We love crackers. But there are 2 reasons why we just don’t buy them very often:
1) They cost about $5/box in our local supermarket.
2) About 99.9% of them come with some sort of unrecyclable plastic packaging. Here’s a snappy little video to give you a sense of the mechanics (and carbon footprint) involved in packaging a small cluster of crackers into a plastic-molded container for you.
We started looking into making our own crackers and are thrilled to report that you can make your own delicious artisan-style crackers with excellent results and they’re incredibly easy to make. We’ve tried several recipes and this post aims at pointing you toward 3 of the best!
1) We first went to our guru for all things kitchen at Rock Farmer and found a great recipe for gluten-free crackers. I’ve taste-tested many of them and can attest to their deliciousness.
2) We then went for full gluten plus a little butter to boot and found a great recipe that was so pleasing we didn’t have a cracker left an hour after baking them. The addition of seeds like dill makes these pretty special. The recipe is at Slim-Shoppin and I substituted a tea towel for the wax paper with no problem.
3) A final contender for best easy delicious crackers on the Web, is at Girlichef. These are absolutely divine olive-oil crackers with lots of seeds again and it was the photography of the crackers in a mason jar that caught my attention. And I thought I had the only crackers-in-a-mason-jar kitchen. Please note that 150 grams of flour = about 1 and 1/4 cups flour. Do roll all your crackers out as thin as you can. Makes for that crunchy cracky texture we all call crackers!
So far, the only plastic-free crackers to buy that I can find are Ryvita crackers.
5 thoughts on “Homemade Crackers, Sans Plastic”
This post is great! Thank you for researching and trying out the different recipes. I need to try the first option- it sounds delicious! Crackers in a mason jar must look so pretty in your kitchen counter too.
Thanks for the encouragement! Crackers in a mason jar only last a matter of hours on the kitchen counter. Truth.
I can imagine! they must taste so fresh too! (much better than store bought)
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