Cumin Spiced Oat Biscuits

I couldn’t find a decent recipe anywhere for savoury gluten free biscuits that didn’t have cheese in! So I made my own. This recipe can be easily adapted to use whichever spices or flavours you fancy.

Makes approx. 15 biscuits


  • 90g plain gluten free flour (I used a mix of rice, corn and buckwheat flours)
  • 25g gluten free oats
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp xanthan gum
  • 50g dairy free spread or butter (I used Pure Sunflower Spread)
  • 30g/2 tbsp apple purée
  • 1 medium sized egg, beaten
  • Cumin seeds to top


  1. Preheat the oven to 160ºc (fan), and line or lightly oil a baking sheet.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the flour, oats, cumin, baking powder and xanthan gum to combine.
  3. Add in the butter/spread and pulse until a breadcrumb-like texture forms.
  4. Add in the apple purée and egg, reserving a little egg to brush on the biscuits; and pulse again to bring the dough together.
  5. Tip onto a floured surface, and lightly knead to combine.
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to about the thickness of a pound coin, and cut into your desired shapes; re-rolling to use all of the dough.
  7. Brush the biscuits with the reserved egg, and sprinkle a few cumin seeds on each one.
  8. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack before serving or storing.

Photo 25-07-2014 13 56 47


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