Orange, oat & sultana cookies

Orange, oat & sultana cookies

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(31 ratings)

By

Magazine subscription – 3 issues for £3

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

Buy Ingredients

Buy the ingredients for this recipe now via:

Want to know how this works? Read all about it here.

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

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments

Show comments
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!

clairesut57's picture

Didn't make any alterations to the recipe and I used sultanas rather than choc chips. I think my oven was a little too hot as had to cover them with silver foil mid way through cooking so they didn't get too brown. Tasted good none the less!

juliebahrain's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Lovely cookies - didn't have any oranges so no zest. Put choc chips in but would also like to try with raisins or sultanas.

ateam2010's picture

Made these for the first time today. Added some nutmeg - delicious! Not sure they're as healthy as claimed. They're naughty but nice :-)

patricia60's picture

I made these when a friend came for a cuppa. They are lovely. I did use sultanas rather than chocolate.

Sweet and morrish

jennifersd's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I had no coconut or walnuts so put in extra choc chips and some mixed nuts, lovely but wouldn't describe them as superhealthy!

lilaengel's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I agree with the above comment, surprisingly not heavy at all!

I was short on supplies so unfortunately mine had no nuts, plain flour and I used 60g of chopped dried dates instead of sultanas but despite these are amazing and not overly sweet.

blulou's picture

re healthy claim - of course its not great, biscuits need fat and sugar to be biscuits, but I've just compared these to our fave oaty biscuits, the blueberry and pecan ones on this site, and these are much better. Mind you, I make far smaller biscuits and find thats also a big help and our usual recipe we split in two logs and freeze one for later. Anyway, I'm giving these a go, cranberry and orange with a pinch of cinnamon to make it christmassy.

rose93's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Absolutely lovely biscuits, but I'd be wary of calling them 'super healthy'. With 5g of saturated fat per biscuit that's a quarter of your daily allowence! I made them with Flora Light and it worked really well, whilst also reducing the fat content. I've also tried them with lemon zest rather than orange, which was lovely, or using no zest at all and adding vanilla essence instead!

annag11's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Just made these this eve, kids n hubby loved them. Left out the orange zest n think they needed it or maybe some mixed spice which was suggested by others. Substituted walnuts for peanut butter chips and they were scrummy. Will def be making them again, they just need a bit of tweaking on flavour.

annahorvath's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I made it with apple puree instead of banana, but otherwise changed nothing, and everyone loved them. I'll soon make them again.

kaffyjay's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

The only reason I marked it down was because I felt that the mixture didn't stretch as far as stated. Otherwise very nice cookies - though I decided to take out the salt and baking powder as I felt it unnecessary.
I will definitely be making them again! :D

lucybousfield's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Lovely cookies with a great flavour, would reccomend for a non-guilty treat!

imabadpixie's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

surprisingly nice.. used 50g stork and 50g butter to make even healthier... maybe a bit cakey rather than cookie but perhaps this was because i didnt have the coconut... will try again :)

shelleybob77's picture

Mine were more rock cake than cookie, definitely would flatten them out next time. Bit crumbley but the children really enjoyed them :)

sllyst's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Absolutely love these, you would never know they were so healthy and my 7 year old asks for them all the time!

wartski's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Very tasty and not at all heavy in texture. Perfect to go with a cup of tea.

queenofbaking's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

lovely with a cup of tea, this would be even more delicious with some treacle or mixed spice

nims400's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

yum!

rparham's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Made these for my mum, turned out perfectly! A week later, I returned home to find yet another batch made! Delicious :)

Pages

Questions

Tips