Oaty Linseed Rock Cakes

Gluten-free, linseed wheat-free flax rock cake recipe

Traditional but gluten-free, healthier and tastier

We have to say a big thank you to one of our customers at Guildford farmers’ market who bought us a lovely linseed rock cake that he’d baked. However some of if us here have to be wheat-free so our present inspired me to create this gluten-free version. It was unexpectedly delicious and given enthusiastic thumbs up by everyone even those who didn’t think they liked rock cakes.

Made from oats and  linseed these rock cakes are a gluten-free healthier alternative to traditional cake recipes.

Gluten-free, linseed wheat-free flax rock cakes recipe
Gluten-free, linseed wheat-free flax rock cakes recipe

Quick and simple,

As with most of my baking it is very quick and easy, and makes a great baking project for kids.

Healthier or sugar-free

These cakes are lower GI because they are made with oats and linseed as an alternative to wheat flour but you can also cut out the sugar completely,  Feel free to use your usual baking sugar-free sweetener, I have tried both xylitol and erythritol both work well.  Maple syrup,  palm sugar or honey are all really tasty, healthier alternatives to to refined sugar and taste delicious in this recipe. To make it even better they are rich in ground linseed which slows down the rate you digest sugars which helps keep your blood sugar levels stable.

Lovely fresh healthy cake

Nothing beats that just out of the oven freshness and they are best eaten fresh on the day of baking but can be kept in the fridge for up to a week. So good and no one even thought they tasted “healthy” just nicer because not too sweet.

Oaty Linseed Rock Cakes
Servings:10cakesPrep Time:5minutesCook Time:15-20minutes
A traditional cake with few ingredients and easy to make. Gluten-free, made with Flax Farm freshly milled ground linseed so healthier and tastier.
Oaty Linseed Rock Cakes
Servings:10cakesPrep Time:5minutesCook Time:15-20minutes
A traditional cake with few ingredients and easy to make. Gluten-free, made with Flax Farm freshly milled ground linseed so healthier and tastier.

Ingredients

  • 140 g rolled oats Gluten-free if for coeliacs - or use buckwheat flakes.
  • 85 g Flax Farm Gold Ground Linseed (flax) Bronze works just as well but makes a darker cake
  • 55 g Golden caster sugar or other caster or suitable baking sweetener
  • 55 g salted butter Coconut oil is a dairy-free alternative
  • 110 g Mixed dried fruit we liked the mixed fruit with peel
  • 1 tsp baking powder Gluten-free ideally
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 65 ml Milk (any) or water
  • 0.5 teaspoon Mixed spice Optional
Servings: cakes
Units:

Ingredients

  • 140 g rolled oats Gluten-free if for coeliacs - or use buckwheat flakes.
  • 85 g Flax Farm Gold Ground Linseed (flax) Bronze works just as well but makes a darker cake
  • 55 g Golden caster sugar or other caster or suitable baking sweetener
  • 55 g salted butter Coconut oil is a dairy-free alternative
  • 110 g Mixed dried fruit we liked the mixed fruit with peel
  • 1 tsp baking powder Gluten-free ideally
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 65 ml Milk (any) or water
  • 0.5 teaspoon Mixed spice Optional
Servings: cakes
Units:

Instructions

  1. Place butter and milk/water in bowl or pan and gently warm in microwave or saucepan. until just melted.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Add milk/water and beaten egg to dry ingredients and mix really well.
  4. Spoon out into rough mounds onto baking parchment lined baking tray, Rock cakes are meant to be rough.
  5. Bake in a fan oven at 150C for 20 minutes until nicely browned on top and underneath. Store in air-tight tin tin refrigerator and eat within a week.
  6. Gluten-free, linseed wheat-free flax rock cakes recipe

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