Oat and walnut biscuits.


September is National Organic Month.  I received a few delicious goodies to try from Sainsbury’s SoOrganic range.  I am not an avid organic buyer, I do try to buy fresh, free range, local and in season where possible.  Would love to buy everything organic but somehow my perception of organic was unaffordable, however this is not the case I have now discovered.  The price difference is often minimal and sometimes with fresh fruit and veggies it is almost non existent, to my surprise.   Little changes can make a big difference as the quote below from the Soil Association suggests and I am a true believer of that. A few more organic products in my shopping basket from now on 🙂

Small Changes, Big Difference

Organic September is the UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic. This year we’re asking everyone to make a Small Change in their everyday lives, in order to make a Big Difference to our food and farming.

We believe if we all make a small and achievable change in September and beyond, collectively we can make a big difference.

By choosing organic we can all support a kinder, greener and better food system – from more bees and hedgerows, better animal welfare, and shorter more trustworthy food chains.

This can be achieved by doing simple, every day changes such as switching your milk to organic or choosing organic moisturiser

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Oat and walnut biscuits.

These biscuits are delicious with cheese and as I recently discovered on my “find something to munch” kitchen journey, lovely with a cup of tea also. They are a kind of home made version of digestive biscuits, but less sweet and more buttery, with a melt in the mouth texture.

Blue cheese goes particularly well with them, topped with spicy chilli and tomato chutney, heaven!

  • 20g caster sugar
  • 100g salted butter softened
  • 50g porridge oats
  • 50g finely chopped or ground walnuts
  • 50g plain flour

Measure the sugar and butter into a bowl and beat it together to a creamy consistency.  Add the oats, walnuts and flour and work them into a mixture.  Knead the dough lightly and roll out to a thickness of 5mm. Cut into rounds using a  6 cm or about plain cutter.  Bake in the pre-heated oven to 140 C for about 20 min.



3 thoughts on “Oat and walnut biscuits.”

  1. Not sure what went wrong but they were very crumbly, too crumbly in fact. The dough was a little soft even though I added a little bit more flour, which I was loathe to do. I know whe you grind any nuts there is always a slight risk of too much oil being released and I took this I to consideration. Do you have any suggestions?

    1. It is quite a soft dough. I do use a good amount of flour on the work surface to prevent sticking.The oven too hot or butter too soft? It happens to me sometimes when I am impatient with a shortbread dough. I would suggest to rest the dough in the fridge for a short time.
      Hope this helps:)

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