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Another fantastic recipe from Heidi Swanson’s super natural every day cookbook. These are excellent as breakfast muffins as they are quite filling. I also love the taste of the coconut oil in these.


3 cups rolled oats

2 cups spelt flour (or whole wheat pastry flour)

1/2 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder

2 teaspoons fine-grain sea salt

1/4 cup flax seeds

3/4 cup chopped walnuts, lightly toasted

1/3 cup extra-virgin coconut oil

1/3 cup unsalted butter

3/4 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup natural cane sugar

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 325 degrees (F). Butter a standard 12-cup muffin pan.

Combine the oats, flour, baking powder, salt, flax seeds and walnuts in a large mixing bowl.

In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine the coconut oil, butter, maple syrup and sugar and slowly melt together. Stir until the butter melts and sugar has dissolved but don’t let the mixture get too hot. You don’t want it to cook the eggs on contact in the next step.

Pour the coconut oil mixture over the oat mixture. Stir with a fork, add the eggs and stir again until everything comes together into a wet dough. Spoon the dough into the muffin cups, nearly filling them.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the edges of each oatcake are deeply golden. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool for a couple of minutes. Then run a knife around the edges of the cakes and tip them onto a cooling rack. Serve warm or at room temperature. Yield: 1 dozen oatcakes.


Swanson, H. (2011). super natural every day: Well-Loved Recipe From My Natural Foods Kitchen. New York: Ten Speed Press.