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Homemade healthy oatcakes on a white surface with rosemary in front of them.
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Healthy Oatcakes with Rosemary

These homemade healthy oatcakes are made with simple, natural, and wholesome ingredients. The perfect gluten-free and dairy-free snack!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Scottish
Servings: 20 oatcakes
Calories: 51kcal
Author: Sara @ Gathering Dreams


  • 3 1/2 cups medium oatmeal - (or rolled oats)
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • If you are blending your own oatmeal from rolled oats, simply place the rolled oat in a blender or food processor and blend until you get a coarse flour.
  • Mix the oatmeal, finely chopped fresh rosemary, and salt in a bowl, and add the extra virgin olive oil.
  • Bring the water to the boil and add it to the bowl. Mix with a spoon and let it cool slightly. Then use your hands to form a dough. Feel free to add a bit more water if the dough feels too crumbly. Just add it a tablespoon at the time.
  • Roll out the dough until very thin (3mm) and cut in circles with a round cookie cutter ( I used a 3 1/16 in - 78mm cookie cutter). If the dough is a bit sticky, I normally roll it out on a baking sheet, to avoid using additional flour.
    If the dough is too crumbly, don't add too much water. Simply roll out a quarter of the dough at a time.
  • Place the circles on a flat tray covered with a baking sheet, no extra grease required.
  • Bake until golden brown, for 15-20 minutes. If your oven doesn't cook evenly, make sure to turn the trays half-way through baking. Keep a close eye on the oatcakes in the last 5-8 minutes, to avoid overcooking them.
  • When the oatcakes are ready, remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack. 


  • Nutritional values are per oatcake.
  • Oat is naturally gluten-free but if you want to ensure the oatcakes are completely gluten-free, please remember to check that the oats you buy are certified gluten-free. 
  • You can store your oatcakes for over a week in an airtight container, once they are completely cool (but they never last that long)!


Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg