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Homemade Crackers Recipe

The first time I made my own crackers, my friend Chase came over and saw that I had made my own crackers and he said, “Don’t you know you can just buy crackers?” and every one laughed like it was funny but inside, it really stung and I never got over that.
Simple, easy cracker recipe made with whole wheat flour, sesame seeds. This cracker recipe has only 5 ingredients and tastes very similar to ak-mak brand sesame crackers! Add fennel seed, caraway seed, cumin or celery seeds to customize your healthy homemade crackers

These were made without the baking powder for thinner crackers, 100% whole wheat flour, topped with sesame & fennel

I’m joking. I totally got over it.
Because you know what, CHASE?? It’s actually really fun to make your own crackers as long as you don’t also have a bunch of other things to make and if you do have a bunch of other things to make, then┬ádon’t you know you can just buy crackers??? ­čśë
Kinda kidding, but if your only assignment for a brunch or dinner is to bring an appetizer, I highly recommend making these caraway crackers, perhaps these super easy make-ahead rosemary apricots, and buying three to four hunks of cheese. Maybe even add a sliced apple and voila, a very impressive homemade cheese plate that takes an hour to put together rather than 15 minutes. Aren’t your friends worth an extra 45 minutes?!
Simple, easy cracker recipe made with whole wheat and buckwheat flour. This cracker recipe has only 5 ingredients and are simple to make. Add fennel seed, caraway seed, cumin or celery seeds to customize your healthy homemade crackers

These crackers were made with whole wheat + buckwheat flour, baking powder, topped with caraway seeds

The caraway in these crackers also compliments very nicely a broccoli cheese soup or this dairy-free creamy turnip soup. For a meaty meal, I think they would be great with vampire-fighting pork stew!
I’ve made these with all whole wheat flour and with a combination of whole wheat flour and buckwheat flour. They’re both good! Buckwheat is a little “earthy” if you haven’t had it before. Try it and see what you like!
Experiment with different seeds like fennel, celery, sesame seeds; or combine sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic and onion powder for an “everything bagel” cracker seasoning. And don’t forget the coarse salt sprinkled on top of these crackers!
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Caraway Crackers

  • Author: Hilah
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat flour, plus more for kneading/rolling*

1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds (or fennel, celery seed, sesame seeds)

1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder (optional)**

4 teaspoons olive oil

1/2 cup water

Instructions

Set oven to 325┬║F. Get a baking sheet ready with parchment or a Silpat

Combine flour, 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, salt, baking powder in a medium bowl. Drizzle in the oil and combine with a rubber spatula until it’s in rather small bits, with some dry flour. Add about half the water and mix. Add enough to make a dough.

Knead dough for about 2 minutes until smooth. Roll out very thin 1/4″ on floured surface. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon seeds and a large pinch of salt. Gently press into the surface. Cut into squares or rectangles. Transfer to baking sheet. Bake 25 minutes until crisp. Makes about 36- 1 1/2″ crackers

Notes

*Or 1/2 cup whole wheat flour + 1/2 cup buckwheat flour

**Omit baking powder for a thinner, crisper cracker  (my preference)

Nutrition

  • Calories: 145
  • Fat: 5
  • Carbohydrates: 22
  • Protein: 4

Simple, easy cracker recipe made with whole wheat and buckwheat flour. This cracker recipe has only 5 ingredients and are simple to make. Add fennel seed, caraway seed, cumin or celery seeds to customize your healthy homemade crackers

2 Comments

  1. Paul on August 21, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    thank you for the nice recipe, especially the idea of adding caraway. Crackers are a great way to get comfortable with some different kinds of spices.

    • Hilah on August 22, 2019 at 12:26 pm

      That’s a great point, Paul!

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