Oat and Brazil nut bites

    1 day 25 min

    These tasty morsels take two days to make, so start a day in advance. These little biscuit bites are sweet and nutty, with a zesty orange burst. They're wonderful with a cup of tea or coffee.

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    Makes: 18 bites

    • 200g quick oats
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons orange zest
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 120ml vegetable oil
    • 1 egg
    • 70g brazil nuts, finely chopped

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:1day chilling  ›  Ready in:1day25min 

    1. Day One: Combine oats, sugar, orange zest and salt. Stir in the oil. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
    2. Day Two: Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    3. To the chilled mixture, add the beaten egg and the nuts.
    4. To form cookies, press some of this mixture into a teaspoon. Push off onto ungreased baking tray leaving a distance of about 3.5cm between each one. Bake 15 minutes or until done.

    Cook's note

    To save time on manually chopping the brazil nuts, pulse them in a food processor until ground.

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    I went for this as it's something different. Followed recipe exactly even though I thought perhaps that's too much sugar. With addition of the Brazil nuts, the batter became very crumbly, so I used a small melon ball scooper and packed the batter into the scooper and placed the balls on a Silpat mat. The cookies were tasty - very sweet, nutty orangy flavor. I can best describe my reaction as ambivalent - they were kind of good, but maybe I'll make them again, and maybe not. If I make them again, I would reduce the sugar by 2-3 TBspoons.  -  22 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used half sugar & half splenda for my double batch and cut the amount to just over a half cup. The melon baller worked pretty well but i cut the cooking time to 11min. Yummy! People loved them and it was nice to give them a healthier cookie for a change. Plus one that I can eat (I'm a low carber) Next time I make I'll toast the chopped nuts just a bit before adding them.  -  15 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I got great reviews on this cookie! It wasn't a soft macaroon-like cookie I thought it would be as the oats were a little tough still, but I didn't leave them in the fridge over nigh either - only for 6 hours. Either way, I liked this cookie and the orange adds just the little bit extra!  -  09 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)