If you find yourself craving something sweet but realize you’re running low on pantry staples like eggs or flour, don’t worry —I have the ultimate solution for you.
Meet Scotch Teas, your new go-to treat. This ridiculously simple yet utterly delicious recipe is perfect for satisfying those sweet tooth cravings without an emergency grocery store run.
Why You Will Love Scotch Teas
Scotch Teas have the beauty of simplicity, combining the nutty goodness of oats with the luscious caramel notes of brown sugar. They are also very easy to whip up.
If you’re someone who often finds themselves short on time or ingredients but still wants a comforting homemade snack, this is your golden ticket.
- For even baking, make sure to press the mixture evenly into your pan.
- Don’t be alarmed if they seem soft right out of the oven; these beauties firm up as they cool.
- Feel like getting creative? Add some cinnamon or chocolate chips to the mix for a fun twist!
The backbone of sweetness in this recipe, brown sugar brings a rich molasses flavor that makes these treats irresistibly good.
Butter or Margarine
This is where the magic happens. Butter gives a smooth, rich texture and a wonderful aroma, while margarine can be a lighter alternative.
The unsung hero, oats provide texture and substance, making the Scotch Teas both filling and delicious.
This ingredient is essential for a little lift, making your Scotch Teas light and tender.
A pinch of salt brings all the flavors together, elevating the whole dish.
How to Make Scotch Teas
- In a medium saucepan, cook butter and brown sugar together until the butter is completely melted, stirring often. Take it off the heat.
- Add in the quick-cooking oats, baking powder, and salt, mixing everything well.
- Press this sumptuous mixture into a greased 8 x 8 pan.
- Bake at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes. Remember, they will firm up as they cool. So don’t worry if they seem a bit soft right after baking.
Cut into squares or bars and serve warm or at room temperature. These Scotch Teas also pair wonderfully with a cup of tea or coffee for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
- If you’re out of butter, coconut oil makes a great alternative.
- No brown sugar? You can use white sugar with a teaspoon of molasses or maple syrup mixed in.
- Medium saucepan
- 8 x 8 baking pan
- Mixing spoons
- Measuring cups and spoons
How long can I store Scotch Teas?
You can store these in an airtight container for up to a week.
Can I freeze them?
Absolutely, just make sure they’re well-wrapped to prevent freezer burn.
What type of oats should I use?
Quick-cooking oats are ideal, but you can also use old-fashioned oats for a chewier texture.
Scotch Teas ( Scottish)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Optional: 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease an 8 x 8 pan.
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar together, stirring frequently.
- Once melted, remove from heat and stir in oats, baking powder, and salt. Optionally, add cinnamon or chocolate chips.
- Press the mixture into the greased pan.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden brown.