Whole Wheat Crackers

"When I make up a recipe of this, it's gone within an hour at our house. So yummy! And mostly healthy, too! I always make 2 recipes, in the hopes that there will be some leftovers the next day to put in the kids lunchboxes (in place of the usual sandwich). I usually make these to accompany soup, but sometimes I just make them for a snack."
photo by Monica photo by Monica
photo by Monica
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Ready In:
64 crackers




  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2. Put the flour, oat bran and salt in a bowl. Mix.
  • 3. Pour in the olive oil and water.
  • 4. Mix until just blended.
  • 5. Divide dough into two pieces for thinner crackers or leave it in one piece for thicker crackers. We like the thin ones.
  • 6. Roll the dough directly onto a cookie sheet. I use the Pampered Chef pizza roller and it works great to just roll the dough right into the sheet. But if you don't have one of those you can put the dough between two sheets of wax or parchment paper and roll out as thin as possible. Then transfer to an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 7. Mark squares out with a knife to score your crackers. If you don't do this step before you bake it, you will not get nice squares once it's baked. The crackers bake up pretty crisp and will just break into odd shapes and crumbs. There have been times I've forgotten to score it and it's still perfectly edible, it just looks more like almond bark jagged shapes than square or rectangle shaped crackers.
  • 8. Prick each cracker with a fork a few times.
  • 9. Sprinkle with salt.
  • 10. Bake for 15 - 25 minutes in the oven, or until your crackers are crisp and light brown. Baking time might be different depending on how thin your crackers are.
  • 11. When cool remove from baking sheet, and separate into individual crackers.

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  1. Simple ingredients, easy to make, really tasty---what else could I ask for in a cracker recipe? I made my first batch today, but it won't be my last. I made the base recipe, baked half then added toasted sesame seeds to a portion and toasted flax seeds to a remainder of the batter, rolled them out and baked----UMMM!! Thanks so much for posting this keeper recipe. Monica.
  2. These are tasty! I made some into peanut butter sandwiches sweetened with a bit of honey! Parchment paper makes them so easy to remove from the pan.
  3. Good base recipe. I went ahead and made it 100% whole grain and added flax seed meal. The dough was very sticky so it worked out better just pressing it flat with my fingers. The kids had fun making and eating these. I know we will be making this often with lots of different seasonings. Thank you for posting!
  4. great recipe. i used to make whole wheat crackers years ago and i like this recipe far better. i didn't have oat bran so i crushed up some bran flakes in my mortar and pestle - which i realize is so not the same thing - but it actually turned out great. also, i didn't do white flour at all. for the white flour amount i just added more whole wheat. i much prefer homemade (as do my kids) and i'll definitely be making these again.


I love to cook using fresh, healthy ingredients. I love shopping at the local farmer's market and seeing a huge basket of fruit on my counter and crispers full of vegetables in my fridge. Lately I've also been more and more interested in eating foods that are grown locally and in season. I'm very interested in reading the books, The 100 Mile Diet and Barbara Kingsolver's book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (I haven't read either of these books yet, just heard interviews). My interest in eating foods grown locally and in season was piqued after I bought and read the cookbook, Simply in Season. If you're reading this and have similar interests shoot me an email, I'd love to chat about this more and be inspired by you and your recipes. I am a SAHM/teacher. Mostly I stay at home with my three children (2 girls, ages 7 and 9 and 1 boy, age 2). A few days a week I do some substitute teaching. I really enjoy what I do. For fun I like to scrapbook, take pictures, read, and spend time with friends. I'm also finding I really like to cook.
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