Florida Grapefruit and California Prune Oatmeal Cookies

Makes 12 cookies


  • 2 Florida Grapefruit, zest and juice
  • 100g California Prunes, chopped
  • 150ml vegetable oil
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 140g plain flour
  • ┬╝ tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 300g porridge oats


Prep TimeCook TimeTotal Time
30 minutes15 minutes45 minutes
Florida Grapefruit and California Prune Oatmeal Cookies

1. Pre-heat the oven to 160c and line 2 baking trays with baking parchment.

2. Zest and juice the Florida Grapefruit over the chopped California Prunes in a bowl and set to one side to soak for 15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix the oil and sugar.

4. Gradually beat in the egg with a little of the Florida Grapefruit juice that the prunes are soaking in.

5. Sift the flour, cinnamon, bicarbonate soda and a pinch of salt into the bowl, then add the oats.

6. Finally, mix in the soaked California Prunes. Make sure you lift them out of the juice and give them a little squeeze.

7. Drop heaped tablespoons of the cookie dough onto the baking trays and shape with wet hands into a cookie shape, well-spaced apart as they will spread when cooking. Bake for 12-15 mins until golden.

8. Leave to cool on the trays for 10 mins before eating. They will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.