Recipe: California Prune and Florida Grapefruit cookies

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01 Jul 2024

California Prunes cookies on a baking parchment

Quick and easy, these tasty bone-friendly cookies are the perfect tea-time treat from our bone health accreditation partners California Prunes.

Makes: 12 cookies
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes


  • 100g California Prunes, chopped
  • 150ml vegetable oil
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 140g plain flour
  • 300g porridge oats
  • Zest and juice of two Florida Grapefruits
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160°C and line two baking trays with baking parchment.
  2. Zest and juice the Florida Grapefruits 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 together 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 of 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 a little squeeze.
  7. Drop a heaped tbsp of the cookie dough onto the baking trays and shape with wet hands into a cookie shape. Space them well apart as they will spread when cooking.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden.
  9. Leave to cool on the trays for 10 minutes before eating. They'll keep in an airtight container for up to three days.

Eat well for your bones

Read more about the nutrition we need for healthy bones now or find more delicious bone-friendly recipes on the California Prunes website.


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