Apple Sultana Chews

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


  1. Heat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  3. 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.
  4. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
  5. 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!


  1. Nice! I like having a simple, reasonably healthy treat recipe to hand. This one looks like a keeper. x

  2. I am going to have to add this to my recipe box. Sounds like a really good cookie type treat. Thanks for sharing. Angie

  3. yummy. Thanks for linking up to FFF! Happy Labor Day!

  4. Hey- relatively healthy looking! Might have to try this one- thanks for sharing. 🙂

  5. These sound and look health and delish!!! Visiting from It’s So Very Cheri!

  6. These sounded really good, and I thought it was high time I put your button on my blog. So I did!