Beltane Oat Cakes

Stormy Stewart


Oatcakes are a part of the Beltane ceremony. The roundness is symbolic of the life-giving sun. During Beltane a bonfire is kept going all night long. Pieces of the cake are thrown into the fire as an offering.

Begin by blessing these cakes in a prayer of gratitude, giving thanks to the Goddess and God for their abundance.


We are each a part of the joyous circle of love.
As we cast the bread into the fire
We fuse together into the One Being,
That always was and always will be.

pinch tips: How to Knead Dough



5 Min


40 Min


3 c
old fashioned rolled oats
1/3 c
1 tsp
fresh minced sage
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1 stick
butter (1/2 cup)

Directions Step-By-Step

In sauce pan heat butter and water until melted. remove from heat and let cool. Mix in remaining ingredients. Mix to a dough-like consistancy. Pat the dough into a circle, about 8 in. on an ungreased baking sheet. bake 3:50` for about 40 min.
Or you can bake them into snaller cakes. My dog loves these as do the squirrels.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy