Originally a Scottish recipe. Very little sugar and no white flour. Easy to make and a wonderful addition to breakfast.



Step: 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a heavy baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step: 2

Mix oats, whole wheat flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl. Rub in butter with your fingers until mixture is chunky. Pour in enough water to form a thick dough.

Step: 3

Spread a thin layer of oats and whole wheat flour on a flat work surface. Turn out dough and pat to an even thickness. Cut into circles using the rim of a drinking glass. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.

Step: 4

Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes.


Per Serving: 199 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 24.7g; fat 9.5g; cholesterol 20.3mg; sodium 351.3mg.

The quality of the flour can make a real difference to your bread. Different makers do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal dough , which doesn’t always getting bigger as well as white bread.

To make this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.

A bread first rising can be make in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can start it night before , then clear it off the next day.

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