15 Oatmeal Cake Recipes

Versatile and flavoursome, oatmeal cakes can take several forms with different ingredients and tastes so that you are always destined to find a recipe that your taste buds are bound to enjoy!

Flapjacks, strawberry, apple and even pumpkin oatmeal cakes are just a slither of the oatmeal cake recipes that you can create for all your family and friends to enjoy.

Here are 15 of the most delicious oatmeal cake recipes for you to try yourself. 

Strawberry Oatmeal Cake

This recipe for a gluten free strawberry oatmeal cake is light and refreshing and is perfect for a dessert or an afternoon snack. 

Fruit and oatmeal can count as breakfast so you can even have a slice of this with your morning coffee if you fancy.

Even if you are not a fan of oatmeal recipes, this delicious oatmeal cake is bound to change your mind as it combines a delicious fruity taste and a fantastic soft texture.

The ingredients required for this recipe include honeycrisp apples, Flahavan’s oatmeal oats, baking powder, whit or coconut palm sugar, cinamon, vanilla extract, fresh rosemary, fresh strawberries and sugar free strawberry flavored jello. 

You can’t look at those ingredients and not tell yourself that they would all combine for a delicious oatmeal cake!

Mammy’s Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Frosting

Bring that homemade feel back to your kitchen with this Mammy’s oatmeal cake with coconut frosting recipe. It’s almost as good as grandma’s oatmeal cake.

Made from scratch and made with love, this oatmeal cake is packed full of flavour and offers a unique twist with the added coconut frosting. Simply pour boiling water over the oats until cool, and then combine with the other ingredients to make the perfect oat mixture.

The cooked frosting is full of nuts and coconut and works delightfully well with the hearty oatmeal to give you a cake that tastes like no other.

This is a cake that will give the smell and look of something that is homemade and packed full of goodness, unlike anything that you would get out of a box.

Apple and Almond Cake

A second fruity twist on a traditional, old fashioned oatmeal cake, this apple and almond cake is packed full of exciting and sweet flavours. 

Providing a sweet buttery flavour despite not containing a gram of butter, this oatcake replaces flour with ground almonds. This combined with cooked, cooled and pureed fruit creates moistness and flavour.

The apple and almond cake contains 3 tart apples, lemon juice, caster sugar, 8 large eggs, vegetable oil, 50 grams of flaked almonds and 1 teaspoon of icing sugar to decorate the cake and give it a sweet taste.

Healthy and flavoursome, this is definitely a cake for you to try if you are a fan of apples and oatmeal cakes.

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies

Needing a new alternative for your breakfast meals? These pumpkin spice oatmeal cookies are perfect for an on the go breakfast meal or even for those cold autumn mornings. 

These cookies are loaded with vitamins and minerals from pumpkin, turmeric, bananas, ginger and cinnamon. 

Although those are the ingredients the recipe advises, you can adjust the spices to suit your taste buds and also add a personal favoured frosting to really spice up the flavour.

In terms of cooking your pumpkins, it is better to roast them as this intensifies the flavour and allows the natural pumpkin sugars to caramelize. 

Get some boiling water ready, make a cuppa, and indulge in one of these wholesome cookies.

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Need an idea for a delicious Easter cake? Or are you just in need of a new breakfast based snack? Well then the carrot cake baked oatmeal is perfect for you!

Containing all the flavours of carrot cake and hearty oats, this cake will keep you full all the way up to lunch and will actually trick your brain into thinking you have eaten cake for breakfast!

The mix of carrot, cinnamon and ginger means you get a spicy warmth along with the sweetness from the agave and also the most delightful texture through the sweet crunch of the carrots.

Staffordshire Oatcake Recipes

Staffordshire oatcake recipes are a unique oatcake recipe that are formed in a pancake. They are filled with bacon, mushroom and melted cheese offering a more savoury taste compared to the other oatcakes on this list.

Despite the unique recipe, these Staffordshire oatcake recipes are packed full of flavour and are perfect for a breakfast treat.

These oatcakes can be cooked in very large batches so it is perfect for when you have multiple guests over but the oatcakes do also freeze beautifully if you wish to do that as well. 


Flapjacks are one of the most delicious and sought after snacks that you can buy or make yourself. Chewy, classic and perfect for your soul, this recipe created by Lorraine Pascale is ever so simple to make and incredibly hard to beat!

A versatile treat, flapjacks can be enjoyed on the go, on your break at work, hidden within your lunch box and even as your breakfast snack. The key to this delicious cake is to use muscovado sugar, which is a type of brown sugar.

You may think you have already seen the same flapjack recipe carbon copied but once you have used this recipe once, there will be no turning back. 

Oat So Simple Cookies

Although they may seem considerably plain, these oat so simple cookies are full of flavour and offer a delightful chewy texture that will keep you wanting to make more!

These cookies are ever so simple to make and can be done and ready to eat in around 20 minutes. They are also incredibly cheap to make, using a batch of limited ingredients (including quick cooking oats) that will still produce around 15 cookies for you and your family to enjoy.

If you want to further enhance the flavour of these cookies, then add raisins, chocolate chips and even a drizzle of coconut to turn these oat cookies into a real family favourite that you will make again and again. 

Parkin Cake

Originating from the north of England, the traditional Parkin cake is a moist oatmeal cake that is surprisingly low in fat which allows for the cake to keep well if you can’t quite finish it all in one go.

This fabulous recipe uses oatmeal, black treacle and ground ginger to create a delightfully warm cake that is perfect to have with your afternoon coffee. 

This cake is perfect for those cold winter nights and used to traditionally be served on bonfire night due to its warm kick to it thanks to the ginger spices contained within the cake. 

Oaty Bars

Although they make look similar to traditional flapjacks, these oaty bars use peanut butter instead of melted butter which means less fat and more protein. This gives you a far healthier alternative to regular flapjacks whilst still providing a delightful, tasty oat snack.

Filled with cranberries and chocolate chips, these oaty bars have a sweet but fruity taste that combines delightfully with the soft texture of the oat bar. Using peanut butter instead of melted butter also adds increased flavour whilst being a healthy alternative at the same time.

Also feel free to add any sort of extra filling to the oaty bars including an alternative fruit to cranberries or maybe adding a coconut dressing to really bring out the flavour of these oaty bars.

Simple Scottish Bannocks 

A traditional Scottish cake, Scottish Bannocks are a scone like bread that is both heavy and flat with an oaty and barley delightful taste that suits most savoury dishes. Any meal that you have bread with and Scottish Bannocks could be provided as a perfect side with its flavoursome taste. These oaty treats both warm the body and the soul whilst still filling you up nicely.

Although traditionally Scottish Bannocks would be made on top of a stone placed in front of a fire, you will not need to do this in the present day. A deep frying pan will do or you can bake them in the oven without having to create your own fire.

Oat Bran Muffins

Muffins are a fantastic and flavoursome dessert or treat and this recipe will teach you how to create your own oat bran muffins

These muffins are very healthful and full of wholegrain goodness but be sure to use oat bran and not porridge oats. 

This recipe uses applesauce as a replacement to some of the oil that makes these muffins lighter than most. Apple sauce, apple puree and even apple baby food can all be used within this recipe. However it is not really a surprise if you do not want to use baby food within your muffins!

Oatmeal Cake

This oatmeal cake is a wonderful recipe that will provide you with that homemade feel that reminds you of a trip to your grandma’s. Just imagine your Grandma slicing into her homemade oatmeal cake wishing you could create something like that. Well now you can with this delightful oatmeal cake recipe!

These cakes are full of flavour combined with a moist texture that will have you wanting to create more and more. Serve this up with ice cream and that would be a dessert dish that would stun all of your guests. Plus, this works well as a hot cake!

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 

 If you are vegan and are reading this list and just can’t find a cake recipe that suits your needs, then you are lucky to have reached this stage of the list!

These vegan oatmeal cookies are very quick and easy to make if you are in need of a snack emergency. They provide that perfect cookie texture in being lovely and soft in the middle and crisp around the edges.

In being vegan cookies, they are low in fat and high in protein so if you are watching your diet currently then these cookies are perfect for you.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Cookies are a real staple of an afternoon treat and you can’t go wrong with these chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. 

These cookies have a delightful chewy texture and are studded with chocolate chips and walnuts. This recipe also produces a large batch which can be perfect for work and children’s parties or simply for you just to show off to friends and family. Simply mix the ingredients in a mixing bowl, and bake them on a prepared baking dish!

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Kathryn Sewell

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