People have made oatcakes for many centuries. Regarded by many as an important staple food, oatcakes are synonomous with medieval history, particularly in Scotland. Some historians report that back in the 14th century soldiers from Scotland even carried their own little sack of oatmeal and metal plate so that they could quickly and easily make their own oat cakes to fend off hunger.
Many food scientists now agree that oats are very beneficial to human health, helping to lower cholesterol and aid digestion. If you are looking for a recipe to make your own, there are a number of different ones to choose from. This is mainly because it depends upon which (if any) spices you want to use for the flavouring.
This recipe below uses cinammon which was a spice popular in medieval times. Click here to read more about spices used in cooking during that era.