National Biscuit Day – A Healthy “Oatie” Biscuit Recipe

Well it is “National Biscuit Day” and I thought it was a day from the American Foodie Calendar but it appears to be from the UK calendar which means the idea I had to make Scones (as I think in the USA they call them biscuit don’t they?) wouldn’t work. However, I may still bake the Scones and share that recipe today but still make some Biscuits as well.

My first batch of biscuits will some that my husband loves – Empire Biscuits and the second batch will be healthy “Oatie” Biscuits – my version of my favourite biscuits plain digestives. I am sharing the recipe for these biscuits which I bake a lot rather than making Scones – change of plan sorry.  These biscuits are similar to the Oat Cookies I make but they are crunchier and have slightly different ingredients in the recipe.

Oatie Biscuits

29/05/2018
: 10
: 10 min
: 15 min
: 25 min
: Easy

You can add flavours to the recipe such as chocolate chips or even coat the biscuits with chocolate to change the overall taste of the biscuits. Nutritionally, one of these cookies contains 166 calories, 9.7g total fat (12% daily total fat), 17.7g total carbohydrate (6% daily total carbohydrate), 1.3g fibre (5% daily fibre) (based on a 2000 calorie diet).

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Ingredients
  • 4oz soft spread
  • 2oz caster sugar
  • 2oz plain flour
  • 4oz oatmeal
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat the oven to Gas 4.
  • Step 2 Line two baking trays.
  • Step 3 In a mixing bowl, weigh out all the ingredients.
  • Step 4 Whisk together with a handheld electric whisk until forms a dough.
  • Step 5 Roll out onto a floured surface quite thin as you want the biscuits to crisp up in the oven.
  • Step 6 Cut out the biscuits using a cutter of your choice.
  • Step 7 Place on the lined baking trays.
  • Step 8 Bake for 15 minutes till slightly golden.
  • Step 9 Allow to cool before removing from the trays.

Nutritionally, these “Oatie” Biscuits which are the closest derivative of the famous “Digestive Biscuits” are very healthy especially if you eat them as they are and don’t cover them with chocolate.

There is very little calories, sugar or carbohydrate in the recipe and the fat content although quite high, the saturated fat content is quite low. There is some fibre in the recipe which comes from the oats and no cholesterol. A weightwatchers dream!! These biscuits are great with a cuppa and compliment a piece of cheddar perfectly. You can of course add chocolate as a topping or even chocolate chips to the recipe if you really want to but these biscuits are crisp on the outside, crunchy when you bite into them and healthy when you eat them. 🙂

This recipe is:

  • egg free
  • nut free
  • lupin free
  • soyabean free

Yesterday, I had a really busy day doing loads of different jobs just so I could spend some of the week with the children whilst trying to work as well. The baking for today is going to be preparation to bake some Macarons which I have never made before. I blame my daughter for this idea as she came home with a picture of some Macarons and it just set the idea up in my head as it was a sign that I need to give them a try.

Macaron PIcture
Macaron Picture

I have made Coconut Macaroons which we call Coconut Haystacks but they are not the same as French Macarons and the ones I am going to try and bake will be chocolate flavoured as I hope it will mask the flavour of the almond essence ( if I add any) and ground almonds just so the children will try them. I have watched videos from Youtube and some of my favourite food bloggers who have made these tasty bitesize morsels with their handy tips and there are plenty of things to remember when baking these treats. So far, I have separated three egg whites and put them in the fridge where they will stay overnight and then tomorrow the fun begins. 🙂

Well it is “National Biscuit Day” and I thought it was a day from the American Foodie Calendar but it appears to be from the UK calendar which means the idea I had to make Scones (as I think in the USA they call them biscuit don’t they?) wouldn’t work. However, I may still bake the Scones and share that recipe today but still make some Biscuits as well.

Also, as it is “National Biscuit Day” today and I have baked  Empire Biscuits as a treat for my family because I haven’t baked them in a while and they are delicious I will be adding these biscuits to the Friday Treat Box this week.  These biscuits are not sugar free or reduced sugar and I don’t know if you can bake these biscuits with no sugar as you have to have some sugar in the recipe don’t you? These Empire Biscuits are a sweet toothed person’s heaven with the glace icing, jam and sweet, crunchy sandwich biscuits what more can you ask for.

My Friday Treat Box this week involves Oreo Rocky Road as it is “National Rocky Road Day” at the beginning of June and a Party Traybake which will be loved by everyone at a party, believe me! The box will contain 4 pieces of each bake plus something else. I am thinking a biscuit or four such as the Empire Biscuits would be a good addition to this week’s treat. 🙂