This recipe for chewy oatmeal apple biscuits is modified from Ella Woodword’s 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.

Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Serves: 20 biscuits
  • 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
  1. Preheat the oven on to 200°C
  2. Peel and mash the bananas
  3. 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.
  4. Mix apples and bananas with oats, pecan, cranberries, cinnamon and mixed spice.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of honey at a time, mixing to ensure the honey coats evenly through oat mixture.
  6. Cover baking tray in parchment paper.
  7. Use a tablespoon to scoop the mixture, roll into a small handful size ball.
  8. Place on paper and flatten gently with the back of the spoon.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes until golden.
Chewy oatmeal apple biscuits are great for a treat, but they are still a source of sugar, so don’t go munching down the whole lot in one go.

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!

Love it? Share it:

Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter