Oh hey there - it's Fall!! Officially on the calendar and physically, temperature wise. It's still mid August in my mind though. I love fall, but we all know what comes after it... and I'm not ready.
Anywho, after receiving a request from a blog reader last week for some healthy savory snacks, I decided to share this cheesy cracker recipe that I've had in the back of mind for some time. I have to wonder why I don't have more savory snacks + things in my recipe archive, because I really do love them. It's something that I will be adding to that's for sure.
The awesome thing about this recipe is that it doesn't take a ton of ingredients (honestly it's under 10) and it's also quick and considerably easy to make!
If you love the flavour of parmesan cheese then go ahead and add it to the recipe like I have. If you don't, or you'd like to make these vegan then it's ok to leave it out entirely. It won't harm the crackers if you do decide to omit it.
Instead of going for butter I used olive oil to make these crackers healthier and the nutritional yeast is what gives them the slight tinge of orange colour + cheesy taste.
A tasty snack all on their own or maybe with a nice helping of hummus on the side. Either way I hope you enjoy these little crackers!
Cheesy Snack Crackers
by Jennifer Trennum
Cook Time: 18-22 minutes
Keywords: bake appetizer snack soy-free vegan option spelt flour nutritional yeast
Ingredients (about 60 small crackers)
- 1 1/4 cups plus 2 Tbsp spelt flour
- 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup well grated parmesan cheese (I used Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp water
Preheat oven to 350˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Stir in parmesan. Stir in the olive oil and 1/4 cup of water and mix until dough is combined. If the dough is too dry add 2 more tablespoons of water.
Place dough on a lightly floured surface, dust the top with flour, and roll to 1/8-1/4 inch thickness with a lightly floured rolling pin. Use a knife, pizza cutter or small cut cookie cutter shape to cut the dough into crackers. Gently move each cracker and place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat until dough is used up, rolling it out again between batches.
Bake for 18-22 minutes, depending on thickness, until crackers are light golden brown. Be sure to keep an eye on them for timing so they don't burn.
Place on a rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.
- These crackers freeze well.
- You can either wrap the dough in plastic and place it in the fridge until ready to use, or roll it out immediately.