How to Make Homemade Crackers in 5 Minutes

How to Make Homemade Crackers in 5 Minutes

By Melissa Norris | Bread

Feb 06

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Homemade crackers in 5 minutes, and they can be made with regular all-purpose flour or swap in some whole wheat flour for homemade whole wheat crackers, for real. Either way, the dough whips up in 5 minutes. And let’s be honest, when you can make your own crackers with this little effort that have way more taste and with whole food real ingredients, you’ll never go back to buying them again!

Though I warn you, you’ll be making these bad boys often… you might just want to double up the recipe, because once your family knows you know how to make crackers and tastes them, they’ll be gobbling them up.

If you’re ready to:

  • kick out processed preservative laden food
  • bring in real wholesome ingredients
  • serve your family food that is nourishing and finger-licking-good
  • serve it up in less than 15 minutes of hands on time, ain’t no one got extra time


Then this is your recipe, and I’m about to rock your world, because they only take 5 minutes to whip up and 10 minutes to bake, which means, hello crispy delicious wonderful get-in-my-mouth now crackers in 15 minutes total!

You’re welcome.

Oh yeah, and they only cost $.40 a batch with real food ingredients. I know, coolest thing since sliced bread.
Trying to cut back on groceries and processed foods? These homemade crackers whip up in just 5 minutes, using real food ingredients, and taste amazing. Seriously, kid approved, best part, they only cost $.40 a batch!

If you’re trying to cut out fake processed food, slash your grocery budget, and keep up with your busy schedule, then my friend, have you ever walked into the right place.

I’m a busy mom, I run this website, a full producing homestead with livestock, and I work outside the home… but I”m not going to sacrifice the health of my family, and neither should you. And with this homemade crackers recipe you get the best of both worlds.

Resources for Homemade Crackers:

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Round Pizza Stone– this things works great for crackers and cookies, pizza too.

Pizza cutter– it makes cutting the crackers a breeze, especially if you happen to have the inability to cut straight lines….

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  • Simple and easy time tested from scratch meals.
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  • Wholesome ingredients without processed and questionable items

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How to Make Homemade Crackers

homemade cracker ingredients

Measure your dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl, including your favorite spices for flavoring.

Cut in butter to flour for homemade crackers

Cut in the butter.

cracker dough ready to roll out

Add your liquid, stir until just combined. Dump out your cracker dough onto your slightly floured baking sheet or baking to cut out homemade crackers

Roll thin and cut crackers into desired shapes. You can also make the crackers into fancy with cookie cutters. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Some people like to roll the cracker dough between two sheets of parchment paper to get it super thin.

Bake for 1o minutes.

Homemade Cracker Recipe Notes:

  • If you don’t roll the cracker dough thin enough, they won’t be crunchy, but still delectable.
  • The edges will be thinner, remove them and bake remaining crackers for another 2 minutes.
  • Leave crackers on baking sheet to cool, they’ll crisp up as they cool
  • To make these a soaked traditional recipe, add 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar to the recipe and let sit for 8 to 12 hours before rolling out.

How to store homemade crackers

If you happen to have any left (which is unlikely) and need to store them, allow them to cool fully. Place inside an air tight container. A Mason jar with the canning lid and band tightened down tight works great and they’ll stay crispy for up to 5 days. (Probably longer but that’s the very longest they’ve lasted before we’ve eaten them all).


Trying to cut back on groceries and processed foods? These homemade crackers whip up in just 5 minutes, using real food ingredients, and taste amazing. Seriously, kid approved, best part, they only cost $.40 a batch!

P.S. Did you sign up and grab those 4 flavor options?

Get our 5 favorite real food recipes that take less than 15 minutes to make! Click here–> 5 Best Recipes 

P.P.S. you shared this homemade cracker recipe with your friends, right? Whew, I knew you were an awesome friend.

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How to Make Homemade Crackers in 5 Minutes

  • Author: MelissaKNorris
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: varies



  • 1 1/4 cups flour (whole wheat, fresh ground, or all-purpose)
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (regular paprika works fine, too)
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • Sea salt to sprinkle on top


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farenheit
  2. Measure out dry ingredients into large mixing bowl. Cut in butter until it looks like pea sized clumps. Add in water and honey, stir until just combined.
  3. Lightly flour a baking sheet or stone. Roll dough out on it. Use a pizza cutter and cut into desired shapes. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes!

There you have it, how to make homemade crackers in just a few minutes! Which flavor variation are you trying first?


About the Author

Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.

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