I spotted this recipe for Apple Raisin Chews at Healthy Home Recipes on Twitter the other day, and thought I would give it a go. (Side note: Yes, I’m on Twitter @CookCleanCraft) I don’t normally like to cook from recipes that don’t have a picture – I like to see what it’s supposed to look like before I commit my time, but for some reason, this recipe drew me in. Here’s what mine looked like:
The end result was somewhere between a biscuit (in the Australian-sense, so cookie, if you prefer) and a muesli bar (Granola bar – man, such a simple review, but now I have to run a translation service in my blog!). I think it would make a nice bar or slice, if you’d prefer. It was a great way to use up some homemade apple baby food I had in the freezer. Here’s the recipe for Apple Sultana Chews:
2 cups (all-purpose) flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
225g (1 cup) butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup applesauce
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups quick or old fashioned oats
1 cup sultanas
- Heat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
- In large bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add applesauce, egg and vanilla; beat well. Add flour mixture; mix well. Add oats and sultanas; mix well.
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
- Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack to cool.
Makes about 4 dozen.
Next time, I think I might add dried apricots instead of sultanas or raisins. Any dried fruit would work!