Oatmeal Blueberry Cookies

December 05, 2017

Oatmeal Blueberry Cookies

If you like cookies you will love these soft and chewy blueberry cookies. They're a big, big favourite of ours. We can't take the credit for this amazing recipe as it's made by Sarah at Saucy kitchen and you will find the full recipe on her website (see link below).

Growing up in Sweden (Sara) we went blueberry picking every summer. My grandparents lived in a beautiful nature reserve with a large forest on their doorstep where wild blueberries grew in abundance. We would pick them in summer and then freeze them to last us all winter. My mum would get a portion out of the freezer and we'd have them as a dessert with hot milk poured over. To this day my parents still go blueberry picking every year and I try to join them when I can. It's just a bit tricky for me to bring the blueberries with me on the flight back to the UK or the UAE so I tend to by the organic american type blueberries from the shops here. They are bigger then the Swedish wild once and are not as intense blue whine comes to the "flesh". Still they taste pretty good to me and I add them to my porridge most days. Blueberries are of course a really good ingredient when baking, like when used in these cookies.

Picking blueberries in Sweden last summer. As you can see the ground is covered in small blueberry bushes. The wooden blueberry picker is from my grandparents days but still works well. It makes picking much quicker.


Wild swedish blueberries

Apart from being a tummy friendly food, blueberries are also one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world and contain large levels of antioxidants. The ORAC score of blueberries is an incredible 9,621, which makes it one of the highest antioxidant foods in the world. Consuming just one cup of blueberries provides the following nutrients:

  • Resveratrol
  • Gallic acid
  • Lutein
  • Zeaxanthin 
  • Vitamin K (36 percent DV)
  • Vitamin C  (25 percent DV)
  • Manganese (25 percent DV)
  • Fiber (17 percent DV)

    Northern highbush blueberries are native to the eastern and northeastern United States.

So why not add a few blueberries into your daily diet to boost your antioxidant levels. A wonderful way to start is by making these delicious cookies :)
They are really easy to make and we like that they have less then 10 ingredients

Servings: 12 cookies
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NGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup soften coconut oil or butter 104 grams
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed 150 grams
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup gluten free all purpose flour (140 grams)
  • 1 1/4 cups gluten free oats (106 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup blueberries 100 grams, fresh or frozen

For the full recipe and instructions visit https://www.asaucykitchen.com/oatmeal-blueberry-cookies/

Enjoy!