Homemade Oaty Biscuits Recipe
These oat biscuits are crunchy around the edges, chewy in the middle and has a delicious hint of cinnamon. It’s made with only 5 ingredients and it’s ready to eat in just 30 minutes.
These oat biscuits are one of the best homemade snacks you can ever make! They’re easy, simple, oaty and just utterly delicious. What else could you ask for?
Not only do they taste great, but the smell of these oat biscuits is utterly amazing too! They’re flavoured with cinnamon and have a light caramel taste from the golden syrup.
If you love Hobnobs, then this homemade biscuit recipe is a great alternative! In fact, these biscuits taste even better!
Why You’ll Like This Recipe
- The texture is amazing! These biscuits are slightly crunchy and chewy due to the oats in this recipe.
- The perfect snack: It’s the perfect snack for adults and kids.
- So easy to make: This recipe is so simple, and you only need one bowl to make it.
- Oat biscuits but with a twist: The added cinnamon gives the biscuits a sweet and woody undertone.
- Perfect with a cup of tea: That says it all!
- This recipe is naturally vegan!
Watch How To Make It
Oat biscuits are also called oaty cookies or even oatmeal biscuits, different names, but really it’s the same recipe and the same amazing taste. They’re a must-have for tea parties, lunch boxes or even for breakfast.
Oat Biscuit Recipe Ingredients
Below are the few ingredients needed for this recipe:
- Porridge Oats: I like to use Quaker Porridge Oats, but any brand is fine to use.
- Self-Raising Flour: Use self-raising flour.
- Light Brown Sugar: You can use light brown sugar; dark brown sugar is a good alternative. If you only have caster sugar, then you can use that too.
- Bicarbonate Of Soda: This helps the biscuits to spread out slightly whilst baking in the oven.
- Golden Syrup: You can use either golden syrup or honey. Check out this list of golden syrup alternatives.
- Margarine or Butter: You can use either salted or unsalted butter. I used Stork which has salt in it.
- Cinnamon (Optional): Adding cinnamon is optional, but it does take these biscuits to a whole new level!
How To Make Homemade Oaty Biscuits With Porridge Oats
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to make homemade Hobnobs with this oat biscuit recipe. Full recipe instructions are on the recipe card:
Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C Fan, gas mark 4) and line two medium baking trays with parchment paper. If you have a large baking tray, then you just need one.
Add butter, golden syrup and light brown sugar to a large mixing bowl and melt in the microwave on a medium heat.
Check every 10 to 15 seconds and give the mixture a stir. Repeat until the mixture has melted.
Add self-raising flour, porridge oats, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon to the melted butter mixture and mix together until thoroughly combined.
Scoop a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball using the palms of your hands. Place the ball onto the lined baking tray. Repeat this step for the remaining dough; leave a gap between each ball.
Gently press the dough with your fingers to flatten it slightly.
TIP: When rolling the dough, it may take a while for the dough to come together but it will eventually.
Bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Leave the biscuits to cool down for 5 minutes before removing them from the baking tray.
My Top Tips
Fatten the dough balls before baking it in the oven, this will help the biscuits spread out whilst baking. Gently press the dough balls down, if you press too hard, then the biscuits will turn out thin and crispy.
If the oat biscuits haven’t flattened out whilst baking in the oven, carefully pat the biscuits down whilst they are cooling. Careful, they will be hot!
The longer you bake these oatie biscuits the crunchier they’ll be. For softer biscuits, bake for 7 to 10 minutes or bake for 15 to 20 minutes for crunchy oat biscuits. At 15 minutes, the texture will be crunchy around the edges and chewy in the middle.
These oat biscuits are generally healthier than standard biscuits as they have oats in them. For healthier oat biscuits, you can reduce the amount of sugar in this recipe.
Oat Biscuit Recipe Variations
There are so many extra flavours you can add to this oat biscuits recipe, I’ve listed my top two favourites below:
Ginger Oat Biscuits: You can add small chunks of stem ginger to this recipe or add a teaspoon of ground ginger powder. This taste is INSANE, it reminds me of my ginger nut biscuits and my gingerbread NYC cookies.
Chocolate Oat Biscuits: You can drizzle melted chocolate over the biscuits or dip them into melted chocolate. Leave the biscuits to cool before coating it with chocolate. You could also add chocolate chips to the biscuit dough.
What To Serve With Homemade Oat Biscuits
There’s nothing like homemade biscuits and a nice hot drink. This Biscoff hot chocolate and Terry’s chocolate orange hot chocolate is the perfect match.
You can of course pair it with cooler drinks like these milkshakes below:
How To Store
Keep the biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature and eat within 3 days.
You can freeze the dough in advance and make it when you are ready! They last for up to a month in the freezer. You can freeze the dough in ball shapes and bake straight from frozen, add an extra 5 to 10 minutes to the baking time.
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Oat Biscuits Recipe (Homemade Hobnobs)
- 125 g Porridge Oats
- 125 g Self-Raising Flour
- 125 g Butter
- 125 g Light Brown Sugar
- 1 tbsp Golden Syrup
- ½ tsp Bicarbonate Of Soda
- ½ tsp Cinnamon (Optional)
- Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C Fan, gas mark 4) and line two medium baking trays with parchment paper. If you have a large baking tray, then you just need one.
- Add butter, golden syrup and light brown sugar to a large mixing bowl and melt in the microwave on a medium heat.Check every 10 to 15 seconds and give the mixture a stir. Repeat until the mixture has melted.
- Add self-raising flour, porridge oats, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon to the melted butter mixture and mix together until thoroughly combined.
- Scoop a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball using the palms of your hands. Place the ball onto the lined baking tray. Repeat this step for the remaining dough; leave a gap between each ball.
- Gently press the dough with your fingers to flatten it slightly.
- Bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Leave the biscuits to cool down for 5 minutes before removing them from the baking tray.
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I love receiving your emails, I have made these oat biscuits, with the cinnamon, but I did cut out an awful lot of the sugar, I am a diabetic, I only used 30 grams .they turned out great, Hubby he loved them, I made another batch, this time, did the same as before but added 50 grams of sultanas, the grandchildren turned up and enjoyed them, so thank you.
I would seriously recommend this recipe, so easy and fast to make and totally delicious, 10 out of 10.
Hi Carole, thank you for your lovely comment! I’m so glad you and your family loved it, thanks for trying the recipe.