Whole Oat Crunchies

These are the quickest and easiest biscuits I have ever made: they have a nice crunch and a toffee taste. A friend recently reminded me of these, so we tried them again and decided, yes, they absolutely had to be included.

Makes 12

This recipe is from Delia's Cakes

Whole Oat Crunchies
 50g jumbo oats
 60g porridge oats
 75g demerara sugar
 110g block butter
 Pre-heat the oven to 190°, gas mark 5
Equipment: You will need a Delia Online Oblong Tin or similar 20cm by 26cm, 4cm deep, base and sides lined with a non-stick liner


First weigh out the oats and sugar, place them in a bowl and mix them together as evenly as possible.

Then gently melt the butter in a saucepan – only just melt it, be careful not to let it brown. Next pour the melted butter into the bowl with the oats and sugar and mix until everything is well and truly blended.

Now all you have to do is tip the mixture into the prepared tin and press it out evenly all over with the back of a tablespoon. Bake near the centre of the oven for 15–18 minutes or until a nice pale gold colour.

Then remove the tin from the oven and cut the mixture into 12 portions while it is still warm.

Leave in the tin until cold and crisp before storing the biscuits in an airtight tin.

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