Lunch Box: Oat & Bran Cookies

Now that school is back, I find filling the lunch boxes each day with foods that are healthy as well as satisfying for your children can be a bit challenging at times. Especially towards the end of the week when my fridge stores are running a little low.

If you have a food processor, these cookies are a great homemade option for the lunch box. You can store them in your pantry or keep a batch in the freezer for when you need a quick and nutritious snack.

Enjoy,

Amanda (Simple home cook)

Oat & Bran Cookies

Great for the lunch box - Oat & Bran Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup plain flour

1 cup bran cereal

1 cup rolled oats

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

70g butter, chilled & diced

½ cup caster sugar

1 egg

1 Tbspn water

 Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  1. In a food processor or thermomix, add flour, bran, oats, bicarb soda & butter. Process until crumbly. 
  1. Add sugar, egg & water & process until a firm dough forms.
  1. On a floured bench, roll out dough to about ½ cm thick. Cut biscuits using a cookie cutter or the rim of a glass. Place on tray. Alternatively, to save time, roll the dough into balls & place on a tray. Flatten with a fork. Leave space of 2cm between each biscuit for spreading. 
  1. Bake for 13 to 15 mins. Leave to cool on tray for 5 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Oat & Bran Cookies - Great for the lunch box

Oat & Bran Cookies
A good one for the lunch box!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup plain flour
  2. 1 cup bran cereal
  3. 1 cup rolled oats
  4. ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  5. 70g butter, chilled & diced
  6. ½ cup caster sugar
  7. 1 egg
  8. 1 Tbspn water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  2. In a food processor or thermomix, add flour, bran, oats, bicarb soda & butter. Process until crumbly.
  3. Add sugar, egg & water & process until a firm dough forms.
  4. On a floured bench, roll out dough to about ½ cm thick. Cut biscuits using a cookie cutter or the rim of a glass. Place on tray. Alternatively, to save time, roll the dough into balls & place on a tray. Flatten with a fork. Leave space of 2cm between each biscuit for spreading.
  5. Bake for 13 to 15 mins. Leave to cool on tray for 5 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Amanda started on this journey when her 3rd child was born, and feeding a family of 5 became even more of a challenge with three children under 3 1/2 years of age! She started working on a list of recipes that were simple and affordable that she could make ahead of time so she wasn’t stuck in the kitchen at 5pm when the household duties kicked up a notch. Amanda’s goal is to create simple meals that anyone can cook and enjoy without spending hours in the kitchen. Her recipes are perfect for that busy weeknight dinner, snacks to fill the lunch boxes or for students learning to cook. It’s simple home cooking at its best to free up your time to enjoy the fun things in life — your kids! Check out her cookbooks at www.foodbefore5.com.au and her Simple Home Cook Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/foodbefore5

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Comments

    • Amanda from Simple home cook says

      Hi Reemski, you can use All Bran (or similar brands) as well as the ordinary processed bran (brown sticks) in the cereal or healthfood isle of your supermarket.

      Regards
      Amanda

  1. Heidi says

    I am looking for a biscuit recipe where I can freeze the final biscuit. Would these be suitable? We are terrible with fresh biscuits in our family and they will just be eaten, if not frozen. Thank you.

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