What is it with three-year-olds? I felt like I had done a fairly decent job helping my children develop a broad palate. Little C was drinking kombucha before he was a year old. He used to help taste each batch and decide if it was time to flavor it. I knew it was ready when he smacked his little lips in delight and handed me back the glass signing “More! More!”
And when we lived in Atlanta, I used to ride my bike down the beltline with Princess P in tow. We would head straight to Xocolatl’s micro factory and taste all the dark chocolate samples. (I’m talking 72% dark!) Princess P would snatch each piece out of my hand, shove it in her mouth, and quickly ask for more.
But, as soon as they turned three everything changed. They just wanted “snacks”. Crackers were among their favorite three-year-old snacks. So, of course I had to learn to make crackers. It was surprisingly easy. And really yummy.
Now you can make your own crackers and snack away, my friends.
Grain Free Crackers
- 1 1/4 cup cassava flour (Otto’s Cassava Flour is my fave)
- 1/2 cup palm shortening
- 1 1/2- 2 tsp sea salt (depending on your taste preference)
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 cup ice water (you won’t use it all)
- 1-3 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel seasoning (depending on your taste preference)
- Preheat the oven to 425F. Line 2 baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, excluding water and bagel seasoning.
- Mix by hand until a crumbly dough begins to form.
- Drop in the ice water a tablespoon at a time and continue to mix by hand until the dough comes together into a ball.
- Place the ball of dough on a sheet of parchment paper. Sprinkle with bagel seasoning. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough. Roll it out thinner than 1/4 inch, but slightly thicker than 1/8 inch. Use a small, round cookie cutter about 1 1/2-2 inches in diameter and cut out circles of cracker dough.
- Bake at 425F for 10-15 minutes until the edges of the crackers are golden brown. (The crackers may take a few minutes more, or, less depending on how thick and thin you make them. Keep an eye on them and check them after 10 minutes. If they are not turning golden brown, give them a few minutes at a time, until they do.)
This recipe made 55, 2 inch crackers for me.