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Apple-Topped Oatcakes

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.


6-8 servings

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
During the week we have quick breakfasts...but on Saturday I like to make something special. This is one of our favorite recipes because the oatcakes and apple topping are a tasty, wholesome combination. They also can be made ahead so a hungry family doesn't have to wait long. -Lois Hofmeyer, Aurora, Illinois


  • 1-1/2 cups hot milk
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. In a large bowl, combine milk and oats; let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the egg, oil and molasses. Combine dry ingredients; stir into oat mixture just until moistened. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; fold gently into batter. Set aside.
  2. Heat butter in a skillet until foamy. Add the apples, lemon juice and zest; cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, cook oatcakes. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a hot greased griddle. Cook until bubbles form; turn and cook until browned on other side.
  4. For apples, combine sugar, cornstarch and nutmeg; add to apple mixture and cook 2 minutes longer or until tender. Serve warm over oatcakes.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 290 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 271mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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