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Vegan Oatcakes Recipe

These Nova Scotia Vegan Oatcakes are the perfect slightly-sweet snack to pair with a hot cup of coffee or tea! They use simple ingredients and are so easy to make!

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword nova scotia oatcakes, oatcakes, vegan oatcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 oatcakes
Author Lauren McNeill


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips plus more as needed
  • 1 tsp coconut oil optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, salt and baking powder in a large bowl. Stir to combine.

  3. Using your hands or a knife, 'cut' cold vegan butter into the dry mixture. Once done, it should be a similar texture to sand.

  4. Pour hot water over dry mixture. Add vanilla, then mix until well combined.

  5. Shape dough into hockey puck-sized rounds, about 1/4 inch thick.

  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until edges are just slightly golden brown.

  7. Optional: Let oatcakes cool. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together, then dip oat cakes in chocolate. Place on a parchment paper lined plate and place in fridge for 30-60 minutes, until chocolate has set. Serve and enjoy!