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Crispy cereal biscuits

When it was pouring with rain one afternoon last week, and we’d already been out in the morning, I decided that a spot of baking was the best choice of activity, and Andrew enthusiastically agreed – he always does when there’s food at the end of an activity! I flicked through a recipe book that I was given for Christmas for some on the spot inspiration. One that caught my eye was for biscuits with cornflakes in them – like a cross between chocolate cornflake cakes and oaty biscuits. Based on this idea I looked in the cupboards, and then adapted the recipe to include rice crispies and oatmeal, because that’s what we had in. I also reduced the relative quantity of sugar, as I often do when baking with the boys.

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Since living with Granny and Grandad, we’re also enjoying the use of Granny’s Kitchenaid, which Andrew loves to help me with. I find this particularly useful when working with real butter – I tend to use margarine myself because I never remember to get butter out enough in advance for it to get to room temperature and is therefore hard work to mix!

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I have to say, for a make it up as you go along recipe loosely based on inspiration from a book, these tasted amazing. Perfect texture for the kids to enjoy, nice and light, with a real crisp to them, whilst still being a biscuit rather than a cereal bar/cake.

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Here’s how we did it…

Ingredients

  • 100g butter
  • 150g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 125g self raising flour
  • 50g oatmeal
  • 50g sesame seeds
  • 50g rice crispies

Method

  1. Prepare a couple of baking sheets by lining with greaseproof paper, and preheat the oven to 170ºC (fan).
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg.
  4. Add the flour, oatmeal and sesame seeds, and mix until well combined.
  5. Add the rice crispies and gently fold in without over mixing.
  6. Dollop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking tray, with large enough gaps between them to allow for spreading during baking.
  7. Bake for around 15 minutes until lightly golden.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the tray until the biscuits firm up.
  9. Eat and enjoy :)
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15 Responses to “Crispy cereal biscuits”

  1. Coombemill says:

    All my biscuits are homemade, I love the idea of using cereals

    • Ruth says:

      It worked really well. I think your baking looks amazing Fiona, and we tried some when we came to visit :)

  2. Honest Mum says:

    They look delicious and bet the rice crispies give a real crunch! Would love you to link up to #tastytuesdays if you fancied it!

  3. Oooh I love the idea of using cereal in the biscuits! They look yummy!

  4. Honest Mum says:

    Thanks for linking up your fab biscuits!

  5. Great raining day activity…and you get some super biscuits at the end, homemade always taste so much better too, dropping in from #RecipeoftheWeek.

  6. I really like the sound of these biscuits and they look great. #TastyTuesdays

  7. These look delicious, will have to give them a try, don’t think there’s anything better than homemade biscuits! Have pinned too.

  8. They look wonderful and my two love making things like this. Will add to our list of must makes. Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. I’ve pinned and tweeted this post and hope to see you linking up again soon! :D x

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