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…Get it drunk and hug it with biscuit-ness.

This recipe was born of the need to use left over home made granola that was begging for a more naughty end to its life. At the same time, my biscuit tin was looking a bit empty so the most obvious idea was to use it to make oat biscuits with a twist and kill two birds with one wooden spoon.

Because the end result turned out to be worth repeating, I’ve created two versions of the recipe depending on whether you happen to have any granola lying around or not. Either way you should land up with a crispy, slightly chewy oat biscuit that has enough excitement to make it worthy of the title of biscuit (or cookie depending on what country you’re from) as opposed to the dreaded ‘health bar’ that you might associate with granola. Just to make really sure, there’s a splash of orange liqueur in there for good measure and I’m fairly sure the amount of butter and sugar alone means they wont make it onto any lists for slimmer biscuit of the year. Bad news for those of you who have found this post whilst searching for healthy granola recipes… good news for those of us who don’t give a stuff.

so without further ado, here’s the recipe. Hope it perks up the start to your week.

Cranberry, Orange and White Chocolate Granola Biscuits

OR If you are making from scratch

  • 100g rolled oats
  • 75g white chocolate chips
  • 25g sunflower seeds
  • 25g flaked almonds
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 100g dried cranberries
  • zest of half an orange
  • 125g butter
  • 75g dark brown sugar
  • 75g demerera sugar plus 50g for rolling
  • 2 tbsp orange liqueur
  • 150g plain flour

Orange Glaze

  • 50g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp orange juice

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

If you are making from scratch: combine the oats, nuts, seeds and spices and toast in the oven until lightly golden (about 15-20 min, stirring every 5 min to brown evenly). Allow this to cool and then add cranberries, orange zest and white chocolate chips.

Cream the butter and sugar together and then add the orange liqueur and mix in. Sift in the flour and combine well before adding the granola/ oat mixture.

Roll into balls, roughly 1 inch in diameter and roll each one in the extra demerera sugar. Place on a lined baking sheet and flatten with the back of a fork. Bake for 15 min until golden.

Combine the orange juice and icing sugar and drizzle over the biscuits when they have cooled. When the glaze has set, store in an airtight container for as long as humanly possible.

Happy biscuit munching Monday!

P.s. I made another very special, even less healthy batch of biscuits at the same time as these (butter, lots of butter). Details and recipe to follow later on this week…

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