Apple or Pear Rice Bubble Biscuits

This recipe is adapted from one on the back of the Rice Bubbles packet, minus the spice and using fresh mashed apple or pear.  These biscuits are really filling and this version is a bit healthier with wholemeal flour.  Its also a good recipe for kids who like cooking, as they can help roll and flatten the biscuits.


Apple or Pear Rice Bubble Biscuits

Serves 18
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Dairy, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for Dairy / Lactose Free, RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe, RPAH Elimination Diet - Moderate Chemical, Salicylate Challenge
Meal type Sweet Things
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
A very filling, healthy snack.


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or nuttelex (softened)
  • 1 Golden or Red Delicious apple or pear (peeled and cored)
  • 1/4 cup rice malt syrup
  • 2 egg whites (lightly beaten)
  • 2 1/2 cups wholemeal Plain Flour
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups Rice Bubbles (or other rice puff cereal)


1. If using apple or a hard pear, cook the apple or pear in a saucepan with a little bit of water and the lid on for about 10 minutes, or until soft. Drain and mash. If using soft pear, mash the pear. set aside and allow to cool.
2. Preheat the oven to 180C and line two trays with baking paper.
3. Beat the sugar and butter together until light in colour.
4. Stir in the apple or pear, syrup and egg whites until well combined. It will look a bit curdled.
5. Place the Rice Bubbles in a large plastic bag and seal the ends. Use a rolling pin to crush the rice bubbles until you have a fine powder.
6. Combine and sift the flour and baking powder, adding the husks back in.
7. Add the rice bubbles and flour to the biscuit batter and stir until well combined.
8. Roll the mixture into 5cm balls and place on the trays. Flatten each one slightly with the back of a fork.
9. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
10. Store in an airtight container.


Low Chemical / Failsafe if using pear.

Moderate salicylates if using Red or Golden Delicious apples.

Dairy free if using Nuttlex.



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2 Responses to Apple or Pear Rice Bubble Biscuits

  1. OscarsMum says:

    I think you probably could use quinoa. Let me know how you go with it.

  2. TortoiseMum says:

    Hi! I just realised I forgot to re-subscribe when your blog changed over. I’ve missed so many recipes! This is a great one. I wonder if I can use quinoa flour instead of wheat flour?