Just a wee bit more special than your standard Scottish oatcake, these oat and almond crumble crackers are easy to make and perfect for your cheeseboard, or just with butter, or jam or anything you fancy….
These are a sort of fusion of Scottish and French biscuits, a wee bit of the Auld Alliance here between Scotland and France. These biscuits are savoury but without any added flavourings so you can pair them with both savoury and sweet toppings.
I made these oat and almond crumble crackers on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas TV Show. I was a finalist in the Christmas Hamper competition and these were part of my Auld Alliance Christmas hamper.
This recipe for oat and almond crumble crackers is very much like making standard Scottish oatcakes, you are just throwing in some flaked and ground almonds for a bit of extra flavour and texture.
Get some texture
It is a recipe is all about texture, you are going to use both porridge oats and pinhead oatmeal and also the flaked and ground almonds. This adds to the crumble of the crackers and makes them a delight to nibble on.
Ingredients for oat crackers
Porridge oats and pinhead oatmeal, salt, bicarbonate of soda, ground and flaked almonds, melted butter and a little hot water.
Even if you are not a keen baker these oat and almond crumble crackers are truly simple to make.
How to make oat and almond crackers
Simply mix together your dry ingredients then add melted butter and bring together to form a dough.
Roll this out to about 2mm thick and cut out rounds using a cookie cutter.
Bake for about 25 minutes till golden
How to serve these oat and almond crackers
They are the perfect addition to any cheeseboard but are just as at home with some jam or marmalade on top. Savoury or sweet the choice is yours!
If you are giving them as part of a Christmas Hamper make them the day before you are giving them and pack in an airtight box or bag to keep them fresh.
You can find this recipe and many more fun ideas for foodie gifts in my Ebook Naughty and Nice Edible Gifts For Christmas.
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Oat and Almond Crumble Crackers
- 200 g oatmeal porridge oats and pinhead oatmeal
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
- 50 g flaked almonds both ground and flaked almonds
- 60 g butter melted
- 40 ml hot water
- Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas4 and line a baking tray with baking paper
- Mix all the dry ingredients together well in a large bowl
- Stir in the melted butter
- Add enough hot water to make a dough
- Roll out on a floured surface to approx 5mm thick and cut our 20 small rounds with a cookie cutter
- Bake for approx 25-30 minutes till golden.
- They will crisp up as they cool on a wire rack.