Oat biscuits on a wire tray

Oat biscuits

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(77 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins


10 large biscuits or 15 medium ones

Nothing beats homemade cookies – make these easy oat biscuits for a sweet treat during the day when you need a break. They're perfect served with a cuppa

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per biscuit

  • kcal140
  • fat7g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.27g
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  • 75g wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 75g porridge oats
  • 50g caster sugar



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 75g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a translucent, golden-amber coloured, sweet syrup

  • 2 tbsp milk



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  1. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.

  2. Sift flour into a bowl. Mix in baking powder, porridge oats and sugar.

  3. Melt the butter, syrup and milk in a small saucepan or in the microwave and stir. 

  4. Add to the dry ingredients. Mix until the liquid covers all the oat mixture and until well combined.

  5. Spoon onto a baking tray and shape into rounds, leaving space between each biscuit as they will spread whilst cooking. 

  6. Bake for 10 to 15 mins, or until golden brown. Leave to cool for 5 mins before removing from tray.

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nic R
26th Oct, 2019
These are easy to make and taste good and Homely. They didn't spread out as much as they should have so I will add some more milk next time.
7th Jul, 2019
Lovely recipe. So easy to whip up a batch. I halved the sugar & added a pinch of salt as I don’t have a sweet tooth. I like the biscuits very crisp and the best way to achieve that is to press them down until they’re very thin, about 2-3mm. They don’t spread much at all.
4th Feb, 2019
Lovely but def doesn't need that much sugar. I halved the caster but think it could take even less. We added dark choc chips!
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Arthur Lally
18th Jan, 2019
excellent recipe...onto my 6th bake and very tasty results every time...just altered it a bit with a few drops of almond oil and addition of chopped dates which really seem to go well with the oaty biscuit... thanks for sharing
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Terri Bate
14th Dec, 2017
This is an all time favourite recipe. Same amount oats, flour and butter. I halve the sugar though. No getting fingers dirty, and fast to make. What's not to like?
3rd Dec, 2017
can you freeze before baking
8th Aug, 2017
So easy and fun to make with kids. Delicious, will make again with different variations. Simple store cupboard ingredients too.
6th Jan, 2017
These are fab! I've made cranberry & choc chip, lemon, honey & ginger, chocolate-orange versions and simply with sultanas. I like to reduce the sugar content, especially if I use fruit. Only ever made them with gluten free flour, which needs a bit of extra milk, but they always turn out great.
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12th Mar, 2016
These are great. I also made them with 50g Fruit and Nut Muesli substituted for 50g of the oats. Blitzed in food processor to make smaller chunks.
3rd May, 2015
it is very lovely i do in 10 mins now i was do the 15 mins too much


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