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Oil-free vegan Scottish oatcakes are perfect for those who are looking to reduce their oil-intake.
Ironically Oil-free vegan Scottish oatcakes are more traditional than traditional oatcakes!
Fourteenth century Scottish Highland soldiers would prepare oatcakes by just mixing oatmeal and water so it stands to reason that an oil-free oatcake would just be a bit more rustic than the oatcake we have come to expect in modern days.
Oil-free oatcakes are certainly more chewier and a little rougher but still pretty darn tasty. And amazingly nutritious!
Scottish oatcakes are ideal for breakfast, light lunches and snacks. As well as perfect for dunking into your favourite soups and stews.
Oil-Free Vegan Scottish Oatcakes
These oil-free Scottish oatcakes are part of a series of oatcake recipes. The main recipe is traditional vegan Scottish oatcakes which are similar to oatcakes that can be purchased from most supermarkets within the UK.
Oil-free Scottish oatcakes have less ingredients and are more suited for those wishing to limit their oil and fat intake, as well as their sugar and salt levels.
The third recipe is for oil-free vegan Scottish Cheesy oatcakes and these oatcakes have the addition of nutritional yeast flakes and are especially delicious.
Preparing Oil-Free Vegan Scottish Oatcakes
These oil-free oatcakes are super easy and have just two essential ingredients: pinhead or steel-cut oatmeal and boiling water. The salt is optional but does add extra flavour. The boiling water can be replaced with vegan veggie stock for extra flavour if preferred.
To begin the hot water is mixed through the pinhead oatmeal and brought together into a warm oatmeal dough.
The dough is rolled out thin before biscuit or cookie cutters are pressed in and circle oatcakes are formed. The uncooked oatcakes are baked in the oven until lightly tinged golden at the edges.
The oatcakes crisp up as they cool on a wire rack. Once cool the oatcakes are ready to go!
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Recipe Notes And FAQS
How do I store oil-free vegan Scottish oatcakes?
Store oatcakes within an airtight container for up to 7 days. Oatcakes may be last a few days extra if stored properly. A layer of kitchen foil covering the oatcakes can help maintain the freshness and crispness for longer.
Can I freeze oil-free Scottish oatcakes?
Wrap well with freezer and food safe wrap and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Remove the wrap and defrost at room temperature.
Can I still eat oatcakes that have lost the crispiness?
Of course. If the oatcakes are still fine otherwise, then pop the oatcakes in a hot oven (cooking temperature) for about 5-10 minutes.
Allow to cool and firm up.
What can I serve with oil-free Oatcakes?
A few ideas:
* salsa, guacamole, hummus, refried beans, mango chutney, apple sauce, cranberry sauce
* vegan thousand island dip or similar
* vegan soft cheese
* slices of vegan cheese
* tomato and cucumber slices
* gherkins/dill pickles
* fermented veggies
* crispy salad leaves
* your favourite salad, salad bowl, power/buddha bowls
* broken oatcakes can be used in place of croutons
* sub oatcakes into a recipe instead of tortilla chips
Can I use rolled or porridge oats to prepare these oil-free oatcakes?
Unfortunately rolled oats, quick-cook or porridge oats do not achieve the same texture or flavour as authentic oatcake.
Oatcakes need to be made with pinhead oatmeal/Irish oatmeal or steel-cut oats.
Do you have any top tips for rolling our oatcake dough?
I cover lots of useful tips for preparing oatcakes over on the main post traditional Scottish oatcakes. Do pop over and check those out as they are incredibly helpful.
Tasty Scottish Vegan Soups And Stews To Enjoy With No-Oil Oatcakes
Traditional Scottish Cullen Skink Soup (yummy creamy potato and smoked tofu)
Scottish Lentil Soup (our ultimate family favourite)
Scottish Potato And Leek Soup (with toasted oats)
Traditional Scotch Broth (pea, barley and lentil veggie packed)
Cock-a-Leekie Soup (Scotland's National Soup!) prepared with tofu, barley and leeks
Traditional Scottish Stovies With Mashed Neeps (turnip/swede/rutabaga)
Slow Cooker Scottish Mince and Tatties (can be prepared on the stove top also)
Oil-free Scottish Vegan Oatcakes
Crisp, oaty, savoury. delicious and authentic! The earliest Scottish oatcakes would have been a basic mix of oatmeal and water.
Enjoy Scottish oatcakes for tasty breakfasts, wholesome snacks, or light lunch with your favourite toppings and crispy raw veggies.
Hummus, guacamole, salsa or refried beans are particularly tasty spreads or dip.
Or serve with your favourite soups or stews and dip your oatcakes in.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 24 mins
Total Time 49 mins
Servings 18 oatcakes
Biscuit cutter 6-7cm diameter for small oatcakes and 8-9 cm for large oatcakes
- 310 grams pinhead oatmeal plus extra for rolling
- 150 millilitres boiling water use more as necessary
- ½ teaspoon salt optional, can replace with dried herbs or spice blend
Metric - US Customary
Preheat oven to 170 Fan/ 190 Celsius/ 375 Fahrenheit/ Gas 5.
Add the oatmeal to a bowl and pour in the boiling water.
Mix to a dough.
Dough will be quite firm and warm.
Sprinkle oatmeal on your surface and rub it into the rolling pin a little so the oatmeal dust coats it.(Video) Vegetarian Haggis Recipe! (Vegan, Gluten-free, easy to make, delicious!)
If your dough is sticky just sprinkle more oatmeal over and work it in. If its too dry just carefully add a little extra boiling water.
Roll out the dough firmly, squeezing any side bits back together that may crack, until its about ½ a cm thick or thereabouts. Dab some extra water into the dough if necessary and smooth the water over any cracks.
Stamp out rounds with a biscuit cutter.
Place on baking sheets that are either lined with parchment or if non-stick trays then just scatter a little oatmeal over the tray.
Use a spatula if necessary to carefully pick up the oatcakes.
Bake in the oven until beginning to colour on the edges.
And feel firm to the touch and the underside is not too soft.
This should take anytime between 20-25 minutes depending on your oven. My oatcakes take about 22 minutes in a Fan oven.
Oatcakes can be placed on any shelf in the oven just adjust the cooking times for oatcakes near the bottom if you have several trays on the go at once.
Leave oatcakes to cool either on the trays or on a wire rack.
Oatcakes will continue to firm up as they cool.
- Nutritional information is provided for guidance only and is not a strict calculation as ingredients vary.
- Nutritional info does not include the salt.
- Store oatcakes wrapped in parchment paper or kitchen foil in a sealed container. Oatcakes will stay fresh for up to 7 days possibly more.
- Oatcakes can be frozen by placing a piece of parchment between each oatcake and wrapping well with freezer-safe wrap. The parchment makes removing single oatcakes easier as it prevents them freezing as a block.
- Instead adding boiling water replace with hot vegetable stock. It adds a little more flavour.
- Double up the recipe for even more oatcakes. Perfect for batch prepping.
- Cut out different shapes with different cutters. Or roll out to a circle shape and cut into triangles. Each triangle is known as a farl.
Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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Definitely giving this a try! So easy and wholesome!!
Great! Hope you enjoy!
I never heard of oatcakes before, but these look like they'll be a great on the go snack.
Gosh! Never heard of oatcakes? Guess because they are a Scottish thing. I agree these are perfect for a healthy on-the-go snack 🙂
Wow two ingredients and these sound fantastic!
Thanks so much!
Oh these look great. My kids asked me to make some oatcakes because of the Jemima Puddleduck story. I will try these soon.
Awww that's so cute! These oatcakes are the perfect snack for kids!
These oatcakes look great and super easy to make. I'm hoping mine will look as good as yours 😀
I'm sure they will be! These oatcakes are so easy. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
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Energy: 81 calories.
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Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. They're a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Studies show that oats and oatmeal have many health benefits. These include weight loss, lower blood sugar levels, and a reduced risk of heart disease.Is oatcakes better than bread? ›
The oatcakes may look small, but they're packed with slow-digesting, low-GI carbs, guaranteed to keep you full for hours – miles better than bread.What happens to your body when you eat oatmeal everyday? ›
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Oats contain phytic acid, an antinutrient that is known to interfere with the absorption of the vitamins and minerals from oats into your body. So, you need to include a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet to make up for the possible nutritional loss.
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Which is healthier, bread or oatmeal? Oatmeal is healthier than bread due to being gluten free, containing less sugar and having a higher percentage of fiber, protein and minerals. Oatmeal contains vitamin A which bread doesn't contain.