Tuesday, July 28, 2009

homemade crackers

In my quest for healthier eating, I decided to try making my own 100% whole-wheat crackers. They are so simple and open for many variations and different seasonings. Yesterday, I just followed the recipe. The next time I think I may add just a bit of honey to sweeten them up a tad.
After they were done baking, we shared some with our neighbors, Rahul and Ms. Ruwena. They really enjoyed them too. I am so excited about the these easy, healthy alternatives to boxed crackers!
Before Baking:
After Baking:


Crispety-crunchety goodness!
I will share the recipe for those who may like to try their hand at them:
Whole-Wheat Crackers
2 C. Whole Wheat Flour
1t. Baking Powder
1/2 t. Salt
2/3 C. Warm Water
1/3 C. Oil
Preheat oven to 400.
Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
Combine dry ingredients, then stir in the water and oil. Mix until a smooth dough.
Divide the dough in half and flatten each half onto cookie sheet. Use rolling pin or even your fingers to smooth out.
Once dough is spread thin, use a sharp knife to cut the dough into squares.
Spray dough with oil. Sprinkle with your choice of topping.
Bake 10-12 minutes.

5 comments:

Olivia Arlene said...

Are they kind of like a wheat thin? They look good!

Laurie Lynn said...

Oh my goodness, what beauties!
Lovely wholesome goodness!

TAB said...

Yes, they are kinda like wheat thins, my all time favorite cracker!

4monkeys said...

Can't wait to try it! Your such a pioneer Tab! Always paving the road for me to try something new! Thx!

Leeser said...

Hi Tabitha! I found your blog through your mom's. You and my sister, April Decker, were friends a long time ago. I'm her older sister, Lisa. I think my other sister, Laura, was friends with Olivia. It's so neat to see pictures of you and your family! A friend of mine was telling me there was a reformed Baptist church in Lindsborg and I was totally shocked about that (We go to a reformed Baptist church in Topeka, KS). So I was able to contact your church through the church's website (your mom and dad both responded). This is getting really long, sorry! All that to say, I just wanted to say hello and I'm glad you're doing well.

On the subject of healthy eating (thanks for posting that cracker recipe!), you should check out heavenlyhomemakers.com. She has a wonderful collection of recipes on there with a lot of helpful, healthful ideas and tips. She has a whole foods approach (no processed stuff, all natural, etc.). I check her blog everyday and have found all kinds of great recipes there.

Take care, Tabitha! Now that I know you have a blog, I'd like to come back and check it frequently. :)