I had recently decided that I was going to do my best to find more “healthy” ways to home-make some of my children’s favorite snacks. One of their favorites is the obvious “cracker” – I’ve tried a few times with limited success…I just could not get them to have that delicious flakiness that crackers are known to have. However, after multiple trials and errors, I think I’ve found one that is very close!
1/2 Cup of Avocado oil (neutral tasting oil is a must)
1 Tbsp Sea salt (1/2 tbsp for sprinkling on top before baking)
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 Tbsp Cane sugar (can omit if preferred)
1/4 Cup of water
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
In a large bowl, add all ingredients. Stir until the ingredients are combined. The dough should be of a more crumbly nature and less "doughy" - more like sugar cookie dough. This helps with the flaky consistency after it bakes!
Once the dough is roughly combined lay down a piece of parchment paper, put the dough on top of the parchment paper and then place another piece of parchment paper on top of the dough. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough until thin. Roughly 1/16 inches thick. A shaggy dough is a must to get that flaky inside to the cracker. Do not over mix or smooth out the dough. Let it be shaggy!
Sprinkle 1/2 tbsp and a light layer of salt on the cut cracker dough.
Remove top parchment layer and use a pizza cutter to slice the crackers to the size you would like. Use the pizza cutter to trim the edges smooth and then reshape scraps of dough and roll out to make more crackers. Try to get the crackers on the more thin side! This will help them crisp up very nicely!
Lift parchment paper with crackers on it - on to a cookie sheet. Put in the oven on the top rack and bake for 8 minutes use a spatula to flip them and bake for another 8 min or until a light golden hue. (key is to keep an eye on them since each oven is different)