Oaty Biscuits. Delicious, very versatile and totally irresistible!

Very, very variable recipe, much, much too moreish!

A very, very variable recipe, for oaty biscuits. Much, much too moreish – and although they are only 1p a biscuit, could make it not frugal as they get scoffed too quickly 🙂 especially warm and delicious straight from the oven mmmmm

Some of the hundreds of flavour variations you could try

Add to the oaty biscuit mix:-

  • A tsp ginger, fresh, preserved or dried
  • Or cinnamon, mixed spice or ground cloves
  • Chopped nuts of any kind
  • A handful of any dried fruit – dried cranberries, sour cherries, raisins, currants or chopped apricots
  • Chopped chocolate or chocolate chips
  • Smarties
  • Jelly tots
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Sprinkles
  • Etc etc etc


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Oaty biscuits

oaty biscuits

Oaty Biscuits

Very, very variable recipe, much, much too moreish!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Dessert, Picnic, Pudding, School Lunches, Snack
Cuisine: English
Keyword: budget meals, cheap family recipes, vegan, vegetarian
Dietary Requirements: Dairy Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 50 biscuits
Cost per portion 1p per biscuit
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Thrifty Lesley
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  • 200 g self- raising flour
  • 200 g oats
  • 200 g sugar
  • 200 ml veg oil
  • 2 tbsp hot water


  • Just bung everything a bowl and mix together very well.
  • Using your hands, make walnut sized pieces and place on greased baking trays. You can either leave them walnut shaped, or flatten them out to biscuit shape
  • Bake at 180C fan for 15 minutes. Click to start a 15 minute timer



Add to the mix:-
  • A tsp ginger, fresh, preserved or dried
  • Or cinnamon, mixed spice or ground cloves
  • Chopped nuts of any kind
  • A handful of any dried fruit
  • Chopped chocolate or chocolate chips
  • Smarties
  • Jelly tots
  • Etc etc etc
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Nutrition Facts
Oaty Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 18mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Moira

    5 stars
    Hi just made these, great added cinnamon to them. I have been looking for a oat biscuit recipe for a while none have turned out as good as these. Next time I will cut back on the sugar as I don’t have a sweet tooth.

  2. Lesley

    I know what you mean, I can’t make them, eat too many!

  3. Catherine

    Just made these and they are delicious. Seems like a lot of oil though (200g). They are really crumbly and sweet (my sweet tooth loves you!). They may not last the week… LOL

  4. Lesley

    Yes, that’s right. Not steel cut oats. They are the rolled oats

    I’m still eating that soup, taking it out of the freezer, working through that stash!

    We had a lovely Christmas, I love all that family time., makes me feel all warm and fuzzy

  5. New England Flybaby


    Are “porridge oats” what we in the States call “old-fashioned” or “rolled” oats? (I’m assuming they’re NOT steel-cut oats aka Irish oatmeal in the States), but please correct me if I’m wrong.

    Hope you had a Merry Christmas! I’m enjoying reading your many clever ideas for Christmas leftovers; that soup for leftover day 1 looks delicious!

  6. Lesley

    Have some in the tin right now, and trying not to have any. They are scrummy! Good luck with your fund raiser

  7. Helen

    Will be making these for a charity coffee morning on Wednesday 🙂

  8. Lesley

    they are much too moreish, one just isn’t enough!
    those additions sound lovely

  9. kirsty

    Just made some of these (and sneaked one still warm from the oven) GORGEOUS! Added lemon zest, a little lemon juice and some cinnamon, got away with the extra liquid as my flour was overly dry anyway. This made loads too!

  10. Lesley

    I find them much too moreish and have to lock them in a tin 🙂

  11. Claire

    just made these (with spread instead of veg oil as that’s what I had)
    and they are delicious! Thanks! 🙂

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