My youngest loves crackers. LOVES them. He’ll eat half a box of Vitawheats in a sitting. No dip, no cheese, no topping – just crackers. You could say he’s ‘crackers’ about them.
In fact, it was one of the things he was worried about when we decided to go supermarket free for three months. Today was the day he ran out of crackers, so I’ve been on a baking marathon this afternoon.
I must admit that I wondered if homemade crackers would be more trouble than they’re worth. But it turns out crackers are pretty easy, and they’re so much yummier than shop bought ones. Cracker dough is basically flour and water, and you can add a bit of fat for flavour and to bind them together. I wanted to add some seeds for fibre and nutrients, and also to make them a bit more interesting. You can mix them up with different seeds like sesame and poppy, and you can add spices like cumin, rosemary, or parmesan and oregano. Simple!
Needless to say, after making a few different batches of crackers this afternoon, I am the ‘best mum ever’ according to the young bloke.
These yummy homemade crackers would be great for toddlers, too. Leave out the salt, and choose seeds and spices that your little one likes. Your toddler could even help you cut out crackers shapes using a biscuit cutter. Serve with a healthy homemade dip for a great snack.
Have you ever tried making homemade crackers? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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