Hearty, nutritious and crunchy. These healthy cookies won’t deprive your taste buds and yet helps to maintain your nutritional intake and your waistlines.
They are nicely crunchy, makes a pretty good and basic snack ( for this batch, I ate them after a workout ) and pretty easy to throw together! I like to eat these Crunchy Wholegrain Oat Crackers with tuna or salmon spreads on indulgent days!
First of all, I have always wanted to provide more healthy baking recipes. This is because I feel that baking need not always be so absolutely sinful and fattening. I am getting more health conscious as I age and I feel that it is up to us to take charge of our bodies. I want to both bake and I love my body as well, and as such, that explains the healthy baking recipes!
Next, this is seriously easy to throw together. It took me only TEN minutes! Okay maybe twenty including the shaping. I didn’t even have to refrigerate them prior to allow the shaping, they stick together pretty well!
This is definitely one of the healthier and nutritious baking recipes that you should consider keeping in your baking recipes arsenal! Do you know that oats are one of the best grains to keep the heart and arteries healthy and are lower on the glycaemic index than many cereals? Now you know!
Take note here that we are using rolled oats and not quick cooking oats. Rolled oats are even more nutritious. Not only are they less processed, they even provide more iron and calcium among many other benefits. I haven’t tried using quick cooking oats, but they should work as well. Its just less nutritious relative to rolled oats, but overall still make a pretty healthy snack.
Also, you can modify this recipe by adding things such as sesame, it is really up to you!
By the way, don’t you love the way I have cut them? In heart shapes? I mean since these food are technically good for the heart, why not right!
Without further ado, the recipe!
Crunchy Wholegrain Oat Crackers
by Javier Tan October-18-2017
Hearty, nutritious and crunchy. Baking doesn’t necessarily lead to an expansion of your waistlines!
- 2/3 Cup or 90g All Purpose Flour
- 2/3 Cup or 105g Wholegrain Flour
- 1/2 Cup or 50g Rolled Oats
- 2 Tablespoons or 25g Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon or 3g Salt
- 1/2 Cup or 120ml Full Cream Milk
- 3 Tablespoons or 45ml Flavourless Vegetable Oil or Melted Unsalted Butter
- 1/4 Cup or 35g Sesame Seeds ( Optional )
- Extra All Purpose Flour for flouring of surface
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C and line your baking trays with parchment paper ( optional for lining ).
- Mix the oil and milk together until the mixture is of a single consistency.
- Add in the rolled oats, salt, brown sugar and stir well until all brown sugar has dissolved.
- Add in the two flours, you don’t have to sift them, and mix until you form a ball of dough. You might have to use your hands here if it gets too clumpy.
- Transfer to a well-floured working surface, put some more flour on top of the dough and roll into 1/8 inches thick or about 0.3cm. I like mine thicker so I rollled mine into 0.5cm. Its up to you! The thinner it is, the crispier and crunchier
- Transfer to baking sheet and bake for about 16-20 minutes. 20 for the crispiest. They do not spread so its okay to put them close. It is done when it no longer sticks to the baking tray or the parchment paper and is lightly golden brown.
- Rest at room temperature for about 20 minutes then transfer to an airtight container.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Prep time: 20 mins
- Cook time: 20 mins
- Total time: 40 mins
- Yield: 30 Cookies
- Store in an airtight container ( up to 5 days ) only after its cooled if not the steam will condense to form water and soften the cookies. Also, ensure that it really is airtight if not it gets soft easily.
- This dough is very easy to work with. If dough is too sticky, add more flour during the rolling.
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– Bakeomaniac, Javier Tan!