Shawna is here today visiting from Create, Play, Teach. Shawna blogs about her fun ideas for crafts, activities and recipes - all kid centered! She is here to share how she made her own crackers. This recipe is totally kid friendly, so your young chefs can help you in the kitchen. Thanks to Shawna!
I have an easy and kid-friendly recipe today to share with you. Have you ever considered making your own crackers? If not, go in your pantry and look at all the ingredients that are on the box of crackers and you might change your mind. I did. I didn't realize how easy they were to make until I saw this. These crackers are dairy free, gluten free, kid-friendly, fun to make, and use 3-4 ingredients.
Here's how you make them:
1 cup of almond meal (If you do not have almond meal, you can make it by placing 1 cup of raw almonds in the food processor and pulse it until it is a fine texture. C loved pulsing the processor) They both work great!
1 egg white
a pinch of salt
Butter (optional-I have used this 1 time)
1 egg white
Pour 1 egg white into the almond meal and stir. Add a pinch of salt.
When the dough starts to get wet, press on the crumbly mixture to bring together.
Move dough onto pan. Use silicone baking sheet or parchment paper.
The instructions stressed to use parchment paper, but I have made these 4 times using my silicone baking sheet cover and have not had any issues with the crackers sticking to the sheet.
Roll out the dough. You want to get it thin. It's great to have a little helper!
Keep rolling until you get the dough rolled really thin. I have C help me sprinkle almond meal onto the dough and the rolling pin to prevent sticking.
Use a cookie cutter (if you want) to make cute shapes. If not use a pizza cutter to cut square-like crackers. It's so simple....leave the shapes that you cut on the pan. You do not need to separate them before baking.
Optional: Melt 1 Tbs or less of butter (or DF butter) and spread on top of crackers using a pastry brush. Sprinkle a little bit of salt over the crackers. Put in oven and bake for 10 minutes at 325 degrees. If you have any crackers that are starting to turn brown remove them immediately and let the rest of the crackers continue baking. The outside crackers are done first. Keep removing them as they get light brown. It usually takes about 20 minutes for all of the crackers to be finished. I check the oven after 10 minutes then every 3-4 minutes after.
While the crackers are baking, get a cookie cutter and make cheese flowers! I love cheese with crackers!
Or use the cheese for eyeglasses.
Or eat the cheese scraps.
Ta da! Enjoy your delicious crackers.
If you are not eating the crackers right away, make sure to store them in an air tight container as soon as they cool off.
These crackers are good by themselves or you can eat them with cheese. Go ahead and make them! Even if you can have wheat, make them. They are delicious! They are easy and a great kid-friendly recipe. We had so much fun making and eating them together.
Since taking these pictures, C can sadly no longer have dairy so no more cheese and crackers for her, just crackers.
Thanks for stopping by!
Shawna, thanks for the recipe! Now I know what to do with those almonds I keep buying in bulk at Costco. I can't wait to try these. Please visit Shawna at Create, Play, Teach and check out her great work. Here of some of my favorite posts from her blog: