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Blackberry Lemon Drop Biscuits

September 21, 2014

Juicy blackberries in a delightful gluten free, dairy free and egg free biscuit drizzled with sweet and sour lemon glaze. 

Blackberry Lemon Drop Biscuits-Bam's

There are good baking days and then there are others days that are not good baking days.  I alert my family when I am having one of my not good "baking days" and those usually end up with bread that is so dense you it could use it as a door stop, fallen cakes and/or just plain lack of motivation to turn on the oven.

Blackberry Lemon Drop Biscuits_Bam's Kitchen

Now, not all of this is my fault. I have an evil possessed oven, I like to call her "Pearl". Pearl decides on "her" own what temperature she feels like being at. The set oven temperature will change at a moments notice with out a shout out or any warning... "She" is very temperamental and hormonal. The odd thing about it is she is only moody with me and she is on her best behaviour when the Meile representatives come and have a chat with her...

Blackberry Lemon Drop Biscuits-Bam's Kitchen

I actually cannot complain. When we used to live in Japan, I only had a fish oven. For those of you do not know what that is it is a very compact oven and the top portion has a slide out section that you put a little water to help steam it from the bottom and the top gets nice and toasty. That is all great and wonderful when all you cook is fish every day but try to explain that to teenagers that want dozens of x-mas cookies or a full and complete Thanksgiving meal with a 12 pound turkey. Now the turkey solution was a glazed turkey breast, there is no way a full 12 pound turkey was going to fit in this little " Suzie Q baking oven".

Blackberry Lemon Drop Biscuits-Bams Kitchen

There are some days that I just love to bake and when "Pearl" is being behaved I like to make healthy treats for my boys lunches that even I can eat. I found a recipe from one of my favourite little bloggers, Iowa Girl Eats.

I just love her recipes!!! She made this delicious Lemon Blackberry Breakfast Cookies and they matched up exactly with my dietary requirements at home. In addition, even if you have a temperamental "Pearl" existing in your kitchen these are breeze to make...

Blackberry Lemon Drop Biscuits-Bams Kitchen

These little blackberry lemon drop biscuits are a perfect breakfast on the go or a snack for school, work lunches or even sharing over a cup of tea/coffee to catch up with your friends. They are lovely plain but my boys really like the Blackberry Lemon Drop Biscuits with just a little drizzle of the sweet and sour lemon glaze. I bet these little drop biscuits would also be lovely with raspberries, blueberries, strawberries or any fruit that your little heart desires.

Blackberry Lemon Drop Biscuits-Bams Kitchen




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Blackberry Lemon Drop Biscuits

By HWC Magazine  , , , , ,

September 21, 2014

Juicy blackberries in a delightful gluten free, dairy free and egg free biscuit drizzled with sweet and sour lemon glaze.

  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 14 Drop Biscuits or 1 hungry teenager


oatmeal (Instant dry) - 3-3/4 cups ( if you have celiac, make sure they are gluten free)

baking soda - 1/2 teaspoon

salt - 1/2 teaspoon

flax seeds - 1/2 cup ground

chia seeds - 2 tablespoons

apple sauce - 1/2 cup (I ended up using gerber baby food applesauce as could not find applesauce at the Parknshop)

banana - 1/2 cup very ripe (I used 2 small bananas)

honey - 1/4 cup

coconut oil - 1/4 cup and 1 Tablespoon

vanilla - 1 teaspoon

lemon zest - 1 tablespoon

lemon juice - 1/4 cup or juice of one lemon

blackberries - 1 quart (fresh) could exchange with raspberries, blueberries, strawberries or any fruit you desire.

Lemon Drizzle

powdered (icing) sugar - 1 cup

lemon juice - 1 tablespoon

lemon zest - 1 teaspoon (garnish)


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees (176 C). Line your baking sheet with parchment paper/waxed paper or sometimes also called cooking paper.

2In your food processor, add 1 and 3/4 cup oats and process until a fine oat flour (or you can use oat flour from the market). In a medium bowl mash banana with fork. Set aside.

3In a large bowl dump in the following ingredients...oat flour, reaming instant oats, baking soda, salt, ground flax seed, chia seeds, applesauce, mashed banana, honey, coconut oil, vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice and mix until well incorporated. Gently stir in raspberries. (Careful not to break the raspberries as they will make a purple mess)

4Take 1/4 cup and drop batter onto the waxed paper lined baking sheet. It makes about 14 large drop biscuits.

5Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until golden brown around the edges and set on the top. Cool cookies on rack.

6Make lemon icing: In a medium bowl add powdered (icing) sugar and lemon juice and stir. Add a little lemon juice at a time as it should be thin enough to pour but thick enough to make a glaze. Glaze the top of each cooled Blackberry Lemon Drop Biscuits. Garnish with a little lemon zest and enjoy.

7I would suggest storing these in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours and then freeze if not going to eat right away.

  • They look delicate!!

  • Oh my, I think I would go crazy if I had a Pearl, but it sure would make life interesting & youve done super good with these, they look amazing.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Anna. Pearl does make me crazy most days… However this recipe is so quick and easy that even with a little oven glitch is not anything to stop the baking process.

  • Hah – I can relate to a temperamental oven – even though our’s is a Viking, she is often moody, too! Glad these turned out good for you!

  • Very elegant lunchbox treats BAM. I am envious.

  • Those biscuits look so good–I’m glad Pearl decided to cooperate with you when you made these! 🙂

  • Lovely/ My husband would especially like these.
    I, too, have a temperamental oven. It is in the wall and I only use it when the temps are cool/cold because it heats most of the house. The original one died and it was hard for my local appliance men to find a replacement because it was relatively small. Only after I had been using it did I realize that the new one is even smaller inside and I can no longer bake a full sheet cake or a long pan in it! Plus,I have to pre-heat it on BROIL or nothing browns on the tops. I need a kitchen make-over so bad.

  • Love all the healthy ingredients you added. These look like a perfect snack. Those berries and gorgeous!!

  • Dear BAM,

    Pearl seems to be behaving coz these biscuits look delicious.

  • Blackberries and lemons are a great combination. My oven can be a little finicky too, but it’s consistently finicky, so at least I can compensate!

  • haha – Pearl is very naughty! I don’t know how you navigate such an unpredictable lady as Pearl but I’m glad you seem to manage very, very well. These biscuits look great with those big plump blackberries. Plus, lemon is such a great partner with it.

  • BAM, what perfect timing! I went to the IFBC this weekend, and got some sample of Chia seeds and have been wondering what to do with them!! These look amazingly good…I just need to find the time to bake :).

  • I simply had to save this recipe, I do not eat fruity recipes enough 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  • I’m so glad you called these biscuits and not cookies so I won’t feel guilt eating them first thing in the morning. They really look bodacious! Have you considered that Pearl might be picking up on your electromagnetic waves? Maybe she senses when you’re not in a happy cooking mood and decides she’ll really screw things up. That fish oven probably seemed interesting initially, but got old after a while. Say do you remember that Easy Bake Oven as a kid? You got little mini packages of mixes that you put in mini pans and cooked over basically a hot lightbulb.

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    Talk about a biscuit on steroids. 🙂 How wonderful they look. I must have Pearl’s twin.

  • The (Gluten-Free!) Food Gurly

    Oh, aren’t these just lovely little morsels? I think I might even get away with making them sugar-free as well! And I have lemon NuNatural Stevia liquid drops! I bet they would be perfect for these!!!

  • Oh my, these are heavenly!! Love the sweet drizzle, but I’d also enjoy them right from the oven!

  • I love lemon and blackberry together. These would be a great treat for the kids’ snack. They would be so excited! Two of their favorite fruits too.

  • Wow those look amazing, the photos looks great. I bet this tasted awesome as well.

  • hotlyspiced

    It certainly sounds like you’ve had your share of doozy ovens. I don’t think I’d do too well in Japan with a fish oven seeing as I’m allergic to seafood! I’d come back very thin if I couldn’t fit anything else into the oven. And now you have a demon-possessed oven! How frustrating. I do hate ovens with unreliable temperature settings. I love the look of your blackberry biscuits – I’m sure they didn’t last long in your house xx

  • Hi Bam, I have a Pearl, but with a twist, the oven will get up to temperature and then it keeps getting warmer and warmer and then hotter and hotter. Anyway, love these biscuits they look so delicious studded with the whole berries, great ingredients used.

  • While I know I would love these biscuits without the glaze, I’ll have to go with your sons – that lemon drizzle is a must!

  • I have never thought of using blackberries in biscuits. What a wonderful idea!

  • My oven can be very moody sometimes, too! Or maybe it’s just user error on my part 😉 Love the biscuits!! The glaze looks to die for.

  • I think “Pearl’s” behavior is pretty normal just like all the other appliances when the time of the mechanic approaches. They behave perfectly without letting anyone know they have a problem and they let you look like a fool for calling them haha! I love your biscuits and it was nice that she let you made them!

  • i love the names in the beginning,
    the biscuits is what i want on my brunch on my clinic tomorrow Bam…

  • Now this one doesn’t look anything like a door stopper! In fact, you can call a ‘door stepper’ where someone just passing by could step in your doorstep when they smell what’s bakin’!

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  • Ohh yum – these look so scrumptious and those blackberries look so plump and perfect!

  • Hi Bam, I looked at the picture and thought these looked like the best flapjacks ever. I guess they are, but biscuits by definition makes them even better.

    What are the chia seeds like? I hear they can be used as a binding ingredient too. Do they have a nice taste?

  • Your story about “Pearl” made me :).
    The lemon drop biscuits look amazing and together with blackberries it’s the perfect treat.

  • I love how you describe “pearl”, temperamental and hormonal…hehehe!
    The biscuits look great…love the fresh fruits in it…indeed great for breakfast.YUM!
    Hope you are enjoying your week Bobbi 😀

  • Kumar’s Kitchen

    Thanks so much for sharing these egg free cookies full of berries and citrus aroma….we were just wanting to try out some new egg-less cookies,thanks 🙂

  • Bam, I fell in love with thse biscuits when I saw you post them on instagram! Pinned!
    I like how you let your family know when you’re having a bad cooking day…my husband always knows and he tends to stay out of my way. 😉

  • Kickasscha

    YUm! Good luck with Pearl but you seem to have tamed her looking at the pics! 🙂

  • Oh.. my gosh I’m glad Pearl was up to baking, these are fabulous. I, too, would want lots of that lemon drizzle on my scone. I’m always on the look out for gluten-free baking that doesn’t require a lot of special ingredients (think egg replacer).. you’ve got a winner here! xx

  • wow! I adore these biscuits! great recipe!

  • I’ve never tried blackberries with biscuits before! Sounds so delicious! Love citrus, sweets, and berry combo! 🙂

  • These sound delicious. Hope your oven let’s you have loads more good days 🙂

  • Oh, boy, your oatmeal biscuits sound amazing! Especially since you added sweet blackberries…so delish!

  • I haven’t baked for awhile, so I’m pretty sure I have tons of not good baking days! Goodness, these are lovely berrific biscuits, I love tons of berries and lemon in biscuits, scones and baked goods! I want to eat them all right now for breakfast…even though it’s noon (woke up tad late).

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