Healthy Cookie Challenge #4 Thumbprint blackberry cookies

Challenge # 4 Thumbprint blackberry cookies

img_9115How nutritious is blackberry?

It contains a big dose of vitamin C. An excellent source of both soluble and insolluble fibers. I used peanut butter and brown sugar with a tablespoon of flaxseeds. Each tablespoon of flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega 3s.Ground flaxseed is also a good support if you are trying to lose weight because it contains fibers which make you feel full.


To make this cookie more healthy I used organic wheat flour.






1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup oatmeal

1 tbsp ground flaxseed

3/4 cup chopped walnut

3/4 cup peanut butter

3/4 cup honey

2 tbsp canola oil

1 egg


Pre -heat oven to 350°F. Mix all dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, mix peanut butter, oil, egg and honey together, Add the mixed dry ingredients, wall nuts and mix it well. Scoop with small ice cream scooper and flatten it with your thumb, pressed the middle, add the blackberry . Bake for 15 minutes.





Healthy cookie Challenge #3Cranberry brown rice/almond flour cookie

Cookie Challenge # 3

Cranberry brown rice /almond flour cookie


Cranberry is a good source of Vitamin C, it has also anti inflammatory benefit thus helping in lowering the risk of periodontal disease, yes ladies, it helps to make our gums more healthy, besides thorough brushing of our teeth everyday 🙂


Instead of using all-purpose flour I used brown rice flour and almond flour with a little combination of oatmeal too. How healthy can you get? img_9098

2017-02-07-at-12-58-04I also added some walnuts.



1 1/4 cups brown rice flour

1/2 cup almond flour

1/2 cup granola flour

1 cup fresh cranberries

1 egg

1/2 cup canola oil

1/2 cup honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350F. Mix all dry ingredients together in a medium bowl, set aside. In a separate bowl beat the egg, add oil, vanilla, honey and mix it with the dry ingredients, add the fresh cranberries. Mix thoroughly. Scoop and flatten on top, if you desire you can add berry on top. Bake for 10-15 minutes.


Ladies, this is good for breakfast too, try it!



Healthy cookie Challenge #2 Blueberry oatmeal cookies

Cookie Challenge #2

Blueberry Oatmeal cookies – gluten-free

Have you been to Lulu supermarket in Jeddah? It’s a huge supermarket with a variety of products local and imported from all over the world. What I like most is the fruits and vegetables section. The prices are reasonable, where can you get a pack of blueberries for 6 SR? Only here in Lulu supermarket!



Yes! My next healthy ingredient for my cookie diet challenge is blueberry.

Why blueberry?

Researched shows blueberry is a good source of vitamin C which is good for our immune system. It is also  rich source of anti oxidant and contain the health promoting phytochemical, anthocyanin.But of course, eating organic fresh is better than adding it in cookies. Take note ladies, my challenge is to make cookies more healthier and enjoy the process. If you would like to read more about blueberries, try this site:


I used the same gluten flour and granola oats but instead of using sugar, I used honey.Another healthy ingredient .Not all Honey are created Equal! click on it to remember my post 🙂



1 cup baking flour – gluten-free

1 cup granola oats

1/4 cup instant oat

1 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp salt

1 egg

1/3 cup canola oil or u can use coconut oil

1/4 cup honey

1 tsp vanila

1 cup fresh blueberries


Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix all dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside. Whisk egg, honey,oil, vanilla in a separate bowl. Mix together with the dry ingredients, mix well then add the blueberries. Chill for about 20 minutes.Spoon on to the silicon mat, flatten a bit and bake it for 10-15 minutes.


This is more crunchy than the Healthy cookie challenge #1 Carrot oatmeal cookie, also I love the balance of sour and sweet nutty, oh! I forgot to mentioned, the granola oats I am using, there’s a mixture of pumpkin seed on it.


A good breakfast cookie with a glass of milk.




Healthy cookie challenge #1 Carrot oatmeal cookie

Cookie Challenge # 1

Carrot oatmeal cookie – gluten-free


I love carrot cake so the first thing that came to my mind when I started this challenge is to make carrot cake cookie. I used gluten-free flour and gluten-free granola oats and freshly grated carrots.


I like to imagine that I am eating a healthy cookie that won’t jeopardize my diet!

hello what diet?  ask my friend who said:

                             My hobby is eating and complaint about my weight…

Kidding aside, I would like to think having one or two cookie in between meals with carrots and oatmeal is not bad, its yummy and my belly is happy hahaha ladies ..excuses!


One of the secrets for baking healthier cookies is to replace the all- purpose flour with oats and a bit extra of gluten-free baking flour. From my researched , it mentioned adding more fibers to your cookies makes it more healthy. You can use whole wheat flour or rolled oats flour. This is my first try 🙂  so I got my excuses again! Though the result is not crunchy but soft , I think it’s because I ran out of honey and I used rose syrup instead.


aha! not so healthy one, well, I did not add white sugar because I know I should have used maple syrup or honey.


alright, so much of excuses…here’s to the first challenge!


1 cup granola oats with pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup baking flour gluten-free

1 cup grated carrots

1/2 cup maple syrup or honey (I used rose syrup) i cheated 🙂

1/2 cup canola oil

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tbsp ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350°F, Combine all dry ingredients into a medium bowl. Whisk the egg on a separate bowl , add the oil and honey, vanilla and mix with the dry ingredients.Add the grated carrots, mix well. Scoop the mixture and drop it and flatten it on top. bake for 10-15 min.





Cookie diet

made of almond meal and gluten free flour

Jamilamimi is starting a new project, remember my fifty home-baked cheesecake challenge? Home baked Cheesecake Challenge : 50th Flavour

Oh yeah, I gained so many kilo to date 🙂

Well,this time I would like to challenge myself to make fifty healthy cookies ?


Is there a cookie that is healthy?

Well, let me count my ways…

instead of using butter, maybe I can use coconut oil, olive oil or canola oil.

instead of using all-purpose flour, I can use oats,gluten-free,whole wheat flour and maybe add a few tablespoon of flax seeds.

I can also reduced the sodium content and add fresh berries and nuts.

This is the real challenge for me …to make the cookies less saturated and a bit healthier to digest.

Ladies eat cookies and watch how the extra kilo melt away 🙂 .just kidding!



Homemade cookies: try out#3 Nutty Cookies


I’ve experimented cookies made of “gluten-free “flour and almond meal. Not that I am allergic to it but to know the difference between… all-purpose flour ,gluten-free  flour and almond meal.

IMG_1113Or.. joining the so-called fad and crazy diet? 🙂

What is gluten? Gluten is the Protein content found in wheat flour. I know, we need protein in our diet  and there’s always a benefit and downsides of it.

Did I succeed?  Well, not sure yet but it seems the texture of all-purpose flour is better but in taste it seems, the same. Maybe I need more try outs before I can really know the difference.DSC_8174nutty

Anyhow, yesterday I made a nutty cookies, I used pistachio,almond and sesame seeds. I also topped it with strawberry jam.


Ladies, am I making another fifty cookies challenge ? NOPE! just making it in my free time!