recipe, snack

Whole Grain Crackers

A new apartment means housewarming parties!

In preparation for inviting friends and family over to admire our newly acquired abode, I decided to try my hand at healthy crackers to serve with our favourite hummus or yogurt dip. This recipe is quick (rolled out, baked, and cleaned-up in less than an hour), delicious, and wallet-friendlier than store-bought crackers.

It is also means you can pick the shape, size and ingredients in your crackers. Bonus!
I chose sesame seeds and a more rustic hand-pressed cracker. Cookie cutters work well here too.

Here I am flaking the dough after adding the oil….

The ideal crumbly texture…

And then adding the water for an easier-to-manage doughy texture!

Whole Grain Crackers

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup add-ins (I used toasted sesame seeds)
  • 1-2 tsp spices if you wish
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 4-5 tbsp water, as needed

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium or large bowl, stir together the flour, salt, and add-ins. Add oil and mix until crumbly. Add a few tablespoons of water at a time, working the mixture together with your hands until it forms a ball of dough.
  3. Roll or pat out the dough. It will be a little finicky. I found it worked best if I cut the dough into small pieces and then flatten each cracker individually. The crackers should be thin (the thinner the cracker the crispier they will be)- about 0.5 cm.
  4. Line the pieces on the prepared baking sheet about 1 cm apart. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool before serving. They will get crunchier as they cool!

Serve with your favourite cheese or dip, or perhaps accompanying a delicious soup. Or even better… serve with my salmon tartare recipe (to come soon!)