Apricot Date and Coconut Biscuits

Apricot date and coconut biscuits

With term 4 creeping up I’ve started thinking about those school lunch boxes again, not too much but just a little bit.

I love recipes that you can make ahead of time, seal away in a container and pop into the freezer all ready for that quick grab when those daily lunch boxes are being made (for me that’s usually the night before).

The kidlets love a good biscuit in their lunch box and just quietly I love one dunked in a good cup of tea!

I made a batch of these Apricot, Date and Coconut Biscuits at the end of last term and they were a huge success, lets just say we didn’t need to batch them away into the freezer (I think a double or Triple batch will be getting made for the term ahead!).

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This is a really wholesome yummy biscuit recipe especially with the addition of rolled oats, perfect for those busy little people running around the playground or the Mums and Dads running around after those busy little people.

Trust me, you need a batch of these little treasures in your life!

Here’s Your How-To:

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Apricot, Date and Coconut Biscuits
 
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Recipe type: Biscuits
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • 125g butter, softened
  • ½ cup castor sugar
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon bicarb soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup dried apricots, diced
  • 1 cup pitted dates, diced
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 160C fan forced.
  2. Line 2-3 oven trays with baking paper.
  3. Using electric beaters, beat butter, sugars and vanilla until pale and thick.
  4. Beat in egg until just combined.
  5. Using a wooden spoon fold in oats.
  6. Sift flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and ½ teaspoon salt over the mixture, fold in.
  7. When almost incorporated, fold in the apricots, dates and coconut.
  8. Form a heaped tablespoon of dough into a ball and gently press onto the prepared trays 3cm apart.
  9. Bake for about 20 minutes or until lightly golden.
  10. Cool on trays (the biscuits will feel soft, but will crisp as they cool).
  11. Enjoy!
  12. Note: As I mentioned above you can make a big batch of these biscuits and wrap and freeze for the lunchboxes. I wrap with plastic wrap and store in an airtight container. I pop one in each of the lunch boxes the night before, by the time they arrive at school the next day they are perfectly thawed and delicious!

 

I hope the school holidays are being kind to you all, they’ve been absolutely flying by in this neck of the woods.

Wishing you all a great weekend ahead, for a lot of us it’s a loooooong one, I can’t wait, I’m planning for a nice weekend at home with a little baking, a sleep in (hopefully), a rugby league grand final (Zadada and Mr 10 are huge Bronco’s fans!) and perhaps a glass or 2 of bubbles!

Until the next time……..

Zamamabakes

 

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Apricot date and coconut biscuits

With term 4 creeping up I’ve started thinking about those school lunch boxes again, not too much but just a little bit.

I love recipes that you can make ahead of time, seal away in a container and pop into the freezer all ready for that quick grab when those daily lunch boxes are being made (for me that’s usually the night before).

The kidlets love a good biscuit in their lunch box and just quietly I love one dunked in a good cup of tea!

I made a batch of these Apricot, Date and Coconut Biscuits at the end of last term and they were a huge success, lets just say we didn’t need to batch them away into the freezer (I think a double or Triple batch will be getting made for the term ahead!).

apricot date and coconut biscuits 1

 

This is a really wholesome yummy biscuit recipe especially with the addition of rolled oats, perfect for those busy little people running around the playground or the Mums and Dads running around after those busy little people.

Trust me, you need a batch of these little treasures in your life!

Here’s Your How-To:

Apricot date and coconut biscuits 3

Apricot, Date and Coconut Biscuits
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Biscuits
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • 125g butter, softened
  • ½ cup castor sugar
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon bicarb soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup dried apricots, diced
  • 1 cup pitted dates, diced
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 160C fan forced.
  2. Line 2-3 oven trays with baking paper.
  3. Using electric beaters, beat butter, sugars and vanilla until pale and thick.
  4. Beat in egg until just combined.
  5. Using a wooden spoon fold in oats.
  6. Sift flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and ½ teaspoon salt over the mixture, fold in.
  7. When almost incorporated, fold in the apricots, dates and coconut.
  8. Form a heaped tablespoon of dough into a ball and gently press onto the prepared trays 3cm apart.
  9. Bake for about 20 minutes or until lightly golden.
  10. Cool on trays (the biscuits will feel soft, but will crisp as they cool).
  11. Enjoy!
  12. Note: As I mentioned above you can make a big batch of these biscuits and wrap and freeze for the lunchboxes. I wrap with plastic wrap and store in an airtight container. I pop one in each of the lunch boxes the night before, by the time they arrive at school the next day they are perfectly thawed and delicious!

 

I hope the school holidays are being kind to you all, they’ve been absolutely flying by in this neck of the woods.

Wishing you all a great weekend ahead, for a lot of us it’s a loooooong one, I can’t wait, I’m planning for a nice weekend at home with a little baking, a sleep in (hopefully), a rugby league grand final (Zadada and Mr 10 are huge Bronco’s fans!) and perhaps a glass or 2 of bubbles!

Until the next time……..

Zamamabakes

 

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14 Comments on “Apricot Date and Coconut Biscuits

  1. Oh I love any bikkie with oats in it! These look just lovely Dannielle!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Jess, they’re so deliciously satisfying :)

      Reply
  2. These are just the sort of hearty biscuit that I love having in the house! Perfect for post-run nibbling or lunchbox filling.
    Enjoy the rest of your school holidays and the long weekend!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks sweet lady.
      Eat 2 and you won’t need lunch!
      You have a gorgeous long weekend too xx

      Reply
  3. These look like a great biscuit! I wish I was a better baker than I am!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Excuse me!! You are an awesome baker, cooker, healtheriser, I love your work, you could so make these! xx

      Reply
  4. These look yummy Dannielle. I will have to make some for lunch boxes too:)

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Belinda, I’m hoping to get another batch happening soon too. Have a great weekend lovely xx

      Reply
  5. Dates and oats are some of my baking ingredients – these look totally yum and I’m sure they’d be a welcome addition to any lunchbox. Although, technically we support the Roosters, we’ll be a family divided on Finals Day – hubster has a soft spot for the Broncos but I’m going for the Cowboys! Bring it on! Have an ace weekend x

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    1. Dannielle

      Ahhhh Sammie my Dad, mum, brother and sister are obsessed Roosters fans (I’m so the black sheep!) tomorrow should be a good game dates and oats would make it even better hehehehe! You have a fab weekend too lovely lady xx

      Reply
  6. Perfect lunch box recipe – thanks! #FFF

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    1. Dannielle

      You’re welcome Malinda 😉

      Reply
  7. School lunch boxes are the bane of my existence, I love the date/apricot,coconut combo though and they will make a nice addition to term 4:)

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Ahhhh I hear you Suzanne. Hope these make term 4 a little easier for you 😉

      Reply

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