Heart-healthy blueberry oatmeal cookie recipe
February is American Heart Month. A month dedicated to helping us find healthy ways to reduce stress, exercise more, and eat healthy foods to help prevent heart disease.
Heart-healthy fruits and vegetables are brightly colored. Dark red and bright pink fruits and vegetables are rich in heart healthy, disease-fighting antioxidants that are good for your heart, memory, and urinary tract, and can help to lower your risk for certain types of cancers.
Oatmeal is an excellent heart-healthy grain. Whole oats are good for your heart due to their high soluble fiber content. Soluble fiber can help lower total and bad LDL cholesterol, which can help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Whole oats are also high in antioxidants and vitamins, including vitamin E, which all have heart-protecting benefits as well.
Try this delicious, heart-healthy cookie made with blueberries and oats. These cookies are soft, chewy and the best part is that they are good for you. What more could you ask for in a cookie?
Blueberry oatmeal cookies
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. baking powder
2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen, thawed)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (or 325 degrees for convection ovens).
2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy; mix vanilla extract and egg together and then slowly
add to the creamed mixture. In a separate bowl blend all the dry ingredients together, mixing well. Add
dry ingredients to the creamed butter-sugar mixture and mix until well incorporated. Carefully fold in the
blueberries. Scoop into small balls or drop by tablespoon onto a cookie sheet lined with baking parchment
or lightly greased.
3. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown depending on your oven. Cool completely before removing
Yield: 24, 2-inch cookies
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