Irish Oatcakes Recipe

Last Updated on February 12, 2021 by Ellen Christian

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Looking for an Irish Oatcakes recipe? If you want a breakfast oatcakes recipe, try these Irish oat crackers topped with jam or cheese.

We try to enjoy Irish foods for St Patrick’s Day for the holiday when we can. St Patrick’s Day is also called the Feast of Saint Patrick and is celebrated on 17 March, the anniversary of his death.  

Looking for an Irish Oatcakes recipe? If you want a breakfast oatcakes recipe, try these Irish oat crackers topped with jam or cheese.

 

Irish Oatcakes Recipe

St. Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland and is known for bringing Christianity to Ireland. Many people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by eating traditional Irish food or foods tinted green since green is the color of St. Patrick’s Day.  

I know the first thing I think of when I think of food for St Patrick’s Day is corned beef and cabbage.  While corned beef and cabbage is one of my favorite Irish foods, I know that there are a lot of other foods for St Patrick’s Day as well.  

In the past, I have made a traditional Irish Soda Bread recipe. This year, I wanted to try something different for St Patrick’s Day.   I decided that I would make Irish Oatcakes which are a traditional Irish food.

What are Irish oatcakes?

So, when I hear the word cake, I think of a dessert which isn’t what these are really. They are basically Irish oat crackers. They are flat and rather crispy versus moist and sweet. 

If you want a sweet oatcakes recipe, you can top these with honey or add a bit more sugar. 

a wedge of brie and fruit on a wooden cutting board

 

What do you eat with oatcakes?

  • Cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Soup
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Smoked salmon
  • Cream cheese

Breakfast oatcakes recipe

You can enjoy Irish Oatcakes for breakfast along with eggs or as a snack any time of the day.  You can serve the oatcakes warm with butter or jelly.  

Traditionally, oatcakes would be served with cheese which is how my husband likes them. I prefer mine with jelly but I have also heard people enjoy them with honey.  

Irish Oatcakes are similar to Bannocks from Scotland.   Have you tried either of these?  What are your favorite foods for St Patrick’s Day?

Cheese and biscuits snack of oat cakes with butter and emmental cheese on a board

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Looking for an Irish Oatcakes recipe? If you want a breakfast oatcakes recipe, try these Irish oat crackers topped with jam or cheese.

Yield: 6

Irish Oatcakes Recipe

Looking for an Irish Oatcakes recipe? If you want a breakfast oatcakes recipe, try these Irish oat crackers topped with jam or cheese.

Looking for an Irish Oatcakes recipe? If you want a breakfast oatcakes recipe, try these Irish oat crackers topped with jam or cheese.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup oatmeal (not instant)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water

Instructions

  1. Mix the flour, oatmeal, and salt.
  2. Add the warm water slowly as you stir.
  3. Roll it out on a floured cutting board to about 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Shape into a circle
  5. Cut the pieces in a triagle shape like you were cutting a pizza.
  6. Cook on a griddle (oiled or non-stick) until golden brown on both sides.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 40Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 391mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

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  7. I was hoping that I'd find this recipe here after you mentioned it on my blog!  It looks fairly easy to make, too. I think I'll give it a try this weekend.
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  8. That looks good! I don't have any ideas for celebrating St. Patrick's Day with the kids. Does it taste mainly like bread? I wouldn't think sweet on it's own.
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