Simple, filling, and tasty, these oatcakes can be served plain or with butter, honey, jam, fresh fruit, or anything else!

Approximately 1-3 Dozen Oatcakes

Updated: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 8:51pm


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup coconut flour or almond flour + more for dusting
  • ¼ - ½ cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 Tablespoons ground flaxseeds
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • ¾ cup cold butter or vegan butter, grated or chopped into 1” cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup or agave
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 1-2 baking sheets with parchment paper – depending on how large you want to cut your oatcakes.
  2. Combine the rolled oats, flour, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and seeds in a food processor or a large mixing bowl. Process/mix together until combined.
  3. Add/stir in grated butter, syrup, and vanilla extract. If you are using a food processor, pour in hot water while the machine is running. If you are mixing by hand, stir in water slowly. Mix until a thick, firm dough forms.
  4. Dust a clean, dry surface with extra flour. Turn out dough onto floured surface and shape into a ball. Divide in half. Using a rolling pin, roll 1 ball of dough until it’s about ½” thick. Using a cookie cutter, drinking glasses, or a jar, cut out circles of dough anywhere between 2”-5” wide. Place them evenly onto the baking sheet(s). Repeat with remaining ball of dough.
  5. Bake for 15-25 minutes. With a shorter baking time, oatcakes will be softer and with a longer baking time they will crisp up slightly; remove oatcakes when they have reached your desired texture.
  6. Let cool for 1-2 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Oatcakes can be stored at room temperature in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks. Serve with your favorite jam, butter, honey, or any other spread. Enjoy!