Easy oatcakes recipe that is quick to make

Oatcakes recipe

I have been trying new recipes for food that we enjoy but I haven’t cooked myself before.  I’m trying homemade alternatives to things I would normally buy from the shops. This oatcakes recipe fits the bill and is perfect for cooking a batch of biscuits to eat during the week .

The oatcakes served with cheese and a few celery and carrot sticks make a nice light lunch or are a great way to round off an evening meal.  They don’t just have to be served with cheese either – a dollop of hummus is good too and they can also be served with soup as an alternative to bread.

I am trying to curb my sweet tooth so when that “what can I eat” feeling can’t be resisted, one of these does the trick.

I am definitely a convert now to this homemade oatcakes recipe.  It only takes minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook.  They should come with a warning as I am so keen to try the first one when a batch comes out of oven that I have been known to burn my mouth!

how to make oatcakes

Oatcakes Recipe

  • 225g Porridge Oats
  • 60g Plain or Wholewheat Flour
  • 60g Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 60 – 80ml Water

Put the porridge oats, flour, butter, salt and sugar into a bowl and mix together until the mixture resembles large breadcrumbs.  I used and electric hand whisk.

Add enough water to form a fairly stiff dough.

Roll out to 1/2cm depth and cut into rounds.  I used a glass but you could also use a biscuit cutter.

Cook for 20 mins at 180°C for about 20 minutes until golden.

Note:  Some recipes for oatcakes include bicarbonate of soda.  I have tried making them with and without but prefer to leave it out.  If you do want to add, 1/2 teaspoon is plenty for this recipe.

My recipe is based on this Scottish Oatcakes recipe.

Oatcakes Recipe


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