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.
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.
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.