As you will remember Dr Lucy Williamson told us all about the Eight for Weight Plan three weeks ago. She also shared with us a few of the delectable recipes you could try. This week Dr Williamson shares another delicious idea, Homemade Oatcakes, from www.lwnutrition.co.uk.
These oatcakes are quick and easy to make so they’re ideal for weekend lunches with soup or evening snacks with cheese. They’re packed with fibre from the quinoa grain, oats and wholemeal flour, and are made with a little less butter by including cold pressed rapeseed oil. The egg white keeps them nice and crispy and adds more protein too. Making your own oatcakes avoids buying the more processed versions often with added sugar and preservatives, so keeps your gut health happy!
Makes approximately 16
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes maximum
- 200g British oats
- 25g British puffed quinoa
- 60g stoneground wholemeal flour
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 40g butter (cut into small cubes)
- 20g Cold pressed rapeseed oil
- 1 egg white, whisked
- 60-80g warm water
- Pre-heat the oven to 170°c (fan) 190°c (non-fan) gas mark 4
- Mix together the oats, puffed quinoa, flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda
- Add the rapeseed oil and small chunks of butter. Rub together to a crumble consistency, then stir in the raw egg white until mixed through as evenly as possible
- Add the water from a recently boiled kettle until you have a firm but not sticky dough – the amount will vary depending on your flour
- Roll out to ½ cm thickness on a floured surface and use a cookie cutter to make about 16 rounds
- Bake for about 25 mins on a baking tray until lightly browned round the edges – be careful not to overbake as they’re delicious still slightly soft inside
To find out more about gut health, discover more recipes, or to sign up to Lucy’s Gut Health Course, visit www.lwnutrition.co.uk
This was our final recipe from Dr Lucy Williamson on The Wonderment. Make sure you check out the ones from previous weeks! Don’t forget to join the conversation over on social media too. You can find us on TikTok, Instagram, Threads, Facebook and Twitter.
Dr Lucy Williamson
Lucy lives on the edge of the Chiltern Hills with her RAF husband, two teenage children and Raurie, the border terrier.
Today Lucy Williamson is an award-winning Nutritionist specialising in gut health, but her career path was somewhat unorthodox, making her approach and knowledge base unique.