Thursday, February 11, 2010

DIY: Wheat Thins

On my cracker-making craze of late, I decided to give homemade wheat thins a try!

Surprisingly, they tasted just like the ones I remembered eating years ago.  Quite delicious and a big hit at our house.

Wheat Thins - Adapted from Katie at Kitchen Stewardship

1 1/4 C whole wheat flour
1 T honey
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. paprika
2-3 T butter, melted
1/4 C water
<1/4 tsp. vanilla

Combine the dry ingredients together, and then add in the honey, vanilla, water and butter.

Stir to combine.

Roll out to 1/8th inch thickness on a cookie sheet.

Cut with a pizza cutter into crackers.

Bake at 400 for 5-10 minutes until lightly browned.

{Note, the above crackers were made from white whole wheat flour, the ones below were made from red whole wheat flour}

I cannot get over how easy it is to make crackers. Why did I wait this long?!

This post is linked to:
Do It Yourself Day
URS: Recipes that use Flour


  1. That's amazing!! We made flour tortillas the other day - SO easy and so good!! And you know exactly what the ingredients are. If I post the recipe I'll send you the link if you want to try.

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  3. I am always amazed at how straight and even your crackers are when you show pictures. Mine are always misshapen!

  4. i saw this recipe on her blog and i can't wait to try it! i made some homemade cheese its once and well they were good but so BAD for you!

  5. You are so inspiring me to make crackers, these look delicious.

  6. I love Wheat Thins! Thanks for sharing the recipe. It looks so easy :)

  7. I'm so trying these. They look easy and YUMMY!
    Here's hoping I can master the art of homemade crackers :)

  8. Ooh, I love wheat thins. I still haven't made crackers yet...maybe this week! It looks so easy!

  9. Oh, one question--how long do homemade crackers keep?

  10. @ Cate -- ours don't last more than a few days... but I would guess they'd keep for a week or more. You can always throw them in the freezer for longer storage.

  11. too much fun... My weakness is not chocolate, but snack crackers... i avoid buying them, but now they are in my pantry....AAARRRGGGHHH

  12. I've never, ever made crackers before! How cool!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. I hope you will come by again really soon. I love finding new recipes so I will definitely be visiting you again. :0)

    Hope you have a wonderful day!


    Teresa <><

  13. I will have to try again, the one time I tried I didn't get them thin enough and they didn't turn out. You make it look so simple. Thanks for the recipe..

  14. We go through so many Wheat Thins in our house, in between my hubby who loves them in his lunch every day and my toddlers who love snacking on them with cheese or peanut butter. Can't wait to try much healthier!! Thanks again and I love your blog.

  15. oo, more yummy cracker recipes! I was wondering if you knew of a cracker recipe that would come out similar to Ritz crackers. My husband loves ritz crackers, but I would really like to find a recipe that was more healthful. Thanks!

  16. Here's yet another one of your cracker recipes I'm adding to my list to try.

  17. I made these last night and they tasted great! However, next time I need to make sure I make them thinner (I guessed on the width and made them too thick!) and bake them a couple minutes longer (closer to 10 mins. than 5 mins. in my oven). Can't wait to make them again. My 2-year-old really likes them!

  18. Yes, the key is to thinly roll the crackers. I've heard if you have a pasta maker, that it works great to get your dough thin.

    I just hand-roll the dough, dividing it into sections to make it easier. My crackers on the edges are always thinner than the middle ... so I aim to get that middle thin!

  19. I love that you made your own wheat thins!
    ps - I am making mushroom spinach calzones right now - thanks for the inspiration!

  20. I can't wait to try these! I've been trying very hard to stop buying boxed/processed foods and I'm definitely looking forward to trying these out this weekend!

  21. I am just about to try this recipe...can't wait! Looks delicious and easy!

  22. These look wonderful! I tried to make crackers once and didn't get them thin enough and they were so hard you couldn't bit them! I need to try again.

    1. Same for me! Mine were chewy. I'll try to roll thinner next time.


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