Peanut Butter & Oat Biscuits Recipe

Biscuit recipes that are quick & easy to make are a real boon.

With a simple recipe you can whip up a batch of delicious biscuits in just a few minutes. Pop them in the oven to bake when you have other things cooking and you will be making the best use of energy, making them even cheaper to make.

This is a recipe that gets lots of use as the biscuits can be made in next to no time.

They are so very moreish & everyone loves them!

The biscuit jar will not stay full for long when you make a batch of these delicious Peanut Butter & Oat Biscuits!

Peanut butter is currently a similar price to baking block fats. 100% peanut butter, which is naturally a little more expensive, is less than the cost of butter. Using peanut butter is a good choice for cost as well as for flavour.

This is such a straightforward recipe that anyone can tackle it and make a great biscuit, no matter how little baking experience you have, and get great results!


100g peanut butter
100g brown sugar
1 egg
100g oats
1 tsp baking powder

How to make Peanut Butter & Oat Biscuits

Set you oven to gas 5 /190c / 170c fan

Spoon the peanut butter into a large bowl and add the sugar & egg.

Whisk with an electric hand whisk if you have one or mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon until all of the ingredients are well combined.

Add in the oats and baking powder and mix well.

Take small spoonfuls of the mixture roll into balls. Place each ball onto a baking tray that has been lined with greaseproof paper, baking parchment or a silicone baking tray liner.

Flatten the balls with your hand then pop the tray into the oven.

Bake for 10-12 mins until golden brown than remove the biscuits from the tray to a rack to cool

Added Extras!

Ring the changes with these super easy biscuits by adding in a few more flavours.

Some of our favourites are:

Dark Chocolate chips – add 25g to the mix

Cranberry & white Chocolate – add 20g of dried cranberries along with 20g of white chocolate chips to the mix

Raisin – add 25 g of juicy raisins to the mix

Ginger – add a teaspoon of ground ginger or 20g of chopped crystallised ginger (or both if you really like ginger!) to the mix

Any other suggestions for flavour combinations? We’d love to hear what you come up with! Let us know in the comments or tag us in your Instagram posts with #thethriftysquirrels

Products we use:

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We love our Kitchen Aid Hand Mixer. It copes with anything and is a real timesaver when whisking up these delicious biscuits!

Silicone Baking Mats really are one of the best things you can get for baking batches of biscuits. They save so much money as they can simply be washed and reused hundreds of times!

A really good quality baking tray is worth the investment as you will get far superior and much more consistent results than if you use a cheap, thin tray as these can disperse the heat unevenly and lead to burnt biscuits!

For ease of dividing the dough into individual biscuits a cookie scoop can make things so much easier! These are not an essential tool by any means but can help speed up the process!

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