Oats - So - Easy Biscuits

Chewy biscuits that are go perfectly well with a cup of tea or coffee!


These biscuits use only 5 simple ingredients which are easily found in any pantry. They are quick and easy to make, and take 25 minutes from start to finish.


This recipe is ideal for those busy days when you have limited time in the kitchen but are wanting healthy treats on hand. Chewy and just the right balance of sweetness from the mashed banana and honey will help with any sweet cravings!


They are a great breakfast-on-the-go option for those who do not have time in the morning, or who want a healthy pick-me-up!

Find the recipe below and get baking!


Serves: Makes 8 - 10 medium sized biscuits

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes


Ingredients:

  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed

  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) honey or syrup

  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup (90 g) oats*

  • 1 tsp (5 ml) ground cinnamon

  • Optional but highly recommended: 1/4 cup (20 g) desiccated coconut


Additional variations:

  • Fruit: 1/4 cup of raisins or finely chopped dried fruit

  • Nutty: 1/4 cup chopped nuts or 1 Tbsp peanut butter

  • Chocolate: 1 Tbsp of cocoa powder + 1/4 cup chocolate chips

  • Protein boost: 1 scoop protein powder (vanilla or chocolate flavour)


*Use easy-cooking oats as they are much finer, and will allow the mixture to hold better.

*Use gluten free oats if you have a gluten intolerance.


Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking paper or use cooking spray.

  2. Combine the mashed banana, honey or syrup, oil and cinnamon together. Add the oats and coconut and stir well to combine. Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes.

  3. Take 1 heaped Tbsp of mixture and roll into a ball. Place onto the prepared baking tray and flatten into a biscuit shape.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 18 - 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and transfer the biscuits to allow to cool.

  5. Serve immediately (with a cup of tea or coffee), or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week (... if they last that long)!

Dietitian's Notes:

  • Fiber Boost: Both bananas and oats contain soluble fibers. Soluble fibers assist with good blood sugar control as it slows digestion, taking longer for the body to absorb the broken down sugars from the food (and thus keeping you fuller for Thus, preventing quick spikes in your blood sugar levels. Additionally, as this fiber slows down digestion, it also keeps you fuller for longer.

  • Prebiotics: These biscuits also contain prebiotics (fiber). Prebiotics are the 'food' for the probiotics (good bacteria in the gut) and help promote their growth for a healthy gut environment.

  • Serving suggestion: 2 medium sized biscuits are considered one serving.


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