Guest post by Crystal of Serving Joyfully
Earlier this year, my family took the plunge to cut out processed foods and eat real food only. The thing about eating real food only is that highly processed foods have sneaked their way into almost everything that we eat. It’s not just convenience foods we have to worry about, it’s practically everything! I found out quickly that in order to eat real food only, we would have to make most of our foods completely from scratch–including breads, crackers, condiments, etc.
The bonus is that cooking from scratch, even using good quality, real food ingredients is better for our budget as well.
These homemade cheesy crackers are a great on-the-go snack. We took them with us on a visit to my parents’ house (6 hours away). They were also a great alternative to the processed snacks that my parents had.
Have fun when making these! The recipe is very simple, and a great opportunity to get your kids in the kitchen with you! My boys had a lot of fun using small cookie cutters to help make the crackers.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 cups cheddar cheese
- 1 tbsp seasoning of your choice (I used a homemade Italian blend of seasonings)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 6 tbsp butter
- 2-3 tbsp water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix flour, seasoning, and cheese. I pulsed a couple of times in my blender to make this easier.
- Use a fork or pastry blender to mix in butter. Add 2-3 tbsp water to make a very thick dough.
- Roll out dough into a thin, uniform thickness and cut into crackers. Pierce each cracker with a toothpick, and place into a single layer on baking sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until slightly browned.
Have you ever made homemade crackers? What are your favorite snacks to make from scratch?
Crystal Brothers is stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to 2 rambunctious boys, and a wife to a forest ranger who just happens to be her best friend. She writes at Serving Joyfully about marriage, debt-free living, and just a little bit of everything. She is the author of Intentional Marriage: The Art of Loving Your Husband (A 31 Day Devotional).