Oatmeal And Molasses Biscuits

Oatmeal And Molasses Biscuits


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A recipe passed down through the family - it was popular during WWII when food was rationed: the molasses was easier to find than brown sugar, the walnuts and raisins were added as and where they could be found. A treat for the family when they didn't know which version they were getting in their lunch box!

Diana S.

Serves: 48 

  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 2 cups (160g) oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar
  • 170g margarine
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 5 tablespoons (75ml) light molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup (50g) chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup (80g) raisins (optional)

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, oatmeal, bicarb soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. In another large bowl, beat the sugar with the butter until smooth and creamy; mix in beaten eggs, molasses and vanilla.
  4. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients. Stir in walnuts and raisins if using. Drop teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking trays.
  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until slightly browned. Allow biscuits to cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Great recipe! Have made this a few times and seems to be pretty fool-proof! My kids love it too - 23 Aug 2014

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