Hearty dense spelt crackers with herbs for snacks or platters.
Why Spelt? Sometimes I like to diverge from the mundane ingredients in my pantry and splurge! This ancient whole grain flour, rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, and manganese, as well as flavor, was just the detour I was looking for.
Since spelt flour is not processed in the way so many of our bleached white wheat flour is, it is still rich in fiber. It makes for a very rustic loaf of bread and hearty crackers.
Spelt adds depth to a hearty breakfast muffin, one perhaps of walnuts, apples, molasses, and spices. But for today, I wanted a rustic artisan cracker that would complement my cheese tray, as much as an appetizing accompaniment to my quick nut butter and jam, on the go lunches I depend on.
Homemade Herb Crackers
Charcuterie board, after school snacks or cocktail hour treats all deserve to have a hearty cracker that isn’t pasty flour and water with no substance.
Making homemade crackers is so easy, you couldn’t scoot over to the market to buy a box of crackers faster than you could whip up a huge batch at home.
Toss any of your favorite dried herbs into the recipe for flavors that speak to you or simply use the suggested herbs I often make my homemade crackers with.
For a video demonstration of making Homemade Crackers, see below. But if you already know how to make crackers, here is the recipe for these crunchy Spelt Crackers.
For a variety of other options and ideas for making Homemade Crackers with a variety of flour or herb suggestions, the options are endless and all delicious.
- Spelt flour
- Kefir or yogurt
- Oil, olive, coconut or avocado
- Dried herbs, rosemary, oregano or thyme
- Mixing bowl with hand mixer or food processor
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Cookie sheet
- Parchment paper
- Pizza cutter
HOMEMADE SPELT CRACKERS WITH HERBSCourse: Bread Muffins u0026amp; CrackersCuisine: Healthy FusionDifficulty: Easy
Hearty spelt crackers with herbs for snacks and platters.
Spelt flour – 1 1/2 cups
Kefir or yogurt – 1/2 cup
Oil – 3 tbsp, any oil of choice, extra to finish
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Coarse salt – to sprinkle on top (optional)
Dried herbs – 1 tbsp, oregano, rosemary or thyme
Water – 1/4 cup, give or take
- Preheat oven to 425
- Mix all the ingredients together with a hand mixer or food processor, until it come together into a ball.
- If dry, add water, if wet, add flour.
- Roll out to about 1/4 inch. Cut in shapes to your desire with a pizza cutter. Brush lightly with oil. Sprinkle with salt.
- Bake on parchment paper lined cookie sheet for about 20-minutes, or until golden.
- Charcuterie board, after school snacks or cocktail hour treats all deserve to have a hearty cracker that isn’t pasty flour and water with no substance.