I am so much into trying new recipes, new tastes, new ideas and that's purely because I ❤️ food and I ❤️ cooking.
Cooking and spending time in the kitchen for me it's a joyful and such a therapeutical time. It's the time of me catching up with…. myself, my thoughts, doing some thinking, contemplating, planning ahead and calling my family and friends.
Don't ask me why but I do tend to choose and get quite excited about healthier recipes but I think many of us do have this tendency nowadays to some extend and opt for healthier eating. We do need to indulge ourselves but yet choose healthier ingredients and ways of cooking our food for a healthier us.
It's also a bit of fashion, right?
Yes, it is…. but I think it's quite a good thing- it's a trend of looking with more care at what we eat. It has become easier to fall into a pattern of unhealthy eating with so much take-away availability and options as well as all these meal ‘deals' offered by supermarkets which to me are packed with either salt, sugar and fat, or a cocktail of the three along other nasty 😷 ingredients.
I know at times it does take some effort and pertinent conscientiousness and true perseverance to drag ourselves in the kitchen for really trying and stay healthy.
I know you Miss, Mrs, Ms or Mr reader are interested in healthier recipes because you have landed here on a blog/site containing many healthy recipes and meal ideas to choose from and that's my blog right here! Thanks for visiting!🙏
I did get drifted away for a little while but shifting back to this awesome cookies recipe, my daughter said I should be selling them. 🤣Bless her. I really don't know where that idea came from but… hey, kids now days….
She's got a point there and might be right though, these cookies are awesome but I'm not going to sell them and just share the recipe, at least for now. 😊
I made these darling cookies many times before and I've used various ingredients which I'm going to mention in the recipe notes as there are many things you could add and juggle with and there are some which you should not. I've done the trial and error bit so please take my word for it.👍
But firstly, let me tell you a little more about those beauties and how they came about.
Well, my mum used to make a very similar kind of cookies but I've changed the recipe ever so slightly that only the butter amount is left the same. Shhh!!! Don't tell my mum, please! She will want this recipe too!😁
But hey, she won't get upset, she'll be fine as soon as she finds out how nice these are.
Superb rye flour and dry berries healthy cookies
- 90 g brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 190 g oats
- 100 g dark rye flour
- 100 g white flour I used organic- self raising
- 120 g chocolate chips dark
- 3/4 tsp soda bicarbonate
- 1/4 baking powder
- 1 tsp cider vinegar or lemon juice
- 4 tbsp buttermilk
- 1/2 tsp coarse salt sea or pink Himalayan
- 110 g dry cranberries
- 30 g dry cherries
- 50 g dry blueberries
- 4 tbsp desiccated coconut optional
Preheat the oven at 190°C/Gas Mark 5/375°F. Prepare an oven tray lined with greased or ungreased baking sheet.
Using an electric freestanding or hand mixer, beat the butter or coconut oil with sugar together until light and slightly fluffy.
Add the eggs, one by one mixing well after each egg.
In a separate bowl combine the oats with the flours and the salt. To this also add the baking soda and the soda bicarbonate combined with the vinegar or lemon juice.
Add gradually the flour mixture to the butter one mixing well at a low-speed until it is all nicely incorporated.
Add and stir in the dried berries and the chocolate chips.
With the help of a teaspoon shape the mixture into little clusters and place on the baking sheet in the prepared tray leaving tiny spaces (approximately 1 cm) between cookies.
Optionally once you have gone through half of the mixture add 3 to 4 tablespoons of desiccated coconut to the remaining half so you could have Sam with coconut if you fancy
Bake for 12-18 minutes (depending on their size) or until golden brown.
• This recipe yields anything between 20-30 cookies depending on size.
• I did mention earlier that there are other ingredients that could and should be used and alternated or juggled with. Whatever terminology you want to use but ultimately, play with those as much as you like. Mix and play with combinations.
• You could split the mixture and add some (1-2 tbsp) cacao powder to half and then combine the two of them into nice and marbled ones;
• you can also use white/dark chocolate chunks if you don't have chips.
• coconut oil combined with butter instead of butter only (could do with a proportion of 50:50).
• I've added 2-3 tbsp flax seeds in the past;
• I've added seeds and/or nuts instead of dry fruits or even mixed them
• you can try adding 3-4 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
• I've also tried it with adding 3-4 tbsp speculoos/spéculos or the Lotus Biscoff spread.
I'm just telling you, whatever you decide to do, go wild and adventurous and if you do go for something unmentioned above just let me know so I'll be trying that too. I'm very opened to new ideas as I've mentioned earlier. If you liked this recipe, you might also really enjoy the flax seeds cookies .
There is also a must not replace and that is the butter. Use only butter or coconut oil and don't use margarines, oil or anything else. This cookies will not be the same otherwise.