Oat Cakes Recipe

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  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Add the oatmeal and butter and rub together with the tips of your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

  2. Pour in 4-5 tbsp of water and mix to a soft dough. Dust a surface lightly with flour then knead until smooth. Roll out to 6mm (¼in) thick then using a 5cm (2in) fluted edge cookie cutter punch out 18 rounds.

  3. Place on two baking sheets dusted with flour and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.


  • 75g (3oz) plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 125g (4½oz) medium oatmeal
  • 75g (3oz) cold butter, cubed
Top Tip for making Oat Cakes

Try adding a little parmesan the mixture or sprinkling some over them just before baking