Blueberry oatmeal cookies

14 Aug

I wanted to make something different besides my usual granola bars or poppy seed loaf. I was getting the feeling that Mark was getting bored of the usual treat so I was thinking along the lines of raisin oatmeal cookies. But then I looked in the fridge and saw the fresh blueberries I had purchased from the farmer’s market on Saturday. The raisins were out and the blueberries were in!

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup of blueberries
  • 8 tbsp on butter (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of flour (I did 1 cup all purpose and 1 cup whole wheat)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups of oats (not instant)

Directions:

  • Preheat at 350F
  • With a mixer or by hand, beat the butter, apple sauce, brown and white sugar. Using a mixer is best but I had to do it by hand because Mark was sleeping from night shift.
  • When fluffy, add egg and egg while, milk and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Add to the batter and beat until the flour is absorbed.
  • Fold in the oats and then the blueberries.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

Also, when I was making pancakes last Thursday, my pancake batter took this form:

A shell! Isn’t that neat?! I thought it was cool…

It’s a gloomy day and I’ve got a 15km run ahead of me sometime today… when I get around to doing it. These cloudy days just suck the life out of me. Luckily, working from home allows me to get up and go whenever motivation finds me. I’m thinking it’ll come sometime mid-afternoon.

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