Big Batch Cinnamon Oatcakes--No Fuss, No Muss, No Measuring!

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I don't know about you, but I love oatcakes in all their pleasing varieties, whether thin or thick or served warm or cold.

Knowing how to make oatcakes means you have another recipe to fall back on when you want an oat-based quick bread, whether to accompany supper or for a sweeter variety that doubles as a teacake.

In this hub, I'm going to walk you through how to make a large batch of cinnamon oatcakes in record time. It is so easy because you dump everything in to a large bowl, mix your ingredients, and pop into the oven.

Big batch oatcakes can easily be made with simple what you have on hand in your pantry.

Ready to get started?

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Enough to eat and freeze

Big Batch Cinnamon Oatcakes Ingredients

  • 1 lb butter, room temperature
  • 1 bag (1 kg) quick oats
  • 1-2 cups whole wheat flour
  • a shake of baking powder, (about 2 tsp.)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • a shake of white sugar, about 1/2-1 cup) taste and adjust to preference
  • generous shakes of cinnamon, taste and adjust to preference
  • a capful of vanilla
  • water, enough so oatcakes hold together

Knead Until Ingredients Form a Ball

The kneading is what takes the longest when making oatcakes and because this is a larger batch, it takes a little more "arm power." As you knead, add a little water and keep going. If needed add more water but avoid making your dough overly wet. You want your oatcakes to be slightly crispy when cooked.

The water is added to help the ingredients stick together. If this doesn't happen right away, keep kneading. That is the secret to oatcakes.

Be generous with the cinnamon. This gives these oatcakes a wonderful flavor.

How to Make Big Batch Cinnamon Oatcakes

  1. Take a pound of butter out to thaw, until soft. Use entire brick and drop into a large stainless steel bowl.
  2. Pour in 1 bag of quick oats.
  3. Add approximately 2 cups of whole wheat flour.
  4. Add baking powder and baking soda. Use your palm and visuals to estimate
  5. Add sugar, vanilla and cinnamon and stir well. Taste and adjust sugar and cinnamon, if necessary.
  6. Pour in a little water and start working with your hands. As you knead the dough, it will slowly form into a ball.

Spreading Oatcake Dough Out in Pan

When you have a large ball of dough, take out a large cookie sheet and butter it, then divide dough into 6 portions and place evenly in pan. Spread out oatcake dough with fingers and push and work this out toward edges of the pan.

When pan is filled with oatcake dough, flatten the surface. I lightly dust a glass and or rolling pin and run it over the top of the dough.

Take a knife and cut into squares or rectangles. It is important to do this before cooking. A benefit to this is that you save time by not having to cut out rounds.

Double-pan, so that oatcakes cook evenly.

Cook in a preheated oven, 325 and reduce heat to 250 after 15-20 minutes. Continue cooking until oatcakes are golden brown and cooked in the middle.

Why Oatcakes?

Cinnamon is a perfect complimentary spice to add with oatmeal and the two together deliver important health-protective benefits. As can be seen from the ingredients, these oatcakes offer the goodness of oats, cinnamon and whole wheat flour, all which have been shown to combat high cholesterol. While these oatckes do contain fat in the form of butter, this is still preferable to margarine or hydrogenated fats, which are so damaging to the human body.

For vegans and vegetarians, this recipe also offers another food item, that is milkless, eggless, and meatless.

Enjoy Your Oatcakes

I love the buttery, slightly crispy texture of these oatcakes. They make a tasty breakfast bread and are a nice go-along with tea.

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FatBoyThin 15 months ago from Kinneff, Scotland

Sounds yummy! I really like the no measuring bit - that's my sort of cooking! Great Hub, voted up.

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Athlyn Green 21 months ago from West Kootenays Author

Vespa, it is a 1 kg bag. I have no idea how many cups are in that.

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vespawoolf 21 months ago from Peru, South America

How many cups of oats are in a bag? About 2 cups, or the same amount as the wheat flour? I´d love to try this!

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Athlyn Green 2 years ago from West Kootenays Author

Hi Rain, butter is best, as it gives them such a nice crispy texture. And better flavor, too.

Hi Dragonfly, yes they are great for packing if you are going for a hike or camping. Very, very good with tea.

dragonflycolor 2 years ago

They seem like a great camping snack.

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Raine Law Yuen 2 years ago from Cape Town

Lovely, can you use margarine or does it have to be butter only?

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Athlyn Green 2 years ago from West Kootenays Author

Hi, I'll be adding more photos soon.

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 2 years ago from Sunny Florida

You had me at - no fuss, no muss, no measuring. I definitely have to try them.

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Brie Hoffman 2 years ago from Manhattan

Looks good, I'll have to try making em.

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