Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Whole Wheat Crackers and Homemade Hummus

Yesterday I made Molly Katzen's orange hummus from The Enchanted Broccoli Forest (totally our favorite hummus - thanks A for turning us on to it) and some crackers to go with.

The crackers are super delicious but the structure was undermined by two things, I think: I forgot to cut them before baking them and I used whole oats instead of quick oats. Next time I try these I will run our whole oats through the blender to break them up and see if that helps the crackers stay together. Let me know if you try this recipe (found in one magazine or another) and how it holds up or if you have a different cracker recipe you love please share. I would love to give it a try.

Whole Wheat Crackers

3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup water
3 cups quick oats
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup wheat germ
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 300-325 degrees F. Blend liquid ingredients and pour into dry. Mix, roll (or smash) out dough on bottom of 2 large baking sheets to the edges. Sprinkle with salt. Cut into 2 inch squares. Bake for 30-40 minutes until crisp and brown. NOTE: I baked at 300 for the first 40 minutes and then bumped it up to 325 for the last 20 or so. My cookie sheets are fairly small so the thickness of the cracker made the cooking time to crispness longer.

Nice snack for the whole week!


  1. I've always thought about trying to make crackers. I'll have to try it out!

  2. Cracker tips from other readers:

    TIP 1: I just made the whole wheat crackers from your recipe. After baking them for 20 min. and eating several for lunch, I decided they weren't quite crisp enough, so I put them in at 200 and then turned the oven off and left them in. That was the technique used for homemade dog biscuits, making them nice and hard. Just remember to take them out before you turn the oven on 400 for something! C.P.

    TIP 2: Your cracker making project looks fun. I saw this post awhile back and thought you might get some good info from it:


  3. Jen- My crackers are in the oven as we speak! wish me luck! :)


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