Oaty Biscuits. Delicious, very versatile and totally irresistible!

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 oaty biscuit 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
  • Cocoa
  • Smarties
  • Jelly tots
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Sprinkles
  • Etc etc etc

Should I use butter or oil to make oaty biscuits?

I often use a neutral oil to make these, rapeseed oil or a light olive oil. The oil version oaty biscuits have a short texture which we both like. Use a butter or margarine and the texture will be softer, still gorgeous though!

I’ve reduced the original amount of sugar from 200g to 150g in line with current thinking

Large chocolate oaty biscuits

I replaced 30g of the flour with cocoa powder in this chocolate oaty biscuits version. I also divided the mixture into 12 to make a dozen much larger biscuits. These larger biscuits needed 20 minutes in the oven rather than 15. They’re still warm and my husband has eaten two already!

chocolate oaty biscuits

 

Large raisin / sultana oaty biscuits

This version is also larger oaty biscuits. I added a big handful of sultanas to these ones and as I’d run out of oil, I used butter in this batch. Lovely crisp texture and buttery flavour

large sultana oaty biscuits

 

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Oaty biscuits

oaty biscuits

Oaty Biscuits

Very, very variable recipe, much, much too moreish!
4.5 from 2 votes
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: 76kcal
Author: Thrifty Lesley
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Ingredients

  • 200 g self- raising flour
  • 200 g oats
  • 150 g sugar
  • 200 ml veg oil
  • 2 tbsp hot water

Instructions

  • Just bung everything a bowl and mix together very well.
  • Use the same weight of butter, spread or coconut oil instead of the oil if you prefer
  • 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

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Oaty Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 18mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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11 Comments

11 Comments

  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

    Hello,

    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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