Sides, Snacks

Whole Grain Cheese Crackers with Sea Salt

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Hi, my name is Jessica and I have a snacker, a.k.a a son who just wants to snack all day. Yes, while “mommy” likes to do this during the day it is NOT okay for the little guy. A few months ago this became a huge problem. We would start the day off great. He would eat almost anything for breakfast and actually sit at the table for longer than 10 minutes, lunch was okay not bad but his interest in food had dramatically decreased. By dinner, its was no holds bar and you had to literally hold him down to get him to eat. What is it? I just don’t understand? Okay, before you “go” there- let me first say that I have tried the no snacks at all during the day trick. I did this for about 2 weeks straight and the kid ended up just going to bed hungry:)

Fast forward to the present- although at times we tend to relapse- we are happily back to actually eating our meals and sitting at the table. But until we got back to this point I made a clear choice to cook and bake him the type of snacks he loved to eat because if he was going to snack all day then I was sure going to make certain the snacks were healthy and not full of processed junk!

So what does this have to do with Kitchen Belleicious. Oh, I am so glad you asked. Drumroll….. Whole Grain Cheese Crackers with Sea Salt! Easy, delicious and so much better for you than any store bought version. I have actually taken this recipe and transformed it into other flavors like Dill and White Cheddar, Black Pepper Crackers and Sesame Wasabi Crackers. They are all fabulous and addicting. The dough could not be any easier to make and you can keep it in the refrigerator up to 3 days before you actually have to start baking with it. I even put some dough in the freezer for a week so its very versatile.

Do your family a favor and make these precious crackers for them- that is of course if you don’t eat them all before they get home!

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Whole Grain Cheese Crackers with Sea Salt
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups grated cheddar
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted cold butter
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Sea Salt for dusting
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F / 175°C. Combine all of the ingredients but the sea salt in a food processor, and run until it forms a ball. Refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes so that it'll be easier to handle then roll it out on a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough to about an eighth of an inch. Sprinkle with sea salt, Cut the dough into your preferred shapes and prick a small hole in the middle to prevent them from puffing up. Spread them out on a piece of parchment paper leaving just a little room for them to grow. Baking time will depend on the size of your shapes, but my took 10 minutes. They should just be turning brown at the edges.

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38 Comments

  1. Erica

    Those look way better than any cracker you can buy in the store!!! I know I’ll go through the eating issues with Kay- will be looking to you for advice 😉

    23 . Mar . 2012
  2. veronica lee

    Yummy!! I pinned this on Pinterest!

    23 . Mar . 2012
  3. Collette Osuna

    How cool…Ive never tried homemade crackers..these look like something Id love myself!

    Happy weekend..thanks God its Friday!

    June 1989 Jewelry Grand Opening!

    23 . Mar . 2012
  4. sportsglutton

    Homemade crackers is a realm that I haven’t gone into yet, but really need to…especially if I can build particular crackers to pair with specific cheeses. Thanks for sharing the recipe Jessica and encouraging me to get into the kitchen and get busy!

    23 . Mar . 2012
  5. Bonnie

    We have only big snackers in our house now! Those crackers look like a great addition to a cheese tray!

    Best,
    Bonnie

    23 . Mar . 2012
  6. Kelli

    You are so my soul sister it seems you always know what is going on and we think alike. Im dieting….I hate dieting but Im doing it so Im on a whole grain and high fiber kick and this will be an addition to my bored diet food good to see something appealing. Keep them coming girl…Momma’s got weight to shed off!
    How are the kidos? HOpe sleeping has gotten alot better!

    23 . Mar . 2012
  7. Shawn

    Good Mommy! This is just in time, I’m determined not to buy another box on snack crackers!

    23 . Mar . 2012
  8. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    What a fabulous idea for a snack! These look so tasty and simple, Jessica. Great recipe, and thanks for sharing. Also, I’m having a great giveaway today with four potential prize winners, so you should enter!

    23 . Mar . 2012
  9. yummychunklet

    How yummy do these sound? I like that idea of making your own snack crackers. Great idea!

    23 . Mar . 2012
  10. Tina (PinayInTexas)

    Making homemade crackers is something I haven’t tried. Thanks so much for this wonderful idea!
    Happy weekend, Jessica!

    23 . Mar . 2012
  11. Three-Cookies

    Hi Jessica !:) I am eating crackers now and would happily swap half of mine for yours.

    23 . Mar . 2012
  12. lena

    hi my friend, hope all is well with you. If these crackers are found at my house, i think i’ll be munching on these crackers the whole day and yet not feeling guilty! yes, i do believe that these are addictive, good mama!

    23 . Mar . 2012
  13. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    These look amazing! We started making our own crackers when our children were little. There is just no comparison in the taste of homemade crackers to the store bought ones. This recipe looks like a real keeper.

    23 . Mar . 2012
  14. Alli

    Okay I am going to try these. Every time I try crackers they suck but I trust you!

    23 . Mar . 2012
  15. Kristy

    Oh that sounds just like Miss A. She is our snacker. Fortunately she mostly snacks on healthy things – fruits and yogurt, so I cut her some slack. But we do have at least a few meals a week (as you know) where she won’t eat anything. I bet she would love these crackers though, as would Mr. N! (And me!)

    24 . Mar . 2012
  16. Linda

    Hi my name is Linda and I am a snacker. I’ve also not made cracker before. Everytime I see a recipe, I say I will and just haven’t! With this confession off my chest and out in the open, I’m making your awesome recipe for sure! It has everything I like!

    24 . Mar . 2012
  17. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    Add a little cheese and this is my perfect snack!

    24 . Mar . 2012
  18. Bree

    Jessica, My two year old is the same way! I am so grateful for HappyTots which he somehow thinks is like a snack. These crackers look great-for moms too! Did you make up this awesome recipe?!

    24 . Mar . 2012
  19. Jo-Lyn

    Oh, these sound fabulous and a lot healthier than some of the junk we could be snacking on, no?!?!?! It’s a win, win!! =)

    24 . Mar . 2012
  20. Nicole-Lynn

    Yum! They look so good!

    24 . Mar . 2012
  21. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    My kids love the similar whole grain crackers and they bring them to school. The homemade version looks A LOT tastier and I need to make these one day. You made sesame wasabi? Wow I like that Asian version (although I don’t eat wasabi. haha!).

    24 . Mar . 2012
  22. daphne

    I didn’t know we can make crackers at home. Not finishing them before anyone gets to them will be difficult for me!

    24 . Mar . 2012
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    25 . Mar . 2012
  24. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    I have been in need of a good savoury recipe of late and here you are with the prefect one!
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    25 . Mar . 2012
  25. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    These are soooo cool. What a great idea to make your own crackers.

    I see a problem though – I might eat them before anyone got home to give them a try. Looks like a lot of will power will be needed in the final step of this recipe!
    Sam

    25 . Mar . 2012
  26. Cookin' Canuck

    We are snackers, too – particularly in the afternoon. We always try to make it something healthy and I would love to work these homemade crackers into the mix!

    25 . Mar . 2012
  27. anthony stemke

    I love crackers, hard for me to eat just a few.
    If I baked these, the aroma would heighten my zest for them and I would consume them all before they cooled off.
    Your recipe is that good.

    25 . Mar . 2012
  28. Jann Mumford

    These I will make just for me! They look delicious!

    25 . Mar . 2012
  29. sara@domesticallychallenged

    Making.These.Tomorrow.

    YUM!

    25 . Mar . 2012
  30. The Food Hunter

    So much better than anything store bought

    26 . Mar . 2012
  31. kankana

    As a kid I was a horrible picky eater and Mom had to do so much drama to make me eat. Snack was all I would eat 🙂
    These crackers looks so lovely and healthy too!

    26 . Mar . 2012
  32. Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef

    I finally bought a pasta cutter to make crackers. That’s as far as I’ve gotten but every small step, right?

    These crackers look so good!!

    26 . Mar . 2012
  33. Vianney Rodriguez

    we are huge snackers… and these would make a perfect snack/time in the kitchen with my girls!

    27 . Mar . 2012
  34. Eva kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com

    What a great looking cracker and probably great tasting too. I bet you can’t have just one!

    27 . Mar . 2012
  35. Candace

    These look sooooo good!

    29 . Mar . 2012
  36. Gina

    Hi Jessica, I found your through Maureen. I love crackers and have been wanting to try some with whole grain. Hope to try these really soon. So glad to have found you.
    -Gina-

    29 . Mar . 2012
  37. Greg

    Hi, my name’s Greg and I like to snack. Wow, that was like a weight off my shoulders. I think these would help me with my problem.

    01 . Apr . 2012
  38. Veronica's Kitchen

    My son is big on snack too. He would love these crackers for sure! I hate batting with kids during mealtime. I often bribe them with dessert or hope they will eat more the next day to make it up.

    02 . Apr . 2012

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