Oatmeal raisin biscuits are amazingly delicious. I developed these when we were all in the mood for a sweet treat. Oatmeal, raisins, and cinnamon are some of my favorite ingredients. I used my tweaked Better Homes and Gardens biscuit recipe and transformed it into a dessert biscuit.
I have been experimenting more with using applesauce in place of some of the fat called for in recipes. I was a little nervous about how it would work in a biscuit, but it turned out fabulous. The apple sauce gave them a softer consistency than a normal biscuit which was perfect for this dessert biscuit. You can feel good about serving this dessert because it's full of so many good-for-you ingredients.
Recipe (makes 12 biscuits)
1 1/2 c white whole-wheat flour
1 c oatmeal (quick oats is best for this recipe)
1 T sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 T butter
1/4 c unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 c raisins
3/4 c milk
Combine dry ingredients. Cut in the butter and stir in apple sauce until crumbs form. add raisins and stir to coat raisins with dry ingredients to prevent raisins from clumping. Pour in milk and stir until combined. Drop biscuits on prepared baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown and firm to the touch. (The larger you make them, the longer they will take.) Allow biscuits to cool for a few minutes. Drizzle with glaze while biscuits are warm (recipe follows).
1 T lemon juice
3/4 c powdered sugar
water if needed
Mix lemon juice and powdered sugar until combined. If too thick, add a splash of water. If too thin, add a little more powdered sugar.
Calories per glazed oatmeal raisin biscuit: 153