Savoury Oat Crackers

These have such a great number of variations to suit your tastebuds, so don’t feel you have to follow the flavours here. The herbs and spices used here just happen to be my favourite 🙂

oat crackers

This makes about 30 small crackers.

Ingredients

  1. Oats – 1 cup (100g) (if using jumbo oats then just ‘pulse’ them once in your food processor/blender or crush them in a mortar & pestle) I used Mornflake oats.
  2. Oatbran – 2 tablespoons. I used the Mornflake brand.
  3. Plain flour (or a gluten free flour mix)- 1 cup (150g) and a few tablespoons more for kneading & rolling out
  4. Sugar – 1/2 tablespoon
  5. Butter or Vegan Margarine – 2 tablespoons + more for the glaze
  6. Plain yoghurt (or Soya milk) – 1/2 cup (about 120ml) mixed with 1/2 cup (about 120ml) of luke warm water
  7. Salt – 1.5 teaspoons (adjust to your taste)
  8. Pepper – 1/2 tablespoon (adjust to your taste)

Optional: Coriander powder 1 tsp, Cumin powder 1 tsp, chilli flakes 1 tsp, chopped curry leaves 1 tablespoon

Variations: you can use other finely chopped herbs like basil, oregano, thyme, coriander and other spices like: paprika & turmeric. Or you could even add finely chopped garlic, chives, onion or spring onions.If you would like a healthier version then spelt flour or wholemeal flour would work just as well as plain.

Method

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160C and line 2 trays with parchment paper or foil.
  2. Mix together all the dry ingredients & herbs & spices. Remember to save some flour if needed during kneading and rolling out.
  3. Add the yoghurt/soya milk a little at a time to the flour mixture and knead into a dough. You can add a bit of oil to help this process. The mixture should be a little sticky and not completely dry like some bread dough.
  4. Dust some flour onto your work surface and roll out the dough to about 1cm thick.
  5. Cut the dough into your desired shape (I just use a cookie cutter but I have used a knife or pizza cutter to cut rectangles) and place each onto the baking sheets.
  6. Prick the biscuits using a fork.
  7. Bake for about 30mins or until golden brown in colour, turning the baking tray half way through. The photo below is a cracker that became out of shape. But I somehow like its’ irregularity!

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7. Brush lightly with melted butter/margarine and let them cool. Great with a cup of hot tea or coffee!

8 responses to “Savoury Oat Crackers

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  2. Yummy!! Will try making these!

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  3. Dharani

    Love this recipe.. Just because I have tasted the original one from the author herself.. A snack without needing to fry.. a versatile snack with so much of promise to make anyone love it..

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  4. Laura H

    I will definitely try making these, as I have usually found shop bought crackers quite bland and uninteresting, so these sound like a great alternative, which you can spice up with whatever you like! I will be making mine with chives or spring onions!

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  5. Janice Papworth

    These are quite versatile as you could add different flavours eg chopped sun dried tomatoes or vegetarian cheese. Great with a glass of wine I think.

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  6. kamala

    looks tempting. ingredients all good healthy choices. a good snack to have on the go for children and adults alike

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  7. Thanks for all your positive comments and hope you enjoy these as much as we do in our household! 🙂

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