I was craving something crunchy and a bit on the healthy side, so I decided to make these gluten-free and vegan crackers. I know many people think gluten-free and vegan means the item isn’t tasty but that is not true. I am not a vegan nor am I gluten-free, but I like having options available to me as I navigate life.
It’s a healthy 3 ingredient recipe made with simple pantry items and ready to eat in less than 30 mins.
What You’ll Need
- 1 cup Oats (rolled oats or quick oats work)
- 1/4 cup water (you may need more see below)
- 1/4 tsp salt
How To Make It
- Blitz cup of oats in a food processer until pieces are fine (oat flour)
- Transfer to a bowl, then add water and salt. (Salt can be added to water so it can be dissolved)
- Mix until a dough is formed, then knead dough. If the dough is a bit dry (should be pliable not sticky) add tsp water at a time until you get a pliable consistency.
- Once you have a firm (not hard) dough transfer to work surface on a parchment paper.
- Roll dough as thinly as possible (see video) roll it between 2 sheets of parchment paper (this is to prevent dough from sticking to rolling pin.)
- Once you have rolled your dough, use a pie cutter (knife or cookie cutter) to cut into desired shape and place on baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes at 350F. (this depends on your oven)
Things To Note
- As stated, before if dough is on the dry side, add 1tsp water at a time until it is pliable (should be able to knead dough)
- Roll into size and shape of your choice
- Crackers will not bake like regular crackers, so they do not brown the same. If you want a darker colour, you can turn the broiler on to get colour of your choice
- Bake for 15-20 mins, product with will be “hard” perfect for dips. crackers
What I Like About These Crackers
I love the simplicity about making these crackers. The recipe is straight forward and easy to make without any major purchases. The natural sweetness of the oats makes me forget that I am eating crackers made from solely oats. When I made these, I wanted something to dip in my homemade humus and they held up nicely and gave me the crunch I was after.
If grains or seeds are your thing you can add them to the recipe (1 tsp at a time) or you can brush with olive oil (before baking) and sprinkle your crackers with the seeds or grains. It’s a great base recipe to start from. Happy Baking!
I recommend this for a healthy alternative to crackers that works well with your favourite dips.