Simple oat cake recipe

Good Food oatmeal flour packet and butter with bowl of oatmeal
When I am out-and-about, and get hungry, I need healthy food, such as slow-release carbs for sustaining energy. Oats are the nutritional answer. My oatcake recipe comes from Jane Mannings of World Jungle.

Award-winning social enterprise, World Jungle brings people together creating healthier communities.

African drummers and drums

Based in Gloucestershire, World Jungle also holds regular dance classes, and organises festivals and events including African drumming and dance (see pic) . Dance is a great way to bring people together.

I like this recipe because it only uses two ingredients and there is no fancy pastry-cutting involved.

Simple oatcake recipe

200g fine oatmeal – Jane used Good Food organic oatmeal.
50g butter.

Heat the oven to hot – Gas 7 \ 425° \ 220°C

Squish the oatmeal and butter together with a fork adding a little water to bind into a dough. Roll pastry dough (on a floured board ) as thin as you can without it breaking. Lift the flattened shape, draped over rolling pin, place on a greased baking tray, and bake for 15 minutes. Eat warm, or store in an airtight container for when you are out-and-about.

I might experiment by replacing oatmeal with buckwheat flour, butter with olive oil, and adding salt, or caraway seeds.

What ingredients would you use in your oatcakes?

Knob of butter atop oatmeal in mixing bowl

Fork assembling squidge of oatmeal dough

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5 responses to “Simple oat cake recipe

  1. Simpe recipes are often the best. When I go walking it’s just the sort of thing I take.

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  2. Thanks, Paul. Yes, and I always have more confidence in a simpler recipe. As soon as a recipe has too many ingredients, I lose interest.

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  3. honey or sugar? Funny, as we are down to a purchase of only 2 food items in any one shop (our austerity measure), we decided not to buy eggs today. I was wondering could i make eggless oat bikkies? Apparently you can!

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  4. Hi PJW, jolly good and do let me know how your oat biscuits work out!

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  5. i’ll try it someday! it’s just so simple! thanks for the post! inspiring
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    cheers!

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