Love Your Body Vegan Spelt Crackers + Contest Giveaway!

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I think we should be reminded to love our body whenever we are feeding it with wonderful and nutritious foods, don’t you? What better way to do so than to eat crackers in the shape of a heart!

I decided to use this Relish Oat Cracker recipe and use it as a base for some spelt crackers!

Instead of oats, I used Spelt flakes:

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Instead of relish I used some Sable & Rosenfeld 12 vegetable antipasto:

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I also reduced the fat by half and I think they turned out just as yummy!

Ingredients I used:

  • 1 cup spelt flakes
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (too much for me, see taste review below)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup antipasto
  • 1.5 T EVOO
  • 1 heaping tsp minced garlic

Directions: Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Grind up the spelt flakes in a food processor until it reaches a fine powder. Mine never reached a fine powder but it grinded up pretty well. Now add yeast, salt, baking powder to oats and pulse a few times to mix. Next, add relish (or antipasto or salsa), EVOO, garlic. Mix well in processor until all ingredients are mixed and a lump begins to form.

Place on a non-stick mat or on a floured surface. I used my new silpat sheet and it was WONDERFUL- I can’t believe I have waited this long to get one! I folded it in half so my roller didn’t touch the dough. It was sooooo much easier than using flour.

Roll until 1/4” thick. You don’t want these crackers too thin or you won’t be able to get them off the mat without breaking! Err on the thicker side.

Bake for 14-16 minutes. My oven heats unevenly so some of mine burned. Next time I will rotate the sheet half-way through.

Makes approx 45-50 small crackers.

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Non-stick rocks.

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I made hearts, ‘quackers’, and a cancer ribbon. :)

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These crackers were so easy to make. The prep time, including rolling and cutting with cookie cutters took me a quick 20 minutes. You can be in and out of the kitchen in 45 minutes! The 15 min. cook time was the perfect amount of time for clean up and dishes too.

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The taste?

So I bet you are wondering what these cute lil crackers tasted like aren’t you?

Four words: Too much Nutritional yeast

Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed these crackers and proceeded to eat about half of the batch standing over the oven whilst trying to decide how to modify the recipe next time. And I think they were just a smidge too ‘nutritional yeast-y’ tasting. Just a smidge. Next time I make them I will reduce the yeast to 1/8th cup and up the spelt flakes to 1 1/8th cup.

Next time I will also used fresh garlic instead of the minced jarred stuff I have in my fridge. Fresh is always best!

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These crackers are just begging to be played with! Herbs, spices, different oats, seeds, etc!!!

The next time I make these crackers I will likely try out this recipe:

  • 1 cup spelt flakes (or maybe next time I will use oats)
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t baking powder
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1.5 T EVOO
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 T nutritional yeast- MAX!
  • 2 T ground flax seed

That would be my next attempt! Let me know if you end up making (any) variation! :) There is so much possibility with these crackers. :)

Eric tried them and he said ‘Hmm…I can’t quite put my finger on the strange flavour’ I proceeded to tell him it was the nutritional yeast, lol. The crackers have a cheesy flavour from the yeast, but it is too pronounced in both our opinions!

Freeforall:

1. Raw granola bar sighting!!!

Hey Angela!

I just took a picture of my granola bars-the only difference to yours is that I used peanut butter instead of almond, canola oil instead of coconut, and ground flaxseed!
That was the stuff I had on hand but I am going to try and use the same ingredients as you in my next batch! They were still kind of crumbly, but not that bad. I refrigerated them first but then moved them to the freezer which worked out a lot better. They’re pretty solid when I take them out! I have to say, these taste much better than store bought kinds and are a lot cheaper!Thanks for the recipe!
Audrey

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YUM! Thanks Audrey!

2. My Google Ad is down!!! I have been debating removing the ad for a while now due to some disturbing advertisements that I have seen on it that entirely contradict the message of OSG. After a reader informed me of some get thin quick diet scheme ad on there yesterday I knew it was time to take it down.

3. Head on over to the recipes page and check out the list of Reader’s Favourite Oh She Glows Recipes at the top of the page!

4. I have been trying out responding to more comments in the comment section. Generally, I respond to my comments via email (that’s why if you put a fake email address in the form you will never hear from me! lol), but lately I have been thinking it might be more beneficial for me to respond where everyone can read the answer. If you see text in bold, it is my reply! Of course I don’t have time to respond to everything and many questions I save for my FAQ’s.

5. CONTEST!

My friends at Align have sent me 3 boxes of their Align Daily Probiotic Supplement to test out!

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Align is the #1 Gastroenterologist-Recommended probiotic and naturally builds a stronger, healthier digestive system.

Align is a daily dietary supplement that comes in an easy-to-swallow capsule that you take just once a day, every day, to help maintain your digestive system balance and give you ongoing natural defense against episodic digestive upsets that can interrupt your life.

Align benefits people who experience a wide range of episodic digestive upsets, including abdominal discomfort, constipation, diarrhea, urgency, and gas and bloating.*
With Align, you can reclaim your freedom to travel, eat out, and enjoy life without the interruption of these digestive upsets, and experience improved digestive balance.

For more information, visit here.

To Win Your Own Box:

If you’d like to win a box of Align, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what dessert you would like to see me create for Glo Bakery (I know I’ve asked before but I am asking again!)….or just leave any comment really! :)

If you want a second chance to enter, link back to this contest!

I will be giving away 1 box each to 2 winners!

Contest closes: Sunday May 31st at 8pm EST

Winners will be picked by random number generator.

Eric and I are off for a bike (him) + run (me). This weather is DA BOMB this week!!! LOL. :) Hopefully the crackers are jiggling all around in the tummy! haha.

Enjoy your Thursday night!!

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Maggie May 21, 2009

I think you should make donut holes! Cinnamon ones. Yum :)

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ashley (sweet & natural) May 21, 2009

Something with peanut butter? Weren’t you playing around with a peanut butter cup recipe? Those sound yummy!

Your crackers are cute. :-)

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Anna May 21, 2009

a healthier version of my favorite dessert… carrot cake!

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Angi May 21, 2009

I want a Glo Puff!
Cream puffs are lovely, but the commercially prepared ones taste like oily glue.

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Maggie May 21, 2009

Those crackers are awesome! I want to try them :)

I haven’t seen you make anything with blueberries or fresh fruit from the season…blueberry oat bars? That sounds lovely! Globerrybars!

xoxo
Maggie

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Ellen @ Peace in Motion May 21, 2009

I’m thinking gingersnap cookies. I bet you would would make those absolutely wonderful!

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Shelby May 21, 2009

Those crackers sound great! I love nooch so I bet I would eat all of them haha

I’ve really got to make my own crackers!

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One Gillian Reasons May 21, 2009

Ginger snaps would be awesome, but I would also suggest a cranberry and macademia nut bar.

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AGS May 21, 2009

Hey — something higher in protein would be great. For those of us that weight train seriously, protein is key. I’m guessing I’m in the minority on this one, though.

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Ashley May 21, 2009

CARROT CAKEEEE :)

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Alison May 21, 2009

You made that look incredibly easy! They are totally adorable too.

Will be linking back to this post! Sign me up. :)

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Recipes for Creativity May 21, 2009

I think I might try to make those crackers myself! I have no nutritional yeast at the moment, but maybe I just don’t need it.

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AshleyH aka Organic Girl May 21, 2009

ooo I second the carrot cake request but I would also love to see some type of cinnamon roll! that would be amazing!

I have had really bad stomach issues for the past three years and this would be a really great thing for me to win!

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april May 21, 2009

OH i want to win!! my doctor put me on those for a while for my digestive issues but i had to stop buying them because of the price. Anyway I’d like you to make a lemon dessert bread!

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Mallory May 21, 2009

I also have digestive problems and have to take probiotics like these, so it would be awesome to win!

What about a sweet cracker/thin cookie to dunk in coffee? I suppose that would be biscotti then :) Like a cranberry almond or cinnamon raisin flax? YUM.

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Kris May 21, 2009

How about some healthy cinnamon buns? :) YUM!!!

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Bec May 21, 2009

those crackers look good too bad they dont have the same amazing taste, im sure you`ll come up with something fantastic though!

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LB May 21, 2009

My favorite dessert is peanut butter cookies so I would love to see a healthy version of this — perhaps almond butter cookies???

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Andrea May 21, 2009

Cinnamon rolls or something with peanut butter YUMMERS!!!

I also linked back to your website :)

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Kayzilla May 21, 2009

I second the cinnamon buns. If you can healthify a big, gooey, yet slightly toasty on the outside cinnamon roll, I’ll give you my first born child and a pony. I have neither, but for a cinnamon roll that yummy to be healthified, I will get you one.

..Eventually.

..Maybe not?

Okay, maybe not. But I really want a yummy cinnamon roll. :(

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Eri May 21, 2009

how about a different type of cake.
i see carrot cake like other people want in your recipes already.

how about something with lemon. or pineapple.:]

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brandi May 21, 2009

peppermint patties!!!

i’ll link back tomorrow :)

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Katherine May 21, 2009

I would love to see a healthy and/or vegan fudge, maybe with nuts or dried fruit?? I’ve made my family’s fudge recipe before but it has to be the least healthy thing on earth – condensed milk, milk chocolate, white sugar – a nutritional nightmare! Let me know if you’d like the recipe as a starting point though, I’m happy to share!

Also, winning the probiotic supplements would be WONDERFUL – I’ve tried lactaid, activia, cutting dairy out all together – no luck! I might have to pick up a box of this stuff either way :)

Have a great night!

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Clare May 21, 2009

How about something chocolatey and minty….like grasshopper cookies? mmmmmm :)

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Dee May 21, 2009

Fat free butter tarts!

I kid. It’s a running joke on the Core Board at the Canadian Weight Watchers site. LOL

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Gillian May 21, 2009

I would love to see a healthy lemon tart recipe, my favorite dessert!

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Amy May 21, 2009

Anna already wrote it but I’d also like a healthier, vegan version of carrot cake. I love the stuff but I’d love a healthier version. Perhaps in cupcake form. :)

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Brittany May 21, 2009

healthy carrot cake cupcakes!

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Brittany May 21, 2009

or upside down pineapple cake! that is the best!

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Laura in Pgh May 21, 2009

Maybe some sort of healthy cinnamon roll ….

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Meghan F. May 21, 2009

One of my favorite flavors is blueberries. A very under-rated fruit in my opinion. I would love to see what yummy creation you come up with. I have never heard of the Align Digestive Care before. It must be good if it’s the #1 gastroenterologist recommended probiotic system.

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Yasmin May 21, 2009

Chocolate crepes!

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Marian May 21, 2009

I have a huge weakness for frosted cinnamon rolls! If you could spin these calorie-laden rolls of heaven into something a tad bit healthier, you would forever be a goddess in my books!

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Brandy May 21, 2009

A chocolate mint cookie.

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Menden (Skinny Menny) May 21, 2009

How about a carrot cake? I just had the cutest little mini carrot cake cupcake today – but I can assure you, it was nowhere near healthy! I’d love to try the “glo” version :)

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Brandi C. May 21, 2009

I would love to see you make red velvet cupcakes =]

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Leila May 21, 2009

I think you should totally make healthy macaroons. They are already pretty healthy and coconut is super good for you too!

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Gena May 21, 2009

Anything raw! A raw cookie, maybe?

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Amandamoo May 21, 2009

Oh! I’d love these probiotics! And… I’d love to see you try a healthy donut! Can you pull it off? If anyone can, it’s you!!

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Erin May 21, 2009

They have these pastries here (mainly at fairs and boardwalks) called “Elephant Ears”. They are an airy pastry with cinnamon and sugar and are to die for! I found a recipe here: http://thecookingblog.blogspot.com/2006/08/elephant-ears-recipe.html Maybe you could modify it to be a healthier ear, haha.

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