Tuesday, March 6, 2012
recipe: cheesy crackers
as i mentioned last week, i'm trying to find some great homemade snack ideas for my 18 month old. he loves crackers so i've been trying to make crackers for him, which is something i've never done before. i'm glad i finally tried a few recipes because not only are they way easier than i thought, but they are way healthier than what i've been buying at the store and my son LOVES them.
i found this easy cheesy cracker recipe on 100 days of real food, a great resource for healthy snacks and meals. my son is nuts about these, it's like he thinks they are cookies or something, which is fine with me! here's the recipe:
1 cup whole wheat flour
5 tbsp cold butter, cut
4 oz or 1 1/2 cups grated cheese
1. combine all ingredients into a food processor and blend until mixed thoroughly (i had to add a few tablespoons of water to get the right texture. you want it to be like a bread dough.) if you don't have a food processor just mix by hand, but make sure to cut the butter into the flour and get that mixed really well before adding the cheese.
2. roll dough into a log and cut into thin slices with dental floss or thread, or roll out and cut out with cookie cutters.
3. bake 8-14 minutes (depending on how soft or crunchy you want them) at 350 degrees.
this is another recipe that my son is gaga for, which actually really surprises me. i think they are tasty, but i would definitely dip them in hummus or something. he literally acts like they are the best thing he's ever tasted and says "mmmmmmm" after each bite. no joke, while i was taking pictures he tried to sneak his little hand up there and steal the plate away, as documented above. such a silly kid.
hooray for healthy snacks that are a hit!