Lemon ‘Oaties’

These ‘biscuits’ are great on their own, or you could make a dip (eg: blitzed strawberries) to dip them into.  A drizzle of choc shot also works a treat and makes the closest thing I’ve managed to a chocolate digestive on No Count! (You would need to add a point for every 2 tsp of choc shot used.)

Each biscuit is free on No Count or 3 points each if tracking.


Ingredients (makes 8):

  • 85g Mornflake oatmeal
  • 80g blitzed oats
  • 20g chia seeds (3g per person is free)
  • 2 flat tbsp Splenda/Truvia/Natvia/Canderel
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • the zest of two lemons
  • the juice of one lemon
  • 30g plain flour for rolling out the dough (5g per person is free)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
  2. Mix the oatmeal, oats, Splenda lemon zest, chia seeds, salt and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl.
  3. Stir in the oil, lemon juice and 50ml hot water.
  4. Scatter the 30g plain flour on the kitchen top and roll out the dough. Use a pastry cutter to cut out 8 ‘oaties’. (This can take some getting used to as the oats make the pastry much stickier than if you’d used flour.  It’s ok to cut out a couple of biscuits and then re-roll the pastry to do another couple etc…)
  5. Place on a baking tray and bake in the oven for about 15 -20 minutes.

If tracking, I would use 80g plain flour instead of the 80g blitzed oats for the same number of points.

You could make them without the sugar and lemon and serve them with the hummus or beetroot and mint dip.  You would need to add a bit more water though.  (See the ‘Bruschetta and Dips’ recipe in the Lunch section.)

With choc shot at 2 for 1 point on No Count:

32 thoughts on “Lemon ‘Oaties’”

  1. I made these with Ready Brek (which is an NC food as is Tesco’s own version) because I couldn’t be fussed to blitz oats! Lol. They came to around 60g for two sachets so I added oat bran along with oatmeal and they came out ok. At least it’s a little something to have with a cuppa! I reckon if the sweetener was lessened or omitted they could be good crackers to have with cottage cheese or quark.

    Incidentally, how does one log in here instead of having to keep entering email etc in order to post?

    1. Hi Tina, I’m glad the alterations to the recipe worked – it sounds good! Might have to give that a go myself:-) Thanks for the idea about crackers too – I’m busy at work at the moment but will definitely try it out in the future. I’m afraid this is the only way you can post at the moment. I could have set the website up differently but people would have needed to login and become a WordPress member which I didn’t think everyone would like to do. It is a while since I’ve investigated this so I will see if there’s an easier way. Enjoy the rest of your week:-) Helen xxxxx

  2. So I bought oat bran! Cookies were very dry 🙁
    As I now have a while bag of it, can it be used in anything? Thanks for the great website x

    1. Hi Lee, I’m really sorry but the ingredients for the cookies don’t include oat bran so that’s why they might not have tasted as good. They use ‘oatmeal’ which is completely different – I’ve put a picture of the packet at the bottom of this page: http://www.lovingnocount.com/jam-tarts/ I’ve experimented with oat bran quite a lot but it doesn’t give as good a taste or texture as some of the other ingredients that are free on No Count which is why I don’t use it as much now. However, I did use it to make the banana cake which is absolutely delicious: http://www.lovingnocount.com/banana-cake/ Glad you like the website! Helen xxx

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