Nadiya Hussain’s coconut and lime oaty biscuits recipe

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makes: 15
Skill: easy
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 10 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 100 kCal 5%
Fat 1.5g 2%
  -  Saturates 0.6g 3%
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  • Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain’s coconut and lime oaty biscuits have no processed sugar and are sweetened entirely by natural honey and currants. They’ve got a fresh zesty edge to them and they make the perfect snack for when you’re feeling a little peckish, but they’re just as good served with a cup of afternoon tea. If you’re trying to avoid sugar but have a sweet tooth, you’ll be making these biscuits again and again.


    • 175ml clear runny honey
    • 120ml coconut water
    • 75g rolled oats, lightly toasted
    • 15g dessicated coconut
    • 115g plain flour
    • 50g currants
    • Zest 2 limes
    • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda


    • First, heat the oven to 180C, gas 4. Line two baking trays with sheets of greaseproof paper.

    • Pour the honey and coconut water into a pan and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick – it takes around 8 minutes.

    • Put the rolled oats, dessicated coconut, flour, currants and lime zest into a bowl. Add 15ml boiling water to the bicarbonate of soda, then add to the honey and coconut water mix. Next, add the dry ingredients to this and give it a thorough mix.

    • Put heaped tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto the previously prepared baking trays, making sure they are slightly spaced apart as they will spread out as they cook. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they are golden brown.

    • Leave the biscuits to cool on the baking trays, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.

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