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 🙂
This makes about 30 small crackers.
- 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.
- Oatbran – 2 tablespoons. I used the Mornflake brand.
- Plain flour (or a gluten free flour mix)- 1 cup (150g) and a few tablespoons more for kneading & rolling out
- Sugar – 1/2 tablespoon
- Butter or Vegan Margarine – 2 tablespoons + more for the glaze
- Plain yoghurt (or Soya milk) – 1/2 cup (about 120ml) mixed with 1/2 cup (about 120ml) of luke warm water
- Salt – 1.5 teaspoons (adjust to your taste)
- 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.
- Pre-heat your oven to 160C and line 2 trays with parchment paper or foil.
- Mix together all the dry ingredients & herbs & spices. Remember to save some flour if needed during kneading and rolling out.
- 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.
- Dust some flour onto your work surface and roll out the dough to about 1cm thick.
- 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.
- Prick the biscuits using a fork.
- 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!
7. Brush lightly with melted butter/margarine and let them cool. Great with a cup of hot tea or coffee!