Homemade Oatcakes

Homemade Oatcakes are flavorful and crispy and good with every kind of cheese.

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Scottish
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Units Scale
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons quick cooking oats
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 6-8 tablespoons of recently boiled water


  1. Preheat your oven to 400F (200C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Put the oats, salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl, and give them a stir to combine. Pour in the butter and start add the first six tablespoons of hot water. Start stirring, and add hot water as needed until a stiff dough forms.
  3. Knead your dough a few times until it comes together smoothly. With a rolling pin, roll it out as thin as you can.
  4. Using a three-inch round cutter or whatever shape floats your boat, cut out as many oatcakes as you can. If you find your dough is sticking slightly, use a thin spatula or butter knife to lift it off the counter and onto the baking sheet.
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the edges start to brown slightly. Cool on a wire rack.


Keywords: Oats, Crackers

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