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Christmas Fruit Cake Biscuits

A fun twist on a traditional recipe - so good even Nanna will love them!

25 mins
12 ingredients
$1.15 / person
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Christmas Fruit Cake Biscuits



Serves = 12

  • 1 ¾ cup wholemeal SR flour
  • 125g plant based spread
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup golden syrup
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup maraschino cherries
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • ¼ cup macadamias

It’s this easy

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius, fan forced, and line a baking tray with baking paper
  • In a large bowl, beat the egg, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy
  • Stir in sifted flour, baking soda and golden syrup
  • Add cherries, cinnamon, raisins, pistachios and macadamias and stir until well combined
  • Roll mixture into 12 balls and place on baking tray, approx 4cm apart
  • Bake for 10-12 or until golden brown
  • Allow to cool on a wire rack


  • Try different combinations of nuts
  • Try other spices such as nutmeg or allspice


Nutrition information (per serve):

  • Energy (1051kJ)
  • Protein (3.8g)
  • Total fat (11.1g)
  • Saturated fat (2.5g)
  • Carbohydrate (33.6g); Starch (13.5g), Sugars (20.1g), Added sugars (16.5g), Free sugars (16.5g)
  • Dietary fibre (3.0g)
  • Sodium (243mg)
  • Calcium (57mg)
  • Iron (1.1mg)


Contains: Gluten, Dairy, Nuts, Wheat, Eggs, FODMAPs.
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