Traditional Scottish Bannocks on a plate
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Scottish Bannocks

These oatcakes are wonderful at breakfast, brunch, or just as a snack, especially smeared with butter, jam, or your condiment of choice
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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time23 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Bannocks, Bread, Oatcakes, Outlander Kitchen
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Tammy Spencer, Scotch & Scones

Special Equipment


  • 230 g oatmeal (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 115 g all-purpose flour (1-1/2 oz, 45g)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 90 g butter ( about 7 Tbsp), melted
  • 75 ml water (1/3 cup)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a half sheet baking pan with a Silpat or parchment paper.
  • Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients, then pour in melted butter and water. Mix until it forms a dough.
  • Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  • Turn out dough onto a floured surface and roll out to desired thickness.
  • Using a cookie cutter or a glass, cut out and place on the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake 10 minutes, rotate, then bake 10-13 minutes more.
  • Remove to wire rack to cool.

Recipe Notes

I learned later on that the term "oatmeal" in the UK is actually what we call "oat flour," not the rolled oats that I used...the things you learn. No wonder my bannocks were so chewy.
Nutrition Facts
Scottish Bannocks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
* Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 cal per day diet.
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