Celtic-inspired Sea Salt and Oatmeal Crackers

Celtic-inspired Sea Salt and Oatmeal Crackers


3-6 serving(s)

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Total Time:

35 minutes

These rustic, savoury crackers are a delightful fusion of Scottish culinary traditions and the pure, briny flavour of Isle of Skye Sea Salt. With wholesome oats and a generous sprinkling of hand-harvested sea salt, these crackers are a delightful snack or accompaniment to soups and dips.



  • 1 cup (100g) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour 
  • 1 tsp (5g) Isle of Skye Sea Salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) cold water 
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) honey (optional)


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Step 2: In a food processor, pulse the oats a few times until coarsely ground. Add flour, 1 tsp Isle of Skye Sea Salt, and baking powder. Pulse to combine.

Step 3: Add the cold, cubed butter and honey (if using). Pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. 

Step 4: With the machine running, slowly add the cold water until the dough just comes together. Do not overmix.

Step 5: Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly. Roll or pat into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. 

Step 6: Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut into 2x4 inch rectangles or desired shapes. Arrange crackers on the pre-prepared baking tray, spacing slightly apart. 

Step 7: Lightly brush or spritz the tops with water and sprinkle generously with additional Isle of Skye Sea Salt.

Step 8: Bake for 18-20 minutes until lightly browned and crisp. Allow to cool completely on wire racks.

Serve crackers alongside soups, dips, cheeses or enjoy them on their own for a delightfully rustic Scottish-inspired snack.

Cook's Notes

  • For extra flavour, try adding 1 tsp dried herbs like rosemary or thyme to the dough.
  • Substitute quick oats if rolled oats are unavailable, pulsing just until coarsely ground.
  • For a richer cracker, swap half the butter for an equal amount of cold lard or vegetable shortening.
  • Dough can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 3 days before baking.


Let the pure, hand-harvested Isle of Skye Sea Salt shine in these simple yet delicious oatmeal crackers - a taste of authentic Scottish tradition in every crispy bite.

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