Oatcakes

About: 

Effie’s Oatcakes are a 4th generation family recipe with origins in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Crisp, lightly sweetened, with a nutty flavor, oatcakes are a perfect snack any time of day.

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Pairings:

Effie's Oatcakes are great by themselves, but they're also wonderful when paired with other specialty foods.  Here are some of our favorites:

  • Sharp Cheddar or Stilton Cheese
  • Tea
  • Chocolate
  • Jams
Fun Facts:

Oats - An Ancient Food Staple Brought To The New World By Early Settlers

  • Oats grow naturally alongside wheat and barley. They were once considered weeds, but were then cultivated in 1,000 BCE.
  • The ancient Greeks and Romans grew oats for animal feed.
  • Oats became widely used in Great Britain and Scotland because they could ripen in the cold, wet climate.
  • The Scottish Highlanders depended on oats as a staple of their diet.
  • Oats came to America with the early colonists. Captain Bartholomew Gosnold first planted oats on the Elizabeth Islands off the Massachusetts coast.
  • Oats were grown throughout colonial America and then spread west with the settlers.
  • Quaker Oats Company created rolled oats in the late 19th century by steaming and rolling out the kernels. From there[,] many more recipes for breads and other baked goods were created using rolled oats.
Ingredients:

Wheat flour (contains malted barley flour), oats, butter, sugar, organic palm oil, water, salt, baking soda.

 

Nutritional Info:

Serving Size Approx. 2 pieces (34g), Servings per container: 6, Amount Per Serving: Calories 170, Calories from Fat 80, Total Fat 9g (14% DV), Saturated Fat 5g (25% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 20mg (7% DV), Sodium 135mg (6% DV), Total Carbohydrate 22g (7% DV), Dietary Fiber 1g (4% DV), Sugars 6g, Protein 3g, Vitamin A (4% DV), Vitamin C (0% DV), Calcium (0% DV), Iron (2% DV). Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Made in a facility that also processes eggs, milk, peanuts, soy and tree nuts.