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Easy Low-Carb Oatcakes

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I’ve cracked it guys, my low-carb take on the humble oatcake! A good oatcake is one of the things I missed most when I first went keto. Ok, so they’re not quite the same but they’re a pretty good close second. Buttery, crisp, yet slightly chewy and perfect for snacking on.

I like to serve them with guacamole or keto hummus but feel free to top with whatever keto toppings you have in the fridge. Smoked salmon and cream cheese is always a winner too. How would you top yours?

To customise these low-carb oatcakes, you can always try cracked black pepper in the mix or some herbs like rosemary and garlic or onion powder. I’ve given a few suggestions below but get creative and put your own spin on them.

  • 2 tbsp chopped rosemary + 1/2 garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbsp thyme + 1/2 onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika + pinch of cayenne pepper

Hands-on Overall

Serving size oat cake

Allergy information for Easy Low-Carb Oatcakes

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
Pescatarian
Low FODMAP
Vegetarian

Nutritional values (per serving, oat cake)

Net carbs0.8 grams
Protein2.4 grams
Fat5.8 grams
Calories67 kcal
Calories from carbs 5%, protein 15%, fat 80%
Total carbs2.3 gramsFiber1.5 gramsSugars0.4 gramsSaturated fat1 gramsSodium117 mg(5% RDA)Magnesium29 mg(7% RDA)Potassium78 mg(4% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 15 oatcakes)

  • 1 1/4 cup ground unpeeled almonds (120 g/ 4.2 oz)
  • 4 tbsp flax meal (28 g/ 1 oz)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, plus more for topping
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted (15 ml)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 °C/ 300 °F (fan assisted), or 170 °C/ 340 °F (conventional). Add the ground almonds, flax meal, baking soda and salt to a mixing bowl.
  2. In a clean bowl, whisk the egg and melted butter together using a hand balloon whisk.
    Easy Low-Carb Oatcakes
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until combined. You may need to use your hands at the end.
  4. Roll into a ball then chill in the fridge for 10 minutes. Roll the low-carb dough between two sheets of greaseproof paper or a silicone matt and greaseproof until about 0.5 cm/ 0.2" thick.
    Easy Low-Carb Oatcakes
  5. Using a 6.5 cm/ 2.4" cookie cuter, cut out the oatcakes and place on a greaseproof lined baking tray. Sprinkle with flakey sea salt. Easy Low-Carb Oatcakes
  6. Bake for about 12 minutes in the middle of the oven until golden. Place on a wire rack to cool.
  7. Serve as a side with your favourite cheese, keto hummus or I love cream cheese and smoked salmon! Store in a glass Tupperware in the fridge for up to 3 days. Easy Low-Carb Oatcakes

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, oat cake)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Almonds, nuts (whole, unblanched)
0.7 g1.7 g4 g46 kcal
Flax meal (flaxmeal), ground flaxseed
0 g0.3 g0.8 g10 kcal
Baking soda, raising agent (bicarbonate of soda)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
0 g0.4 g0.3 g5 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0 g0.8 g7 kcal
Total per serving, oat cake
0.8 g2.4 g5.8 g67 kcal

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Food is one of life’s most powerful medicines. I’m a true testament that once you find the right approach for you, you can overcome poor health through the healing power of food.

I believe the secret to radiant health starts and ends with a healthy gut so my recipes are all grain, gluten and refined sugar free. Most are also dairy-free.

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Comments (2)

Great recipe .I had tried others for me this was the best now ditched the others and looking forward to trying out more Keto recipes here.

Thank you Patricia!