Oat mummy biscuits

A few weeks ago I baked a batch of these biscuits and took them along to a volleyball tournament for my team to enjoy between matches. They were a hit and so I’ve decided to share this all-time favourite recipe with you that my Brazilian friend, Marry shared with me. It’s a family recipe developed by Marry’s mother who baked Oat Mummy Biscuits during their stay in England.

These crumbly biscuits are easy to prepare, delicious and so moreish. If you pay attention to a healthy lifestyle and think about your diet, you can be sure that one or two will not hurt you. My friends love it and I’m sure you’re your friends and children will love it too!


  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 200g salted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2 Tbs hot water
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, hazelnuts)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or just chopped chocolate (85% cocoa)
  • 2 cups oats


First steps

Mix butter and sugar until creamy and pale, then add the eggs and continue mixing well.

Next add the sifted flour together with bicarbonate and vanilla.

Then add hot water and the remainder of the ingredients and combine well.

Final steps

Place you Mummy Biscuits into a preheated oven (200C) and bake about 10-12min or until they are golden.

Allow to cool before removing from the baking tray. They will still be very soft.


Next steps

Use a teaspoon amount to make balls (gently flattened) onto a greased baking tray.

Remember to leave space between them, because they will grow.

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