Oat Biscuits


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  • Makes about



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Apples for Jam

Apples for Jam

By Tessa Kiros

Published 2010

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These are plain, healthy and good. You could serve them for breakfast instead of porridge sometimes, with a mug of warm milk.


  • 1 egg
  • 120 g( oz) light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 80 g( oz) butter, softened
  • 50 g( oz) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 50 g( oz) wholemeal (wholewheat) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 100 g( oz) quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon milk


Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4) and line a large baking tray with baking paper.

Whip the egg, sugar and vanilla together until the sugar has dissolved. Beat in the butter and then sift in the plain and wholemeal flours and baking powder. Add a pinch of salt and the oats and mix well with a wooden spoon. Stir in the milk. With lightly moistened hands, shape the dough into walnut-sized balls and put them, well spaced, on the baking tray. Flatten them a bit so they look like mini hamburger patties. Bake for about 15 minutes until they are golden around the edges (they might still be a little soft on top). Cool on a wire rack and then keep in your biscuit tin for up to 5 days.