Orange, oat & sultana cookies

Orange, oat & sultana cookies

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 16

Cookies don't have to be a guilty pleasure - these tasty treats from Leiths School of Food and Wine are superhealthy

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
167
protein
3g
carbs
19g
fat
9g
saturates
5g
fibre
2g
sugar
11g
salt
0.18g

Ingredients

  • 100g butter at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 50g mashed ripe banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g light soft brown sugar
  • ½ tsp grated orange zest
  • 100g wholemeal flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100g rolled oats
  • 25g desiccated coconut
  • 50g chopped walnuts
  • 75g sultanas or dark chocolate chips

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Cream the butter and sugar together until well blended and smooth. Gradually beat in the banana, vanilla extract and egg. Add the zest. Mix well with a wooden spoon until thoroughly blended.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder, oats, coconut, walnuts and sultanas or chocolate chips. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet and mix thoroughly until a thick dough is formed. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Drop heaped tbsps onto the sheet, leaving a 5cm (2in) space around each one, and press down lightly. Bake for 15-20 mins until lightly browned. Cool.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2011

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trina85's picture

Made these with my 3 year old today and they are lovely! Made as per recipe except made them dairy and egg free as my daughter is allergic replaced butter with 75g vitalite and 25g coconut oil and replaced the egg with 1tbs chia seeds with 3 tbs water. I would have used ground flaxseed but have run out.

gi jen's picture

Making my second batch of these this week as so popular. Slightly adapted as didn't have any walnuts so added a mix of pecan nuts and pumpkin seeds instead, delicious.

Catherine M's picture
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Lovely recipe ! All my family enjoyed it . The only change is that I used apple as I had no banana and it was amazing :)

juliebahrain's picture
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Quick, easy and tasty. I used the grated rind of a whole orange. My mix made 14 large cookies. 5 stars.

cheesecake lover 003's picture

they look really good

cheesecake lover 003's picture

they look real

stonefruit's picture

Definitely the best cookies I've ever tasted.

bingylala72's picture
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Lovely, easy recipe. Please see 'Tips' for healthier substitutions!

auntie mo's picture
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very easy to make, but I had to add a bit more flour as the mixture was more cake-like than biscuit-like. I also only used dessert spoon portions on the baking sheet, and made 36 biscuits. They turned out well, and have the thumbs up from husband and work colleagues.

boweri's picture

amazing recipe ,works perfectly every time. A good substitute for the coconut is ground / flaked almonds :)

josieco's picture

Cookies are a bit dry and floury

zarasteedman's picture
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have not tasted yet but they smell good
it took me a lot longer than 30 minutes to make and also longer in the oven because it is gas.
eitherwise fairly easy and will use again.

jocollins1967's picture

Great little biscuits, easy to make and delicious. I leave out the nuts and add dried cranberries and white chocolate. A family favourite.

jocollins1967's picture

Great little biscuits, easy to make and delicious. I leave out the nuts and add dried cranberries and white chocolate. A family favourite.

marialuisaliuzzo's picture

They are lovely. they did come a bit soft non crumbly as standard cookies. is this normal? Thanks.

roccagorgeous's picture
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Have just made these cookies and was surprised how lovely and moist they were, maybe because I put two rather ripe bananas in rather than just the 50g as the recipe says, hate food going to waste so took the risk and it paid off, I also used the zest of a whole orange will try lemon next time for extra zing, I flattened my biscuits but will flatten more next time as they don't spread at all , I also found they took longer to cook but that may be my oven, will certainly do again using different ingredients.

karen24060's picture

Does anyone know whether this will hold together without egg? My son is allergic.

bowdenei's picture
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Made these with chocolate chips. They were really good. Shared them with my friends who were really impressed. Will try sultanas next time

kingtwig's picture

They look lovely....but how many is "a serving"? If they're 9g of fat per cookie, thats not that healthy! :o) Might give them a try though

chefchivs1's picture

Made these biscuits because I had a very ripe banana and a fresh coconut that my son won at a playgroup funday!! My son wasnt mad on raw coconut so these were ideal!! I didnt have hazlenuts so put in ground almonds instead. Didnt have orange so added squeeze lemon juice and had to use plain flour. I put half choc chips and half raisins and found this was enough chocolate to give it that naughty edge. Was really pleased with them although I too didnt flatten them enough so only ended up with 11 and were a bit thick and cakey but I liked them like that! Very good easy recipe. Unfortunately my sons in hip spica so couldnt join in but Im sure hell enjoy making them as well as eating them next time!

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