 1: 1 ratio with sugar
- ¼ cup (2.5 oz) unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 large egg
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup (3.5 oz) dried blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 350 ° F. Lay two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
- In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
- In another bowl, combine the brown sugar, stevia, unsweetened applesauce, sesame oil, egg and vanilla. Stir until well blended.
- Add the mixture of the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
- Finally, add the oat flakes and dried blueberries and stir.
- With a teaspoon divide the dough onto the lined baking tray and bake for 12-14 minutes, until golden brown. Keep in mind the batter will spread while baking, so make sure to leave space in between. Let stand for 5 minutes on the baking sheets and then transfer them to a rack to cool completely.
PS1. The last month was too tiring. And it will continue to be for another week or so. I have to deal with many demanding projects and I feel literally exhausted. And moreover I have to be away from home for many hours. I feel bad because I can’t follow my fellow bloggers and read every day all these wonderful things they post. Well … only a few days left … 🙁
PS2. I owe you a review of the 3rd Well Being Festival. You will have it in a couple of days.
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