Easy Oat Flour Crackers

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This recipe grew out of a desire for crunchy things in my house…and easy to grab and eat, healthy food. Crackers have always been a hit here and these are no exception. These are so easy that you probably have all of the necessary ingredients and tools already in your home. Sweet!

I love the taste of oats, so I wanted to incorporate them into a cracker. I couldn’t believe when these turned out tasty the first time (that almost never happens for me). Why did I choose oat flour?

First, please note that I am referring to whole oats (aka old fashioned rolled oats) in this post (and any time I talk about oats on my blog)…not the quick cooking oats. You always want to purchase whole oat oatmeal (&/or flour) so that the bran, germ, and endosperm are in tact. Also, if you have a gluten intolerance, you will want to look for gluten-free oats. Oats are naturally gluten-free, but I keep reading that many oats become contaminated during processing because they are very often processed on the same equipment as other items that do contain gluten.

Honestly, I’m not sure why you would worry only about oats being contaminated because of equipment. I mean, if this line of thinking is true, isn’t there a possibility that many other items could be cross-contaminated? Anywho, I am not the gluten police. I would just be sure to purchase whole oats that state they are gluten-free, if you have concerns about gluten. This is the brand I typically purchase and they are guaranteed to be gluten-free.

Fiber and Nutrients

Now that we have that out of the way, whole oats are naturally jam packed full of fiber, both soluble and insoluble (our bodies need both). You may remember that soluble fiber is linked to a decrease in heart issues and Type 2 Diabetes, as soluble fibers help lower cholesterol. Oats (and therefore oat flour) are high in vitamins B and E.

Oats also have as much protein as soy (which I am not too keen on eating, but I know that soy is also full of protein). There is also a great deal of lysine, which I have mentioned before is an essential amino acid for proper growth of muscles and nerves. Oat flour is also high in iron, phosphorus, and magnesium.

Taste

I simply love the taste of oats…that slightly sweet, yet nutty taste. It brings back excellent childhood memories for me of sitting on the furnace register eating the oatmeal my mother prepared (while I was supposed to be getting ready for school). Good times.

Ready?? Okay!!

Easy Oat Flour Crackers
Ingredients:

How To:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Combine dry ingredients in food processor or large bowl
  • Add butter and water, combine (if using a large bowl, a pastry cutter will help combine ingredients)
  • Roll dough into a ball
    • Optional- Sprinkle whole oats on parchment paper or baking mat and roll dough over to coat
  • Place saran wrap on top of ball and use rolling pin to roll very, very thin (the thinner the better)
    • I use my pastry chopper to cut edges, place cut dough in middle, and continue rolling
  • Once rolled very, very thin, use pastry chopper (or pizza cutter) to score for easy breakage
  • Place in oven for 10 minutes or so; if outside crackers are brown but not middle, remove outside crackers and place back in oven
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Dough, still lumpy (that’s okay)

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Dense, and ready for rolling

Roll out thinly and score

Roll out thinly and score

 

Cool crackers and enjoy!

Cool crackers and enjoy!

Enjoy your healthy oat crackers. Easy, huh!? I’m curious…how else do YOU use oat flour???

Until next time…

xoxo,
Jess, aka Scratch Mommy

References – Livestrong, Living Healthy Mom, 3 fat chicks.


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Comments

  1. Rebecca says

    I just made these! I skipped the cinnamon and added garlic powder instead. They are sooooooo good. I’m GF so it’s hard to find a crunchy substitute that tastes yummy. Thank you so much!

  2. says

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  3. Maria says

    Make these crackers today. Mine have a slight bitter after taste and a little to crumbly to be able to spread peanut butter on. Not sure what I did different from you.
    My daughter likes them!

  4. Margaret says

    Could you use regular organic sugar or is there a specific reason for the coconut palm sugar? thank you, these look delicious!

    • says

      Hi Margaret,

      Great question! Sure, you can use regular organic sugar in the same ratio as organic coconut sugar. I typically prefer coconut sugar because of its lower glycemic index. But yes, organic sugar would work just fine for you.

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Jess

  5. Alan says

    I’m delighted to have finally found chapstick that does what it is supposed to–softens and moistens to the point that I there is no dead skin on my lips to bite. I’m happy to be able to discard all of the sticks I have accumulated, and more importantly to stop buying them only to be disappointed.

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