Quick bites: Nairn’s savoury biscuits

Nairn’s oaty heritage dates back to 1888. Over recent years it has quietly established itself as the champion of those seeking a gluten free or wheat free diet.

We’re rather fond of their oatcakes, and in particular the lovely Oaty bites (so very moreish) so we were very happy to try the new Oat Cracker Thins.

Nairn's Oat Cracker Thins

The Oat Cracker slots in nicely to the cracker market and have the benefit of being wheat free. Bite into one, and you get a satisfying crunch of sunflower seeds. The crackers are mercifully free of additional additives and are high in fibre and have 1.4 grams of fat.

Who are they for?

Those that love loading their crackers with plenty of topping. The Thins complement many flavours well. We scoffed them with some chicken pâté. Oats are full of energy, so they could just help you avoid that 2 o’clock slump.  Or try our quick and easy canapé recipe. 

Who are they not for?

Wheat free versus gluten free could be confusing for some, so check which type you might need. Some traditionalist who prefer the oat cake to be the star of the show.

Where to find them?

Most supermarkets and independent stores

Oat Cracker Canapés

These canapes are easy to make. Gather the ingredients and make them at the last minute.


  • Crowdie (organic soft cheese from the Highlands. If you are based in Edinburgh, Cranachan & Crowdie are a stockist)
  • Simply Add Chilli Wild stockist as above
  • Toasted pistachios (from Holland & Barrett) or pine nuts
  • A twist of pepper
  • A drizzle of flavoursome honey

Smear the cracker with Simply Add Chilli, top with Crowdie. Sprinkle with nuts, a twist of pepper, add a drizzle of flavoursome honey


Nairn’s Oatcakes

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Danielle founded Edinburgh Foody in 2010. Having qualified as a professional bread baker in France in 2014, she is now on a new adventure in Gloucestershire. Check out severnbites.com Look out for occasional posts for Edinburgh Foody

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