Wholewheat Sesame Crackers

I’m getting more creative in the kitchen this month, in part because of our Eat from the Pantry and No Spend Challenges. Today, the kids and I made our first ever batch of wholewheat sesame crackers. The recipe (from Healthy Recipes From the Heart of Our Home: In the Kitchen with Phyllis & Shirley) claimed it was perfect for a cold, snowy day, because it was somewhat time consuming. It was right!

But look at those crackers! I think they’re so pretty, they’re almost too good to eat. But we ate them anyhow and they are delicious and not too difficult.

Here’s the recipe:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Prepare baking sheets by spreading 2 TBS sesame seeds on un-oiled pans. This prevents the crackers from sticking and makes them crisp up very nicely.

Mix together:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (I use freshly ground hard white wheat)
  • 1/2 TBS baking powder
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 TBS oil
  • 1 TBS salt
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds

Knead the dough for 3 minutes in your stand mixer with a dough hook (I use my favorite machine – my BOSCH Mixer). Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface. My dough was so sticky that I had to add more flour to get it to work. The crackers were still good, but I will try to add less flour next time so they end up a little bit lighter.

Roll the dough out into a rectangle, about 1/16 inch thick. Using a fork, prick the dough all over to release trapped air and keep the dough flat.

Using a pizza wheel or sharp knife, cut the dough into 2-inch squares. I used a ruler to get mine even, but you do not have to be so OCD.

Transfer to baking sheet with a spatula.

Bake 15-20 minutes until crackers are light brown and firm to the touch.

Cool completely. Store in cookie tins. ENJOY!

I’m thinking these crackers will be delicious with hummus, guacamole, olive tapenade. The possibilities are endless!

What do you think? Inspired to give it a try?

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  1. Do you know how to do this is if I don't have a stand mixer? I have a handheld mixer, and a bread machine... I'm sure I could knead by hand-- it would certainly give me an arm workout with my pantry challenge! :)
    • Hi Carah, I'm not sure...the dough was so sticky, I don't know how it would knead. You should still give it a shot, for sure! Let me know if you make them. I'd love to hear! You might also run them through your bread machine and just take out the dough. I read about a lot of people doing things like that! Good luck!
  2. These sound so great! I definitely want to try making these! I host a linky party @ my blog anf I would love for you to link up sometime. http://cookingwithkaryn.blogspot.com
  3. These look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe and introducing yourself at Dandelion House today! Look forward to seeing more of you... and your barn restorations too! Deb
  4. These look yummy! I have all the ingredients too and love it that they don't use much oil as I am running low on that. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
  5. Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I have always wanted to try making crackers. I will be adding your site to my blog list on my site. I am sure there are others who would love this recipe.
  6. Hi Michelle, Your photo tutorial really helps me. My crackers never were in those perfect little squares, now I see that you measure them, well now that would sure make it easier. Your recipe looks great and I can't wait to make it, and I am going to measure when I make the cut. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen
  7. I have always wanted to make crackers and you do not make it overwhelming. I really do want to make these so thanks for sharing. If you would like to share a little more, would you link this to Bake with Bizzy?
  8. Hi :) It's my first time at your blog and I really like what I see! These crackers are wonderfullllllllllll and it's quite easy to make I think I'm gonna try them soon Thanks for sharing the recipe :) Winnie
  9. I don't have a stand mixer (yet), so I'm pinning this one for later. Those are BEAUTIFUL crackers, if you know what I mean! They look delish. Thanks for linking to Refresh Your Nest Friday and hope to see you back there tomorrow!
  10. Your crackers look amazing! I was wondering how you made them so perfect and then I saw the tape measure. I think this looks like a fun activity for a cold snowy day! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe with the HnS Hop.
  11. hey, these crackers look AMAZING!! I'm gonna try them tomorrow. I just wanted to know how much crackers does 1 batch make? Thanks!

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