Oat cakes are a great, quick snack. They are available to buy in the shops, but I actually prefer to make my own because they are so quick & easy & adding different flavours makes them much tastier. (See below for some ideas).

Basic Oat Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 225g oatmeal, plus extra for dusting (buckwheat flour can also be used)
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 150 ml filtered water

Method

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Melt the butter with the water.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients & pour in the melted butter & water mix.
  • Slowly mix all the ingredients so the fluid is completely absorbed
  • Roll the dough into a cylinder shape on a board dusted with the extra oatmeal.
  • Cut off discs of dough about 1 cm thick. Place the discs onto an oven tray covered with baking parchment.
  • Flatten them a little into biscuit shapes.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool & store in an airtight container.

Different Flavour Ideas:

Try adding different herbs & spices to vary the flavour. Here are some of my favourites:

  • Add 1/2 tsp tumeric, 1 tsp coriander powder & 1 tsp ground cumin for a spice kick. Sprinkle whole cumin seeds over the top before baking.
  • 1 tbsp dried italian herbs – this works well when topped with tomatoes & buffalo mozzarella cheese.
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast – this gives a ‘cheesy’ flavour.
  • 1 large or 2 small onions, sliced & caramalized – add these to the mix & coombine well before rolling out.