Honey and oats are a great combination for breakfast. However, they are also great together in biscuits.
Below is a really simple and quick recipe for oat biscuits with a hint of honey. It takes 10 minutes to make, it’s a great way introduction to baking if you don’t usually bake and it is a simple recipe to do with children (especially if you find yourself house bound on a rainy day).
If you like, you can add dried fruit to this recipe (to add another flavour and texture), and I find raisins or chopped dried apricot work really well as do chopped dried dates. It’s worth experimenting, you may never go back to shop bought biscuits again.
Prep Time: 10 mins. Bake Time: 10 mins.
Ingredients: Makes: 10-12 biscuits
- 75g Self raising flour
- 75g porridge / rolled oats
- 75g caster sugar (or brown sugar if you fancy a deeper flavour)
- 75g butter (or you can use margarine)
- 1 tablespoon honey, I tend to go for a dark honey if I have one in the cupboard.
- 1 tablespoon milk/ soya milk
How to make the biscuits:
- Preheat the oven to 180 C.
- Place baking paper/parchment on a baking tray.
- Sift the flour into a bowl and then add the oats and sugar.
- In a saucepan melt the butter, milk and honey (slowly) and mix it together until it is a warm liquid.
- Add the liquid to your flour mixture and mix together.
- Use your hands to mould the dough into biscuit shapes, you can usually make 12 depending on the size.
- Place the biscuits on the tray and place in oven for around 10 to 15 minutes or until the biscuit is slightly brown.
- Take out of the oven to cool.
How to eat your biscuits:
Whilst your biscuits are are cooling, pop the kettle on and make a cup of tea.
Sit down in an armchair, look out of the window and enjoy your biscuits and tea, enveloped in a moment of calm.