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.

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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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Bethany May 22, 2009

Hi Angela,
I’m a regular reader and love your posts. However, I’m always surprised that you can call these treats your creations and attempt to sell them when all you did is modify someone else’s recipe.
Keep up the good writing!
beth

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Katie May 22, 2009

Anything with chocolate and peanut butter–my favorite combo that I wish I could make just a bit healthier!

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Jess May 22, 2009

Almond butter cookies would be great!

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Sarah May 22, 2009

I did not read through the other comments so I hope this is not a repeat but I would like to see Glo Carrot Cake :) Its my husbands favorite dessert and I would like to make a healthier version for him.

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Jenna May 22, 2009

I would love to see some cinnamon rolls or cakes.

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Susan May 22, 2009

I have digestive issues, so I’m especially interested in this giveaway! How about a healthy cheescake? :)

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melissa May 22, 2009

I’m sure you could figure out how to make great, healthy biscotti for dipping into tea or coffee!
Also, this might be more challenging: red velvet cake cupcakes!
Maybe you could use beet juice for the color instead of artificial food coloring???? Just an idea…

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Red Head, Yellow Dog May 22, 2009

cinnamon rolls/bread would be fantastic!! I love cinnamon rolls :)

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Heather May 22, 2009

Some yummy/healthier variations on rice krispy treats?

Oh oh oh and apple pie and cherry pie lara bars would be FANTASTIC :)

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Mary May 22, 2009

Anything that includes peanut butter and dark chocolate…maybe PB cupcakes with chocolate frosting:)I can never get enough of the combo!

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EL May 22, 2009

Some spicy gingersnaps would be awesome.

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Kel May 22, 2009

I am going to have to agree with some others…Cinnamon rolls- glo style!

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healthy ashley May 22, 2009

Love the giveaway! And I’d defiinitely love those cinnamon rolls! Oooh- and mini carrot cakes!

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meghan May 22, 2009

Coffee cake! mmm love it!

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Chelsea May 22, 2009

Wow, tons of comments. I’d love coconut macaroons or I bet you could do a great key lime pie with avocado filling.

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Danielle May 22, 2009

Oooh I’d love to try the Align stuff :)

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Fitzalan May 22, 2009

Going to try the doughnuts this weekend, then I’ll go for the crackers after my vacation. I really want to be able to make crackers like the Mary’s Gone Crackers that I buy for both price and health reasons. I am noticing flax seed (not oil) and I are having a rough relationship these days and most of the crackers that I love to buy have flax, so this recipe would be a great way to get around that issue.

yum.yum.

Happiness Awaits

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Barbara May 22, 2009

Hi Angela~

I’m a huge fan of Carob but i don’t see it used too often on the blogs. I’d LOVE to see you create a carob candy of some type. Mmmmm

Barbara

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Shari May 22, 2009

I would love a reicpe for a healthier graham cracker. They are so yummy.

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autumn1986 May 22, 2009

Hi! I love your blog and have started making green monsters every day, soo good! Not to be too boring, but I just have to agree with the cinamon rolls, that sounds too delicious!

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amelia May 22, 2009

I think some sort of fruit crisp would be great..the fruits could vary depending on the season, like right now strawberry rhubarb would be perfect!

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Moran (The Running Addict) May 22, 2009

Something with pumpkin!

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Michelle Hisae May 22, 2009

I would love to see a good quick bread – pumpkin, carrot,etc, Thanks for the giveaway!

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MaryBe May 22, 2009

I can’t think of anything that some one hasn’t already said! How about meringues?

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Nikki May 23, 2009

I’d love to see some sort of strawberry cheese cake type dessert but with no cream cheese….a healthy version. :) Or chocolate, cherry, and granola type dessert made with black beans…I’ve heard from a friend that beans can be used in place of all the flour?

Good luck with your creations and keep up the wonderful posts.

Thanks!

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Phoebe May 23, 2009

i love cheesecake and key lime pie. if you could make a healthy vegan one that would be amazing! i know it might be different from the other bakery items, but i think it could be really great

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Meg May 23, 2009

Hi Angela! I think you should make some kind of bakery item with filling in it! Maybe a filled muffin? Or eclair-type dessert, except healthified, of course ;)

I’ll link back in my next post!

Love,
Meg

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Deb May 23, 2009

coconut macaroons or smores. My 2 favorite sweets !!

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Liz23 May 23, 2009

I would love to see a low calorie, high in protein/fiber granola bar!!

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Heather(OHIO) May 23, 2009

Hmmmm would love to see CREAM HORNS!!!! I love those things but they are full of sugar.

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fitforfree May 24, 2009

thanks for the giveaway!! i’d LOVE to try your glo donuts . . . yum!

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ann May 24, 2009

I would love a low fat applesauce cake or muffin.

Thanks.

Ann

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Ariel May 25, 2009

you should make healthy beaver tails! very canadian… and delicious

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Alisa - Frugal Foodie May 25, 2009

Gosh, you have already made so many awesome things, I couldn’t think of more! Of course, I am always happy with more cookie recipes.

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K May 25, 2009

Hmm, so many choices! I have to say right now I might go for some kind of summery treat like key lime tarts but I also think some kind of super decadent chocolate brownie would be great too!
-K

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TanyaS May 25, 2009

I loved your chocolate coffee GloBars and think the coffee line could be expanded, perhaps squares of some sort. Mmmm, makes my mouth water thinking of the flavor.

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Jodie May 25, 2009

I just love Tiramisu so that is what I would suggest for the bakery. A healthier version.

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Jennifer May 26, 2009

Honestly, I would love to see anything chocolate…lol. or some kind of light summer dessert that incorporates lots of fruit.
I linked back in my blog :)

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Kelly May 26, 2009

all your desserts are super cute. I would love to see you do more using natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or agave.

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Jaclyn May 26, 2009

I would love to see a healhty (or vegan?!) chocolate cake!!

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