These Lemon Blueberry Cookies are crispy around the edges and slightly gooey on the inside – they’re easy to make (and made in just one bowl!) and they’re healthy – made with nourishing ingredients. The gooey blueberries and lemony flavor are reminiscent of a blueberry muffin top – they’re INSANE.

A lemon blueberry cookie.

Before I get into the details of these cookies, I want to just pay homage to blueberry muffins. In my opinion, blueberry muffins are top-tier. Have you ever had a blueberry muffin, and the muffin top has been slightly crispy but soft and gooey on the inside? If yes – then just know, that’s exactly what these blueberry and lemon cookies taste like. If no – you’re missing out. Go buy a blueberry muffin from your local bakery and then come back here and make these cookies. Thank you.

OKAY – back to the cookies.

I feel like my life’s purpose is to take a classic recipe that we all know and love, but transform it into a recipe that is easy to make and at the same time it needs to be made with nourishing ingredients. I like to refer to my recipes as “healthy recipes for busy people.” So my recipes need to be quick and easy, made with minimal tools, technical skills and ingredients and on top of that, they need to be good for your soul and your body.

These Lemon Blueberry Cookies tick all of those boxes.

They’re made in just one bowl, you don’t need a stand mixer or any other fancy tools, and I truly believe anyone can make them – even if you’ve never baked in your life before. They’re also ready in under one hour (including resting time). The ingredients used are simple, yet healthy and of course they are absolutely delicious.

I hope you love them as much as I do.

Close up view of healthy blueberry cookie.

Why you’ll love these blueberry and lemon cookies

  • They’re easy to make.
  • No fancy tools or technical skills required.
  • Made in one bowl!
  • They’re naturally gluten-free, egg-free and refined-sugar free.
  • Easily made dairy-free and vegan.
  • They taste like a blueberry muffin top.
  • They’re good for your soul and your body.

Ingredients and substitutions

I’ve listed the eight ingredients below, as well as some substitutions just below this section. To see the measurements and the full recipe, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this page!

Ingredients for lemon blueberry cookies in measuring cups.

Butter – To bring the oat flour crust together and add a delicious buttery flavor. I recommend using grass-fed butter as it contains a lot more nutrients and is actually good for you! You can use plant-based butter if you want to make these cookies vegan or dairy-free.

Sugar – I usually use coconut sugar as it’s an unrefined sugar that’s a lot more nutritious than regular white or brown sugar. I recently discovered panela sugar and this is now my favorite! You can use any sugar you like, however the change might slightly affect the texture of the cookies.

Yogurt – Makes the cookies soft and gooey. You will need to use a thick yogurt like Greek yogurt or a thick plain yogurt. Try to use one that is made with just milk and no extra additives, gums or sweeteners. My favorite is Greek yogurt because it’s high in protein and probiotics. You can use plant-based yogurt if you want to make these cookies vegan or dairy-free.

Almond Flour The almond flour makes these cookies so soft and moreish whilst keeping them gluten-free and healthy! They add extra protein and healthy fats and the almonds have many, many health benefits. You can use ground almonds/almond meal or any other ground nut. I have not tried this recipe with any other flour.

Lemon Blueberry Cookie on a plate.

Oats To add texture and extra protein and fiber to the cookies. I recommend either rolled oats or quick oats. Make sure to use gluten-free oats if needed.

Milled Flaxseeds Helps to bind the cookies and also provides Omega-3 and extra healthy fats. Alternatively, you can use milled Chia seeds.

Baking Soda – Makes the cookies chewy instead of hard or cakey.

Salt – Enhances the rest of the flavors.

Blueberries – You can use fresh or frozen – if using frozen, there’s no need to defrost them.

Lemon Zest – To add a touch of lemon without affecting the texture of the cookies, you will just need lemon zest.

A stack of lemon blueberry cookies on a plate.

Equipment needed

  • Digital Food Scale – for accurate measuring.
  • Baking Tray – To bake your cookies on.
  • One Bowl – They’re one-bowl blueberry cookies!
  • Fork or Whisk – To combine the wet ingredients.
  • Spatula – To mix together the cookie dough.

How to make blueberry and lemon cookies

Here is a detailed summary of how to make these protein cheesecakes, I’ve also included some photos and you can watch the recipe video in the recipe card. At the bottom of this page is a summarized version that can be printed.

Step One
Melt your grass-fed butter. I like to put mine in a bowl in the oven while preheating.

Step Two
Add the sugar and yogurt to the melted butter and whisk with a fork or whisk until smooth.

Step Three
Add your almond flour, oats, baking soda, and salt to the bowl. Use your fork or whisk to gently mix the dry ingredients ON TOP of the wet ingredients so that the baking soda and salt are evenly distributed and THEN fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients using a spatula.

Step Four
Add your blueberries and lemons to the bowl and gently fold them in.

Step Five
If your mixture is too wet to roll into balls, place it in the freezer for five minutes. Divide the mixture into 6 equal pieces to make six large cookies. Alternatively, you can make smaller cookies (see the “tips” section).

Step Six
Place the balls of cookie dough on your parchment-lined baking tray. Space them out generously as they will spread when baking. Slightly flatten them so that they’re around 2 centimeters thick.

Lemon Blueberry Cookies before baking.

Step Seven
Bake for 15 minutes and then leave to cool completely; they will be fragile while warm.

tips for making lemon blueberry cookies

Certainly! Here are some helpful tips for making the Healthy Lemon Blueberry Cookies:

  • Use a Digital Food Scale: For accurate measuring of ingredients, especially when working with flour and sugar. This ensures consistency in your cookies’ texture and flavor.
  • Refrigerate the Cookie Batter if It’s Too Soft: If your cookie batter feels too soft or sticky to handle, place it in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes. Chilling the dough will help it firm up, making it easier to shape into cookies.
  • Melt Your Butter in Your Oven While Preheating: To quickly melt the butter, place it in an oven-safe bowl in the oven while preheating. This saves time and ensures the butter is melted and ready to use when you need it.
  • Mix the Dry Ingredients on Top of the Wet Ingredients Before Folding Together: When adding the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, layer the dry ingredients on top of the wet ones in the bowl and whisk the dry ingredients together before folding it into the wet ingredients. This helps distribute the baking soda and salt evenly throughout the dough, ensuring consistent leavening and flavor.
  • Cool Your Cookies Completely: Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking tray before handling or transferring them. They will be fragile when warm and can break easily if moved too soon. Cooling also allows the cookies to set properly, resulting in a better texture.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your Healthy Lemon Blueberry Cookies turn out deliciously crisp around the edges, slightly gooey on the inside, and bursting with lemony blueberry flavor.

Freshly baked healthy blueberry cookies.

How to store Healthy Lemon Blueberry Cookies

Room Temperature: If you plan to consume the cookies within a day or two, you can store them at room temperature in an airtight container. Make sure the container is tightly sealed to prevent the cookies from drying out. However, keep in mind that storing them at room temperature may cause them to lose their freshness and texture faster, especially in warmer environments.

Refrigeration: For longer-term storage, you can store the cookies in the refrigerator. Place them in an airtight container or zip-lock bag and store them in the refrigerator for up to one week. Chilling the cookies can help extend their shelf life and maintain their freshness.

Freezing: If you want to store the cookies for an extended period or if you’ve made a large batch, you can freeze them. Arrange the cookies in a single layer on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer until they’re firm. Once frozen, transfer the cookies to a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag, placing parchment paper between layers to prevent sticking. They can be stored in the freezer for up to three months. When ready to enjoy, thaw the cookies in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for a few hours.

By following these storage instructions, you can keep your Healthy Lemon Blueberry Cookies fresh and delicious for longer, ensuring you can enjoy them whenever you crave a tasty treat.

FAQ

Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh?

Yes, you can use frozen blueberries. There’s no need to defrost them before adding them to the cookie dough.

Can I use regular butter instead of grass-fed butter?


Yes, you can use regular butter if you prefer. Grass-fed butter is recommended for its nutritional benefits, but any type of butter will work in this recipe.

Can I use a different type of yogurt?


Yes, you can use any thick yogurt such as Greek yogurt or dairy-free yogurt. Just ensure it’s plain and not flavored for the best results.

How can I prevent my cookies from spreading too much?


Chilling the cookie dough in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes before baking can help prevent excessive spreading. Also, don’t press them too flat before baking.

Do I need to grease the baking tray?


If you’re using parchment paper, there’s no need to grease the baking tray. However, if you’re not using parchment paper, lightly grease the tray to prevent sticking.

Can I omit the lemon zest if I don’t have any?

While lemon zest adds a refreshing citrus flavor, you can omit it if necessary. The cookies will still taste delicious with just the blueberries.

Can I make smaller cookies instead of six large ones?


Yes, you can divide the dough into smaller portions to make more cookies. Just adjust the baking time accordingly, as smaller cookies may require less time to bake.

A half-eaten blueberry and lemon cookie on a plate.

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Freshly baked healthy blueberry cookies.

Healthy Lemon Blueberry Cookies

These Lemon Blueberry Cookies are crispy around the edges and slightly gooey on the inside – they're easy to make (and made in just one bowl!) and they're healthy – made with nourishing ingredients.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
chill time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Healthy
Servings 6 large cookies
Calories 293 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 180℃/350℉/160℃ fan and line a baking tray with parchment paper (or lightly grease the tray).
  • Add melted butter, sugar and yogurt to a bowl and whisk with a fork or whisk until smooth.
  • Add almond flour, flaxseeds, ats, baking soda and salt on top and lightly combine the dry ingredients on top of the wet ingredients and then fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  • Add blueberries and lemon zest and fold them in gently.
  • Refrigerate the cookie dough for 15 minutes.
  • Divide the mixture between six balls and spread them out on the baking tray. Lightly press each one down so that they're a cookie shape, but 2-3 cm thick.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely before adding the rest of the ingredients.

Video

Notes

MEASUREMENTS:
I always recommend using a kitchen weighing scale and using weighted measurements. This will result in a more accurate process and your cookies will come out perfectly.
 
 
MORE INFO:
Read the blog post for a more in-depth explanation of how to make these Lemon Blueberry Cookies and more tips and storage instructions.
 
 
NUTRITIONAL INFO:
These nutritional values are provided as a guide only and may be different depending on your ingredients and measurements.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Lemon Blueberry Cookies
Serving Size
 
1 large cookies
Amount per Serving
Calories
293
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
19.1
g
29
%
Carbohydrates
 
20.8
g
7
%
Protein
 
5.9
g
12
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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