Homemade Wheat Thins

Homemade crackers are easier than they may seem to be! Crackers are often used as quick snacks for small children; they’re easy, they’re compact, and easy to bring along while traveling. But most pre-made crackers contain added preservatives, to much salt, and even excess sugar. Making your own is not only cheaper, but you’ll know exactly what your family is eating – healthy, wholesome foods.

Homemade Wheat Thins

Ingredients

3 cups oatmeal (ground using a food processor or blender)
3 cups whole white wheat flour (has a lighter flavor than regular whole wheat flour, though that’s acceptable as well)
2-3 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 – 2 tsp salt
3/4 cup olive oil or melted butter
1 cup warm water

Method of Preparation

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Mix all ingredients together and separate into 2 equal balls of dough. Let set for 20-30 minutes.

3. Roll each onto lightly greased cookie sheets as thin as you can get them.

4. Sprinkle with additional salt and then lightly take the rolling pin to press into dough.

5. Cut into squares.

6. Bake for about 15 minutes and then check to make sure they aren’t getting to brown. Pull out any around the edges that are starting to brown and harden. If they get to brown they won’t taste good. Pop the rest back into the oven and continue to check every few minutes. I tend to take these out before they are completely browned as they make a softer cracker for little mouths and I keep them in longer for a crispy cracker for me.

You can also substitute the wheat flours with an all purpose gluten free flour mix.

*I haven’t messed around with “properly” soaking these, though I can imagine that mixing the flours, oil, and water along with a bit of an acidic medium like apple cider vinegar, and let sit overnight would be acceptable and not change the outcome.



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Donielle is a natural momma of two, lover of real foods, and owner and editor of Grand Rapids Natural Living and Naturally Knocked Up. You can usually find her in the kitchen whipping up some nourishing foods, cuddled on the couch reading books to the littles, avoiding the laundry and Mt. Saint Dishes, or tapping away on the laptop. Her husband puts up with her sometimes crazy "hippie" ways, but loves her regardless. Welcome to my home away from home.

Comments

  1. Thanks so much for posting this!! Always looking for natural recipes for my son :)

  2. What an easy-to-make looking recipe! I have a 1 1/2 year old who I would love to make homemade crackers for! I’ll be trying this – thank you :)
    May I link to this post on my blog?