Oatmeal Sesame Seed Crackers

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For this recipe I pulled out my trusty Rodale’s Natural Foods Cookbook. I purchased it many years ago at a thrift store and reference it regularly.

It’s one thing to own a bevy of cookbooks but it’s another to actually use them regularly. I know I could just as easily find recipes online and I do. Just yesterday I pulled a recipe for a mexican style soup, ground turkey stroganoff and a thai stir fry.  

There is something special about opening a cookbook, seeing the recipe on paper and also to not have to keep turning my iPad back on because it goes into sleep mode every few minutes. I know there is probably a setting that would solve that problem. 

Should I be saying this since I’m a food blogger? I like books and magazines a lot. Also I like to imagine that whoever owned that cookbook before I did created from it just as I do now. I’m glad I have the option for both. It’s not really cost effective or space effective to own a ton of cookbooks. That is where the internet wins hands down.

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These crackers are closer to a biscuit consistency versus a cracker. This batch was not very crunchy but the second batch was closer to a cracker. You can see how thin these came out but I made a second batch and really smashed down the dough and it made them a bit more crispy.

It’s quite a treat to eat homemade crackers and they are definitely sturdy enough to scoop up dip. Hummus is a very good options well as one of my favorite. 

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Makes about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups rolled oats ground into a flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour ( you can substitute with whole wheat flour, I just didn’t have any on hand)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Spray a pan with oil and set aside.
  2. Place oat flour, all purpose flour and salt in a medium bowl and blend together.
  3. To a large bowl add vegetable oil and honey, blend well. Add flour mixture and water to oil and honey. Stir a bit and add sesame seeds. Now stir until combined and a bit sticky. 
  4. Press dough into prepared pan until it is 1/8 inch thick. This will take a few minutes because you need to keep working around the dough pressing each area to achieve desired thickness. Try to make them thin. This makes them crispier. 
  5. Cut dough into small squares trying to achieve 4 dozen. This will not be prefect. Mine were not. 
  6. Bake for 13-16, or until lightly golden. cool for 5 minutes, and remove from pan. 
  7. Serve with your favorite soup or dip. 

Recipe adapted from Rodale’s Basic Natural Foods Cookbook

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