Crackers are one of those things that you just aren’t supposed to have when you are watching what you eat. Whether you are on a diet or trying to cut preservatives out of your life, this pantry staple is one that typically must be avoided.

Tray of Crackers
A plate full of homemade cheesy crackers.

That is until now. These crackers take only three ingredients to prepare, all of which you most likely have in your kitchen right now. They are simple to make – taking only minutes to prepare and fulfill that desire for a crunchy and cheesy snack. They also aren’t laden with preservatives that are necessary with store-bought crackers. 

I take a few of these to work for that late afternoon snack to help me stay away from the breakroom that typically is filled with food temptations that aren’t so good for me. I love the cheesy flavor and the familiar crunch of a cracker and best of all, I know they are much healthier than the ones that I can buy. 

 

Homemade Cheesy Crackers

Mix all ingredients in a food processor
Mix all ingredients in a food processor
After a few minutes the ingredients will form a dough ball.
After a few minutes the ingredients will form a dough ball.
Slice the dough into thin segments.
Slice the dough into thin segments.
I poke each cracker with a fork - purely for obtaining that cracker look.
I poke each cracker with a fork – purely for obtaining that cracker look.

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup whole-wheat flour
5 tablespoons cold butter, cut into individual tablespoons
1 ½ cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 350° F

1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and mix until a big ball of dough forms. Be patient – it can take a few minutes.

2. Roll the ball into a log about 1 ½” in diameter. Refrigerate for 30 minutes for easier cutting.

3. Slice the dough into ¼” slices and place on an ungreased baking sheet pan. Hint – you may have to rotate the log if the dough begins to flatten on the cutting board side. 

4. Bake for 8 – 15 minutes or until golden brown. The thinner the cracker the less time it will take.

Store in an air tight container or freeze for later use. 

Enjoy!

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Homemade Crackers
Yields 2
Made with 3 simple ingredients
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  2. 5 tablespoons cold butter, cut into individual tablespoons
  3. 1 ½ cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and mix until a big ball of dough forms. Be patient - it can take a few minutes.
  3. Roll the ball into a log about 1 ½” in diameter. Refrigerate for 30 minutes for easier cutting.
  4. Slice the dough into ¼” slices and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 8 - 14 minutes or until golden brown. The thinner the cracker the less time it will take.
Notes
  1. Try to rotate which side you are cutting down on because the top of the log does start to flatten a little. It is like your very own homemade slice and bake!
  2. Poking each cracker with a fork is not necessary – it was purely done to achieve that ‘cracker’ look.
  3. Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms
Old World Garden Farms http://oldworldgardenfarms.com/

8 thoughts on “Homemade Crackers – Made With Just 3 Ingredients!

  • January 21, 2016 at 11:45 am
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    do they resemble the consistency of a soda cracker or are they crunchier like a melba toast?

  • January 19, 2016 at 2:59 pm
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    What if you don’t own a food processor. I have a vitamix. How would you get the dough to form a ball?

    • January 19, 2016 at 3:56 pm
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      Hi Peg I would imagine that most Vitamix machines are equipped to handle like a food processsor. You can mix it until the dough forms and once you remove it from your Vitamix form it into a ball. Hope this helps! Jim and Mary

    • February 22, 2016 at 9:17 pm
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      I use my kitchenaid mixer with dough paddle or more often than mix by hand is easy too…Jim and Mary I also throw some cayenne in there…just enough to pump it up;;;ty for recipes and all the gardening and canning advice….

  • January 19, 2016 at 10:33 am
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    They sound great! Easy to make too. I want to try them with gluten free flour too.

    • January 19, 2016 at 10:36 am
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      If you do try them with gluten free flour, please let us know how it turned out!

  • January 19, 2016 at 9:20 am
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    have you ever tried these with gluten free flour?

    • January 19, 2016 at 9:32 am
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      No I have not tried them with gluten free flour. If you do, please let us know how it works!

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