Orange, oat & sultana cookies

Orange, oat & sultana cookies

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(47 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 20 mins


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

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal167
  • fat9g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.18g
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  • 100g butter at room temperature



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 50g mashed ripe banana



    Probably the best known, most popular tropical fruit, their name probably derives from the…

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g light soft brown sugar
  • ½ tsp grated orange zest
  • 100g wholemeal flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 100g rolled oats
    Two piles of oats



    Oats are processed by rolling (steamed and pressed) or steel-cutting (cut into pieces). There is…

  • 25g desiccated coconut
  • 50g chopped walnut



    Walnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts. When picked young, they're…

  • 75g sultana or dark chocolate chips


  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.

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9th May, 2013
Great little biscuits, easy to make and delicious. I leave out the nuts and add dried cranberries and white chocolate. A family favourite.
9th May, 2013
Great little biscuits, easy to make and delicious. I leave out the nuts and add dried cranberries and white chocolate. A family favourite.
23rd Apr, 2013
They are lovely. they did come a bit soft non crumbly as standard cookies. is this normal? Thanks.
10th Apr, 2013
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.
25th Mar, 2013
Does anyone know whether this will hold together without egg? My son is allergic.
16th Mar, 2013
Made these with chocolate chips. They were really good. Shared them with my friends who were really impressed. Will try sultanas next time
22nd Aug, 2012
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
16th Aug, 2012
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!
23rd Jun, 2012
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!
5th May, 2012
Lovely cookies - didn't have any oranges so no zest. Put choc chips in but would also like to try with raisins or sultanas.


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