Homemade Oat Biscuits and Cheeseboard


    Makes 16-18

    Recipe created by Kathy Paterson, create for NZ Cheese Month. 



    Oat Biscuits

    • 1 ¼ cups plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 1 ½ cups rolled oats (fine porridge oats)
    • 75g butter
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten


    • Choose a selection of tasty and soft cheese, bake some homemade oat biscuits and serve on a wooden platter with our new Black Cherry & Pinot Noir Fruit for Cheese, seasonal fresh fruit, and walnuts.

    Cheese suggestions:

    • Aged cheddars - Kapiti Tuteremoana, Whitestone Totara Tasty
    • Others  - Meyer Goat's Milk Gouda
    • Soft cheese - Whitestone Lindis Pass Brie, Whitestone Waitaki Camembert


      1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
      2. In a large bowl sieve together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the rolled oats.
      3. In a small saucepan gently melt the butter and honey. Set aside to cool a little.
      4. Pour the egg and butter mixture into the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Divide mixture into half.
      5. On a lightly floured bench, roll each half, about 3mm thick. Using a plain 5cm biscuit cutter, cut out rounds. Place on the prepared trays and prick 2-3 times with a fork.
      6. Place in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, turning trays halfway through baking, until golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.