Thursday, December 8, 2011

Oat Crisps


So while I've been making delicious treats like caramel sauce and gingersnaps for everyone, I've still been trying my best to stick to my diet.  I found a good recipe for oat cakes, which accidentally turned into tasty oat crackers.  Eaten plain or topped with something savory, these have been a perfect swap for high-carb bread.

Oat Crisps
(Scottish Oat Cakes)

1 1/2 cups oat flour*
1/4 t salt
1 T melted butter
1/4 t baking soda
1/2 cup hot water

1/2 t dried basil
1/4 t dried chopped garlic
1/4 t cayenne
extra bit of salt

*You can make your own oat flour by processing oats until a fine consistency.

Preheat oven to 325.  Put the oat flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl.  (If making my savory recipe, also add in the basil, garlic, cayenne, and extra salt here.)  Drizzle the melted butter over it. Add the hot water, stirring until it is a stiff dough.  You may have to add a couple more teaspoons of hot water if it's not enough.

Knead the dough on a sheet of wax paper for easy clean-up and removal.  Using a rolling pin, roll it out to about 1/8 inch thick.  Taking a circle cookie cutter and cut out circles.  Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake about 20 minutes.  After 20 minutes, flip them over and bake another 10-15 minutes.  The edges should be curling slightly.

If you don't want crisps but want a more traditional softer cake, bake them half the time.

I found these were great as replacements for bread or saltines: tuna, chicken salad, cheese, tomato and basil, even an egg topped them nicely!

I'm assuming swapping out the savory additions for some sugar or spice would also make a lovely sweet crisp.  Perhaps I'll try a bit of honey, nutmeg, and cinnamon soon!

2 comments:

  1. I will definitely be trying both of these recipes. Naturally, John poo-pooed the oat crisp since it has no sugar, but I'm making them anyway! It isn't like he gets another other kind of cracker around here.

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  2. Thank you so very much for your comment! I am enjoying your blogs very much, and I also look forward to keeping up with you as well. It's comforting to know someone else understands what I'm going through with everything right now. It's not easy, that's for sure. Glad to have found your blogs : )
    LoveAutumnRayne

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