Do you know what’s in a typical box of crackers?
Anyone else stop reading pretty much by the fifth word? Me too. I try to be balanced in all things. Yes, I love eating healthy. But I also don’t want to overload my brain with a big long list of “eat this, don’t eat that” ingredients. Generally speaking, if the list of ingredients is 80% things you recognize and under five ingredients, you’re good to go. So I started researching just a bit. And guess what?
Crackers are insanely simple to make. Like, 3 ingredients simple. Water, flour, sea salt. Done. That’s a basic cracker. Then you can get crazy and try different flour types, add oils, different flavors or seasoning, adding seeds or nuts. Since I already had whole wheat flour, and those black sesame seeds I had been meaning to use since Christmas, I decided it was time.
- 2 cups wheat flour
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1/2 tbsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
Step 1: Warm the coconut oil (stove top, microwave, your hands) and add the flour. Mix with your hands, adding a little more water if needed to make a dough. IF you’re adding chia and / or flax, add a little more water to compensate because those both will absorb.
Step 2: Mix in all your other ingredients. On a floured surface, roll or press the dough into a big thin sheet. If you want to get fancy, you can use a cup to cup your crackers into rounds or use a knife to make them into squares. If you want extra texture, sprinkle more seeds or grind some salt on top before baking.
Step 3: Bake the crackers on a cookie sheet at 350 for 10-15 minutes, until crispy but not burnt. Break or cut into pieces of the size you want, and enjoy!
Now that I know how quick and easy it is to make crackers with ingredients I can control, I will be experimenting with different seasonings for sure! Let me know if you make your own crackers and if you have any seasoning recipes you love.