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Savoury veggie crackers - These Savoury Veggie Crackers are a delicious, very easy to make and a great way to include a little veggies. They are wheat, dairy, nut and egg-free and have a gluten-free option too.
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Veggie Crackers

This is an easy to make, crunchy savoury cracker that the whole family will love.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snack
Servings: 50 crackers

Ingredients

  • 60 ml water (¼ cup)
  • 50 g baby spinach (2 large handfuls)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil -extra virgin
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar or rapadura
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds -optional
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast -optional
  • 1 tsp garlic granules -or powder, optional (I've also used a clove of garlic processed with the spinach too)
  • 200 g wholemeal spelt flour ( cups approx.) see below for GF

Instructions

  • Pre heat the oven to 180℃/350℉.
  • In a high speed blender mix the water and spinach, scraping the sides until pureed. Thermomix 1 minute, speed 5 (you will need to scrape the sides quite a few times).
  • Add the olive oil, sea salt, sugar, baking powder (and any optional ingredients) and mix together until combined. Thermomix 20 seconds, speed 4.
  • Add the flour and mix until a dough the consistency of play-doh forms (so it holds together but doesn't stick to your hands).
  • IMPORTANT - All whole flours are slightly different in the rate they absorb water. This is the reason white (highly refined flours) are used in processed foods because they bring consistent results. So you may need to adjust the amount of flour (or water) slightly to achieve the right consistency as described above (especially with the GF variation below). 
  • Form into a rough disc, place between two sheets of baking paper (or silicone sheets). I use 'If you Care' brand of baking paper, it's very non stick and can even be reused (it's that good).
  • Roll until VERY thin (1-2mm). If they aren't thin enough they won't crisp up so keep rolling until the dough stops expanding. Remove the top piece of parchment and cut the dough with a pizza cutter or plastic ruler (my new way to get the squares nice and even). 
  • Lift this carefully onto a baking tray. 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. I find the outside rows cook quicker than the inside squares so I often take it from the oven at 20-25 minutes, remove the outer rows and return the middle crackers which are still not crisp enough to the oven for 5 minutes or until they are dry and crunchy.

Store

  • In an airtight container. They can also be frozen and packed into the lunchbox (from frozen). 

Notes

Gluten or grain-free

I've recipe tested these crackers with both gluten-free and paleo flours (both are also nut-free) that I bought from The Whole Food Collective (here). I found these needed extra time in the oven to crisp up. 

Beetroot (pink crackers)

Replace the spinach with 50g of raw beetroot (about half a small beetroot), peeled and diced. This makes for little pink crackers. 

Garlic and sesame-free

Simply omit from the recipe.

I'd love to hear how you enjoyed these - post your feedback in the comments below.