Both children and adults will love these crisp, melt-in-the-mouth biscuits. They are a wholesome treat, packed with oatmeal and raisins for extra flavour and nutrition. It's worth making a double batch and freezing some.
Oatmeal is an excellent source of soluble fibre, which can help to reduce high blood cholesterol levels, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease. Soluble fibre also helps to slow the absorption of carbohydrate into the bloodstream, resulting in a gentler rise and fall in blood sugar levels.
For a warmer flavour, you can sift in 1–1 1/2 teaspoons mixed spice, cinnamon or ginger with the flour.