I thought I’d shake it up this week with a lunch recipe…

Yes I’m one of those people who likes to have lunch sorted for the week ahead, on a Sunday. It just saves money, and also time as I tend to wander round a supermarket on average 3 times before deciding what I actually want to eat. Nightmare I know!
I do like to have relatively healthy meals in the week, so that I can treat myself more at weekends. It’s just the way I work – it helps me rationalise the naughty treats on a Saturday or Sunday, like the cinnamon pancakes with caramelised Apple Alex made me for brunch last weekend.
This recipe is actually adapted the tiniest bit from one my Grandma gave me. She actually makes them for my mum for lunch too, so I thought I’d give them a whirl, but add my own touch.
Oat cakes can be a little bland, and I know it’s all about the toppings, but I wanted to add a little more flavour to the oats in the first place. Β After rummaging through my condiments and spices, and searching my brain for ideas, it struck – Marmite. Yes that’s right.
Marmite Oatcakes Recipe
These oatcakes are super yummy, have a depth in flavour to them which normal oatcakes don’t have, and are delicious served with cottage cheese, or any of the standard toppings! Even Alex gave his approval and he doesn’t like anything dry and flavourless, he won’t even choose to eat a sandwich unless it’s toasted with melted cheese as he thinks bread is dry and bland, whereas to me bread is almost irresistible.
Marmite Oatcakes Recipe
So here’s howΒ to make them:
Ingredients (makes approx. 12):
  • 150g oats
  • 75g plain flour
  • 50g butter
  • 1/2 tsp. Bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tsp. Marmite
  • 50ml hot water
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line a baking try with baking paper and pop to the side.
  2. Blitz 75g of oats in a food processor (or a nutribullet works too!) until they have the texture of coarse flour.
  3. Put the 75g ground oats, and remaining oats in a bowl. Add the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt and combine.
  4. Add the 50g butter to the bowl and rub in until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Pop to the side.
  5. Place 2 tsp. Marmite into a measuring cup/jug, and make up to 60ml with hot water. Stir well until the Marmite has dissolved.
  6. Pour the Marmite liquidΒ into the flour and oats mixture and stir until it forms a dough.
  7. Roll out the dough to a few millimetres thick, and using a cookie cutter (or improvise – I used the Marmite jar lid) cut out your oatcakes. Re-roll the leftover dough, and continue to cut out your oatcakes until all of the dough is used.
  8. Bake in the centre of the oven for 20-25 minutes, until starting to turn brown around the edges.
  9. Let cool, and store in an airtight container for the week ahead.

Ta da! A quick and easy recipe for lunches for the week ahead.

As mentioned, I had mine with cottage cheese and some cucumber sticks, but they’d taste yummy with soft cheese or tuna mayo, or you could even serve them as a side for soup! The weather is getting colder after all.

Marmite Oatcakes Lunch RecipeMarmite Oatcakes Lunch Recipe

What’s your favourite lunch for the working week?

Chloe xx