This recipe for chewy oatmeal apple biscuits is modified from Ella Woodword’s Chewy Sultana Cookies (http://deliciouslyella.com/chewy-sultana-cookies/) if you’ve had your head under a rock and don’t know who she is, you should check out her blog – she is amazing!! I have always loved chewy oat biscuits, so these are a great whole food replacement. These are really easy to make and don’t require any fancy ingredients or equipment.
- 4 ripe bananas
- 4 sweet apples
- 1 cup crushed pecan nuts
- 2 cups oats
- 2 tsp mixed spice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¾ cup dried cranberries
- 3 tbsp honey
- Preheat the oven on to 200°C
- Peel and mash the bananas
- Grate the apples. I put these in the food processor because I’m lazy, but if you have time and want a good arm workout you can just grate them using a regular grater skin and all. Drain the excess fluid from the apples through a sieve.
- Mix apples and bananas with oats, pecan, cranberries, cinnamon and mixed spice.
- Add 1 tablespoon of honey at a time, mixing to ensure the honey coats evenly through oat mixture.
- Cover baking tray in parchment paper.
- Use a tablespoon to scoop the mixture, roll into a small handful size ball.
- Place on paper and flatten gently with the back of the spoon.
- Bake for 20 minutes until golden.
The oats provide a great source of fiber and help lower the GI.
I have chosen dried cranberries because they are lower GI and a richer source of antioxidants, but you can use raisins if you wish.
The pecans give a great flavour and are a source of healthy fat and extra fiber, but you can give these a skip, just add more oats so that your mixture isn’t too wet and sticky.
Hope you enjoy!