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!

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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:http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=8

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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 🙂

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Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

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.

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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.

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A good breakfast cookie with a glass of milk.

Cheers,

jamilamimi

 

Healthy cookie challenge #1 Carrot oatmeal cookie

Cookie Challenge # 1

Carrot oatmeal cookie – gluten-free

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

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

Ingredients:

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

Procedure:

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.

Enjoy!

Cheers,

Jamilamimi

 

Cookie diet

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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 ?

healthy?

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!

Cheers,

Jamilamimi