Put the salted peanuts into a food processor and blitz them to rubble
Add the oats and pulverise them for a while. It helps the oat cakes to stick together.
No food processor? Place the nuts and oats on a chopping board and give them a good chopping ti break them up a bit.
In a bowl, thoroughly mix the oats, oil and enough water to form a dough. Tip out onto a lightly floured work top and press and pat out flat to the thickness of a £1 coin.
Cut into whatever shapes you want, squares, fingers, rounds, whatever, and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
While the oat cakes are cooking, roast the onions at the same time.
Bake the oat cakes at Gas 6 / 400°F / 200°C / 180°C Fan in with the roasting vegetables for 20 minutes. They just want to be a gentle golden colour.
Leave on the tin until they have cooled, they will be quite fragile until then.
Cook 150g peas.
Mash or blitz the roasted onions and peas together, season.
If you don’t want peanuts in your oat cakes, sprinkle them over the onion and green pea hummus. Or blitz them into a nut butter and spread them on.
Meal Plan 1 has a jar of marmalade, which can be swapped for Smart Price strawberry jam, chocolate spread, honey or lemon curd. If you opt for any of those they would be rather wonderful on peanut oat cakes.
Chocolate spread on peanut oat cakes. Oh my!
Any nuts will work here. I have lots of walnuts, so I'm looking forward to trying that variation. You could also use almonds, pecans, Brazils, cashews or macadamia, or any combination of whatever you've got.
You could add chopped preserved ginger, chopped chocolate, fine chopped sun dried tomatoes or a bit of garlic, chilli and ginger
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