Oat, Seed, & Almond Biscuits

Hey there! I think spring is finally here. And, it’s just a few more weeks until the Bristol 10k, one of my favourite events in the city! In preparation, I decided to make some high energy snacks to munch on throughout the day. So, I wanted to try baking these oat biscuits, as I like those Scottish round ones you can buy in the shops. Here is what you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp ground linseed (or flaxseed)
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup hot water

First, you’ll need to create a coarse oat flour. Put the oats in a blender and pulse it a few times until its a bit grainy.

Put that and the other dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. At the last minute, I also added 1/4 teaspoon each of rosemary and thyme, but that addition is up to you.

Next, add the hot water. Start mixing very well. Once the water hits the oats, it will get sticky very quickly. Once fully incorporated, let it sit for about 5 minutes so the oats absorb the water.

Once firm, roll it onto a baking mat or baking sheet, and press down as thin as you can. It will be pretty sticky at this point, but just do your best.

Once its as thin as you can get it, cut it into square like shapes, or anything that resembles 4 sides.

Heat your oven to 350 F/ 180 C and bake for around 30 minutes, or until they start to become a bit deeper in color.And there you have it, Oat, Seed, and Almond biscuits! I’ll be honest though, these did not turn out like I had hoped and were nothing like the crunchy Scottish style ones you can get in the store. They were a bit chewy, but still edible smothered in peanut butter and nutella. Not my best recipe to date, although I may try these again. Perhaps next time I’ll decrease the water a bit, or bake for another 5 or 10 minutes. I posted this just in case someone out there wanted to give these a try and have better success at them than I. But hey, that’s life! Sometimes you fail. But also in life, its important to try again, or develop another idea and try something else. In the meantime, I’ll still snack on these when I need a little something to get me through the day. And I’ll also stop by the shops on the way home tomorrow for something more proper. Thanks for reading and Happy Eating!

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