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Recipes from the Mamawell kitchen plus guests.

Fruit and oat cookies

Contributed by Nichola Ludlam-Raine.

Nichola is a UK Specialist Registered Dietitian, and can be found at and on Instagram @nicsnutrition & @mummynutrition.


I LOVE a mid morning or afternoon pick-me-up and these are one of my favourite go-to cookies. To provide me with a slow release of energy I try to make my own when I can (this doesn’t always happen!), but I wanted to share a simple recipe today that I’ve been enjoying recently which is low in added sugar, contains a source of fibre from the oats, flour and dried fruit and healthy unsaturated fats from the olive oil instead of butter!⁣

INGREDIENTS (Makes approx 16)⁣

⁣200g wholemeal plain flour⁣

150g jumbo oats⁣

70ml olive oil⁣

60ml maple syrup⁣

50g chopped dried apricots⁣

50g sultanas/raisins ⁣

1 tsp vanilla extract⁣

1 egg⁣

1 pinch of salt⁣


1. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 180c.⁣

2️. Add the flour, oats, dried fruit and salt to a large bowl and stir to combine.⁣

3. Next, add the olive oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract and egg to a jug and mix through to form a smooth liquid mixture.⁣

4️. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix through, coating everything so there’s no flour/oats left in the bowl.⁣

5️. Squeeze small handfuls of the mixture into golf-ball sized balls and roll around in your hands. Place on the baking tray and then push down to flatten with a spoon/fork into a biscuit shape.⁣

6️. Repeat until you get 14-16 cookies (depending on size!) and bake in the oven for 15 minutes until golden brown.⁣

7️. Leave on the baking trays for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack and enjoying with a drink of choice!

Enjoy!! ⁣

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