Recipe for Homemade Crackers with Flax Seed and Black Beans
Homemade crackers can be fun to make and so much healthier than store bought crackers.
I love crackers and when my favorite crackers showed up at $3.69 per box, I decided to make my own. After a few flops (too thick, too salty) I created my own recipe.
The great thing about homemade crackers is that they are not full of chemicals and preservatives. You control the ingredients. You can even pronounce all the ingredients!
A lot of cracker recipes are pretty plain to the point of being boring, mere vehicles for cheese or spread. The following recipe is not only tasty on it's own, but full of fiber, and nutrients.
Make your own homemade crackers for an amusing addition to a party or cookout and serve with your own homemade dip, or sliced cheese.
Don't be afraid to experiment with the recipe. Try adding sesame seed, sunflower seed, chopped nuts or anything you deem yummy. You can make a tidy, uniform cracker or a rough edged cracker for a more home-spun look.
Add variety to your homemade crackers by tweaking the recipe with your favorite herbs.
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 Cup While Flour
1 Cup Oats (uncooked, quick oats)
1/2 Can of Black Beans (drained and chopped)
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1/2 Stick Butter or Margerine
1/2 Cup Milk
2 - 3 Tablespoons Flax Seed
1 Tablespoon Dried Cilantro
Blend dry ingredients.
Cut up butter (or margarine) and warm in milk with sugar.
Mix. Add black beans.
Knead 3 minutes.
Cover with plastic wrap and let rest at room temperature for 1 hour.
Divide dough in quarters.
Roll out on lightly floured surface. Roll very thin, as thin as you can.
Cut in strips. Roll strips again.
Cut in shapes.
Place on ungreased cookie pan.
Prick crackers with tines of fork.
Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown.
Cool on wire rack.
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