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Scottish Oatcakes - no sugar



30 portion(s)

Scottish Oatcakes

  • 250 grams rolled oats, - milled
  • 125 grams plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 75 grams oil, - Macadamia or Grapeseed
  • 250 grams water

Recipe's preparation

    Scottish Oatcakes
  1. This recipe is adapted for the TM from a tried and true Scottish Oatcakes recipe from Nutrition Australia, which I have been making for years.

    Preheat your oven to 200C or 180C fan-forced and grease three baking trays - I find oil spray is great.

  2. Firstly, mill your oats in your TM. You don't want them to be absolute powder; I found whizzing them on speed 9 for 10 seconds (working my way up to 9 rather slowly) did the trick. Tip the oatmeal out of the TM bowl into another bowl/container.

  3. Add water, oil and salt to the TM bowl, and Heat 5 mins/90 degrees/speed 3.  The original recipe I adapted called for boiling water, so make sure you do get your wet ingredients to 90.

  4. Add the oatmeal, flour and bicarbonate of soda. Mix for 5 seconds speed 5. Use your spatula to push unmixed dry ingredients at the top down into the mix. Mix for 5 seconds speed 5.

  5. Using the spatula, tip the mix out onto your Thermomat or baking paper if you don't have a Thermomat. It should be a bit sticky. You shouldn't need to flour your work surface if you're using a Thermomat or baking paper.

  6. The recipe makes more oatcakes than you can roll out in one go, so put half to two-thirds of the mixture aside, and shape what's left on the Thermomat into a ball and cover it with baking paper to stop it sticking to your rolling pin.

  7. Roll the mixture out to approx 3mm thick. 

  8. Use MC or cookie cutters to cut into rounds, or a knife to cut into squares or triangles. Work quickly, you want the dough to remain warm and pliable. Amalgamate castoffs back into the reserved dough and repeat this and two previous steps until you've used all your dough.

  9. Bake for around 15 minutes, or until the edges start to curl up slightly. If you have made slightly thicker oatcakes, increase the baking time by 5 minutes per extra mm of thickness. These biscuits shouldn't go a deep gold colour; they won't change colour much at all.

  10. Cool on a rack and store in an airtight container.


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You may need to turn your oatcakes halfway through cooking, but I haven't had to do that.

If you have a mesh baking tray, that is simply the best way to cook these oatcakes. Put baking paper over the top and the heat will cook them evenly on both sides.

We love oatcakes - they are great for breakfast, either with a sweet topping such as jam or marmalade, or spread with avocado and cracked black pepper. Needless to say they're great for lunch, morning tea, afternoon tea, with any topping you like, and just fab with cheese after dinner. Being sugar free they are a healthy alternative.

I am working on a variant of this recipe which does not include flour; once I have finished tweaking quantities I'll post it here.

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  • Great recipe, prefer these to the french ones

    Submitted by emckayz1@gmail.com on 19. December 2020 - 10:36.

    Great recipe, prefer these to the french ones

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  • To Save Calories You can drop the oil content...

    Submitted by anthonyjclarke on 31. May 2017 - 15:04.

    To Save Calories / You can drop the oil content down... by as much as 50% seems to work fine

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  • I made these to go on the

    Submitted by twosoups on 24. September 2016 - 21:02.

    I made these to go on the cheese board at a dinner party, every single one was eaten, Great result ! thank you  tmrc_emoticons.) 

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  • Cant wait to try these. I

    Submitted by sharoncb on 15. January 2016 - 15:40.

    Cant wait to try these. I LOVE oat cakes.

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  • Thanks Terri! I'm still

    Submitted by Fergie on 21. May 2013 - 19:15.

    Thanks Terri! I'm still tweaking this one. They are a bit soft. I've made them by hand (ie the dough) before and they have Ben a bit crisper. Determined to crack it in the Thermie though! tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Skyping**

    Submitted by TerriAbey on 12. May 2013 - 18:13.



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  • After skyline my mum on

    Submitted by TerriAbey on 12. May 2013 - 18:09.

    After skyline my mum on Scotland I have been craving these since she was sat eating some!! Great recipe, I halved it for first attemp, worked well, a bit softer than I'd expect but will def make again! tmrc_emoticons.)


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