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Homemade Oatcakes

Homemade Oatcakes

These salt free alternatives to shop bought biscuits are great for teething babies or as a finger food. Simply add a dip for a delicious baby led weaning snack - your little ones will love it!

Cook time: 12-15 minutes
Makes: 12 oatcakes

600g rolled oats
¼ tsp baking soda
2 tbsp white vegetable shortening*
300ml Water
*We used Cookeen refined vegetable fat that's available in your local supermarket. 


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Place oats in a food processor and blend until they resemble a coarse flour.
  3. Add in your baking soda and blend until combined.
  4. Place the shortening in a saucepan with the water. Gently heat until the shortening melts.
  5. Add enough of the liquid to the oatmeal mixture to make a firm dough.
  6. Transfer the dough to a piece of parchment paper. Roll out the dough until it is approx 1/8 inch thick.
  7. Use a round cutter to cut out circles. Place the oatcakes onto the baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Weaning and Storage
6 months+ - Introduce as a finger food for baby to pick up and self feed. Use dips such as Peach, Basil and Ginger Puree to increase variety.

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