WHOLE Wheat Crackers.

I’ve been making these homemade whole wheat crackers a lot lately.  They are so yummy, and are super healthy (not healthy as in they-have-a-couple-healthy-ingredients-mixed-in-with-the-unhealthy-ingredients-but-we’ll-pretend-they’re-totally-healthy, healthy as in healthy).  A while ago Rae from Made by Rae posted a recipe for Whole Wheat Crackers from All Recipes.  I tried that recipe (with some changes suggested by commenters) and it was really good.

I wanted to make it even healthier, so I changed the recipe further and this is how I always make my whole wheat crackers now.


3 1/4 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c flaxseed meal
1/2 c wheat germ
1/2 tsp salt
1 c water
1/3 c olive oil
salt or other spice to sprinkle

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Mix first 6 ingredients together (I like to use my kitchen aid mixer).  Do not overmix.  Divide dough into 4 sections.  Take each section and roll it as thin as you can get and to roughly the size of a cookie sheet – when you think it’s thin enough, roll it some more to get it even thinner.  Try to get it roughly as thick as Wheat Thins would be.  It’s helpful to roll the dough on parchment paper and then place the dough and paper together onto a cookie sheet to bake.  Prick dough randomly with a fork.  Using a knife, lightly score the dough into squares or rectangles.  Sprinkle with salt or your preferred spice and bake for 15-20 minutes or until they’re browned and crispy.  When they’re cooled break them apart along the scored lines and enjoy!

*A great tip from Rae is to tap the crackers with a fork to make sure they’re crispy.  If they’re not, bake them for another few minutes and check again.

I love to eat these with hummas, which I really want to start making regularily too.  For now Costco’s sundried tomato hummas will more than do!

What’s your favorite healthy recipe?

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  1. Thanks for posting this. I have been wanting to try making my own crackers and this recipe looks perfect – love your definition of “healthy” and truly healthy. One of my favourite healthy recipes is definitely sun-dried tomato hummus. I love the stuff and when I moved I couldn’t buy it anymore so I had to learn how to make it.

  2. THANK YOU!!! I’ve been trying to go vegan and these will be the perfect compliment to my tabouli and hummus and whatever else I can come up with!
    Thanks again!!!!!

  3. yummmm. I want to try these.

    One of our favorite summer treats is grape popsicles. basically the kids and I put grapes on bamboo skewers and pop them in the freezer. frozen grapes taste so good on a hot day and when you put them on a skewer it is just as good (better) than a sugar water popsicle. They also are great for grabbing to take to the beach/park/pool.

  4. Wonderful timing! Earlier today I mentioned to my husband that I need to find a cracker recipe because, alas, Ritz have high fructose corn syrup too. (argh, what doesn’t?!) This sounds great! Thanks!

  5. these look great, and i love flax seed, i try to put it in everything i can . . . meatloaf, oatmeal, pancakes, even baked chicken dishes, it always just blends right it. can’t wait to try the crackers!

  6. ok, this linky party is not meant for recipes however, I want to thank you for it as I’m going to try to make this.

    meanwhile, for your other DIY home decor/craft tutorials, we would love it if you’d link these up in the DIY tutorial linky party here:

    (every wednesday a new one, open for a week)

  7. Thank you for sharing this recipe… I can’t wait to make it! My kids eat a lot of crackers!

  8. I’ve been meaning to make something like this for a while, thanks for posting this because it’ll get me in gear to make it!

  9. These are SUPER healthy and I MUST MAKE THEM! Thanks for linking up to “AP Tuesdays!” I featured you!!

  10. These look fantastic! Just wondering if the wheat germ is crucial? I’d love to make them tonight but don’t have any…could I add extra flaxseed?

  11. Dana (I’m assuming it’s you and not Josh :)) – I’m sure the extra flaxseed would work as well. It may make them a bit more oily, but you’ll have to let me know how it works!

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