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Scottish oatcakes bannocks

Scottish Oat Cakes Recipe

The Homesteading Hippy
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Cuisine Scottish
Servings 6 oat cakes


  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1 rounded teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup rolled oats – not instant oats
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • pinch of salt you may omit this if the butter you use is salted or if you are on a low salt diet
  • 1/3 cup plain double cream yogurt
  • ½ cup water


  • In a medium size bowl combine the flour, oats, baking powder and salt.
  • Pour in the melted butter.
    melted butter added to dry ingredients
  • Work through with your fingers until the mixture is crumbly.
    crumbly texture after rubbing in butter
  • Add the yogurt and ¼ cup of the water.
  • Mix until just combined - if you need you can add more of the water but the dough should not be sticky.
    dough just combined
  • Gently shape the dough into 6 scone shapes around ½ to ¾ of an inch high using your fingers.
    ready to go in the skillet
  • The skillet should be preheated with the oil over a medium low heat. Place the bannocks in the skillet and allow to cook for around 3 to 4 minutes before turning over.
  • Split and serve with butter either with an egg and bacon breakfast or with a sweet topping.