Staffordshire oatcakes with mushrooms

Cook savoury pancakes for breakfast using porridge oats. The recipe is vegan and healthy, too, providing folate, fibre, iron and two of your 5-a-day

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:20 mins
    plus at least 2 hrs proving
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 353
  • fat 18g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 32g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 9g
  • salt 0.03g


  • 85g porridge oats
  • 85g plain wholemeal flour
  • ½ tsp dried yeast
  • 4 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 320g button mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 tomatoes, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 4 tbsp milled seeds with flax and chia
  • 4 tbsp tahini
  • a few coriander sprigs, chopped


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  1. For the oatcakes, tip the oats and 350ml water into a bowl and blitz with a stick blender until smooth. Stir in the flour and yeast, cover and leave in the fridge overnight, or leave at room temperature for 2-3 hrs until bubbles appear.

  2. Use kitchen paper to rub ½ tsp oil round a non-stick frying pan, then heat. Ladle in a quarter of the batter and swirl the pan to cover the base. Cook for 2 mins, then turn and cook for 2 mins more until golden. Make four oatcakes in the same way. If you're following our Healthy Diet Plan, chill two for another day. Will keep, covered in the fridge, for two days.

  3. To make the topping for two oatcakes, heat 2 tsp oil in a non-stick pan, add 160g mushrooms and fry for 2-3 mins, stirring until softened. Stir in 2 tomatoes, then add 2 tbsp ground seeds and cook for 2 mins more. Reheat the oatcakes in a dry frying pan or the microwave if necessary, then spread each one with 1 tbsp tahini, the mushroom mixture and scatter with a little coriander before serving. On the second day, repeat step 3 with the remaining ingredients.

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