Oat biscuits on a wire tray

Oat biscuits

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(42 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

    bay-king pow-dah

    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 made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a clear, sparkling, golden-amber coloured, sweet

  • 2 tbsp milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…


  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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27th Jan, 2015
Might have to try this
3rd Nov, 2012
I made these exactly as per the recipe because we usually buy oat biscuits but prefer to think that home baked is better without additives but my husband complained that they make a 'too delicious' midnight snack - you can't win can you?
12th Oct, 2012
I made these using maple syrup as I didn't have any golden syrup in the cupboard, really yummy.
28th Feb, 2012
Every one loved my first attempt at buiscuit making, althhough i used some alternative ingrediants, as the cupboard was bare. I substituted honey for golden syrup, and used Ready oats instead of normal porridge oats, and demerara sugar. I weighed the ingrediants precisely, and found the resultant dough a little dry so i added a little extra milk. I weighed exactly 26 grams per biscuit and ended up with 14 little round balls,into which i pressed a dark chocolate almond, and wrapped the dough around the sweet. What a treat for dark chocolate and almond nut addicts, yummy with coffee, and the nut keeps the buiscuit up in the centre. can't wait to try the "propper" recipe, with help from Shannon & Jade, my litttle helpers. p.s. chocolate almonds £1 at Asda.
19th Jul, 2011
Tastes absolutely lovely, only issue was that they went a bit "too" flat in the oven - would have wanted them higher. I added 1tsp of cinnamon and 1 tsp of ginger as well, worked perfectly!
8th May, 2011
These biscuits are great! Only made 8 though so perhaps made them too big. Next time I'll double the quantities for my greedy family!


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