These crispy oatmeal crackers are made with freshly ground oats and pack a delicious and flavorful crunch!
We love our snacks in this house. My two growing boys seem to be in a very “snacky” phase right now. They love to eat apples and bananas, or homemade granola, or some kind of crunchy snack.
I love to make crackers for them to eat. Homemade crackers are so easy to make, and I find it relaxing. It just takes a minute to make the dough, then roll it out, score it with a knife, and sprinkle it with water and salt. I find the whole process to be very soothing.
Plus, they’re so much cheaper than buying gluten free crackers! Who wants to spend $5 on a box of crackers? I’d rather not, if I don’t have to!
I’ve shared cracker recipes on the blog before, but this time I wanted to add a little more whole grain nutrition to them. I decided to grind up some oats and use oat flour in addition to the gluten free flour blend. The oats gave these a great nutty flavor and made the texture a little lighter. These oatmeal crackers were gobbled up in no time flat!
If you happen to have of these oatmeal crackers left over (we never do), you can store them in a glass jar or ziploc bag. If you do want to have some left over, then I would suggest making a double batch. :)
Easy Oatmeal Crackers (Gluten Free and Vegan).
- ½ cup certified gluten free old-fashioned oats
- ⅝ cup gluten free flour blend I used the King Arthur Gluten Free Multi-Purpose Blend
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ Tablespoons vegan buttery spread melted
- ½ teaspoon honey or agave nectar
- ¼-1/2 cup water the amount may vary depending on the flour you use
- large flake sea salt for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Grind the gluten free oats in a food processor until they become a fairly fine flour.
Pour the oat flour, gluten free flour, garlic powder, and salt in a bowl.
Add the melted vegan buttery spread, honey or agave, and ¼ cup water. Stir. Drizzle in more water while stirring until the dough forms a ball. The dough should not be too wet.
Place the dough on a sheet of parchment paper and cover with a sheet of waxed paper. Roll the dough out until it is quite thin, about ⅛ inch thick. Try to roll the dough as evenly as possible.*
Remove the waxed paper and place the dough on the parchment paper on the cookie sheet. Cut the dough into squares with a knife, but do not separate. Sprinkle a little water on top and smooth it over the dough.
Sprinkle sea salt flakes on top.
Bake at 400 degrees for 13-16 minutes, until golden brown and crisp, rotating the sheet once during the baking time.
Let cool before breaking into squares.
* Try not to make the edges thinner than the rest of the dough. If you do, they will brown faster than the crackers in the middle of the sheet.
Have you made crackers before?
These look really good! I was just browsing pinterest for baking ideas and came across the recipe. I’ve never thought to make my own crackers before, but it’s a fantastic idea!
Can you leave the honey out, maybe substitute pure Stevia to get a little sweetness? Thanks!
You can try that, it should be fine!
I’ve never made crackers before today, but wanted to make some oat based crackers. This recipe was incredibly easy to follow, and the crackers came out so crispy and delicious! I did burn a few on the edges, but am definitely making these again!
I did have a question though. Why do you sprinkle water on right before you bake them?
Can I use steel cut oats? Or do they have to be quick cooking oats?
Steel cut oats won’t work, the texture would be off.
How long I can store it?
How long u can store?
I would say up to a week in an airtight container!
Looks delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe! How long do they last if i keep them in a jar?
I would say a week, but I haven’t ever had that problem because my kids gobble them up. ;)
Do you know how much the 1/2 cup oats measures after blending? I have some oats already ground and I want to make these while kids are sleeping (no blending).
I think about 1/3 of a cup.
Maybe I did something wrong, but my crackers seemed to be kinda “hard”. The flavor was great but I’d like something a little lighter. Perhaps it was the flour (Krusteaz Gluten Free All Purpose Flour) I used and perhaps I’ll try again with a different brand, or make my own blend. I may have left my dough a little dry. Do you think the amount of water would have this effect?
Could be the flour blend. These are definitely crunchy, but the oat flour should help prevent them from getting hard. You could try a tiny bit more water to see if it helps.
I will be trying these soon I hope!
Haley @ Hobson Homestead
These look awesome. Starting my son on the elimination diet for newly diagnosed EoE and this will be perfect for sunflower seed butter.
Sharon Wong (@NutFreeWok)
What a smart tip not to roll the edges too thin. This looks like a great recipe to try.
I love a simple recipe, especially for crackers! These would be great dipped in hummus!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
I love the idea of making homemade crackers! Such a great snack!
Sounds good! I can only have oats so I’ll try it just with oats. Thanks for the idea, I’m always looking for a new snack.
Let me know how it turns out with just oats!
Strength and Sunshine
Yum! I’m still working on a cracker recipe! I’ve had some fails, but not giving up!
Don’t give up! Homemade crackers are delicious!
I love a good crispy cracker! These looks delicious and simple to make. Thanks for sharing!