Raise funds for great causes on Staffordshire Day with a celebration of the mighty Staffordshire oatcake!

The World's Biggest Oatcake Morning will see schools, businesses and the people of Staffordshire share a great local breakfast and make a donation to charity to cover the cost.

Why not join them? 

Oatcake events will be taking place across the county on Staffordshire Day, Wednesday 1st May, for example at Canalside Farm near Stafford, where you're more than welcome and they're raising money for CPRE Staffordshire. 

Keep an eye on our Staffordshire Day What's On listings for news of oatcake mornings in your area. 

Fancy hosting your own oatcake event?

Just get a few people together on Staffordshire Day for an oatcake or two, and ask them to donate to a charity of your choice.

Download the Staffordshire Day Oatcake Morning poster to promote it, and if you'd like the public to attend, let us know and we'll spread the word for you via our website and social media.

To tell us about your event, download this Staffordshire Day Activities Form, fill it in and email it to info@enjoystaffordshire.com.

What is the Staffordshire oatcake?

The oatcake has been a staple of the county diet since the 17th Century, particularly in North Staffordshire where they are popular in Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Not to be confused with the Scottish oatcake, which is a biscuit, or the Derbyshire oatcake, which is a similar size to our version but thicker, the Staffordshire oatcake is often described as a savoury pancake.

They were originally made by farmers in the Peak District, who grew oats rather than wheat as they were more suited to the local climate, and used to feed their own families and farm workers.

It wasn't until the Industrial Revolution that they really caught on with the masses, as owners of mines and potteries saw them as a cheap way to feed their huge workforces.

Where can I buy Staffordshire oatcakes?

They are available ready-made from oatcake shops, or you can buy them to prepare at home from many supermarkets across the county.

And there's a great Staffordshire oatcake recipe available on the BBC website if you fancy making them yourself.

They go down a treat with cheese and other fillings like bacon, sausage, tomato and mushrooms.

Bon appetit!