Lunch Box: Oat & Bran Cookies

Now that school is back, I find filling the lunch boxes each day with foods that are healthy as well as satisfying for your children can be a bit challenging at times. Especially towards the end of the week when my fridge stores are running a little low.

If you have a food processor, these cookies are a great homemade option for the lunch box. You can store them in your pantry or keep a batch in the freezer for when you need a quick and nutritious snack.


Amanda (Simple home cook)

Oat & Bran Cookies

Great for the lunch box - Oat & Bran Cookies


1 cup plain flour

1 cup bran cereal

1 cup rolled oats

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

70g butter, chilled & diced

½ cup caster sugar

1 egg

1 Tbspn water


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  1. In a food processor or thermomix, add flour, bran, oats, bicarb soda & butter. Process until crumbly. 
  1. Add sugar, egg & water & process until a firm dough forms.
  1. On a floured bench, roll out dough to about ½ cm thick. Cut biscuits using a cookie cutter or the rim of a glass. Place on tray. Alternatively, to save time, roll the dough into balls & place on a tray. Flatten with a fork. Leave space of 2cm between each biscuit for spreading. 
  1. Bake for 13 to 15 mins. Leave to cool on tray for 5 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Oat & Bran Cookies - Great for the lunch box

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  • Reply
    Mandy, Barbie Bieber and Beyond
    February 5, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    I’m after some healthy biscuit recipes for lunchboxes! Thanks for this!

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    March 4, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Do you mean bran cereal as in All Bran or bran as is plain old bran from the healthfood aisle?

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      Amanda from Simple home cook
      March 4, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      Hi Reemski, you can use All Bran (or similar brands) as well as the ordinary processed bran (brown sticks) in the cereal or healthfood isle of your supermarket.


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    January 19, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    I am looking for a biscuit recipe where I can freeze the final biscuit. Would these be suitable? We are terrible with fresh biscuits in our family and they will just be eaten, if not frozen. Thank you.

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    January 21, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Thanks for the recipe, I realised after I’d prepped to make them that I don’t have a food processor but they worked okay with a stand mixer, just had chunkier bits! And also realised too late that id donated my rolling pin to the kids play doh kit so made do with a drink bottle, also worked fine! Kids loved helping too

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    January 28, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Hello! They look yum but does anyone know if you can replace the 1/2 cup of sugar with anything?? That seems a lot.

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