Biscuits à l'avoine et au citron

Lemon Zest Cookies

A healthy and low-sugar cookies recipe with a delightful lemon flavor. Instead of flour, I used oat flakes.
The dough has a very sandy texture, which makes it difficult to shape the cookies by hand. Therefore, it’s important to use a silicone mold with cookies imprints. 🍋

Prep Time : 25 min

Cook Time : 15 min



Preheat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C).

Step 1 : Preparation
  1. Wash and dry the lemon, then zest it into a mixing bowl.
  2. Roughly grind 1 cup of rolled oats and pour them into the bowl. Mix them with the granulated sugar.
  3. Add the egg yolk, vegetable oil, and a teaspoon of lemon juice.
  4. Mix all the ingredients with a fork. The dough will have a sandy texture, so it’s normal not to be able to form a homogeneous ball.
Step 2 : Baking
  1. Spoon the dough into a small silicone mold and flatten the surface of each cookie with the back of a spoon to pack them well.
  2. Bake for 15 minutes at 350° F (180° C) using the convection mode on the third rack level in the oven.

Enjoy these lemon cookies !

Biscuits à l'avoine et au citron


Gisou’s Tips and Tricks

  • Note that the cookies imprints on the mold should not be too deep to ensure even baking!
  • Oat flakes are packed with high levels of iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and other minerals.
  • Unlike most cookies I have made so far, these have a sandy and crunchy texture right out of the oven. The sandy effect diminishes slightly the next day.
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