Lunch box snack of the week: Cranberry Biscuits

Lunch Box Snack of the Week: Apricot, Sesame and Cranberry Biscuits

Lunch box snack of the week: Cranberry Biscuits

  • Prep / Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: makes 2o
  • Storage: Keep up to 5 days in an airtight container
  • Equipment: Mixing bowl, medium pan, small zip lock bags, non stick baking paper, wooden spoon, wire rack for cooling.


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 2/3 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 2/3 cup cranberries
  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup, firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbs golden syrup

  • 2 tbs water

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 1 1/4 cups rolled oats


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Line 2 large baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
  3. Place the butter, sugar, golden syrup and water in a pan over medium heat.
  4. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until the butter melts.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda.
  7. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
  8. Combine the oats, flour and sesame seeds in a large bowl.
  9. Add the butter mixture, apricots and cranberries, and stir until well combined.
  10. Roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls.
  11. Place, 5cm apart, on the lined trays. Use a fork to flatten slightly.
  12. Bake in oven for 8 minutes or until light golden.
  13. Set aside on the trays for 5 minutes to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  14. Store in airtight  containers.

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