22 Jun



This is a very simple oats savoury biscuits(as known in india) recipie i came across recently. I wanted to make this for my dad( who is diabetic) when i go to india(inshallah). so i made a small batch to be tested out. They turned out to be simple and easy to make with a slight nutty flavour of oats. They are best to be had with tea or cofffe at snack time with cheese or jam.

Oatcakes are a traditional Scottish cracker or biscuit that go well with cheese, jam, dips or even as they are.  Welsh oatcakes are more like savoury pancakes, while Yorkshire oatcakes have a bubbly appearance and are cooked only on one side. When oatcakes are sliced into quarters, each piece is known as a farl.

It’s really important to use very fresh oats in these, otherwise they’ll taste stale even after baking. You’ll need around 25 minutes to make these.

Work quickly when making oatcakes, as the dough can be quite sticky – scatter the work surface with dry oatmeal to prevent the dough from sticking. Traditionally, one side of the oatcakes would be cooked on the griddle and the other toasted in the fire, as not all households were fortunate enough to have ovens. Nowadays, oatcakes can be baked in the oven as well as cooked on griddles.

makes 15 cakes     baking time ; 20 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups – rolled oats (extra for dusting)
  • 1/2 cup – whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp – salt
  • pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp – baking soda
  • 2 tsp – olive oil



Preheat the oven to 350 degree f. Mix the dry ingredients into a bowl . Whisk the oil with 4 tsp boiled water. Pour it in the flour mixture and mix together to form a dough.Mix throughly,  then leave for 5 to 10 minutes (this will allow the oatmeal to completely absorb the water). Roll out the dough on an oatmeal-strewn board. Roll the mixture flat. The mixture should be about 3mm (1/8″) thick. Keep adding oatmeal to prevent sticking .Cut out circles or other shapes with a cookie cutter. Arrange the oat cakes on a prepared baking sheet. Place the oatcakes in the oven to bake for 15 minutes. Turn them  over with a spatula or similar tool and bake them for another 5 minutes. Remove from the oven. Cool.  Once cool, they’re ready to serve with condiments or cheese.


some things to know about of oat meal :-

  • Low calorie food; stops cravings.
  • Provides high levels of fiber, low levels of fat, and high levels of protein.
  • Stabilizes blood sugar and reduces risk of diabetes (type 2)
  • Removes your bad cholesterol (without affecting your good cholesterol).
  • protect against heart disease and cancer.
  • Enhances immune response to disease


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