Easy Homemade Oat Cakes (Vegan)

If you’re looking for a healthy sugar-free snack then try these homemade oat cakes.

When I told people I was taking part in sugar free February (where I will eat no added sugars and only 2 pieces of fruit per day), one of the most common questions I got was ‘what will you snack on?’. I think that a lot of people typically have sugary snacks like chocolate and cake in the afternoon or if they’re trying to be healthier then they might eat fresh fruit or date-based snacks. But I won’t be eating any of these things.

easy oat cakes

Why eat oat cakes?

Oat cakes are a nice sugar free snack. I find the crunch quite satisfying and they’re yummy when eaten with avocado or hummus. I have used rolled oats and cashew butter in this recipe, which makes them quite filling. Hopefully they should help to stabilise your blood sugar and not leave you craving another snack soon afterwards.

The first time I made oat cakes I was quite apprehensive. But they’re super easy to make and only need 4 ingredients.


oat cakes and avocado

Healthy homemade oat cakes recipe

Makes 6-8 oat cakes


  • 1 heaped cup oats
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 heaped tbsp smooth cashew butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°c
  2. Blitz the oats in a food processor or blender until they become a flour.
  3. Mix together the oat flour and baking soda.
  4. Melt the cashew butter in the microwave for 40 seconds then stir into the dry ingredients. It seems like it won’t mix, but do your best to spread it evenly.
  5. Mix in the water to form a dough
  6. Roll out between two sheets of baking paper until it is about 1/2 a cm thick.
  7. Cut out the oat cakes (I used the top of a glass) and place on a lined tray.
  8. Bake for 5 minutes then turn over and bake for another 5 minutes.
  9. Let them cool fully before you store them.


Did you know

Many of the oat cakes you buy from the shop contain palm oil.


Thanks to the lovely Chris from PearsNotParsnips for these lovely comments on the homemade oat cake recipe.

easy vegan oat cakes homemade


  1. February 3, 2017 / 1:07 am

    These sound delicious! I’m on a mission to eat better this year so I’m going to give your recipes a go 🙂

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 3, 2017 / 6:30 pm

      I hope you’ve found some other healthier recipes as well. Let me know how they turn out if you do make them 🙂

  2. danasiafantastic
    February 3, 2017 / 3:54 am

    I’m unfamiliar with oat cakes, but this recipe looks good! I might try and make them for super bowl sunday!

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 3, 2017 / 6:30 pm

      Thanks. I’m not sure if you would have to increase the cooking time if you made a larger batch for super bowl sunday. They would make a nice alternative to tortilla chips to eat with dip though.

  3. lover4life4567
    February 3, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    I am currently in a 100 day challenge where I gave up added sugar. It is really hard to find snacks that don’t have so much sugar in them so thank you for this great article.

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 3, 2017 / 6:28 pm

      Hi 🙂
      Thank you so much for your comment. I also have a recipe for homemade kale chips, which make a good snack. I’m planning to do a post about snacks, but it’s just finding the time.
      Congratulations on committing to 100 days. I’m regretting 30! Hhaha!

  4. February 3, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    I love this!! I am not a big fan of sweets but these seem to be a nice balance of healthy and filling. Plus I love oats. Will definitely give this a try!

    • February 5, 2017 / 5:46 pm

      They are pretty oaty 🙂 I find the cashew butter makes them quite creamy and slightly sweet. You can also try with olive oil.

  5. February 3, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    These sound so easy to make! Always good to have ideas for sugar-free snacks 🙂

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 3, 2017 / 10:40 pm

      Thanks. Agreed, I mean sugary snacks always taste good but it is good to have some less sweet options.

  6. February 3, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    I’m not normally a big fan of oat cakes but I never knew you could make them with so little ingredients, maybe I will have to give them another go!

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 3, 2017 / 10:39 pm

      Fair enough – I think sometimes the ones you buy can be a funny texture and a bit tasteless. I don’t like some brands.

  7. Helen
    February 4, 2017 / 11:26 am

    These sound delicious! I’ll definitely be trying these out for myself. I follow the Slimming World diet so don’t have sugar, after a while you definitely don’t miss it at all.

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 5, 2017 / 5:44 pm

      Thanks Helen 🙂 I’m hoping my taste buds will get used to less sugary things. I ‘m glad you’ve had a good experience with Slimming World, my friend did it a few years ago and it was helpful for her.

  8. February 4, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    These sound great, but was wondering if you’ve tried them with other nut butters before? I don’t have cashew on hand. 🙂

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 5, 2017 / 5:40 pm

      Hi Heather, I’ve made them with almond butter before and also a sweet version (pumpkin spiced oat cakes), but I like cashew butter is best. It’s sweeter and creamier. You could use peanut butter but I think they would be very peanutty. Let me know how it goes if you try with a different nut butter.

  9. February 4, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    Mmm yummy! They look so tasty, and very professional looking! (mine would never turn out that good!)

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 5, 2017 / 5:37 pm

      Thanks so much, I actually took these photos a few months ago on my first attempt. I’ve made them since and they have turned out well apart from once when I was in a rush. I think it’s worth taking a few extra minutes to make sure that you’ve mixed it properly and the dough is rolled to the same thickness.

  10. February 7, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    These sound delicious, and if they have no sugar, even better.

  11. September 1, 2017 / 11:56 am

    Hi Rachel, I love oatcakes but gf ones are so expensive, definitely going to give these a try but I can’t see an oven temperature in the recipe?

    • Heathy & Psyched
      September 2, 2017 / 2:32 pm

      Ooops!! It’s 180 degrees. Hope you enjoy them if you make them.

      • September 2, 2017 / 4:30 pm

        Sorry, further question: F or C, conventional or fan? (I have fan)

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