These are popular on the west coast but are turning up other places, too. They’re dense, slightly sweet, hockey-puck-like oat cakes sometimes made with dried fruit and nuts. They don’t look very difficult to make and have few ingredients, but are so dense, they almost seem compressed.
The ones I buy are cylindrical, with the circumference of a typical food can (like Boston brown bread in that regard), and are about an inch and a half thick. They aren’t mass produced–they’re made locally. It’s clear that the oats are pulverized in a food processor first, and there seems to be very little moisture added. I’d like to find a recipe if anyone has one.
Or, barring that, is anyone else out there eating these things?
The first search seems to give results I’d probably prefer, but the second may be closer to what you want. I don’t go to health-food or coffee shops very often, and haven’t noticed oatcakes. (I usually go for the Nanaimo bars instead of anything the least bit healthy. Check your blood sugar at the door.)
Thanks, but I’ve already done those searches. There a million kinds of “oat cakes,” and none of those are the ones I’m talking about. The closest I found was by a woman who tried to “reverse engineer” the oat cakes in question.