Homemade Whole-Wheat “Ritz” Crackers

Never thought you’d hear this from our lips—but we’ve been smokin’ crack-“ers” –well, at least in our ovens! 🙂 Say goodbye to the unhealthy and processed “classic” crackers and HELLO to deliciousness! Not only have we made this recipe using whole-wheat flour, we amped up the flavor with simple steps! This recipe is perfect for a snack paired with cheese, PB&J, or hummus!

 

(Psst… we’re always whipping up healthy snacks and have hundreds on this site!  Here are a few…

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Homemade Whole Wheat “Ritz” Crackers 1

 

Homemade Whole Wheat “Ritz” Crackers

 

Makes 60 crackers

 

Kitchen Needs

Oven

2 Baking sheets (use an additional if necessary)

Wax paper

Food processor

Rolling pin

Cookie cutter – you pick the shape! We used a small, plastic medicine cup and it worked perfectly as a cookie cutter!

Toothpick

Pastry brush

 

Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour

1.5 tsp baking powder

1/2 tbsp. sugar

1/4 tsp salt

3 tsp unsalted butter, room temp – cut into pieces

2 tsp unsalted butter – melted (and put in a spray bottle if you have); you’ll only need to use about half of the butter.

1 tbsp coconut oil

1/3 cup room temp water

 

Directions

Preheat the oven to “convection bake 400F.” Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a food processor, mix and pulse together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add the butter (small pieces at a time) and pulse the food processor until all pieces are combined into the mixture. Add the coconut oil and pulse again.

Once combined, add water a little at a time while pulsing the food processor and the dough will start to form a ball. When the ball of dough is formed, roll out the dough using a rolling pin – the goal is to reach as thin as possible, about 1/8th of an inch.

And great news! There’s not a “perfect” cracker – since they’re homemade they don’t have to look like they were processed from a machine—after all, they’ll still look delish and uniform!

Using a cookie cutter, cut out your crackers. Using the scraps, re-roll the dough then repeat the cutting step. Place the crackers on the prepared baking pan – about ½ inch in between each piece. Using a toothpick, poke 6 holes into each cracker. Place the baking sheets into the oven and cook the crackers for about 10 minutes, or until the crackers begin to brown. After removing crackers from the oven, immediately spray the butter from the spray bottle (we only use about 1 of the 2 teaspoons) or brush with the melted butter. Allow the crackers to cool and enjoy!

 

 

Nutritional Information, per cracker, using 1 teaspoon of butter spritzed on top of crackers

12 calories, 0.5g fat, 21mg sodium, 1.7g carbohydrates, 0.3g fiber, 0.2g protein

 

Homemade Whole-Wheat “Ritz” Crackers
 
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Serves: 60 crackers
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tbsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 tsp unsalted butter, room temp – cut into pieces
  • 2 tsp unsalted butter – melted (and put in a spray bottle if you have); you’ll only need to use about half of the butter.
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup room temp water
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to “convection bake 400F.” Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a food processor, mix and pulse together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add the butter (small pieces at a time) and pulse the food processor until all pieces are combined into the mixture. Add the coconut oil and pulse again.
  2. Once combined, add water a little at a time while pulsing the food processor and the dough will start to form a ball. When the ball of dough is formed, roll out the dough using a rolling pin – the goal is to reach as thin as possible, about ⅛th of an inch.
  3. And great news! There’s not a “perfect” cracker – since they’re homemade they don’t have to look like they were processed from a machine—after all, they’ll still look delish and uniform!
  4. Using a cookie cutter, cut out your crackers. Using the scraps, re-roll the dough then repeat the cutting step. Place the crackers on the prepared baking pan – about ½ inch in between each piece. Using a toothpick, poke 6 holes into each cracker. Place the baking sheets into the oven and cook the crackers for about 10 minutes, or until the crackers begin to brown. After removing crackers from the oven, immediately spray the butter from the spray bottle (we only use about 1 of the 2 teaspoons) or brush with the melted butter. Allow the crackers to cool and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cracker Calories: 12 calories Fat: 0.5 g Carbohydrates: 1.7 g Sodium: 21 mg Fiber: 0.3 g Protein: 0.2 g

 

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