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Healthy hobnobs

Augusta Gray
Written by

Augusta Gray

Reviewed by dietitian

Fiona Moncrieff

1 min read
Last updated April 2024

Our NHS and Partnerships team asked if there was such a thing as a healthy hobnob. So, we added 100g dark chocolate to our Anzac cookies and birthed the Fobnob (fake hobnob). We highly recommend pairing them with a delicious cuppa and enjoying mindfully, of course. Plus, they are vegan-friendly! ⁠

Recipe: Fobnobs

Prep and cooking time: 35 mins

Serves: 6-8


  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  • 160g rolled oats or gluten free oats
  • 60g desiccated coconut
  • 60g ground almonds
  • 5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 80-100g dark chocolate, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan.⁠
  2. In a large mixing bowl add the banana, oats, coconut, ground almonds and a pinch of salt.⁠
  3. Add the coconut oil, vanilla, water and baking soda.⁠
  4. Place baking paper on a baking tray and form the cookies into 1-1.5 tbsp sized balls and flatten slightly.⁠
  5. Pop the baking tray in the oven and bake for 30mins.
  6. In a small heat proof bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave for 30-60 seconds or over a double boiler.
  7. Allow the biscuits to cool on the baking tray before coating them with the melted dark chocolate using a teaspoon. ⁠
  8. Let the chocolate set and enjoy!⁠

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margaret o shea

1 June, 2021

How many calories each please

Heather Jones

27 May, 2020

How long will these last and do they need to be stored in a tin or a fridge because of the banana content?

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