Oaty biscuit recipe – perfect for packed lunches

oat biscuit recipe

oat biscuits

PINCH, punch, the first of the month. It’s the 1st September and the girls go back to school next week so already I am full of good intentions about how this year is going to be different. There will be no lost shoes  – and definitely no lost tempers – in the morning and no frenzied searching for homework or last minute packed lunch making. Oh no. My new year resolutions start here.

PINCH, punch, the first of the month. It’s the 1st September and the girls go back to school next week so already I am full of good intentions about how this year is going to be different. There will be no lost shoes  – and definitely no lost tempers – in the morning and no frenzied searching for homework or last minute packed lunch making. Oh no. My new year resolutions start here.

So instead of watching Victoria on catch-up TV, last night was spent browsing lunch box ideas on Pinterest  and parenting blogs for tips about how to make the school run a pleasure, not a chore. I have already ordered two extra school ties and gym shirts (both items that inexplicably go walkabout at 8am) and copious, complicated Tupperware  boxes  to ensure the kids’ lunches stay fresh and vaguely food-shaped. After two terms of below average school dinners, where dishes some times ran out and was occasionally mouldy, we are back to packed lunches. Sigh.

I have vlogged about taking the stress out of packed lunches before and the trick, for me, is menu planning. I am religious about it. For example, every Monday it is chicken goujons, Tuesday hummus, Wednesday a thermos full of something hot and so on.

But I struggle with the sweet stuff. I don’t want to give the girls Kitkats or similar and shop-bought oat bars are expensive for what they are. So this summer, I started making these biscuits, and they are loved by the whole family. They are made of oats which are not only cheap, but keep the children fuller longer and you can customize them with chocolate chips, dried fruit and seeds, if you fancy. The best thing is they freeze well, meaning you can make a batch on Sunday night and freeze enough to last the week. They only take 5m to make and 15m to bake.

Ingredients

(makes about 6 large ones)

75g wholemeal flour

75g oats

1 tsp baking powder

75g butter

60g sugar

1tbs honey

(optional nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips, cinnamon pinch)

 Method

Preheat the oven to 180c. Grease and line a baking sheet.

Mix the flour, oats and baking powder in a bowl. In a pan melt the butter, sugar and honey on a low heat.

Combine with the flour a.  

Using clean hands make small golf ball shapes. Place them on the baking sheet squidging lightly with your hand to flatten slightly. They spread lots on baking, so space a couple of centimetres apart.

Bake for 10-15m until golden. Cool on a wire rack. Once cool place on a baking tray and pop in the freezer, until frozen. This takes about 30m. Once frozen you can pop them in a Tupperware box and keep in the freezer for at least a month. As if they’ll last that long.

This post was sponsored by Iceland. #poweroffrozen 

4 Comments

  1. Love anything oatie. Have you tried Anzac biscuits?

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    • Me too! No, should I?

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  2. I’m from Russia and the oaty biscuits’ taste is well known in this country from a young age 😉
    Now, getting kids, it’s a good thing that we are able to cook it in the most healthy manner. Have no opportunity for eating a complete serve of oatmeal – eat some oat biscuits with milk or green tea and enjoy its salubrity and nutritional value!

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  3. Great idea to smuggle some healthy bits into kids’ school lunch!

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