In our house, we call these ‘Grandma biscuits’ as my Mum can’t remember where the recipe came from.
As MyItchyBoy grew up my Mum wanted something easy to bake with and for him, so she adapted the recipe to dairy free and then discovered that they were still yummy made with gluten free flour too (so I can eat them!).
- 1 cup of oats
- 1 teaspoon golden syrup
- 4oz dairy free spread
- 3oz sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1 teaspoon of boiling water
- 4oz self-raising flour (works with gluten free or normal flour)
- Few drops of vanilla extract, optional
What to do
Cream together the spread and sugary, until smooth. Then add the syrup, diluted with the water and vanilla. Work in the flour, bicarb, then oats.
Make small walnut-sized balls (you can really make any shape/size) and place on a greased/non-stick baking tray.
Bake in a moderate oven (160-170 ish) for 15 minutes until they look done. The more golden, the more crunchy they are.
You can easily add in chocolate drops or chopped nuts or fruit to the mix before baking.