Homemade Whole Wheat Crackers

 

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.

Whole Wheat Cracker Dough

Ingredients:

  • 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

Whole Wheat Cracker Rolled Out With 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.

Whole Wheat Cracker Dough Rolled Out

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.

Healthy Whole Foods Lunch

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.

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