Most commercial crackers are packed with questionable ingredients like hydrogenated oils, gluten and genetically modified ingredients. Healthier brands have taken supermarkets by storm, but are often very costly and still contain hydrogenated vegetable oils and preservatives.
Save money and control what goes into your food by making your own crackers at home. It’s easy! Plus there are low-carb and low-fat options that can fit any budget. All of these crackers are either baked or dehydrated and don’t require the use of hydrogenated or genetically modified oils. Here’s how you can make these nutritious crackers at home using only simple, natural ingredients.
Natural ways to flavor your crackers
Although these crackers are delicious on their own with just a hint of sea salt, you can add all kinds of delicious ingredients to enhance their taste. Try stirring in 1–2 teaspoons of organic tomato sauce and 1 teaspoon of diced garlic before spreading out your cracker sheet. You can also mix 2 teaspoons of hummus or pesto into the batter. For simple seasonings, try adding some Italian seasoning, basil, oregano, or a blend of thyme, rosemary, 1 teaspoon of garlic and 1/2 a teaspoon of lemon juice.
There are so many ways to play with these crackers and make them as sweet or as savory as you like. You can make quick, healthy treats, or take your time and dehydrate them to retain all of the enzymes. What is your preferred method: baking or dehydrating? Do you follow a low-fat diet or a low-carb diet? Let us know your thoughts below.
Nicole Manuel, CPC is a certified life coach with a degree in economics and over five years of professional writing experience. Her goal is to help others discover ways to incorporate sustainable solutions that can improve their health and well-being on a budget.