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Blueberry Lemon Oatmeal Cookies

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Looking for a sweet treat that is fulfilling, healthy and tastes great? Lemon blueberry oatmeal cookies are an easy oven baked recipe that is soft, chewy, and magically delicious. 

A hot and steamy bowl of porridge isn’t always the best solution for eating oats, especially when you have the option to eat healthy oatmeal cookies. It’s true that whole grain oats are a year round staple because it adds a refreshing twist to many timeless classics!

From carrot cake oatmeal cookies to cranberry almond oatmeal cookies, we’ve prepared tasty preparations that include whole grain nutrition. Here are dried fruits, nuts, seeds and tasty base cookie flavors that you are guaranteed to love. 

You will love blueberry lemon oatmeal cookies because… 

  • 10 minutes is all it takes to prepare this oven baked recipe. 
  • Healthy meal prep that contains essential vitamins, minerals and beneficial antioxidants.
  • Combines plant based protein, healthy fats, and dietary fiber.
  • Perfect balance of sweet and zesty goodness.
  • Blend lemon and blueberry with hearty oats in this mouthwatering cookie recipe!

If you become irritable when you get hungry, then take a bite of a homemade cookie to ease your troubles. These lemon and blueberry cookies combine the health benefits of oatmeal with other antioxidant rich superfoods for a truly mouthwatering experience!

How to make blueberry lemon oatmeal cookies?

Lemon and blueberry oatmeal cookies are a simple oven baked treat that really tastes delicious. The best part of this healthy cookie is that the recipe takes about 10 minutes to assemble. 

Store the raw cookie do in the fridge for an easy baked meal prep. Here are the handful of ingredients needed to get started.

Blueberry Lemon Oatmeal Cookie Ingredients:

Ingredients to make blueberry lemon oatmeal cookies.
  • Old fashioned rolled oats 
  • All purpose flour 
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Lemon zest
  • Dried blueberries

The intense lemon flavor of this recipe comes from the essential oils in the lemon zest. Zest the lemon in a large bowl so that all the essential oils are captured.

Add the soft butter and brown sugar, whisk until smooth and creamy.

Then, add the egg and vanilla extract, whisk about 30 seconds until the egg reaches the ribbon stage.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.

Gently stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined.

Fold in the rolled oats and dried blueberries.

Roll the cookie dough into a log using a sheet of parchment paper.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Prepare a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.

Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until the center of the cookie is completely set and the edges are golden brown.

Cool cookies on the baking sheet fro 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Blueberry Lemon Oatmeal Cookie Tips:

Blueberry lemon oatmeal cookies is an easy to make recipe that is both healthy and delicious. Here are a few handy tips to make the oatmeal cookies fresh tasting every time you take a bite. 

  • Blueberries: Blueberries pair extremely well with fresh lemon flavor, and also contain beneficial components like antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. 
  • Lemon: Fresh lemon zest gives the oatmeal cookie recipe a zesty twist and refreshing citrus flavor. Zest the lemon into a large bowl and  whisk the butter until smooth and creamy to really activate the essential oils found in the peel. 
  • Oats: Rolled oats and quick oats are the preferred type of oats for preparing cookies. Rolled oats are whole rounds while quick oats are thinner pieces, but the difference in the fresh baked results are hardly noticeable.
  • Nuts: Almonds are a fantastic addition to the flavor combination of blueberry and lemon. If you are looking for variations, then also consider adding hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts and walnuts.
  • Sweetness: Adjust the sweetness to suit your preferred taste. This recipe is not overly sweet, but you could easily add more or reduce the amount of sugar based on your preferences.
  • Make ahead: Raw cookie dough stays fresh in the fridge for up to a week, and can last for about 3 months when frozen. Store the unbaked cookie dough inside an airtight container or ziplock bag to maintain moisture levels.
  • Storage: Fresh baked cookies keep fresh for about 5 days when stored inside an airtight container at room temperature. However, they are guaranteed to be eaten before then! Baked cookies can also be frozen; defrost at room temperature and enjoy.
Hot blueberry lemon oatmeal cookies cooling on wire rack.
Yield: 24 cookies

Blueberry Lemon Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Lemon blueberry oatmeal cookies are a healthy snack idea that is made with wholesome ingredients! The fresh lemon and blueberry combination is a forever classic that tastes absolutely magical when blended together into an oatmeal cookie. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup blueberries, dried

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, zest the lemon;
    Then add the soft butter and brown sugar, whip for 30 seconds until smooth and creamy.
  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract until combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; mix well.
    Wet and dry ingredients to make blueberry lemon oatmeal cookies.
  4. Combine the flour mixture with the wet ingredients until just blended together.
  5. Fold in the oats and dried blueberries.
    Fold oats and dried blueberries into the raw cookie dough.
  6. Roll the cookie dough into a log using a sheet of parchment paper.
  7. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 375°. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Slice the cooke dough into ½” thick rounds. Place the cookies onto the prepared baking sheet
    Raw blueberry lemon oatmeal cookie dough in a mixing bowl.
  10. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until the center of each cookie is completely set and the edges are golden brown.
  11. Cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet; then transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.
    Fresh blueberry lemon oatmeal cookies on a wire rack.

Notes

Make Ahead: Cookie dough will freeze well for up to 3 months. Frozen cookie dough needs an additional 1-2 minutes when baking.
Fresh baked cookies can also be frozen. Thaw for 10 minutes at room temperature before serving.

Storage: Store baked cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g

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