By Texas Homesteader ~
How easy is it to make homemade crackers? I love to make things for myself for both financial as well as environmental reasons. So now my mind got to rolling. Hummmm… I saw something online the other day about how easy it was to make your own crackers …
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Recently RancherMan & I hosted a family gathering and I made our daughter’s favorite Homemade Hummus to scoop up with tortilla chips & enjoy as a snack. But there was So. Much. FOOD!
So after the gathering was over I bundled up all the leftover food and I stashed it in the fridge.
A day or so later I noticed there was still hummus left. Y’all know how I absolutely hate food waste! (and how much I LOVE hummus!) But all the chips had been consumed by now, how would we enjoy this hummus now?
Yep, just the other day I saw one of my favorite bloggers Melissa Norris over at Return to Simple publish a post about making her own homemade crackers. This would be the perfect time to give them a whirl!
Although they were delicious, I wanted a little stronger flavor so I made a few amendments to the crackers to suite our tastes. My recipe is below!
The recipe calls for 1 1/4 cups of flour. So I measured up the full cup with all-purpose flour and the remaining 1/4 cup I used oat flour that I made by putting whole oats in my *electric coffee grinder (Yeah, I *love* this thing. I use it all the time, just hardly ever to grind coffee… LOL!)
The addition of oat flour gives the texture to the tongue similar to wheat flour – I like it!
Adding Cracker Seasonings
I used many of the same seasonings Melissa did. But in the future I’ll experiment with using others such as my own homemade dehydrated celery & celery salt if I’m making these crackers to go with chicken soup.
Maybe a salt-free seasoning if I’m going to be entertaining guests with sodium restrictions. So many options!
This time I used 1/2 teaspoon each of paprika, chili powder, garlic powder and my own dehydrated onion powder. I also added 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Then I mixed everything until it was well blended.
Now I added 4 Tablespoons of bacon grease and mixed it all together until only pea-sized portions of the grease remained in my mixture. Finally I mixed in 1/4 cup water (next time I’ll use some of my homemade broth) and a tablespoon of honey. Then I mixed it all just until blended.
Rolling Out Homemade Cracker Dough
I used some of my oat flour to lightly dust my baking pan and rolled the dough as thinly as I could. When I tried to get it too thin it tended to tear on me. So I got it to around 1/8″ and called it good.
Then I sprinkled my Salt/Pepper mixture lightly on top and added a light sprinkling of cracked pepper.
I used my *crinkle cutter to cut my dough into approximately 1.5″ x 1.5″ sized crackers.
Baking The Crackers
I placed my baking pan into the oven that had been preheated to 400 degrees and baked for the 10 minutes indicated on the original recipe. But the crackers weren’t crispy enough for RancherMan.
It took just over 15 minutes for them to be done to his liking, although they do crisp ever so slightly on the baking rack as they cool.
These crackers aren’t the light crispy texture of a saltine. I think they were more like the texture of a graham cracker. But they worked perfectly for my homemade hummus.
As a matter of fact I made two batches of crackers since RancherMan lit into them like crazy!
Here’s the recipe as I amended it for us, although the flavor variations could be endless. Give it a try, I think you’ll like ’em!
Homemade Savory Crackers
- 1¼ cups flour (I used a mixture of all purpose & oat flour)
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 Tablespoons bacon grease (can use butter)
- ¼ cup any variety broth (can use water)
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- Salt & cracked pepper to sprinkle on top
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
In large mixing bowl measure out & combine flour & seasonings. Cut in fat until only pea-sized clumps remain. Add broth & honey, stir just until combined.
Sprinkle flour lightly on baking sheet and roll out dough to approximately 1/8". Cut into desired shapes and sprinkle desired seasoning on top.
Bake for 15 minutes. Be sure to be watching, bake time can be slightly shorter or longer based on how thinly you've rolled the dough!
Remove from baking sheet and cool completely on wire rack.
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These sound amazing! I may have to try them out as my homemade food to keep up with my new years resolution! Thanks for sharing on the Waste Less Wednesday Blog Hop!
Give ’em a try Katy. We love them, and there are lots of flavor options. The sky is the limit – flavor them however you like. ~TxH~
I’ve never tried making my own crackers, my kids would love it it I did though. Thank you for sharing at the Creative Muster party. PINNED
Robin | Fluster Buster
I don’t make crackers often but it’s interesting the different flavors you can get when you make them yourself. We love ’em. ~TxH~
We like trying new cracker recipes. We’ll have to give this one a try! Stopping by from Wonderful Wednesday. Many blessings to you!
I’m a relative newbie to cracker making but we do enjoy these. Especially since we’re just using what we’ve got around the house for ’em. ~TxH~
These sound wonderful — My kids would love snacking on these! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
RancherMan enjoyed them too Dee, and they’re very versatile. You can change up the seasonings to offer varied flavor options. ~TxH~
So awesome you made your own crackers. I’ve never delved into that but perhaps it’s time I do.
Oh these look so so good! I’ve never made crackers, but now I want to give these a try, what a great recipe! We love hummus and this would be perfect for us!
We love them Katrin. The texture of these crackers are kind of like a salty, savory graham cracker – they worked beautifully for our hummus. ~TxH~
These sound so incredible! Anything with bacon grease has to be good right? 😉
…that’s what RancherMan says! LOL ~TxH~
I can’t wait to try these, I have never made homemade crackers!
The consistency is similar to graham crackers, but of course in a savory herb/pepper way. They were so perfect with our hummus! ~TxH~
Yumm these crackers look so delicious!!!
We love them, and they were great with our hummus! ~TxH~
These crackers look very delicious! Thank you for sharing this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! 🙂
They were delicious JES and the recipe is versatile so I can change up the herbs for a totally different flavor. ~TxH~
I’m starting to feel like there’s nothing that you can’t make! These looks great and I’m so glad you shared with us at Share The Wealth Sunday! xoxo
(blushes) What a sweet thing to say Lisa. ~TxH~
Thanks so much for sharing this with the Let’s Get Real party. Doesn’t look hard at all. Oh and I just got a coffee grinder so I can use it now.
These look delicious! Gotta love how simple, too.
I’ll have to agree with you there Courtney, and I love that I can change up the seasonings to suit whatever we’re eating them with too. ~TxH~
yum yum yummy. These look really tasty!! Happy Easter and thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!
I’ve made crackers before ,they are so easy.
I’ll be trying these for sure.
I also baked your recipe of sandwich bread,using oat flour.
I loved it.
I’d love to have your doggie biscuit recipe ☺
Hoping things get back to normal on the ranch soon!!
Awwwww – what a sweet thing to say Shirley – thank you! I made training treats for our mini-schnauzer because when we first brought her home she needed training. Bad! At that time there was news swirling about pet treats made overseas being tainted so I wanted to make my own. I made mine out of carrots, eggs & oatmeal and cut them into tiny eensy squares so we could put them in our pockets & carry them with us into the pastures when we brought her with us for training purposes. Because they were so small we could offer as many of these treats as we needed to for positive reinforcement without affecting her regular diet much. I cooked them so they fully dry & super crunchy – good for cleaning her teeth too! Now that I’m making my own oat flour, I’m thinking it might be fun to make them again using that instead of wheat flour and using a cute dog-bone cookie cutter? Hummm… Here’s my recipe –> https://texashomesteader.com/myo-pet-training-treats/ ~TxH~
These are a winner in my book! Making them today, Thank you!
Do you recall where you purchased your crinkle cutter?
There should be a link in the post to take you to the crinkle cutter I have Ken, but just in case here’s the link –> http://amzn.to/1Lzd62o . Mine is Pampered Chef and I’ve had it for years – there are cheaper ones out there but this one is much more sturdy than others I’ve seen. I used it for cutting these crackers but I’ve also used it for cutting my homemade dog treats, even cutting our homemade soap and it’s held up beautifully. ~TxH~