Crackers are a tricky food. Why? Well because they seem harmless at first, but we all know that after we take a bite of one we just can't stop. The calories add up fast, along with all the junk that they pour into them. I'm so guilty of that. I can eat half a box in a sitting!
And of course they are an favorite snack for toddlers, but certainly not always the best choice. Really, at our house, they are an essential snack for everybody.
I really like this recipe for a much healthier version of cracker that still tastes good. They have a little bit of a secret ingredient, sort of inspired by the "Chicken in a Biscuit" cracker brand that was my favorite as a kid! The secret ingredient is a dab of concentrated chicken stock. Yes, it makes a big difference in the taste!
Whole Wheat Snack Crackers
1-3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1-1/2 c. oat flour (grind oats in processor until a fine powder)
1 c. warm water
4 t. Knorrs Homestyle Concentrated Chicken Stock (more for saltier taste)
1/4 c. olive oil
2 t. garlic powder
1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese
2 T. amber agave nectar
sea salt (optional)-about 3 t.
1. Mix together the whole wheat flour, oat flour and garlic powder.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the chicken stock and warm water until well mixed. Add the stock mixture, oil, agave nectar and parmesan cheese to the flour mixture. Mix until a ball of dough forms, being careful to not overmix.
3. On a floured surface, roll out half of the dough to 1/8" thickness or less (the thinner you roll it, the crispier the cracker). Using a small cookie cutter, or a knife to cut squares, cut out the crackers and lay on a cookie sheet lined with parchment. With a fork, poke 3 rows of holes in each cracker and sprinkle lightly with sea salt (press softly with the back of a fork to push salt into the cracker).
4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until the crackers are light golden brown. The thinner the cracker, the less baking time required, so make sure to check frequently to avoid burning.
5. Store in an airtight container after cooling.
***They taste great with salsa or your favorite spread. Makes several dozen.
I like to store these in my empty oatmeal containers.
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