Berry cookies

This recipe is based on traditional oatmeal slices or breakfast bars. They contain a lot of oats, which makes them healthy, but because they are also quite sweet and sugary adding berries creates a perfect balance. You can use all kinds of berries, even frozen ones. I was lucky enough to have some fresh red currants from my garden. To avoid crumbling and falling apart when cutting, which always happens to me, just use a muffin tray lined with paper muffin cups instead of a square tin.

You need: 175 g butter, 125 g brown sugar, 50 g honey, 350 g rolled oats and some fresh or frozen berries, a muffin tray and paper liners.

Melt butter, sugar and honey in a small pot on the stove over low heat and stir until dissolved. Combine with the rolled oats in a large bowl. Add the berries and distribute the mix into the muffin tray. You can use a small bottle or a glass that fits into the moulds to gently press down the contents. It works best with frozen berries, with fresh ones you have to be careful not to squash them.

Bake at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes. Once they are baked and have cooled you can take them out of the muffin cups and they will have a beautiful shape. However, if you use colourful muffin cups and leave them in there, it will make them even more appealing to your children and they will  look much nicer in their lunch boxes.


19 responses

  1. Those look really tasty! I love your photos, everything is always just all aglow and so pretty.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:01 pm

  2. Aw, thank you so much for your nice compliment. I love your blog too!

    June 10, 2011 at 2:50 pm

  3. Such a good idea- I know two guys in the house who would love these (one is 33, the other is 1 !/2). Of course, I’ll have to have a sample first.

    June 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    • Hi Siri, thanks for your nice comment! I hope you and your boys will like them.

      June 14, 2011 at 7:36 am

  4. Delicious cookies. Thanks for sharing!

    June 14, 2011 at 1:29 pm

  5. I really enjoyed this recipe, as did the toddler I babysit. Thank you!

    I blogged my experience with this recipe here:

    June 15, 2011 at 1:40 am

  6. Thank you so much Eftychia and Autumn for leaving such nice comments. Autumn, you can’t believe how happy I am to see that someone actually made the cookies and blogged about it. Thank you!

    June 15, 2011 at 9:54 am

  7. These are great-healthy and delicious. Glad I caught this recipe-have bookmarked it. Buzz.

    June 15, 2011 at 11:20 am

  8. Thank you Tina 🙂

    June 15, 2011 at 12:11 pm

  9. Look good, taste great!

    June 15, 2011 at 12:11 pm

  10. Your photos are gorgeous! These berry cookies look divine, thanks so much for sharing! =]

    June 16, 2011 at 9:08 pm

  11. Always looking for ideas for oats a staple in my pantry. Love the berries addition as they are now in season. Great lookin’ cookies!

    July 2, 2011 at 1:29 am

    • Thank you! I just had a look at your blog and I absolutely love it!

      September 5, 2011 at 6:00 am

  12. Lovely… I made these for Oscar’s school lunchbox today. He loved them! So delicious. And they are great for children to make, apart from the heating the butter/sugar, they can do just about everything else themselves. Perfect. Thank you. x

    September 2, 2011 at 10:23 am

  13. Aw, I’m so glad you both liked them. x

    September 5, 2011 at 6:01 am

  14. These berry cookies are so fun!
    Please join our link up for *Project LunchBox* You have awesome recipes that can inspire others to make healthy meals at home

    September 17, 2011 at 3:10 am

    • Hi Marla, thank you so much. I’m very happy to join your link up. 🙂

      September 17, 2011 at 8:24 pm

  15. Cookies in muffin cups! Fab idea. They look delish.

    February 15, 2012 at 1:00 am

  16. Thank you Saskia. 🙂

    February 15, 2012 at 9:43 pm

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