Rolled Oatcakes

My mom was good at baking a lot of things but these oatcakes were one of my favourite things she did.  I remember eating them for breakfast in the morning with homemade strawberry jam. She would always make a big batch but they wouldn’t last very long in our house!


  • 4 cups oats
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1/2 cup boiling water
  • (I like to add a sprinkle of cardamon just to make them my own!)


Mix oats, sugar, salt and flour. Cut in shortening with pastry cutter or two knives until crumbly.  Add water/baking soda. Mix dough together then roll out to desired thickness (depending on if you like them soft or crispy). Cut into circles, squares or any shape you want!

Bake @ 350 for 12-15 minutes.

Amanda Ferguson, The Rolled Oat Cafe