Vegan Easy Bake Oatmeal Biscuits
I love baking and have found it can be a great way to reduce your waste by using what you already have in your cupboard. I now opt for making my own biscuits rather than buying shop bought ones which come in plastic packaging. This Easy Bake Vegan Oat Biscuit recipe will take around 10 minutes in the oven and the prep time is about 5 minutes, so these are perfect for if you are in a rush or baking with children. (these are my go-to biscuits for baking with my nieces) I made these for a weekend hike. I wanted some snacks which were low waste and easy to make and something to keep my energy levels up, so these biscuits were the perfect thing to make. (I also made my zero-waste hummus recipe which you can find here).
Oats are a great addition to our diet as they contain a powerful fibre called beta-glucan that helps lower cholesterol levels and reduces levels of bad cholesterol in the blood without impacting the good cholesterol. Oats also boast antioxidants called phenolic acids and avenanthramides which is great for your skin and health.
Oats have a low glycaemic index which along with their high fibre content helps regulate blood sugar levels, acting as an aid for diabetes treatment. The list of health benefits for oats is a huge one and there are so many ways to introduce this into your diet. (Oat milk, Porridge, Oat Biscuits are just to name a few) Another great reason for this recipe is that Oats are easy to get hold of from zero waste shops and are cheap to buy. A large jar of rolled oats is around £1 and will last me a long while.
To Make 10 Vegan Oat Biscuits
75g porridge oats
75g wholemeal flour
50g caster sugar
75g Dairy free butter
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp soya milk
1 tbsp maple syrup
- Pre-heat the over to 180c / 160c fan / Gas 4 and line a tray with parchment paper.
- Mix the flour, oats, caster sugar and baking powder in a bowl.
- On the hob or in the microwave, melt the butter with the soya milk and maple syrup.
- Add the melted butter to the mixed dry ingredients and mix until the butter covers this, making a sticky oat mixture
- Spoon the mixture onto the parchment paper and push down to make round biscuits. I used a metal cookie cutter to get make the biscuits more symmetrical, but you don’t need to use these.
- Pop in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Leave to cool before serving.
Love using Oats? Check out my homemade oat milk recipe too here.