Chocolate chip and peanut oat flour biscuits

The first time we made this recipe we wrote it up with the title ‘the best of biscuits’, and they really are the nicest we’ve made so far! And we’ve made a lot of biscuits…
The oat flour adds a gorgeous toasty flavour, and adding whole oats too gives them a great texture. They’re a cookie type of biscuit, so crisp round the edges and chewy in the middle, and they’re perfect for dunking in tea!
You could omit the peanuts if you like, but they’re so good with the chocolate that it would be a shame to leave them out 🙂


Chocolate chip and peanut oat flour biscuits

makes 12

100 g gluten free oat flour
30 g cornflour (corn starch)
150 g vegan margarine
150 g dark brown sugar
40 g gluten free oats
1 tsp baking powder
large pinch salt
70 g small dark chocolate chips (we get them from Aldi)
30 g salted peanuts

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees c and line two trays with baking paper.
Sift together the oat flour, cornflour and baking powder and mix in the oats and salt.
Cream together the margarine and sugar. Add the flour and oat mixture and beat together until everything is well combined.
Lastly add the chocolate chips and peanuts and mix well to ensure they are evenly distributed. It should be a sticky dough.
Divide the mixture into 12 balls and lay 6 on each tray, with plenty of space around as they spread a lot while baking. Pat them down a little. You can do them in two batches if you only have one tray, the dough is fine to sit a while.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the edges are browned.
Cool completely before eating to let them set.

By A. and E.


Peanut brownie biscuits

When I was growing up these crunchy, chocolatey, peanutty, biscuits were my sister’s favourite. She used to make them with our mum and they always filled the house with a gorgeous smell as they were cooking!

With her birthday approaching, I thought it would be lovely to make a batch as part of her present, but our mum is on holiday so I couldn’t check the recipe out with her… Internet to the rescue!

I was completely convinced that if I put peanut brownie biscuits into a search engine, it would return nothing but recipes for the cake style brownie… but how wrong I was! It turns out that they’re a well loved New Zealand biscuit, and the basic recipe seemed pretty standard. But, it used eggs, butter, and of course wheat flour. So I set about experimenting… the first batch was basically cake, due I think, to a heavy hand with the soy milk. They were also too pale and not chocolatey enough!

Maybe our family recipe came from somewhere else (to be honest, I’d assumed it was a be-ro one)…

The second batch had the correct colour and flavour, but I have it on good authority that one could be held in tea for an entire minute, with no discernible disintegration (thank you Alex…).

The third batch though, is pretty good if I do say so myself! I favour a crunchy biscuit, so I’m very fond of them, but I haven’t tried dipping them in tea yet…

Peanut brownie biscuits - yum!

Peanut brownie biscuits – yum!

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