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Best Healthy Homemade Cracker Recipes - Herb Crackers, Parmesan Garlic Crackers, Etc.!

Updated on July 2, 2009

Easy to make, wonderful flavor!

Instead of buying your own crackers at your local grocer, you should try making your own at home. They're super easy and cheap to make, very healthy (no trans fats or preservatives!) and you can concoct a bunch of yummy variations. Pack them in your kids lunch or bring them to work for a healthy and very satisfying snack.

Makes: Approximately 24 crackers

Basic Whole Wheat Cracker Recipe

1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons oil (your choice, I use extra virgin olive oil)
4 tablespoons of water

Mix together the flour and salt. Add the oil and knead mixture together by hand. Add enough water to make dough. Knead for about 5 minutes.

Spread onto oiled cooking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes a 325 degrees. Let cool for one hour. Break into pieces.

Enjoy! Put them in your child's lunch or eat them as a snack with a healthy piece of fruit; you'll be good to go!

Variations


Parmesan Garlic Whole Wheat Crackers

Omit salt. Add 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and garlic to taste to the basic recipe for a gourmet cracker.

Savory Herb Crackers
Add onion flakes, rosemary, dill and a little bit of garlic for a taste explosion!

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      RVDaniels 8 years ago from Athens, GA

      That's just what I was looking for. Thanks!

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      Jerilee Wei 8 years ago from United States

      Sounds silly but until I read this hub I'd completely forgotten that people can make their own crackers. Thanks for the recipe!

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      Kim  8 years ago

      do i use olive oil , or any cooking oil

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      girly_girl09 8 years ago from United States

      It's your choice. :) I prefer olive oil but you could also use vegetable oil or even a combination of the two. I know some folks don't like the taste of olive oil.

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      Enlydia Listener 6 years ago from trailer in the country

      Hi Girly...even though I am an avid hubber...I didn't find this by hub searching...I found it by googling...thanks, nice article

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      eatlikenoone 6 years ago from Saline, MI

      Glad to see someone else making their own crackers. So few people think to do this. People are shocked when I tell them I make my own crackers.

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      girly_girl09 6 years ago from United States

      I just made these again the other night... tried using mozzarella and parmesan....yum!!! they weren't as crispy because of the moisture in the mozzarella, but were still so good...much better than store bought cheese crackers! :)

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      Megan 6 years ago

      I just made them now, and the dough seemed very dry...

      I did add 1/4 C flaxseeds, so i guess I stretched out the dough a bit, so I added a little more water and oil.

      Can't wait till they're done! I also added parsley, and hope they will go great with a raw macadamia nut cheese I made :D

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      timonweller 6 years ago

      Just what i was looking for as well, now to make some nice crackers.. Thanks..

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      Julie 6 years ago

      This dough was so hard..and its not clear if you are saying to put more water than what is listed and if so how much more?

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      Shan 5 years ago

      Thanks for this, I have been working with different recipes and experimenting. People are shocked when I tell them I make crackers as well :) I'm going to try this base with carrots and chives!

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