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:
Instead of relish I used some Sable & Rosenfeld 12 vegetable antipasto:
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.
I made hearts, ‘quackers’, and a cancer ribbon. :)
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.
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!
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!
1. Raw granola bar sighting!!!
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!
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.
My friends at Align have sent me 3 boxes of their Align Daily Probiotic Supplement to test out!
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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!!
angela! you’re so creative with your bakery products. LOVE THEM!
I’m thinking healthy Vegan Brownies!!!
thank you for sharing the digestive care item. I really need something like that because i’ve been having digestion problem these days. thanks!
I would love you to add veggies in somehow into your bakery items. It would be nice to get in veggies at the same time i indulge in something sweet ;)
I noticed some others said this also but I vote for a healthy carrot cake, in cupcake form!
I’d love to see a cheesecake-like dessert! Yum!
I’d love to see cheesecake too! Or maybe a chocolate peanut butter pudding.
anything with peanut butter! i loooove peanut butter.
also, i know your products are mostly shipping-friendly, but i’d love to see a glo bakery vegan banana cream pie (perhaps with peanut butter and chocolate somewhere in the mix?)
I would like to see you try your hand at vegan oreos. I’m seeing carob cookies and coconut icing.
Would you please approve the post comment I just wrote? I included totally safe links, but I remember you had said it screens for posts with links.
how about a scone? yummo with coffee.
perhaps a coconut chocolate bar with a healthy twist? :) mmmmm
ah i need this! my doctor said i need to be taking these types of probiotics three times a day for several weeks, but i haven’t started yet because they’re so expensive. i need to just suck it up for the sake of my health…
i would love to see some more coconut recipes here! i’m officially obsessed. i especially need some savory vegan recipes. :)
I’d love to try those probiotics. And given my love of desserts, would love just about any Glo desserts. How about some yummy scones?
I love cupcakes, so how about cupcakes!!
I have been trying a probiotic this week and it has helped! I can’t wait to see how it helps after a few weeks compared to a few days. It makes me feel so much more comfortable.
I’ll say it again: CARROT CAKE! :)
I would love to see something with apples, coconut and cinnamon :-) My favorite cake-combo :-)
Seconding carrot cake. With cream cheese-y frosting!
Just linked to you and the contest on my blog. :)
The crackers are so cute in the heart shape, Anglea! Great idea to celebrate :)
I’m thinking biscotti. I tried to do it myself but I couldn’t get it CRUNCHY! I bet you could to it!
something with peanut butter and chocalate
i love carrot cake!!!!!!!!!!
i think you should make a vegan “cheesecake” i love cheesecake, but it can be so rich and so fattening so a light one would be yummy! :)
Adorable cookies Angela! The perfect shape for the subjects we’ve been discussing lately! ;)
Hmm… I think I’d like to see some cinnamon raison muffins or maybe like a lemon or key lime pie! I love everything you’ve shared with us, so I’m up for anything you want to make! :)
Zen Bakery-like low calories, high fiber muffins and bran cakes with an Glo Bakery twist.
A “BORA BORA” bar. I can only find them in one store near me. They are expensive here (almost $3 and smaller than a lara bar) but yummy and only a few ~ readable ~ ingredients listed on the back. On the back it says product of canada so you might find it easier.
carrot cake! or…if you could come up with chai brownies..that would be awesome lol I will link back :)
Hey Angela! It would be fun to see you experiment and make some pretzels! Maybe even some chocolate covered pretzels! YUm!
Angela, I visit your website daily – and I loooove it! I’ve even tried my own version of your green monster. :) Delicious!
I would love to see a “healthy” (if there is such a thing) of biscotti or something to dunk for the coffee lovers out there! :)
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!
Anything with chocolate and peanut butter–my favorite combo that I wish I could make just a bit healthier!
Almond butter cookies would be great!
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.
I would love to see some cinnamon rolls or cakes.
I have digestive issues, so I’m especially interested in this giveaway! How about a healthy cheescake? :)
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…
cinnamon rolls/bread would be fantastic!! I love cinnamon rolls :)
Some yummy/healthier variations on rice krispy treats?
Oh oh oh and apple pie and cherry pie lara bars would be FANTASTIC :)
Anything that includes peanut butter and dark chocolate…maybe PB cupcakes with chocolate frosting:)I can never get enough of the combo!
Some spicy gingersnaps would be awesome.
I am going to have to agree with some others…Cinnamon rolls- glo style!
Love the giveaway! And I’d defiinitely love those cinnamon rolls! Oooh- and mini carrot cakes!
Coffee cake! mmm love it!
Wow, tons of comments. I’d love coconut macaroons or I bet you could do a great key lime pie with avocado filling.
Oooh I’d love to try the Align stuff :)
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.
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
I would love a reicpe for a healthier graham cracker. They are so yummy.
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!