Have you ever thought about making homemade crackers? Trust me, this recipe is so simple and delicious, it’ll make you want to start baking your crackers all the time. It’s super easy, and you’ll only need 6 ingredients. Plus, it’s packed with protein and fiber, so it’s a healthy option too! If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also add cheddar cheese, sesame seeds, and extra salt flakes for additional flavor. But even plain, they’re delicious!
What is it:
This recipe is for a crispy, thin cracker made with chickpeas, quick-cooking oats, olive oil, lemon, garlic, and salt. It is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. The flaky texture comes together with the chickpeas and oat blended with the addition of olive oil to create a dough-like consistency. Use a food processor to combine the ingredients in minutes and roll out the cracker dough onto a baking sheet. Shape your crackers before popping them into the oven for 40 minutes and you have the best high-protein crackers for your entire family but especially for your picky eaters.
What you’ll need:
You will need 6 simple ingredients for this chickpea cracker recipe:
- One can of chickpeas
- One cup of quick-cooking oats
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic
- Salt and or additional seeds and spices
How to make:
To make these crackers, you will need a food processor. Begin by opening a 390g can of chickpeas, rinsing, and drying them. Add them to the food processor and pulse until broken up. Next, add the remaining ingredients and process until a dough-like consistency is achieved. Add your dough between two sheets of parchment paper. Press down to flatten the dough and use a rolling pin to further flatten the dough to 5mm in thickness. Strip the top parchment paper, and create fun shapes by using cookie cutters. If you want to keep it simple and quick, use a pizza cutter to cut out square crackers. Once shapes are made, poke holes into each shape using a fork. Bake in a preheated oven for 40 minutes, keeping a close eye on the last 10 minutes, making sure the cracker does not burn. Remove from oven, break apart cracker pieces and enjoy.
Ways your family can enjoy these crispy crackers:
- Crackers and cheese
- Add to lunch boxes
- An after-school snack with sliced apples
- Dip in peanut butter or other nut and seed butters
- Dip in hummus and other dips
- Serve with soup
- On their own
Are you and your kids looking for a fun kitchen activity? Give these homemade crackers a try! They’re simple to make and delicious; your kids will love them. Plus, they’re a healthy snack option. All you need is a food processor to combine the ingredients quickly and roll out the dough onto a baking sheet. They can shape them and play around with the dough as they wish and if they happen to try the dough, you don’t need to worry, the dough is edible with no raw ingredients. Give it a try and let me know how it turns out for you and your little ones. Happy baking!
Whether you decide to get your kids involved in making this recipe or not, I hope you give it a try! If you do please comment and rate the recipe below or share your creation on Instagram by tagging: @my_picky_eater. Can’t wait to see your creations! 😊