Apple oatcakes recipe, from Cheap Recipe Blog

Current recipe obsession: Oatcakes.

They’re a variation on pancakes, minus the flour, sugar, and egg.

How obsessed am I? I have made these oatcakes three times in three days. That’s obsession.

I like oatcakes better than actual oatmeal, and better than regular pancakes, for that matter. Pancakes have a tendency to make me a bit sick to my stomach. They’re too sweet and too heavy for me.

But these do nothing of the sorts. They’re gluten free, dairy free, and sweetened with just a squeeze of honey.

Tummy-friendly, wholesome ingredients.

Apple oatcake recipe, from Cheap Recipe Blog

The Cost: $1.04

These oatcakes are super cheap. Here’s the cost breakdown:

  • Oatmeal (1 1/3 cups) = $.24
  • Almond milk (2/3 cup) = $.30
  • 1/2 small apple = $.35
  • Other ingredients (baking powder, honey, cinnamon, vanilla) = $.15

Total cost (2 large servings) = $1.04
Cost per serving = $.52
Cost per pancake = $.10

Recipe inspiration: I discovered oatcakes on The Oatmeal Artist, and came up with this variation that contains fresh apple. (Side note: If you like oatmeal, you absolutely must check out this blog!)

Apple oatcakes, from Cheap Recipe Blog

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Apple oatcake recipe, from Cheap Recipe Blog

Apple Oatcakes Recipe

Yield: 10 small oatcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Trust me: You might want to double the recipe. These oatcakes keep well in the fridge and are a great grab-and-go breakfast or snack.


  • 2/3 cup milk of choice (I used almond milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups old-fashioned oats (not instant!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 small apple, cut into chunks
  • Oil, for frying (I used coconut oil)


  1. Place all ingredients except apple and oil into a blender and puree until smooth. Add apples and continue blending until no apple chunks remain. You want a smooth pancake batter.
  2. Heat a tablespoons of oil in a large frying pan. Pour a scant 1/4 cup of batter into the frying pan. Heat until bubbles begin to form on the top. Flip and continue cooking on the other side for another minute or so.
  3. Remove from pan and place on a paper towel-lined tray. Repeat until all of the batter is used. Serve oatcakes hot or cold with sliced apples and maple syrup.

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