Wednesday, March 18, 2015

J's Blueberry Almond Oat Squares/Cookies

Hello Readers and Bakers,

Soooo, after a few damned hard days of multiple, monstrous migraines that lead up to a 10+ hour stint in the ER this week, I was in dire need of some comfort food.  (I'll likely be blabbing about that adventure soon.) 

Craving something sweet, crispy 'n chewy (and of course healthy), I soon found myself getting busy in the kitchen with theeeese little lovlies:

J's Blueberry Almond Oat Squares/Cookies

2 cups of old fashioned oats
1/2 cup of oat milk
1/2 berry juice
1 egg
a big shake of cinnamon
Stevia to sweeten
1/4 cup of crushed almonds
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup blueberries
1 tbsp of olive oil
4 tbsp ground flax seeds
1/4 cup of 0% yogurt

All ingredients eyeballed and organic when possible.

First I preheated the oven to 200C then stirred up the egg, juice, oat milk and yogurt, then combined all ingredients and poured it into a non-stick baking tin and waited 20 minutes.

Yields about 12 small cookies or squares.

As our baking tin is a tad warped, the concoction was thinner at one end, resulting in the above crispy and most satisfying cookie-like treats.

Here is the chewier, thicker section--equally satisfying and both enjoyed still warm.

Couldn't even wait to make a decaf to go with and so good I don't even want a coffee now.

Beats the hell out of buying some packaged "healthy" cookie or power bar and I must confess, I have already eaten almost half of the tray.

Dangerous time of day to be messing with baking, 5pm is.

(I flipped the remaining thick section over and am re-baking them into crispy goodness now.)

Anywho, had to share with those of you like-minded healthy foodies out there.

As usual, bon ap & +++vibes,

: J


Jude said...

Yummy!! Soooooooo sorry to hear about your migraine fiasco though Miss J., that really sucks! :(

Juanita Grande said...

Hope it'll work if you give some a go, Jude. (I'm gonnaa make one soon with a real ripe banana, walnuts and raisins, mmm).

And yes, it sure did suck but it's over now and I'm feeling OH SO MUCH BETTER.

Back to that onward biz... ;)