me and him baking : gluten and dairy free oat biscuits

So it seems as soon as mid week hits the baking bug hits us, and Theo once again requests that we don our aprons and make something nice to eat. One of these days it's not actually going to be a cake or biscuits, but until that day arrives I have to think (and quickly!) about how we can make a treat that is a little bit better for us, can be made gluten and dairy free and doesn't contain too much sugar! Not an easy feat at all!

I usually do a little searching online and then perhaps adapt a recipe slightly, exchanging ingredients and seeing what we have to hand in the cupboards. So this week we went for some oat biscuits. Theo still thinks he's getting a tasty treat and I know that it is sliiightly better for us (obvs not better than not eating biscuits at all, but where's the fun in that?!)


150g Gluten Free plain flour

1tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp unsalted butter/ vegan margarine / coconut oil
50g caster sugar
55g soft brown sugar
1 large egg
1 large banana, mashed
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
180g gluten free rolled oats
50g dairy free chocolate chips


- Preheat your oven to 175 degrees C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and grease lightly

- In a large bowl or mixer, cream the butter and sugars together

- Then add the egg, banana and vanilla and mix until fluffy and light (I asked Theo to break up the banana, and what I got was two halves...)

- Add the flour, baking powder, bicarb and salt to the mixture, giving it a quick stir then add the oats

- Mix well until combined and then gently fold in the chocolate chips

- Dollop small lumps onto the baking tray (about 1-2 tablespoons) and press down slightly to ensure even cooking

- Bake for 10-13 minutes, until they become golden brown and should be soft and chewy

- Leave to cool on a wire rack or enjoy warm!

ta daa! 


  1. Ah I love it! Bet your camera got a bit sticky during the process? Always a bit hairy trying to cook and document I find...

    1. haha definitely! I do struggle with trying to figure out how to photograph the process, if only I could have my own personal photographer to capture it for us!

  2. Thank you for the recipe. My mum is gluten free and i am always on the lookout for more recipes x

    1. Glad to be of service, hope it turns out well, let me know how they turn out!

  3. as a person that has a gluten intolerance and lactose intolerance, these look delish! ..scratch that, they look great either way. yum!

    1. hooray! We're definitely still experimenting with the whole gluten/dairy free thing, but its been really fun so far!

  4. mmm these look delicious and with nothing in the fridge right now this is exactly what i want to be eating! x

    1. nothing worse than being hungry and looking at recipes! I've had these for breakfast a few times and they are prefect for that!

  5. These look fab! I think I'll give them a go x

    1. yey! Let me know how they turn out for you!

  6. I really love your baking posts and I love to see what new recipes you are doing each week - these look sooo yummy and oaty - we made similar ones a few months ago but these look and sound far better :)

    Laura x

    1. Thank you! I need to plan some out before I think, instead of having a mad scramble around the kitchen and internet trying to find something that will work...a sort of ready steady cook type affair!


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