Baking Biscuits with Our Favourite Cereals - Shreddies & Oats


I love baking and the boys love eating what we bake. For a quick snack last weekend I decided to whip up some biscuits. I had look through some recipe books to see which ones didn’t require any ingredients that we didn’t have in the cupboard. I also wanted them to be a little bit healthy so tried to find ones with oats rather than just butter, sugar and flour.

Baking Biscuits with Our Favourite Cereals - shreddies and oats

Oat Cookies

I found crunchy oatmeal cookies and they sounded pretty good however we didn’t have any crunchy cereal – one of the main ingredients – so I swapped this item for a cereal we did have in the cupboard Shreddies, which is one of my boys favourite cereals. 

As well as containing whole grains, this cereal is high in fibre and fortified with five B vitamins and iron. So along with the oats, which are not only my favourite cereal but also high in fibre and containing manganese, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc, the biscuits weren't going to be all bad.

Baking Biscuits with Our Favourite Cereals - shreddies and oats

Dairy Free Biscuits

These biscuits are not gluten-free as they contain flour and shreddies, also not vegan as they include an egg but they are dairy-free if you use a non-dairy margarine such as Vitalite as I did.

Baking Biscuits with Our Favourite Cereals - shreddies and oats


  • 175g butter or margarine – I used Vitalite so the biscuits are also dairy free
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 175g plain flour
  • I tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 40g Oats
  • 40g Shreddies plus 12 whole Shreddies for decoration


  1. Preheat oven to Gas Mark 5, 190C or 375F
  2. Cream the butter or margarine with the sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy – this can be done with a hand mixer or by hand with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add the beaten egg to this mixture
  4. Sift the flour and stir in gently. Add the salt and the Bicarbonate of Soda.
  5. Gently add the oats and crushed shreddies, stirring them in well.
  6. At this p, int if you have time place mixture in the fridge for 15 – 20 minutes, but not essential.
  7. Spoon the mixture into 12 equal round shapes and place on a greased baking tray or on reusable baking sheets.
  8. Flatten and decorate with whole Shreddies before placing in the oven for 10-12 mins or until golden.
  9. Transfer to wire rack and allow to cool.
  10. Enjoy!

Baking Biscuits with Our Favourite Cereals - shreddies and oats

Easy to make but the proof is in the pudding as they say and the boys have been wanting to eat them every day. They are a hit and they are already asking when can we make them again.

Baking Biscuits with Our Favourite Cereals - shreddies and oats

Which cereal would you add to the biscuit?

Deb x

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Baking Biscuits with Our Favourite Cereals - shreddies and oats


  1. Loving your clever improvisation! That's the problem I always have - I'm always missing an ingredient! These look great!

  2. I am foreverossinf ingredients in the cupboard so never end up baking !! These look yummy :)

  3. Oh wow, I’d never think of putting cereal in biscuits! These look yummy though x

  4. love these!!! I always have one ingredient missing when cooking or baking, and its always when i have a craving

  5. How creative to use Shreddies, I really fancy a bowl after reading this and I haven't had any for ages. Mmm shreddies

  6. These actually look really healthy and I love the idea of using shreddies.

  7. oh i would never have thought of using shreddies in cookies!

  8. These look delicious! Will definitely try them. Thank you so much for sharing!

  9. yet now, no greater material paper in my kitchen. Just two or three extraordinary silicone baking mats.