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Oatmeal Biscuits

This recipe has been in the family for generations, and my sister and I make these biscuits often for our families. When I bake them first thing in the morning, the house soon smells delicious.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    15 biscuits


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup milk


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in oats and milk just until moistened.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out to 3/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 1 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 180 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 304mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • milltownt
    Apr 3, 2016

    They are great! Had someone ask for the recipe once she tried them.

  • LeighSunshine
    Mar 16, 2014

    Love these ! A little sweet, but not as sweet as a cookie, but rich and crumbly. I used butter as my shortening - yum.

  • cbarron
    Jan 1, 2010

    These biscuits were great! They were sweet like a cookie but flaky like a biscuit. My family loved them!