Cape Breton Oatcakes

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by saucey1

This is the best oatcake recipe. It has the perfect balance between salt and sweet. This recipe comes from the Cape Breton Highlands in Nova Scotia. It is a traditional treat as we have a strong Scottish culture in this province.

Top Review by Katieg342

Great recipe and a bonus since I am from Cape Breton. Found the baking powder taste a little strong and might try reducing amount a little next time. Also I used a 3 inch round cookie cutter and found the size perfect especially for little hands. A quick and simple favourite kind.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Rub in shortening with fingertips until crumbly.
  3. mix in water with a fork until a ball forms, divide in half.
  4. On a floured surface roll out to 1/2" to 1/4" thickness.
  5. Traditionally they are cut into 2 1/2 inch squares, then triangles but some people like circles. your choice.
  6. bake on a greased baking sheet at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Cheers!

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