Refined Sugar Free Scottish Oaty Crumbles

Posted on May 11, 2018

Refined Sugar Free Scottish Oaty Crumbles are a lovely afternoon treat and are perfect for lunch boxes as well. So easy to make and only a few basic store cupboard essentials needed. You no doubt have all the ingredients already.

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A plate of Refined Sugar Free Scottish Oaty Crumbles with all natural zero calorie sweetener -

Scottish Food.

Shamefully, even though I live in Scotland, I rarely share any Scottish treats with you. It probably has something to do with the cuisine being very meat based, heavy and a little bit stodgy. Not overly attractive to an English Vegetarian who likes lighter food. But there is the occasional sweet treat that catches my eye and it will quickly become a firm favourite, just like these refined sugar free Scottish Oaty crumbles.


I made these a few years ago and you can find the original recipe for my Scottish Oaty Crumbles here. But after being sent a few free samples of Natvia natural sweetener I was inspired to see if I could make them just a little bit healthier. And they totally work with the sweetener in place of the sugar.


A plate of Refined Sugar Free Scottish Oaty Crumbles with all natural zero calorie sweetener -


They are still just as perfect but with fewer calories. So a complete win!


As the title suggests these are packed full of oats and if there is one thing that the Scottish love its oats. They are used in a multitude of recipes from savoury pastry to sweet treats, just like these refined sugar free Scottish oaty crumbles. I love oats because they are packed full of good things like vitamins, minerals and fibre. And they are a great ingredient to bake with. They are tasty and wholesome, these bars would also make a great breakfast on the go.


A big ol' pile of Refined Sugar Free Scottish Oaty Crumbles -


Obviously, the Natvia replaces the sugar in the recipe and helps to keep these sugar free Scottish oaty crumbles sweet. I also have sultanas for a hit of natural chewy sweetness. There is also a tablespoon of agave nectar in these bad boys, to help bring the ingredients together in the mixing bowl. But all in all, these are a great little treat to enjoy, even if you are not chasing a sugar free life. I promise you will just love these sugar free Scottish oaty crumbles.


A slice of Sugar Free Scottish Oaty Crumbles -


Disclaimer: The Natvia sweetener was given to me free as part of an ambassador program I am part of with Natvia on Instagram. All opinions are my own and I was not asked to write this post.



A plate of Refined Sugar Free Scottish Oaty Crumbles with all natural zero calorie sweetener -

Refined Sugar Free Scottish Oaty Crumbles

Sugar Free Scottish Oaty Crumbles are refined sugar free treats, that make a lovely treat and are perfect for lunch boxes. Super easy to make and only store cupboard staples needed to make these treats.
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Course: Bars / Slices
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Emma


  • 50 grams Natvia natural sweetener (1/4 cup)
  • 115 grams unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 120 grams plain / all purpose flour (1 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 90 grams rolled oats (1 cup)
  • 45 grams sultanas (1/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon rolled oats


  • Preheat your oven to 180C/350F/Gas mark 4 and grease or line an 8 inch square tin and put aside.
  • In a medium sized saucepan melt the sweetener, butter and agave nectar over a medium heat once melted put aside to cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl mix the flour and salt together then add the oats and sultanas.
  • Pour the cool syrup mixture over the oats and mix well.
  • Press the mixture into your prepared tin and press it down with your fingers. Sprinkle the top with the tablespoon of oats.
  • Pop into your oven for 20 to 25 minutes until a light golden colour.
  • Score into 8 slices while still hot and allow to fully cool in the tin.
  • Once cool snap it into slices and keep them in an airtight tin for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Facts
Refined Sugar Free Scottish Oaty Crumbles
Amount Per Serving (1 slice (out of 8))
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 113
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.6g 19%
Saturated Fat 7.5g 38%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 231mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 19.7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%
Sugars 1.1g
Protein 3.1g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. YUM! I love oat treats and these healthy bars sound amazing!

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  2. I love how simple this recipe is! And the fact that I usually have everything in my pantry to whip it up! Hope you’re having a great week Emma!

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    • Thanks, Ashley. Sometimes simple recipes are totally the best 😀

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    • Thanks, Lorraine, these totally work with sugar brown or white both work well.

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  3. These look so good Emma, the perfect snack and so much better than storebought. Love this recipe…definitely pinning and saving…Thank you for sharing 🙂

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    • I totally agree Heather, oats are soooooo good 😀

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  4. I’ve never been to Scotland, so I don’t know a whole lot about the cuisine there (or England for that matter, and some of my family is originally from there!). It’s fun to get a glimpse of the food you’re enjoying there!

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    • Thanks, Brianna 😀 Both Scotland and England are beautiful to visit and over the years the food has gotten a lot better and a touch fancier 😀

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  5. Emma these look perfect for snacks on the go. Perfect for school lunches and work. Delicious. I see you are all fully decked out with your GDPR protocol. Might have to touch base with you later on some of these fixes. Sharing, of course!

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    • Thank you 😀 GDPR has been a nightmare to get right. I must admit it took a lot of testing with a lot of different plugins. I now have it narrowed down to 2 which seem to do all the jobs… Fingers crossed they do, it’s so confusing!

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    • Thanks, John. I couldn’t stop at one either 😉

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    • Thanks, Balvinder and so easy to make gluten free too 😀

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  6. You are so right… these would be a perfect afternoon treat!

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  7. Ah, Scotland. My husband and I spent a lovely 3 weeks there, moved around often, but probably saw very little of everything your country has to offer. I can say I never had a bad meal! Hurrah for gastropubs! This is a great recipe, Scottish or not!

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    • Thanks, Mimi. Scottish food has gotten a lot better over the last few years. Almost everywhere now accepts vegetarians…lol And yes bless the gastropub!

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    • Thanks, Angie, oats make a great post work out snack.

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