Whole-wheat Crackers for Kids

Savory crackers are a wonderful addition to packed lunches. They also make a really wholesome snack. What I love about this recipe is that it's easy and versatile. You can really put your own flavor stamp on them. And did I mention that the ingredients cost almost nothing?


Whole Wheat Crackers

1 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour or a mix of white and whole-wheat flour (which will them less rustic tasting)

1/2 teaspoon salt

5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, however other oils such as sesame oil, peanut oil or cooled melted butter will work as well

4 to 5 tablespoons water (the dough needs to be moist enough for rolling, but not sticky)

Mix of seeds (poppy, sesame) or grains (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds) or chopped nuts or herbs (thyme, rosemary etc)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Mix together the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the oil and using a fork or hand mix till it becomes crumbly. Then slowly add the water till the dough becomes doughy and you can easily gather it into a ball.

  4. Lightly dust your work surface and roll out the dough to desired thickness. The thinner the dough, the crunchier the crackers will be.

  5. Take the seeds or grains or herbs and liberally sprinkle them over the rolled out dough.

  6. Cut out crackers either with a knife or with cookie cutters. Place them on a baking sheet so that they don't touch (they don't expand).

  7. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until lightly browned. Remove and enjoy. They can be stored in a air tight container for a week.

One Response to Whole-wheat Crackers for Kids

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    eileen August 15, 2014 at 6:41 pm #

    have these in the oven right now! super excited since my son has a lot of food allergies and can’t eat store bought crackers. thanks for the recipe!

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