Thursday, September 8, 2011

Goji berry cookies

Do I have a treat for you ..... It is cookies!

I had never used Goji berries before yesterday, but Elena gave me a recipe for Goji berry cookies that I just had to try. Apparently Goji Berries are the only berries allowed during dieting (but not on PP days).

(modified recipe Goji berry muffins from

6 tablespoons of oat bran
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon of baking powder (? optional)
2 tablespoons of goji berry
3 tablespoons of no fat no sugar vanilla yoghurt
2 eggs
2 tablespoons of Splenda or Natvia

Heat oven to 180C. Lightly spray the 12 piece muffin tray with oil and wipe. Beat eggs with sweetener until smooth texture. Mix in all other ingredients. Divide the mixture equally - only 10 mm from the bottom of each cup. Bake for 35 minutes or until brown. Allow to cool in tray.

Thankfully Elena sent a picture, as the batch I made last night were consumed by my family in next to no time.


  1. There are lots of delicious variations on this recipe. Try replacing goji with dissolved coffee, or a dessertspoon of weight watchers diet chocolate powder, or both! These work on PP dyas as well. Try also replacing the goji with essences - coconut is great, I did strawberry essence and red food colouring the other day and it worked well.

    I do often make cream cookies. Mix philadelphia extra lite with natvia, and a flavour to make a cream. Slice the cooled cookies, smear cream and replace top.

  2. Just made these, they REALLY helped my cravings for a 'treat'. However, I overcooked them a little. Still, they were nice crumbled up over yogurt!

    To make the recipe for two days, I substituted 2 spoons of oatbran with wheatbran. Then across 2 days I'm having 2 oatbrans and 1 wheatbran & the 1 spoon of gojis.

    Tomorrow I'm considering adding a little rising agent to the mix to make it rise and have them as muffins instead, I wonder if that'd be a good idea?

    Can't wait to try!

    Thanks again!

  3. Hi Carly, first thanks for your comment and I am glad you are enjoying the recipes.
    Yes, do add 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder. They won't rise much, but it will help. On your next batch, why not try adding a sachet of Aeroplane jelly lite as your flavour instead of the berries. All of the jelly flavours work in a muffin, but the vanilla berry jellylite seems to make a well-risen muffin for me.