Blueberry oatmeal cinnamon cookies

Blueberry oatmeal cinnamon cookies - crispy as well as soft from the center. These cookies are a healthy breakfast option. The blueberries explode in your mouth as they add a lovely berry burst to the taste palate. The combination of blueberries paired with cinnamon goes very well. Oats add a lot of nutrients to the cookie. lets get healthy.



I honestly used to think that oatmeal cookies are the healthiest of cookies as oats are been used as an ingredient but once you add in the rest of the ingredients you realize that these have brown sugar, butter and molasses which are high in sweetness and fat. But one can make these cookies with berries and spices of their choice. To give them a twist, I added blueberries and cinnamon.


In India out of all the berries, blueberry is one such berry that is not commonly grown, so I had to purchase them from the market. They are highly expensive in India but I was tempted to buy them as they are a favorite in our family. Now I had to think of a totally new recipe so that I could use those blueberries. At times my breakfast before going to college used to be oatmeal with milk and fresh sliced fruits. My sister loves adding oatmeal to one of her daily meal as it has a lot of nutrients and so it also becomes a healthy option for baking. Spices are another ingredient that one can look at using. Cinnamon is the right combination for blueberries. Finally created a recipe that had to be one of my favorite so fare with oats, blueberries and cinnamon spice.


Scaling the recipe to get the same size and weight for each cookie is very important as then the cookies can vary otherwise. The easiest way of scaling the cookie dough is to use an ice-cream scooper which will give you an accurate proportion per cookie. These will spread in the oven making them little thin, the way I like it.


The recipe calls for molasses which is not very easily available or is expensive, hence the alternative for this is honey and brown sugar or one could use maple syrup.

I personally love using honey in my recipes and you are right I used it in this one as well.






Blueberry oatmeal cinnamon cookies


INGREDIENTS


100 grams instant oats

90 grams whole wheat flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

28 grams unsalted butter (melted and cooled)

1 large egg (room temperature)

1 tsp vanilla essence

60 ml nonfat milk (room temperature)

60 ml honey / molasses

70 grams fresh blueberries


PROCEDURE


Pre heat the oven to 180C. Line a tray with baking paper/parchment paper.

Combine the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon ,and salt in a bowl.

Mix the unsalted butter, egg and vanilla essence in a seperate bowl.

Incorporate milk and honey to this butter vanilla mixture and stir untill well combined.

The flour mixture should be added last, stirring just until incorporated.

Gently fold in the blueberries into the batter.

Cookie dough needs to be chilled before baking so that it retains its shape on baking.

The size of the cookies will depend according to the ice cream scoop you use for measuring accurate sizes.

Bake till they are brown in colour.

Let them rest of a cooking rack so that they all the moisture is evaporated and the cookies don't turn soggy.



Tips

Never make cookies directly without chilling them.

Measure with an ice cream scoop to get same size cookies.

Always cool them after removed from oven so that they aren't soggy. This step is very importance as there is still some heat left in the cookies and that the heat is helping it to cook further.

Many times we don't get fresh blueberries so instead we can use frozen and thawed blueberries.

If nonfat milk is unavailable then one can use any milk for this recipe.


HAPPY BAKING!



























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