I feel like I’m going crackers lately so I figure, do something about it! Make them and just be done with it! So I did. I for one enjoy a crunchy snack. I for two, prefer that crunchy snack be healthy, not always but usually. I thought I would share what I created today and hope all you Dear Readers enjoy.
One-Two Whole Wheat Crackers
yield: 1 zillion (give it take)
Into the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade add:
2 cups whole wheat all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup oats bran
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
About 1/2 cup water
While the food processor is running, pour in the wet ingredients and process just until the dough comes together, less than 1’minute.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Briefly knead the dough until it comes together. Divide the dough into four or five portions. (This is just to make working with it a little easier.)
Preheat the oven to 375° and line 4 baking sheets with lightly greased parchment paper.
Roll each dough portion as thinly as possible. Use a pizza cutter to cut into whatever size crackers you like. Use a bench knife or a spatula to transfer the crackers to the prepared baking sheets. Once all the crackers are cut out and placed onto the sheet, spray them lightly with cooking spray and sprinkle lightly with sea salt to taste. Bake the crackers until lightly golden, approximately 15 to 20 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Once the crackers or baked, turn off the heat and open the oven door about five minutes then shut the door and let the crackers remain in the oven as it cools. (This is to promote crispiness.) Store in an airtight container.
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