Winter | Baking and puddings

Peanut butter & marmalade cookies

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Cookies & marmalade

I made marmalade! Of course, the perfect way to enjoy marmalade is spread on hot buttered toast. Unfortunately, I have neither the metabolism nor the time to eat hot buttered toast every morning so here’s a (slightly) healthier way of getting your marmalade fix. Make a batch of these gluten free lovelies at the weekend and grab one as you dash out the door in the morning or savour with a cuppa for your 3pm fix during the week.

Notes on my recipe

This recipe is adapted from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Oaty, nutty, fruity cookies in River Cottage Light & Easy.

Ingredients makes 10-12 cookies

  • 200g crunchy peanut butter (no added sugar and palm oil free please – I like Meridian)
  • 25g runny honey
  • 50g thick cut marmalade – cut up any big bits of peel
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 60g dried fruit (a mix of currants and raisins works nicely)
  • 50g thick rolled oats

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  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C/340°F/gas mark 3 and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Beat the honey with the peanut butter in a mixing bowl. Add the marmalade and beat again.
  3. Drop in the egg and beat thoroughly until combined.
  4. Add the bicarb (distributing it around the bowl) and mix it in.
  5. Add the dried fruit and oats. Mix in until evenly distributed through the mixture.
  6. Put heaped dessert spoonfuls of the mixture onto your baking tray, leaving a little room between each one. I flattened each sticky dollop to ensure the end result was cookie-shaped.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes and then leave to cool.

3 thoughts on “Peanut butter & marmalade cookies

  1. These look really good! I only started to really enjoy marmalade a couple of years ago and now I can’t get enough. I will have to try these out as snacks next week.


  2. What about marmalade on oat cakes if time is pressed? I love marmalade, too! I have now perfected a recipe that uses more fruit than sugar. My mum – a fanatic foodie so I feel I have made the grade – eats a teaspoon after it each meal.


    • Yes – marmalade on peanut butter on oatcakes is a popular snack in my house!

      That marmalade recipe sounds super. I’d love to check it out if you’ve posted it online?

      Mine’s something of a Chegworth Valley/Nigel Slater hybrid. The sugar may have got a little ‘caramelised’ (ahem) but it means it has a lovely depth of flavour.


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