Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lemon Oat Cakes with Jam (Vegan, GF)

I was tastespotting the other day, yes it is now a verb... and was intrigued by these oat cakes from The Apocalypse Bakery. I was mostly intrigued by the fact that there was no flour, just oats! I made them according to apocalypse's recipe and didn't really like the taste so I added some lemon zest and a little bit of maple syrup, of course you should eat these topped with nut butter and jam, so delicious. You could make a big batch of these at the beginning of the week, store them in the freezer or fridge and pop one or two in the toaster for a breakfast on the go!

Crunchy golden cakes

2 cups gluten-free oats
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
2/3 cup water
Zest of one lemon

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Add more oats if necessary, roll out onto a flat surface that has been sprinkled with oats until about 1/2 an inch thick. Cut out into circles. Bake on 350F for 25 minutes, flipping over cakes every 10 minutes.  Makes 8 cakes.


  1. I love how simple these are, yet they look absolutely delicious. The perfect simple snack and/or vessel for good jam ;)

  2. Ohh, those look lovely - interesting to see a sweet version of a savoury oatcake. I guess the Scottish traditionalist in me wouldn't think of venturing further than cranberry or black pepper oatcakes! I guess these ones would be more like an oaty scone?

  3. you come up with the best recipes! I am still working on the Ellie treats this week; I'll save these for next week!

  4. That jam is so fantastic. And I love the sound of gluten free oat cakes! Delicious!

  5. These look like exactly what I wanted this afternoon!
    Like the ingredients in your jam too, where can you get it, I have never seen it before.

  6. @coconutandquinoa: It's sold in most health food stores within North America, here's a link to search for a store nearest to where you are:

    they produce such unique jams, with some fruits I've never even heard of, I like their jars too :P

  7. I am so making these when I get back from Key West-they look so wholesome and delicious! Nice, Ladies;)!

  8. Wow those oat cakes look fantastic! What an easy breakfast for someone on the hurry to just get an already made one from the freezer or fridge.

  9. I've been looking for an oatcake recipe for years. . . every time I try one, they just fall apart. Yours look perfect! Going to try these for sure. :)

  10. hi again! I ventured out to try these oatcakes and they were delicious. I made 12 small ones instead of 8 large ones. I was afraid my large circular cutter was too big for the dough. keeping the size in mind, I cooked them at 350, flipped them after 7.5 minutes, then cooked them for another 6.5 minutes. they are crunchy, chewy, lemony, and delicious with strawberry jam! thanks for an awesome recipe! <3
    see the full post on my blog

  11. Thank you for such a lovely recipe - I just made these with orange rind instead of lemon and they were so yummy and so simple to make. I didn't roll them out, rather took a dessertspoonful, rolled it in oats and then put it on a lined baking sheet and flattened slightly. They were rather rustic looking but I like that:-) I may add raisins the next time I make them as I have a sweet tooth:-)

  12. These are great! I just made some and loved them.. i had no jam but instead put some soft dates in the blender and spread it. Yummmmm :D