Tuesday, 11 January 2011


It seems I'm starting a bit of an oats theme after yesterday's post!

Alice is like many toddlers. She prefers to graze throughout the day rather than sit down to three solid meals. It is sometimes hard to find snacks that are easy to take out and about but are also healthy. She has recently started enjoying oatcakes, but the bought ones all seem to contain fairly high salt levels, and they aren't that cheap to buy.

I've had a go at making some. I started with a few recipes, but I find this sort of thing better when you just throw in ingredients according to how it looks and feels, so if you want to try this out, use your judgement.

200g oats
2 tbsp plain flour
1/4 tsp salt (you could leave this out if you like, but I think a little is necessary)
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tbsp melted butter
A pinch of black pepper
Cold water

Put the oats, flour, salt, bicarb and melted butter into a food processor (or similar - a blender would probably work too). Blitz until the oats are broken down fairly finely.

Pour a little cold water at a time into the mixer while it's running until the mixture forms a stiff dough.

Remove the dough and knead it for a few minutes.

Roll out and cut out rounds. Put them on a greased baking tray and cook at around 200 for about 10 minutes, or until they are slightly brown around the edges.

Place on a wire rack to cool. Store them in an airtight container if they last that long!
I'm sure I'll be making these again. They'd be lovely with different herbs added, or even finely grated lemon of orange zest.


  1. OOooo.... Thanks for the recipe!

    My hubby loves oatcakes but they are expensive. I use them with tuna mayo and sweetcorn as Im wheat intolerant. I shall definitely be having a go with this recipe (with wheat free flour).

  2. I hope they work well for you! Tuna and sweetcorn is a lovely idea. I'll have to give that a try if Alice ever leaves me any...

  3. Thank you for the recipe, they're delicious, especially with fresh grated pear or cheese.