Easy Homemade Crackers in 5 Minutes - Melissa K. Norris

Easy Homemade Crackers in 5 Minutes

By Melissa Norris | Bread

Mar 22

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Quick and easy homemade crackers in just five minutes? YES, PLEASE! This healthy cracker recipe, made with a variety of herbs and seasonings, comes together in just five minutes of hands-on time.

White bowl filled with homemade crackers and crackers on a baking sheet in the background.

We like these homemade crackers better than Saltines, Wheat Thins, and Cheeze-Its! Add any kind of cheese, olive oil or spicy seasonings to customize your own favorite cracker.

Easy Homemade Crackers

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 has 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.

Why Make Homemade Crackers?

If you’re ready to:

  • kick out processed preservative-laden food
  • bring in real wholesome ingredients into your diet
  • serve your family food that is nourishing and finger-licking-good
  • serve it up in less than 5 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 only 15 minutes time!

You’re welcome.

Oh yeah, and they only cost $.40 a batch with real food ingredients. I know, coolest thing since sliced bread.

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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 cracker recipe, you get the best of both worlds.

How to Make Crackers Gluten-Free or Dairy Free?

Looking for gluten or dairy-free cracker recipe? Or how about different flavors like sour cream and onion, sweet & salty or cheddar crackers sound? With this one cracker dough recipe, you can make virtually endless flavor options and adaptions. Mmm! I’ve got your substitutions and flavor varieties ready and waiting for you! –> sign up here and I’ll shoot it straight to your inbox, scouts honor. 

Equipment for Making Homemade Crackers:

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

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

Parchment paper – this allows you to roll them even thinner and you can reuse the same sheet over and over again

Hand Made– Get over 100+ from scratch homemade recipes (this cracker recipe is from the book!)

How to Make Homemade Crackers

Flour, salt and other seasonings in a measuring bowl for homemade crackers.

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 until the butter is about the size of a pea.

cracker dough ready to roll out on a floured surface

Add your liquid and mix until just combined. Dump out your cracker dough onto your lightly floured baking sheet or baking stone.homemade cracker dough rolled out and being cut with a pizza cutter.

Roll thin and cut crackers into desired shapes. You can also make the crackers into fancy shapes 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.

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 airtight container. A Mason jar with the canning lid and band tightened down 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).

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

More Easy Homemade Recipes

 

White bowl filled with homemade crackers sitting on a cookie sheet with more crackers.

Easy Homemade Crackers in 5 Minutes

Course: Snack
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Melissa K Norris
Quick and easy homemade crackers in just five minutes? YES, PLEASE! This healthy cracker recipe, made with a variety of herbs and seasonings, comes together in just five minutes of hands-on time.
Print Recipe

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farenheit
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 10 minutes!

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.

There you have it, how to make homemade crackers in just a few minutes!

Which flavor variation are you going to try first? Let me know in the comments!

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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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