Oat Biscuits with Cheddar & Chives

Prep time: 5min
Total time: 30min
Serves 8
1 1/3 cups
all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
325 mL
2/3 cup
Quick Oats, plus a bit more for dusting biscuit tops
150 mL
1/2 tsp
2 mL
1/4 tsp
Ground Cayenne Pepper
1 mL
1 tbsp
15 mL
2 tsp
baking powder
10 mL
1 tbsp
finely chopped fresh Chives
15 mL
2/3 cup
shredded Old Cheddar Cheese, loosely packed
150 mL
1/4 cup
cold unsalted butter, in small pieces
60 mL
2/3 cup
buttermilk, plus a bit more forbrushing biscuit tops
150 mL
10 g
saturated fat
6 g
22 g
6 g
25 mg
1 g
300 mg
35 mg


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Combine flour, oats, salt, cayenne pepper, sugar and baking powder in a bowl and mix well. Add chives and cheddar and toss until evenly distributed.

  2. With two knives or cool fingertips, mix in butter lightly until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk and mix just until combined.

  3. Turn mixture out onto a floured countertop and form into a disc 1/2 in. (1 cm) thick. Brush with a bit of buttermilk and dust with oats. Cut into 8 wedges, transfer to a parchment paper-line baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 min. or until just golden.


These cheesy biscuits are yummy paired with soups, stews and chili. We love the kick of heat from the cayenne, but if you're not a fan of spice, skip it and double the chives.