Rosemary Oat Cakes

Rosemary Oat Cakes

Lovely round cocktail crackers: oats and olive oil make these rich and flaky. (A favorite of mine.)

Ingredients / Directions: 

Puree the following ingredients together in a blender or food processor:

  • 1/2 c raw sunflower seeds soaked in 1/2 c water at room temperature for 5 - 10 hours (your seeds will start to sprout - very healthy!)
    * be sure to include the soaking water in your puree
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1/2 to 3/4 tsp salt

Combine in a bowl:

  • 1/3 c golden flax seeds (grind) OR 1/2 c pre-ground flax
  • 1 1/2 c rolled oats (grind) OR oat flour (for gluten-free, use oats that haven't been contaminated with wheat/gluten grains)
  • 1/4 c rolled oats (large flakes)
  • 1 Tbsp dried rosemary (crushed)

Combine wet and dry until it forms a very soft dough. Add more oat flour if necessary. Lightly knead and form into a ball. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.

Cut 3 pieces of wax or parchment paper and sprinkle about 2 Tbsp of sesame or poppy seeds on each.

Split dough into three and form into three long logs that are slightly shorter than the paper. Oil your hands if the dough is sticky.

Place each log on a piece of the prepared paper and roll in the seeds to cover all surfaces, adding more seeds if necessary.

Roll each log up in the paper, put into a freezer bag (or wrap with plastic) and freeze for 2 or more hours.

Remove frozen logs and slice off thin rounds - about 1/2 cm each. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 325 for about 1/2 hour - until lightly browned.

When totally cooled, store in a covered container. These keep for weeks.

Enjoy as is, or top with cheese, smoked salmon, marmalade, nut-butter...


these look great!

these look great!

holiday rosemary recipes

Thanks for the recipe. I love that you included sprouted sunflower seeds and flax seeds, as well as oats. I'm a fan of oats and I need to remember to cook with them more often.

I picked your recipe to include in my best 25 rosemary recipes for the holidays list.

Thanks again.
Regards, Alison Kerr

You're welcome! I just

You're welcome - and thank you! I just checked out your wonderful list of rosemary recipes. :)


Delicious Patty.... but I had to add additional flour (sorgum) as the dough was extremely runny and sticky at first. Am I missing something? Should it have been that consistency? I may have made it too dense... Just wondering what your experience with consistency has been, up until the first ball and refrigeration step.

Hi! My dough was always

Hi! My dough was always sticky, but dense enough to form into a ball - and dense enough to form into logs after refrigeration. Natural ingredients vary a lot, so I recommended in the recipe to add more oat flour if necessary - so you did it right by adding more flour. If they tasted good and had a nice crunchy crumbly texture then they worked. :)