As much as possible, I try to avoid buying any type of snack food at the store. Maybe I have too much time on my hands, but I figure that whatever I can buy I can just as easily make at home (well, made not just as easily). A variety of reasons motivate me to just make things myself. The first, is that I enjoy it. I am not going to pretend that there aren’t perfectly healthy, tasty, affordable foods out there. If you don’t enjoy making homemade crackers, why would you make homemade crackers? But I think it is a lot of fun.
I also do enjoy seeing what is going into my food and more often than not you can achieve something pretty fresh and tasty, with a limited number of ingredients. These crackers are pretty awesome for a bunch of reasons. First, they are so easy to put together. Although they take about an hour to bake, active cooking time is only about 5 minutes. Also, they’re super versatile. You can spice them however you want and swap out or add seeds at your convenience. Just make sure to keep the ratios between dry and wet ingredients the same.
In the past, the biggest problem I’ve had with homemade crackers is that they are too thick and hard. These manage to be tender and crispy at the same time. I was surprised how well they held together. I even accidentally dropped a couple on the ground and they didn’t shatter into a million pieces. Much sturdier than I would have thought! Also, all of the cracker recipes I have tried in the past were basically flour, water and flavouring, so the nutritional value of these in comparison is much better.
While they are flavourful and can stand on their own, they are great with tzatziki or hummus.
Adapted from ohsheglows.com
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a medium sized bowl mix together all seeds and nuts.
Use a mortar and pestle to make your garlic and onion into a paste. Alternatively, grate the onion and garlic.
In a small bowl, combine water, onion and garlic.
Pour water mixture into the seed/nut mixture and stir until it is thick and combined.
On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper press your seed mixture until it is at maximum ¼ inch thick.
Put seed mixture in over for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove from over, cut into whatever size/shape that you want, flip crackers over and cook for 25-30 minutes on the other side, until they are golden brown.
Seed crackers Recipe was last modified: June 12, 2013 by